Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards

Friday, 7 June 2019

Congratulations to the following staff on receiving Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards recently.

Excellence in Teaching – Individual or Teams
Dr Demelza Ireland, School of Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor Christopher Peacock, School of Biomedical Sciences

Excellence in Teaching – Early Career
Amber Boyatzis, School of Biomedical Sciences
Natalia Popowicz, School of Allied Health

2019 Science on the Swan Conference

Monday, 6 May 2019

The annual Science on the Swan Conference is back for its fifth year, running from 5-7 June 2019.

Another Successful Short Course

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

February saw 40 local health professionals participate in our three day workshop on Clinical Teaching and Supervision. We have now facilitated this course a number of times for around 400 local and international participants. Included this year were staff from across the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, postgraduate students from Health Professions Education and clinicians from WA Health.

Q&A with HPE student Janet Vince

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Q. What is your current work position?

A. I am currently a Staff Development Educator working within Armadale Kalamunda Group.

Q. Why did you apply for HPE course?

Professor Carr visits Indonesia

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Early this year Professor Sandra Carr was invited to visit the University Gadjah Mada in Yogykarata, Indonesia to present a seminar on Selection Tools and Processes in Medical Education.

Prattama Santosa Utomo, one of our recent Masters in Health Professions Education graduates is a medical educator at Gadjah Mada. Professor Carr also attended a forum on the Future of Medical Education hosted by the Universitas Airlangga. Over the two days she met and discussed the changing focus of medical education in Indonesia and explored some early opportunities for collaboration.

Introducing Bríd Phillips

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Dr Bríd Phillips joined the team at Health Professions Education in September 2018 to support curriculum development in the new major, Humanities in Health and Medicine, which commences in 2019.

Professional development opportunity - CSIRO ON Prime

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

The team behind the Virtual Medical Doctor (vMD) platform are recruiting researchers and PhD students to join them as part of the CSIRO ON Prime program between May to July this year. Do you know of any candidates within your network who might be interested in the below opportunity?

Unveiling Aboriginal Art for Harmony Week

Monday, 8 April 2019

As part of Harmony Week 2019, the Division of Pharmacy in the School of Allied Health, held a ceremony to unveil two beautiful pieces of Aboriginal artwork in the Curnow Building. These will be permanent fixtures and a visual reminder to all who come through the building of the significance of the traditional owners of the land, as well as a reminder to celebrate each other’s diversity.

Registrations open for the CSIRO ON Prime program

Monday, 8 April 2019

The team behind the Virtual Medical Doctor (vMD) platform are recruiting researchers and students to join the CSIRO ON Prime course between May to July this year. vMD situates students in a virtual patient consultation and challenges them to apply diagnostic processes through practice-based tasks to understand the role of different clinical information in this process, including history, examination and investigations.

WA Young Achiever Awards

Monday, 8 April 2019

Congratulations to HMS staff member Dr Jilen Patel and student Rahul Jegatheva who are finalists for the 2019 Seven News WA Young Achiever Awards.

HMS Functional Area Update - March

Monday, 11 March 2019

Innovation and Industry Engagement – Rolee Kumar

New NHMRC Funding Schemes Open

Monday, 11 March 2019

Three major NHMRC funding opportunities have just opened, with closing dates in May.

Ideas Grants

This new scheme aims to support innovative research projects addressing a specific question. The expected outcomes are innovative and creative research, funding of researchers at all career stages, and funding any area of health and medical research from discovery to implementation.

Key dates:

Expression of Interest – Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards Judging Panel Member

Monday, 11 March 2019

The Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards are conferred annually to celebrate and reward excellence in teaching and service as delivered by academic and professional staff within each of the four faculties of UWA. The awards are open to staff employed on a full-time, part-time, sessional or contract basis.

HMS Functional Area Update - February

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Financial and Staff Resources – Ailish Breheny

Inaugural round of Communities of Practice

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) is delighted to announce the list of successful projects in the inaugural round of the Communities of Practice (CoP) initiative.

Launched in late 2018 as part of UWA’s Teaching Excellence Initiatives, Communities of Practice provide opportunities for academic and professional staff to establish interdisciplinary networks, share expertise and develop innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and learning.

Fifteen projects were awarded up to $20,000 for 2019.

2019 HMS Faculty Meetings Dates

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Full Faculty Meetings are open to all Faculty staff, both academic and professional, and a number of student representatives are also invited.

Note the venues are still to be confirmed, however if possible we will choose a venue that is facilitated by Zoom. Please put these dates in your diary.

Australia Day Honours

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Congratulations to Faculty staff members for being awarded Australia Day Honours. The Australia Day 2019 Honours List was established in 1975 and recognises the contributions and service by outstanding individuals across Australia. A total of 1127 honours were presented this year.

Two Faculty staff members were awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group.

  • Professor David Forbes

Awarded for his “significant service to medicine in the field of paediatric gastroenterology”.

HMS Functional Area Update - December

Wednesday, 12 December 2018



L-R: Sarah Power, Melissa Andrade, Laurton McGurk, Professor Simon Biggs, Marina

HMS staff awards and funding success

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Congratulations to the many Faculty staff who have received awards and funding success recently:

  • UWA Corporate Services Award

Trailblazer Award: Laura Clarke (Academic Services Manager)
Laura has consistently worked to deliver outcomes by actively seeking out areas and processes for improvement. She rises above the "business as usual" to identify pain points and implement solutions with cross-functional support coordinated by herself in a collaborative manner, leading to better service delivery for everyone.

Precision Public Health Asia Symposium 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The inaugural Precision Public Health (PPH) Asia Symposium was held in October this year. Over 150 delegates from across the globe gathered in Fremantle for the two day interactive conference to discuss the current state and future role of PPH in the Asian region.