Brett Williams (right) with Professor John Hay AC, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ALTC. Photo:www.photocall.com.au

Brett Williams (right) with Professor John Hay AC, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ALTC. Photo:www.photocall.com.au

Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Senior Lecturer, Brett Williams has won an Australian Award for University Teaching from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).

The award was officially presented at a gala ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 16 August 2011.  Mr Williams was also awarded an ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2011, heralding a very successful year for Mr Williams.

Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) said the awards reflected Mr Williams’ commitment to enhancing the the quality of learning and teaching to the students at Monash.

“Mr Williams is one of the pioneering paramedics to enter academia and is internationally recognised as a prolific writer in paramedicine pedagogy,” Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington said.

“He has introduced undergraduate paramedic students to the challenges of out-of-hospital clinical practice by developing a suite of authentic teaching and learning objects in both face-to-face and e-learning environments.

“These developments have provided the students with active learning opportunities and realistic exposure to the uncertainties of out-of-hospital care, bridging the gap between theory and practice,” Professor Hughes-Warrington said.