Universal Design & Inclusion Awards

If you are a student who identifies as Autistic, ADHD, Dyslexic and/or another minority neurotype or you live with or have a mental health condition, ongoing medical condition or disability (including physical, neurological, intellectual, sensory, acquired brain injury, or specific learning difficulty), then you may have received additional support from members of staff.

Recipients of the AccessAbility & Inclusion Academic Awards 2022

We recognise and award university staff who have demonstrated one or more of the following::

  • gone above and beyond to actively welcome you to La Trobe University and to assist you to have a positive, affirming, and successful experience
  • fostered an inclusive learning environment that supports the contribution and wellbeing of all
  • assisted you to implement academic adjustments that are over and above your LAP recommendations, where appropriate
  • created a curriculum that includes more than one way for students to learn and show their understanding via enhanced accessibility of learning content and delivery, including multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression

If you have had the pleasure of dealing with such a staff member and would like to nominate them for a Universal Design & Inclusion Award, please fill in our form below.

Please note: AccessAbility & Inclusion Advisors are not eligible to receive this award.

Nominations close November 1st

It is incredibly moving that a student suggested that we have these awards. It means a huge amount to me to know that students feel the impact of our efforts, and incredible that the little things that we do can have profound implications for student lives and academic achievement

A nominated staff member in 2021

Ms Anne Southall

Senior Lecturer Inclusive Education

Dr Tobias Barkley

Lecturer, Law Melbourne

Dr Ben Habib

Senior Lecturer, Politics, Media & Philosophy

Ms Clare O'Donoghue

Student Advisor, Student Advising

Dr Daniel Bray

Senior Lecturer, Politics, Media & Philosophy

Dr Anne-Maree Sawyer

Senior Lecturer, Sociology & Social Inquiry

Dr Jabed Chowdhury

Computer Science and IT

Dr Keir Strickland

Senior Lecturer, Archaeology & History

Dr Quinn Eades

Snr. Lecturer, Gender, Sexuality & Diversity Studies

Dr Jess Ison

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Judith Lumley Centre

Professor John Dewar

Vice-Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor

Dr Karlene Scheller

Casual Academic, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacy

Dr Michael O'Keefe

Senior Lecturer, Politics Media & Philosophy

Dr Robert Horvath

Senior Lecturer, Politics Media & Philosophy

Ms Teagan Kucianski

Casual Academic, Dept of Sport Exercise & Nutritional Science

Mr Tim Burke

Lecturer in Prosthetics and Orthotics & Physiotherapy Podiatry

Ms Melanie Tassos

Lecturer, Public Health

Mrs Kymberley Barbary

Lecturer, Educational Studies

Dr Kirsty Duncanson

Senior Lecturer, Crime, Justice and Legal Studies

Dr Nicholas Barry

Senior Lecturer, Politics

Dr Raul Sanchez-Urribarri

Senior Lecturer in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies at the Department of Social Inquiry

Ms Lauren Barker

Casual Academic, Social Work, Regional Health Services

Ms Lyndel Kennedy

Casual Academic, Psychology and Counselling

Ms Madeline Hannington

Casual Academic, Physiotherapy and Podiatry

Professor James Leibold

Head of Department, Politics, Media and Philosophy, Melbourne

Dr Rebecca Flower

Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Counselling, and Therapy

Mrs Sarah Carroll

Casual Academic, Education

Mr Steven Lanham

Casual Academic, Public Health

Dr Travis Dutka

Senior Lecturer, Ecology, Environment & Evolution, Melbourne

Dr Yassir Morsi

Lecturer, Gender, Sexuality & Diversity Studies, Melbourne

Ms Bec Kavanagh

Casual Academic, Creative Arts and English

Dr Ben Habib

Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Melbourne

Dr Adam Staples

Senior Lecturer, Art Education STEAM Education

Dr Angeline Leece

Casual Academic, Archaeology

Ms Catina Adams

Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Melbourne

Ms Cheryl Neilson

Lecturer based in the Latrobe Rural Health School in Bendigo.

Dr Darren O’Donovan

Senior Lecturer, Law Melbourne

Dr Emma Russell

Senior Lecturer, Crime, Justice & Legal Studies

Dr Eric Pardede

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology and the Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Ms Bojana Šarkić

Lecturer and PhD candidate in Audiology in the Discipline of Audiology, School of Allied Health

Dr Sarah MacLean

Associate Professor, Social Work and Social Policy