Dr Voula Gaganis

Teaching Specialist, Senior Lecturer in Physiology

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (5E221.4)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I have been fortunate to experience Flinders University across varied roles, initially in research as a PhD student and post-doctoral researcher in Clinical Pharmacology, followed by over a decade teaching in the MD Program as a PBL tutor and lecturer in biomedical sciences. I am the course coordinator of the Bachelor of Medical Science, including the new specialisation of Laboratory Medicine. As course coordinator, I contribute to teaching through development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of innovative curricula across the medical science topics. One of my passions in teaching is active learning, particularly using innovative teaching techniques. I have introduced a cloud-based learning technology into medical science physiology topics which I am very excited about! I present at national at international conferences on educational design focusing on these innovative approaches to teaching. In 2021, I was honoured to be a recipient of an Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT), with a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and am a contributor to the AAUT Network Mentor Scheme (https://aautn.org/mentors/dr-voula-gaganis/).

I am primary convenor of my college's Teaching Specialist Community of Practice which is an interdisciplinary community representing all disciplines across medicne and public health. We foster ongoing interactions between teaching specialist staff across the College with a focus on scholarship of teaching and learning, enabling and building relationships, collaborative activities, sharing knowledge of our practice including repertoire of resources, techniques, trouble-shooting, tools and experiences.

Qualifications

Master of Education (Higher Education) - Flinders University, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work (currently enrolled)

PhD - Flinders University, School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacology

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) - University of South Australia, School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences

Honours, awards and grants

Grants

2019-2021, Education Uplift - Capacity Building Funds, CMPH Flinders University

Awards

2021, Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) – Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

2021, Teaching Innovation and Scholarship Award, CMPH Flinders University

2020, Nominee - Osmosis Raise the Line Faculty Award

2019, Teaching Innovation and Scholarship Award, CMPH Flinders University

2019, Vice Chancellor's Innovation in Teaching Award, Flinders University

2019, Best Short Talk Early Career Academic, Emerging Leaders Showcase CMPH Flinders University

2016, Best PBL Tutor MD1, CMPH Flinders University

2015, Best PBL Tutor MD1, CMPH Flinders University

2004, Percy Prize - 8th World Congress on Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Annual Scientific Meeting of ASCEPT

2003, Peter Meffin Prize in Drug Metabolism & Disposition - ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia

Key responsibilities

College of Medicine and Public Health

  • Bachelor of Medical Science Degree
    • Course Coordinator
  • Topic Coordinator
    • MMED2931/8931: Human Physiology/Human Physiology GE
    • MDSC2000: Skills for Medical Scientists 2
  • Topic Lecturer
    • MMED2931/8931: Human Physiology/Human Physiology GE
    • MDSC2000: Skills for Medical Scientists 2
    • MMED1005: How your Body Works: human physiology and structure
    • MED1007: Histology: the building blocks of the human body
  • Flinders International, CMPH representative
  • Teaching Specialist Community of Practics (CMPH TS CoP), convener
  • Early and mid-career academic (EMCA) network, member
  • Digital Learning Working Group, member
  • Associate member Prideaux Centre
Teaching interests

College of Medicine and Public Health

  • Bachelor of Medical Science Degree
    • Course Coordinator
  • Topic Coordinator
    • MMED2931/8931: Human Physiology/Human Physiology GE
    • MDSC2000: Skills for Medical Scientists 2
  • Topic Lecturer
    • MMED2931/8931: Human Physiology/Human Physiology GE
    • MDSC2000: Skills for Medical Scientists 2
    • MMED1005: How your Body Works: human physiology and structure
    • MED1007: Histology: the building blocks of the human body
Topic coordinator
MDSC2000 Skills for Medical Scientists
MMED2931 Human Physiology
MMED8931 Human Physiology GE
Topic lecturer
MDSC2000 Skills for Medical Scientists
MMED1007 Histology: the building blocks of the human body
MMED1005 How your body works