|Professor Nicholas Fisk Executive Dean Faculty of Health Science|
As the School of Nursing and Midwifery celebrated International Nurses and Midwives Days, recognition was given to the achievements of staff and students in the areas of teaching, learning, and research excellence at an awards evening at Customs House.
According to Head of School Professor Catherine Turner, the Awards evening acknowledges the hard work and exceptional contributions staff and students have made to the School and wider community over the past year.
“As a relatively young School, we have made great in-roads into nursing and midwifery research and education” said Professor Turner.
“As we recognise all hard-working nurses and midwives around the world, UQ seeks to reward our leaders in the areas of nursing and midwifery research, research supervision and education” said Professor Turner.
“I congratulate this year’s outstanding and deserving award recipients,” said Professor Turner.
Professor Nicholas Fisk Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Science was also in attendance and acknowledged the importance of nurses and in particular midwives in ensuring positive health outcomes for mothers, infants and families around the world.
Professor Michael Keniger Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor echoed these sentiments, praising the contribution the School of Nursing and Midwifery has made over the past seven years to The University of Queensland.
Sharon Doran a great granddaughter of Sister Elizabeth Kenny was also in attendance to present the inaugural Elizabeth Kenny scholarship to PhD candidate Mary Boyd, and briefly spoke about the remarkable accomplishments of Sister Elizabeth Kenny in treating infantile paralysis or polio.
Staff and students attended the evening along with representatives from UQ Clinical Schools and teaching partner organisations.
A fantastic evening was had by all.
Assoc Prof Fiona Bogossian Director of Research, Assoc Prof Susan Young Teacning and Learning Coordinator, Prof Nicholas Fisk Executive Dean FHS, Prof Catherine Turner Head of School, Prof Michael Keniger Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor
Professor Catherine Turner Head of School, Sharon Doran, Robyn Peters (accepting the award on behalf of colleague Mary Boyd)
Undergraduate award recipients from left to right: Lauren Cameron, Sami-Lea Rutledge, Lynette Roberton, Professor Catherine Turner Head of School, Angela Upton, Kaitlin Conroy, Hannah McBryde, Courtney Drew
Research Higher Degree award recipients from left to right: Haakan Strand, Prof Catherine Turner Head of School, Jacqui Jauncey-Cooke, Assoc Prof Julie Hepworth, Dr Victoria Kain, Dr Timothy Henwood, Assoc Prof Fiona Bogossian
Teaching Excellence recipients Pauline Varghese Master of Nursing Studies (Graduate Entry) Program Coordinator, Professor Catherine Turner Head of School, Lynda Canniford Clinical Lecturer & Postgraduate Scholarship Coordinator