School of Health Professions

Staff Awards

06.06.17 | 2017 Aspire Award Winners

The Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) Aspire Program concluded for the year with the Aspire Awards Ceremony, held the morning of Thursday 1st June at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. With over sixty applications and only ten awards available, we wish to congratulate our Nursing team member, Dr Caroline Nilson for winning the City of Mandurah Convention Scholarship Award and from our very own Counselling team, Dr Margaret Sealey winning the Murdoch University Award. The awards offer financial support for the professional development of non-profit association members and university staff through attendance of an international conference within their discipline. As a School and University, we congratulate these two for their efforts and wish them all the best at their industry conferences!

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08.05.17 | Vice Chancellor's Citation for Excellence in Enhancing Learning

Congratulations to Dr Caroline Nilson and Dr Martin Hopkins who have won the 2017 Vice Chancellor's Citation for Excellence in Enhancing Learning for "Embedding ePortfolios into the nursing course to provide a platform for student owned and focused learning to prepare them for employability and life-long learning". As a result of this award, the VC Award Committee has also recommended that they apply for an Australian Award for University Teaching, and we wish them the very best with this endeavour.

06.05.17 | WA Excellence in Education

It is our pleasure to congratulate Prue Andrus for her exceptional achievement in winning the WA Excellence in Education Award at the 2017 WA Nursing & Midwifery Awards Gala Ball on 6th May 2017. This is a wonderful recognition of Prue's energy, positivity, creativity and considerable expertise in delivering her vision for the education of future nurses through immersion in Simulated Learning Environments. Prue was one of 33 finalists from which 12 awards were conferred in a state that has 38,000 nurses and midwives. A very well deserved honour for Prue - well done and congratulations from all of us!

Prue WANMEA Finalist

11.10.16 | Best Undergraduate Research Poster

Congratulations to Dr Anthony Armson and his student research group who won first prize as Best Undergraduate Research Poster at the Annual COCA Scientific Conference in Sydney over the weekend of 8-9th October. Dr Armson's innovative research question regarding culturing biological agents from chiropractic treatments benches won the day. Congratulations Anthony and team!

13.09.16 | Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Join us to congratulate Dr Martin Hopkins, Prue Andrus and Caroline Browne who have been awarded Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching, administered by the Department of Education and Training. Dr Martin Hopkins and Ms Prue Andrus were awarded for the development and implementation of an immersive scenario based program into an undergraduate nursing curriculum to prepare students for real clinical environments. Ms Caroline Brown received praise for motivation and inspiring undergraduate nursing students to explore nursing and culture in a global setting through facilitating international learning experiences.