David White Award for Teaching Excellence

The David White Award is an annual, University-wide teaching award that recognises overall teaching excellence in any of the following, or related, fields: Science; Health; Agriculture; and Veterinary Science.

Recipients are acknowledged for their outstanding achievements   across the various elements that constitute excellence in teaching in   higher education: the inspiration and motivation they provide students;   their contribution to the development of curricula and teaching and   learning resources; the high quality practice in assessment of student   learning; their respect for students as individuals; and the various   ways in which their scholarly activities  have influenced and enhanced   learning and teaching.

The University confers up to three Excellence in Teaching Awards annually, normally one per named award. Each award includes a trophy and a grant of $10,000.

2016 Joint Award Winners 

Associate Professor Deborah King, Faculty of Science

Professor Roy Robins-Browne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Honour Roll

2015

Associate  Professor Gelsomina Borromeo


Melbourne  Dental School, Faculty of MDHS


For developing special needs (SN) dentistry from what  it means to clinical competence using lectures, art observation,  drawing/poetry, interactions with SN individuals and clinical experience.

2014

Associate Professor Michael Pyman


Faculty of Veterinary Science

For the wide-ranging and internationally recognised impact of his Dairy Resident Program, the transformative impact of his teaching of cattle medicine to undergraduates, and his dairy industry achievements which he uses to enhance his teaching.

2013

Dr Jenny Hayes


Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences


Jenny Hayes is a passionate teacher of anatomy with an outstanding reputation for designing and providing learning opportunities that engage and motivate students in clinically applied anatomy. Jenny uses a variety of approaches including a structured lecture series where the emphasis is on exploring difficult concepts and reinforcing anatomical principles, innovative and interactive practical classes, and dissection classes which contextualize the learning and revision of anatomy and pathology and encourage humanistic qualities of respect, empathy and compassion. In 2012 Jenny organized a formal service of gratitude to which the family and friends of body donors were invited to meet with the staff and students of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.

2012

Professor Geoff Shaw


Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science

2011

Associate Professor Ruth Beilin


Resource Management and Geography, Melbourne School of Land and Environment

2010

Mr John Rayner


School of Resource Management, Melbourne School of Land and Environment


in the area of urban horticulturemore

2009

Dr Laura Parry


Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science


in areas such as research ethics and mamalian reproduction more

2008

Associate Professor Catherine Bennett


School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


in areas such as public health and epidemiologymore

2007

Professor Andrew Gleadow


School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science


in areas such as geological imagingmore

2006

Associate Professor Raoul Mulder


Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science


in areas such as animal behaviour and evolution - more

2005

Associate Professor Marilys Guillemin &

Associate Professor Lynn Gillam


School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


team teaching in areas such as population health and health ethicsmore (Guillemin, Gillam)

2004


shared

Associate Professor Stephen Gallagher


School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science


in areas such as basins, sediment and hydrology more


Dr Robert Kemm


Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


in areas such as multimedia in teaching and physiologymore

2003

Associate Professor Dawn Gleeson


Department of Genetics, Faculty of Science


in areas such as biological sciences and Mendelian geneticsmore

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