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For leadership in transforming the student experience of nursing and midwifery education through pioneering teaching and learning approaches, innovative curriculum design and effective professional partnerships.
Dr Diane Phillips has led the implementation of a series of innovations that engage and motivate Deakin Nursing and Midwifery students in meaningful, authentic learning experiences that have set the standard for the professional preparation of midwives in Victoria. Through face-to-face and online teaching and mentoring; course design; and professional partnership she has made a significant contribution to student learning. Student and industry partner feedback and institutional awards evidence the positive impact of her contribution.