2022 CAPHIA Awards – Submissions Open August 1st 2022!

The Academic Development Working Group and thrilled to provide details on the 2022 CAPHIA Awards. 

The CAPHIA awards recognises, celebrates and promotes innovation and excellence in public health teaching within Australasia. The award for the very best and brightest educators serves to encourage and inspire the many generations to come and uplift the quality of public health education.

The awards recognise individuals or teams currently working at a CAPHIA member institution who have made an outstanding contribution to public health teaching and learning, and/or research and who have clearly demonstrated excellence and innovation.

Award Categories

List of awards available:

  • CAPHIA Medal (1 award: individual)
  • Scholarship Informed Teaching and Learning (2 awards: individual and team)
  • Teaching Innovation (2 awards: individual and team)
  • Teaching Excellence (3 awards: Early Career Academics (ECA), individual and team)

All “teaching and learning” assessed in these awards pertains to public health curriculum development and delivery. Research supervision is excluded from assessment in these awards. “Evidence” listed under each award are provided as examples only. Diverse examples of evidence are supported. Awards are dependent on merit and may not be awarded.

CAPHIA Award eligibility criteria

For all the awards announced nominees:

  1. must be affiliated with a member organisation and meet the defined criteria
  2. must be actively involved in the member institution
  3. submission must be based on current contribution to the member institution
  4. application must be support by the Head of School/Department or CAPHIA representative
  5. Only one submission will be accepted per category from each member institution.

Award Recipients:

Successful awardees will be:

  • invited to present work related to their submission to the CAPHIA network increasing their national and international profile
  • provided with a scholarship for the next CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum.

Key Dates

Opening Date: 10am Monday 1st August

Closing Date: 10am Thursday 15th September

Submission: Email CAPHIA Executive Director, Holly Donaldson:  

Further details, including the criteria can be found in the 2022 CAPHIA Award Submission Guide.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 CAPHIA Awards!

The Early Career Teaching Award was won by: Alexandra Bhatti, Macquarie University.

The Commendation Award was won by: Dr Catherine Fleming, Western Sydney University.

The Teaching Team Award was won by: Associate Professor Lisa Hall; Dr Anna Finnane; Dr Melinda Protani; Dr Tracey Di Sipio; Dr Darsy Darssan; University of Queensland.

The Commendation Award was won by: Dr Arienne Reis; Ms Rowena Saheb; Mr Sam Dessen; Dr Rachel Bentley; Western Sydney University.

The Individual Teaching Award was won by: Dr Huijun Chih, Curtin University.

The Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health by a Team was won by:

The Public Health Team Research Award was won by:. Dr Chris Londale, Australian Catholic University; Dr Taren Sanders, Australian Catholic University; Dr Michael Noetel, Australian Catholic University; Dr Philip Parker, Australian Catholic University; Professor David Lubans, University of Newcastle; Professor Philip Morgan, University of Newcastle; Professor Jo Salmon, Deakin University; Dr Marj Moody, Deakin University.

The Commendation Award was won by: Professor Deborah Loxton; Professor Julie Byles; Ms Natalie Townsend; Ms Peta Forder; Mrs Anna Graves; Mr Ryan Tuckerman; Mrs Katherine Tuckerman; and Mrs Clare Thomson; University of Newcastle.

The PHD Excellence in Public Health was won by: Dr Rongbin Xu, Monash University.

The Commendation Award was won by: Kristen Foley, Flinders University.

And, finally, the CAPHIA 2021 President’s Award was awarded to: Associate Professor Lisa Fitzgerald and Associate Professor Allyson Mutch, University of Queensland for their work addressing critical social justice issues through research.

Congratulations to all the Award recipients.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 CAPHIA Awards!

Dr Rebecca Lindberg, Dr Kristy Bolton and Dr Georgie Russell, Deakin University, Early Career Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching

Dr Amanda D’Souza, Dr Caroline Shaw, Professor Louise Signal, Professor Michael Baker, Dr Mel McLeod, Professor Simon Hales, Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Richard Edwards, Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho, Dr Johanna Reidy, Dr Ruth Cunningham, Dr Amanda Kvalsvig and Mr Jamie Yeates, University of Otago Wellington, Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Team by a Team.

