Claire Palermo

Professor Claire Palermo

Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)

Professor Claire Palermo works alongside the Deputy Dean (Education) to ensure the quality of teaching in all undergraduate and graduate courses across the Faculty. Her role focuses on academic governance, quality assurance including assessment, and strengthening our collaborative relationships with placement partners.

Claire has a record of sustained educational excellence at Monash University. Claire has dedicated her career to a program of research and education practice focused on preparing health professionals to improve the health of the communities they serve. During her time at Monash, Claire has educated approximately 1,000 dietitians and nutrition scientists and transformed education practice in her discipline.

Claire is an exceptional educator having been awarded the Dean’s individual award for teaching excellence in 2009, the Dean’s program award for teaching excellence in 2021, a national citation from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2016 and a national award for Teaching Excellence in 2017. Claire is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of Dietitians Australia.

Claire is also nationally and internationally recognised researcher in health professions education.

As Director of MCSHE, Claire has brought together interprofessional researchers to engage in, and deliver high quality education research and support its translation into practice. In her discipline of nutrition and dietetics she has led the advancement of education research nationally.