Science

Outstanding teaching recognised

Louise Lutze-Mann
Monday, 19 July, 2010
Bob Beale

Outstanding contributions of UNSW staff to student learning have been recognised with five citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), notably including Dr Louise Lutze-Mann of the UNSW Faculty of Science.

Dr Lutze-Mann, a senior lecturer in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS), was cited by the ALTC for "sustained development and implementation of research-focused teaching resources for undergraduate science students that encourage student engagement".

She is also an active researcher with an interest in the therapeutic use of ionising radiation for the treatment of cancer and investigating the potential of new and existing drugs to treat cancer, including the use of anti-psychotic drugs.

The ALTC citations, valued at $10,000 each, are awarded to both academic and professional staff who have demonstrated sustained dedication to improving the quality of the student learning experience.

"Louise's skills and dedication are widely known and recognised here," says the Deputy Head of the School, Associate Professor Andrew Collins. "For her to be now recognised at the national level is a fantastic and well-deserved achievement. We, the staff and students of BABS, are fortunate to have her with us."

Dr Carol Nicoll, ALTC Chief Executive Officer, said that the breadth of the achievements of the recipients demonstrates the significant commitment in the higher education sector to enriching the student experience.

"It is clear from the diversity of this year's citation winners that staff throughout Australian higher education institutions are dedicated to ensuring their students receive top quality teaching and learning opportunities," Dr Nicoll said.

"Each year the ALTC recognises more and more individuals and teams for their exceptional contribution."