Education excellence awards and grants
The SPAHC offers two annual awards for academic excellence in education which:
- Recognise and reward academic staff (individual and teams) who perform highly in education, through innovation, scholarship/research and development of teaching and learning practice
- Accelerate the career development of high performing early to mid-career academic staff
- Provide motivation for educational leadership and innovation to early to mid-career academic staff
In addition, the SPAHC Award for Excellence in Administration of Education recognises exceptional performance in the area of administration by a member of the professional staff. The purpose of the award is to recognise the staff member’s contribution to the School that exceeds the normal requirements of a professional staff member, specifically in the areas of innovation, problem solving or teamwork.
Education excellence award recipients
Individual Academic Excellence
John is a passionate educator who consistently takes a student-centred approach to teaching practice and whose education achievements include design and implementation of a comprehensive professional portfolio for Radiography students which engages and inspires them.
The team has collaborated in an interdisciplinary way to create a multimedia, interactive education resource and suite of corresponding activities for use in teaching across all health profession courses at Monash University.
Professional staff excellence in supporting education
Eugenia Sequeria Leo has demonstrated outstanding support in the area of clinical placement administration and in the past as leader of the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences administration and support team.
Education research grants scheme
Education Research Grant Recipients
We had an outstanding range of innovative proposals, with submissions being highly collaborative (across departments, the faculty, wider university and external organisations), reflecting partnership, a key element of the SPAHC strategic plan. The submissions also focussed on lived experience and co-design, and included client/patient/consumer participation and also student and academic co-design elements. Congratulations to the recipients of the grants.
Education innovation seed grant ($20,000)
Study aims: aims to map and understand Consumer and Community Involvement content in the curricula of health-related degrees across FMNHS, by addressing
- How consumers are involved in the design, delivery and evaluation
- What the barriers and enablers are to involving consumers in these health-related curricula?
- What the current capabilities, opportunities and motivations are of FMNHS academics to deliver CCI content in health-related degrees?
- How the capacity to teach CCI and involve consumers in FMNHS health-related curricula can be strengthened?
Early career academic grants ($10,000)
John McInerney, Imalda Devaparanam, Leah Grinsted, Kylie Auld, Dr Daniel Sapkaroski - The project aims to develop and evaluate the efficacy of an ePortfolio database for students in capturing patient lived experiences of their healthcare journeys, critically reflect on these lived experiences, and link them to the requirements for registration to practice.
Dr. Natalie Fonda - Interprofessional immersive simulation between Paramedic students and Midwifery students.