Academic and Clinical Awards

2013 Awarded an Australian Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning – The development of ICT materials and community involvement to foster engagement, learning and enquiry in a stigmatised discipline of nursing – aged care.
2012 Dean of Science commendation for teaching a BN course subject NRS375 Health Optimisation 1: Gerontic Nursing Care.
2012 Most Passionate Lecturer – awarded by the graduating students.
2010 The Uni Jobs Lecturer of the Year Awards.

Voted by students to be in the top ten university lecturers at CSU.

2007 Awarded life time membership of the Hunter Wound Interest Group for my contribution to the formation and development of the group.
2006 Try Hard Award – awarded by clinical staff at Baptist Community Services (Warrabrook) for my success in building an effective clinical team in a previously dysfunctional unit.
1997 More Valued Than You Know – a poem written by the Deputy Director of Nursing, Allandale Aged Care Facility, to articulate gratitude for the education and the support of staff as they navigated through a change in the model of aged care.
1996 Citation for maintaining staff morale at Allandale Aged Care Facility which was undergoing substantial change; awarded by the 14 Nursing Unit Managers.