Department of Psychiatry End-of-Year Awards
Professor Chris Davey welcomed staff and students to the Annual Awards event held on 9 December 2021.
The teaching awards recognise the contribution of our teachers who teach into the Master of Psychiatry program.
Many of our teachers have been contributing to the course for well over two decades and we have had a steady stream of new and enthusiastic teachers joining us as well. Some teachers are involved in the co-ordination responsibilities for each subject and provide more in-depth teaching whilst others contribute to specialised topics. Many of our on-campus teachers have been involved in development of the online content as well. Traditionally we have acknowledged our on-campus teachers based on feedback received from students.
Our online course continued seamlessly this year, thanks to all the tutors who ensured that despite the increased number of students online, the quality of teaching continued to a high standard.
We acknowledged the following tutors who have been contributing to the online course and recognised their achievements.
The following staff received awards for excellence in contributions to teaching and student learning:
Dr James Bradley History and Philosophy of Psychiatry
Dr Karishma Kulkarni Special Topics in Psychiatry
Dr Udeni Paranavitane Core Psychiatry 2
Dr Clare McInerney Forensic Psychiatry
Dr Nadjme Jadidi Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
The following staff received awards for their contributions to teaching in Doctor of Medicine MD Mental Health at our sites:
Dr Alanna Cockburn RMH
Dr Michael Mazzolini Austin Hospital
Dr Natalie Seiler Austin Hospital
Dr Sashin Kumar Western Hospital
Dr Skye Kinder St Vincent’s Hospital
The Department was honoured to welcome Professor Bruce Singh to present The Bruce Singh Award which is bestowed upon the highest achieving student averaged across three years of the Master of Psychiatry.
The 2021 recipient of this award was Dr Michelle Yufei Li.
The award winners for the best presentations held at the 2021 Department Research Symposium were:
Winner 1: Reham Elzeiny
Winner 2: Dr Matthew Kang
Honorable Mention 1: Dr Cassandra Wannan
Honorable Mention 2: Rebecca Cooper
Oral Presentation Winner: Patrick Laing
Honourable Mention: Dr Andrea Putica
A warm congratulations is extended to award recipients.