Nossal Institute staff recognised in annual awards
We are enormously proud of all we have achieved in 2021.
The phenomenal work of the Nossal Institute staff’s contribution to Global Health was recognised at the 2021 MSPGH Awards on Tuesday 14 December 2021.
Congratulations to our 2021 awardees.
Academic Administration Excellence
Abbie Minter was recognized for her exemplary professionalism and initiatives within Australian Global Health Alliance.
Ajay Mahal, Sumit Kane, Prarthna Dayal, Marie Ishida, Tianxin Pan, Michelle Kermode received the Engagement Award for their work on the Comparative Evaluation of Nurse Mentoring Programmes in Bihar and UP, in India. The award recognises the outstanding contribution of the team to improving maternal and child health outcomes in rural India through informing improvements in routine practices in frontline public maternity services. The award recognises both, the methodological complexity of the comparative evaluation, and the nous required to engage with state governments, public health services, funding agencies, and other key stakeholders, in conducting the evaluation, and in translating the findings into feasible and actionable improvements to routine practices in frontline public maternity services.
Wes Pryor received the Senior Career Academic Leadership Award for the integral role he played in identifying, tracking, conceptualizing and making the ReLAB project a reality.
Teralynn Ludwick was presented with the Higher Degree Research Student Leadership Award for the leadership that she’s shown in raising the voice of PhD students at the Nossal and more broadly across the school.
Olivia Rowan was given the Professional Staff Leadership Award as an acknowledgement of her leadership role in the evaluation component of mentoring in MSPGH and the role that she has played in supporting her teams and remaining connected and filling in full throughout COVID.
Mentor Achievement Awards
Peter Annear and Krishna Hort were recognized for their long history of leadership in the MSGH community with a Senior Career Academic Mentor Achievement Awards for the active role they play in mentoring students and colleagues.
Congratulations Clare Strachan, Tori Oliver, Campbell McKay and Linda Rae Bennett have been awarded the 2021 MSPGH Program Innovation Award. In response to a critical gap in how pandemics are prepared for and can be responded to, the team fast tracked the development of a new course Pandemic Preparedness and Response. Pandemic Preparedness and Response is offered in dual delivery format over an intensive 2 week period, with the first block completed in September 2021. “ This is well deserved recognition of the teams extraordinary work in developing the new course . There is much to learn from adopting a broad multidisciplinary perspective.” Associate Professor Linda Bennet
2021 Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Excellence Awards
Professor Nathan Grills received a Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Excellence in Engagement – Partnerships Award for his work in establishing an India-Australia Disability Research Initiative.
Professor Grills was instrumental in the development of disability research partnerships with Indian institutions and subsequent India-Australia Disability Research Initiative with the Indian Government’s Department of Empowerment of People with Disability (DEPWD). An initiative underpinned by partnerships with Catholic Health Association of India Christian Medical College Vellore Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Emmanuel Hospital Association.
Congratulations to all our team for your contributions to the communities we serve.