Congratulations to the following staff who join a long list of University colleagues recognised for their outstanding and excellent teaching.

2017 AAUT Citations for Outstanding Contributions
to Student Learning


Flinders NT: For facilitating quality workplace-based supervision practice for health professionals in remote locations through development and provision of context-responsive inter-professional training and peer review resources.


2016 AAUT Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year 2016 and AAUT Award for Teaching Excellence







Associate Professor Karen Burke da Silva

Associate Professor Karen Burke da Silva has shown sustained leadership in changing the way biology is taught across Australian universities. Using innovative techniques, she has increased student participation in science by inspiring, motivating and ultimately improving scientific literacy of science and non-science students. 

2016 AAUT Program Award

Flinders Introductory Academic Program (IAP)

The Flinders Introductory Academic Program (IAP) is an internationally recognised transition program for Australia Award students, boasting a unique teaching approach that self-consciously encourages collegiality, institutional bonding and a global perspective within its diverse cultural cohort while simultaneously fostering quality academic scholarship. 

2016 AAUT Citations

Dr Chris Brebner

For innovation, leadership and sustained teaching excellence in integrated curricula that leads to the development of competent, work-ready speech pathology graduates.

Flinders Legal Advice Clinic – Mrs Tania Leiman , Dr Susannah Sage-JacobsonMs Jocelyn Milne and Ms Deborah Ankor

For creating inspirational and transformative clinical legal education that motivates students to develop an ethical professional identity, while acquiring high quality practical skills.

Flinders Early Childhood Team - Associate Professor Susan Krieg , Dr Jess Jovanovic , Ms Jennifer Fane and Dr Yarrow Andrew

For an inquiry-based work integrated learning approach, at individual subject and whole of course curriculum design, for an early childhood Bachelor of Education.

Associate Professor Shane Pill

For the development and implementation of an innovative and robust pedagogical approach for the teaching and coaching of sport: ‘Play with Purpose’ – developing the thinking player.

Associate Professor Karen Vered

For leadership in pedagogy that moves literacy development from the margins, to the core, of student learning experience and teaching practice – making writing ‘everyone’s business’.


In 2015, the Onkaparinga Clinical Education Program and Dr Maria Parapilly were awarded an OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Recipients from previous years are acknowledged in the Citation booklet (PDF 675KB) and Awards booklet (PDF 379KB) and are invited to join the College of Distinguished Educators.