Meet our talented and award winning teachers

Internationally recognised academics and active researchers teach our students. These academics are passionate, collaborative educators, who infuse their expertise into the curricula. They ensure students are prepared – not just for the workforce, but also for tackling the big health challenges of our time.

Associate Professor Terry Mulhern

Associate Professor Mulhern loves helping students learn.

He teaches Biochemistry in the Bachelor of Biomedicine, Science and the Doctor of Medicine, and has coordinated core subjects in the Bachelor of Biomedicine within the School of Biomedical Sciences for many years.

I’m excited by where structural biology is heading with techniques such as single particle cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography, which are being set up at the Bio21 Institute. To be able to look inside cells and see molecular machines at near atomic resolution is incredible. I wish I was 21 again! I’d sign up for a PhD in this area in a heartbeat.

Associate Professor Mulhern was the 2018 winner of the David White Award for Teaching Excellence, for his education innovation and research. The Award is the University’s highest honour for teaching in Health and Science. He also received the 2019 Shimadzu Education Award from the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, which recognised his creative approach to education.

After realizing some time ago that teaching was his true passion, Associate Professor Mulhern transitioned to a full time Teaching Specialist role – and has found the past seven years to have been most fulfilling and satisfying of his academic career.

Associate Professor Terry Mulhern
Director of Teaching and Learning in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Dr Charlotte Clark

As a teaching specialist in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Dr Charlotte Clark focuses on creating engaging eLearning resources which expose students to the content and skill required to succeed in their studies.

"I then design active learning workshops where students work in groups to solve problems that helps consolidate their learning and further develop the skills required."

And as Charlotte says, learning is a journey that never ends.

For every question you ask you will always find more questions...I used to think that learning meant finding out the answers to a question and then remembering that. But learning is so much more than that. In many cases there is no single answer to a question and there is always more to learn

Dr Clark has recently been appointed as a Flexible Academic Planning (FlexAP) Education Innovation Fellow in the MDHS. This role recognises her learning and teaching expertise and leadership in pedagogy and will see her promoting intra-faculty FlexAP initiatives, delivering faculty-level workshops and seminars and supporting the design and implementation of evaluation activities of FlexAP projects.

Dr Charlotte Clark
Teaching Specialist, Department of Anatomy & Physiology
Flexible Academic Planning (FlexAP) Education Innovation Fellow, MDHS