Department of Psychiatry End-of-Year Awards

Professor Chris Davey welcomed staff and students to the Annual Awards event held on 9 December 2021. Professor Davey acknowledged all staff for their contribution to the Department's research and teaching activities throughout the year.

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:

Poster presentations:
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.