Vice Chancellor's Awards 2020

Prof Peter Collignon AM, A/Prof Sanjaya Senanayake, A/Prof Dipti Talaulikar ANU VC Awards 2020, Peter Collignon, Sanjaya Senanayake, Dipti Talaulikar
18 November 2020

The 2020 Vice Chanellor's Awards took to the Zoom stage with bow-ties and a jovial MC on Wednesday, 17 November. 

The ANU Medical School congratulates all winners and is proud to announce those from the Medical School:

  • Associate Professor Dipti Talauikar, clinician and teacher who received the VC Award for Educational Excellence.
  • Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake and Professor Peter Collignon AM, infectious diseases experts and academics awarded the VC Award for Impact and Engagement.

Associate Professor Dipti Talaulikar, is a clinician who is passionately committed to evidence-based, student focused teaching design and inclusive teaching practices. In the last five years, she has led an award-winning redesign of one of the seven building blocks of student education within the ANU Medical School. She has transformed the bedside teaching program at Canberra Hospital into one that receives outstanding student ratings, and her numerous educational innovations have been widely incorporated by her peers. As a mentor, Dipti aims to develop well rounded future doctors, and she mentors students and peers with a focus on equity and access for all.

Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake and Professor Peter Collignon have been trusted advisors to the media and the general public during COVID-19. Their prolific appearances on our television screens, through radio networks, and online via news outlets and social media feeds has meant they have been a constant and reassuring presence during the crisis.  Their level-headed approach to sharing the facts, which are always based on evidence, their friendly demeanours and genuine enthusiasm to provide information has made them ‘go-to’ resources for journalists both nationally and internationally. They have been exemplary models of the expertise that ANU employs and is able to bring to a global crisis.

Joint winners for the Impact and Engagement Award were Dr Meru Sheel and Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge from the Research School of Population Health.