Congratulations to our VC’s Learning & Teaching Award winners

In case you haven’t yet caught up with the latest news, the Vice Chancellor recently recognised staff who have gone above and beyond in contributing to a culture of transformative learning at Macquarie. Our Faculty is proud to announce that we have the recipients of two Vice Chancellors L&T Awards within our midst:

Jean Brick – VC Award for Teaching Excellence


Over a career which includes 17 years teaching at Macquarie, Jean has pioneered the teaching and research of academic communication through the use of metaphors focused on apprenticeship, voice and identity. She has developed an innovative teaching program that builds students’ ability to become effective communicators in both academic and professional contexts. Her passion and enthusiasm has inspired and empowered  students. Her book on Academic Culture (3rd edition co-authored by Dr Maria Herke & Dr Deanna Wong) is used as a core text in over 25 tertiary institutions in Australia and internationally.

Organisational Psychology Team – VC Award for Programs that Enhance Learning


Macquarie’s Organisational Psychology program has become the flagship program in Australia and illustrates best practice in an evidence-based approach to postgraduate education. The Team, comprised of Prof Barbara Griffin, Prof Mark Wiggins, Dr Monique Crane, Dr Ben Searle, Ms Linda Yeomans, Dr Mel Taylor, Dr Jaime Auton, and Dr Jennifer Barbour are at the coal-face of translating their own research into practice within organisations, thereby enriching the quality and content of teaching both in the classroom and in providing opportunities for students to work with them in industry consultancy.

Graduates of the Macquarie organisational psychology program not only have the reputation of being skilled professionals who add value to multi-disciplinary teams, but many continue their association with the program by supervising and mentoring new student cohorts and providing ongoing research opportunities for staff.

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