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23 February 2023

Congratulations to Deakin’s 2022 AAUT winners

Deakin University staff have been honoured at the 2022 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT), with Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud receiving the 2022 Career Achievement Award, and three projects receiving Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

‘We are very proud of all our AAUT awardees who represent the highest levels of achievement in learning and teaching. The AAUT awards are rigorously assessed by peers and focus on the outcomes for students which aligns strongly with the Deakin mission.’
Professor Iain Martin
Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University

Established in 1997 by the Australian Government, the awards celebrate excellence in higher education and recognise learning and teaching programs that have a positive impact on the student experience.

2022 Career Achievement Award

We are excited to announce that the AAUT 2022 Career Achievement Award has been bestowed on Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud, Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE). This prestigious award recognises Professor Boud as one of Australia’s most exceptional researchers and educational leaders.

Professor Boud is also Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and Professor of Work and Learning at Middlesex University. He is Australia’s most internationally renowned educational researcher in higher education. He is a global leader and pre-eminent scholar in his fields of higher and professional education, workplace learning, and assessment and feedback which has led to reform across the Australian and global higher education sector.

He is the world’s top-cited author in the field of Higher Education, 2019-2022 and in the field of Education 2021-2022 (League of Scholars; citations in the 20 top journals in the field over the preceding five years). His work is used both by researchers and those committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning. His work has led to changing learning and teaching through pioneering research and development that has rebuilt the foundations of assessment practice, and in leading application in Australian university courses. He is a fellow of eminent international societies, holds multiple awards and is a frequent keynote speaker at international research and practitioner conferences.


Associate Professor Melissa O’Shea received a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for leveraging leadership in clinical psychology to deliver a curriculum that promotes work-ready graduates.

Dr Kerri Morgan, Laura Tubino, Associate Professor Julien Ugon, Dr Simon James, and Associate Professor Andrew Cain received a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for their development of innovative learning experiences and assessment in mathematics.

Dr. Reza Kachouie and Stephen Williams received a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for their innovative transformation of the Business Analytics unit, achieved through the implementation of active learning and experiential learning approaches.

‘I'm delighted to see our Deakin educators recognised for both innovation and outstanding teaching practice which are hallmarks for Deakin learning and teaching. It is particularly pleasing to see the career achievement award for Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud who established our treasured CRADLE team and continues to lead globally in higher education research.’
Alfred Deakin Professor Liz Johnson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic

Learn more about the AAUT

You can find a full list of 2022 AAUT winners through the AAUT website.

Banner image (from left to right): Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud, Minister Jason Clare and Professor John Dewar, Chair of Universities Australia and Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University. 

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