Professor Jo Salmon, Professor Anna Timperio, Professor Adrian Bauman, Professor David Lubans, Associate Professor Chris Lonsdale, Dr Harriet Koorts, Associate Professor Amanda Telford, Associate professor Nicola Ridgers, Associate Professor Lisa Barnett, Dr Karen Lamb, Dr Natalie Lander, Dr Lauren Arundell, Dr Helen Brown, and Mr Sam Cassar, Deakin University, Public Health Team Research Award.

Dr Amy Peden, University of New South Wales, PHD Excellence in Public Health.

Professor Peng Bi, University of Adelaide, CAPHIA 2020 President’s Award.

Congratulations to the winners of the CAPHIA Awards 2019!

The CAPHIA Awards showcase excellent public health teaching and research throughout Australasia.

CAPHIA 2019 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching

Dr Tam Ha, University of Wollongong

CAPHIA 2019 Early Career Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching

Dr Natasha Weaver, University of Newcastle. Dr Weaver’s presentation at the 2019 CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum on her work.

CAPHIA 2019 President’s Award for Lifelong Commitment to Improving Public Health Through Student Learning

Professor Tim Driscoll, University of Sydney. Professor Driscoll’s presentation at the 2019 CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum.

CAPHIA 2019 Team Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Team Research

Ms Jaithri Ananthapavan, A/Prof Gary Sacks, Dr Vicki Brown, Prof Marj Moodie, Ms Phuong Nguyen, Dr Anita Lal, Prof Anna Peeters and Prof Rob Carter, Deakin University. The team’s presentation at the 2019 CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum on their work leading.

CAPHIA 2019 Award for PhD Excellence in Public Health

Dr Rebecca Hodder, University of Newcastle

Congratulations to the winners of the CAPHIA Awards 2018!

Every year, CAPHIA celebrates the achievements of excellent public health teaching and research staff across Australia and New Zealand. Photo of award winners

CAPHIA 2018 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching

Professor Melissa Haswell, Queensland University of Technology

Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching (Early Career)

Dr Tazeen Majeed, University of Newcastle

CAPHIA 2018 President’s Award for Enhancing the Public Health Workforce Through Mentoring

Professor Kylie Ball, Deakin University

CAPHIA 2018 Award for Excellence and Innovation on Public Health Team Research

Dr Lisa Wood and Dr Karen Martin, University of Western Australia

CAPHIA 2018 Award for PhD Excellence in Public Health

Dr Victoria Brown, Deakin University

CAPHIA congratulates the winners of the 2017 Awards

CAPHIA 2017 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching

Dr Ian Li

CAPHIA 2017 Award for Early Career Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching

Dr Cathy Day and Dr Erin Walsh

CAPHIA 2017 President’s Award for Improving Health Globally Through International Teaching or Research Collaboration

Health Systems Improvement Unit:

Prof Richard Osborne, Dr Alison Beauchamp, Mr Roy Batterham, Dr Siew Lim, Ms Melanie Hawkins, Dr Jonathon O’Hara, Ms Crystal McPhee, Ms Rhonda Garad, Mr Brad Ashbury, Ms Rebecca Jessup, Ms Anita Trezona, Ms Melanie Hawkins, Ms Christina Cheng, Prof Gerry Elsworth, Prof Nancy Huang, Dr Sarity Dodson, Dr Sarity Dodson, Dr Sandra Nolte, A/Prof Marie Birk Jørgensen, A/Prof Helle Terkildsen Maindal, Dr RV Richard

CAPHIA 2017 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Team Research

Prof C Raina MacIntyre, Dr Holly Seale, Dr Md Bayzidur Rahman, Dr Abrar Ahmad Chughtai, A/Prof Anthony Newall, Dr Anita Heywood, Dr James Wood

CAPHIA 2017 Award for Early Career Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Team Research

Dr Adrian Cameron and Dr Gary Sacks

CAPHIA 2017 Award for PhD Excellence in Public Health

Dr Anna Nicholson