RACI Chemistry Educator of the Year Award

This award is designed to encourage developing teachers, and is open to tutors, lecturers and senior lecturers (academic levels A, B and C) teaching in undergraduate or postgraduate University courses.

The winner will be required to submit an article for publication in the RACI journal “Chemistry in Australia” on his/her contribution to chemistry teaching.


Applications open 1 April 2020 and close mid June each year. The applicant is required to be a current RACI member for a minimum of 3 years and currently employed within an Australian University.

The application should include:

  • A current CV.
  • A statement of your overall approach to teaching and learning plus information and examples from your practice that illustrate and support your approach.
  • Email and telephone contacts of no more than four referees. 

The decision of the judges will be subject to the approval of the RACI Board. The Board decision is final and no discussions or correspondence will be entered into.

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Elizabeth Yuriev
Chris Thompson
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Bernard Flynn

Bernard Flynn

Associate Professor

Bernard is the Co-Director of the Australian Translational Medicinal Chemistry Facility and Founder and CEO of Cincera Therapeutics. A member of the RACI since 1997, he has served as Treasurer and committee member on the RACI Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Division.

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Dr. Sara Pain
Department of Chemistry