Physiology lecturer recognised for years of teaching excellence

Dr Julia Choate and Professor Margaret Gardner
Dr Julia Choate accepts her award from Professor Margaret Gardner,
President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University

Physiology Senior Lecturer Dr Julia Choate has been recognised at the recent Monash Vice-Chancellor’s Education and Research Awards Program awards for her teaching excellence. Dr Choate, who has taught physiology at Monash for 16 years, received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for her integration of technology into lectures, her focus on the student experience, and for developing an in-curriculum professional development program.

Dr Choate said she was touched by the expressions of support she received from students after she won the award.

“It’s wonderful to be rewarded for something you enjoy, and for me that’s teaching and interacting with students,” Dr Choate said.

Accompanying the award, Dr Choate received a $5,000 prize to further her teaching excellence. Dr Choate said she would use the prize to support a multi-university project she founded.

“I’ve set up a network of Victorian biomedical course convenors to examine the career intentions, course engagement and well-being of undergraduate students,” she said.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards acknowledge Monash staff who exhibit excellence in teaching, research or performance and contribute to Monash’s reputation as a world-class university.