Chemistry Educator of the Year Awards

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.


Nominations open on 1 April and close 30 June.

The candidate my apply or be nominated. 


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 provide:

- a statement (no more than 3 pages) of your overall approach to teaching and learning plus information and examples from your
   practice that illustrate and support your approach.
- a current CV and any involvement in a RACI activity would be looked upon favourably.
- Name, email & telephone contact of two RACI members who know the nominee personally and who are prepared to act
   as referees should be provided.

After the closing date, no further applications/nominations for the award will be accepted.  If in the opinion of the Board there is no candidate who has sufficient merit, the Board may refrain from making an award.

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.


2023 Alexandra Yeung

2022 Stephen George-Williams

2021 Reyne Pullen

2020 Madeleine Schultz

2019 Elizabeth Yuriev

2018 Chris Thompson

2017 Erica J. Smith

2016 Elizabeth New

2015 Natalie Williamson


For detailed award criteria click below

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Dr Alexandra Yeung