The 2015 Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning winners at Customs House.
The 2015 Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning winners at Customs House.
3 November 2015

University teachers have been recognised at The University of Queensland’s 2015 Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning ceremony held last night (2 November).

UQ Provost and Senior Vice-President Professor Max Lu said the awards ceremony, held at Customs House, celebrated teaching and learning practices that engaged and inspired students.

“At UQ, our goal is to create highly sought-after graduates equipped with the necessary intellectual leadership, personal and professional skills to succeed in life,” Professor Lu said.

“It is an honour to acknowledge such a motivated group of teachers and I thank them for their dedication to ensuring our students have an exceptional learning experience.”

This year, UQ presented five individuals with Awards for Teaching Excellence and one group with a Commendation for Programs that Enhance Learning.

Four teachers were also recognised with Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and another teacher received a Commendation in the same category.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said the award recipients had developed high-quality teaching practices and created inspirational learning environments for students.

“For us to continue producing high quality graduates, we must continue to keep students at the heart of what we do, which is what these awards are really about,” Professor Wright said.

“Our strong industry connections and innovative approaches to teaching and learning produce an engaging and well-rounded learning environment.”

The awards are a highlight of UQ’s Teaching and Learning Week (2 November – 6 November), a program of events designed to showcase teaching at UQ.


Winners of the 2015 UQ Awards for Teaching Excellence:

Dr Greg Birkett, School of Chemical Engineering

Ms Jacqueline Bond, School of Pharmacy

Dr Anne Hill, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Jonathan Prangnell, School of Social Science

Mr Carl Sherwood, School of Economics

2015 UQ commendations for Programs that Enhance Learning:

The School of Earth Sciences’ “Geology in the Field” team

2015 UQ citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning:

Dr Saiied Aminossadati, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

Dr Lance Newey, School of Business

Professor Kenneth Pakenham, School of Psychology

Dr Judith Seaboyer, School of Communication and Arts


2015 UQ Commendation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Dr Nicole Hartley, School of Business


2015 UQ Awards for Teaching Excellence Finalists

Associate Professor Ravi Pappu, School of Business


Associate Professor Diann Eley, School of Medicine


Associate Professor Roslyn Petelin, School of Communicaiton and Arts

2015 Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning Finalists

Master of Energy Studies, Professor Paul Lant, Faculty of Engineering Architecture and Information Technology


Bootcamp, Dr Scott Downman, School of Communication and Arts 

UQ is committed to developing a future-orientated strategy that improves all aspects of the student experience. We welcome feedback on our UQ Student Strategy Green Paper.

Media: Casey Fung, UQ Communications,, +61 (07) 3346 7887