Science stands out in the 2023 Australian Awards for University Teaching announced this week

Ua 2023 Australian Awards For Uni Teaching

We celebrate the achievements of all colleagues recognised at this week’s Australian Awards for University Teachers (AAUT). The AAUT awards were initiated in 1997 by the Australian Government to celebrate and honor excellence in university teaching and contributions to student learning.

Congratulations to all award recipients.  The full list and biography of the recipients of the 2023 Australian Awards for University Teaching recipients is available here.

The high number of award recipients involved in university science demonstrates the impact and excellence that university science educators bring to advancing their discipline and their commitment to improving outcomes for student learning.

The ACDS particularly congratulates the following award recipients for their outstanding achievement and acknowledges their individual contribution to advancing university science discipline based education as well as those who contribute to student experiences that support diversity and inclusive practices


  • Associate Professor Sarah Cresswell (Chemistry), Griffith University
  • Professor Alexander Maier, (Biomedical science and biochemistry),  Australian National University


Curtin University:

Dr Brenda Rohl, Mr Anthony Kickett, Mr Fred Yasso, Ms Vanessa Corunna, Dr Leanda Mason, Dr Alison Blyth, Dr Reva Ramiah and Dr Emma Pearson (Indigenous science in STEM)

Edith Cown University:

Dr Julia Collins (Mathematics)

Macquarie University

Ms Charanya Ramakrishnan (Information Technology)

Murdoch University

Dr Paola Magni (Forensic science)

Queensland University of Technology:

  • Dr Nathan Boase (Chemistry)
  • Associate Professor Vinesh Chandra (integrated STEM education)
  • Associate Professor Danica Hickey (Biomedical science)

Southern Cross University

Dr Simone Blom (pre-service science teaching)

University of Adelaide

Associate Professor Michelle McArthur (veterinary science communication)

University of Newcastle:

  • Ms Fran Baker (Mahematics and statistics)
  • Dr Karen Livesey (Physics)

University of New South Wales:

Professor Carol Oliver  (Astrobiology and science communication)

University of Technology Sydney:

Dr Scott Chadwick, Dr Marie Morelato, Dr Sebastien Moret, Professor Claude Roux and Associate Professor Xanthe Spindler (Forensic science)

University of Queensland:

Dr Frances Shapter (Veterinary science)