Congratulations and farewell to Professor Rola Ajjawi

With a heavy heart we are saying farewell to Professor Rola Ajjawi…and congratulating her on her new post.

Rola is leaving Deakin University to take up an exciting new position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Rola will be Professor Medical Education at the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES).

In this research intensive role, Rola will continue her research program into feedback, inclusive assessment and belonging, focusing on medical education research. Rola will continue to supervise PhD candidates and mentor early career researchers.

Rola has made an invaluable contribution to CRADLE both in terms of her research and her substantial contributions to the literature. Many of Rola’s articles appear on CRADLE’s list of most-cited publications and Rola was recognised as the top Australian researcher in the field of Science and Engineering Education for the second year running in 2021.

Even more than this Rola has been a congenial and stimulating colleague and collaborator. Rola has challenged us all and led us into new ways of thinking. Rola will be a great loss to us all and a great asset to Canada as she returns to her earlier field of medical education.

Rola has been an integral part of CRADLE since December 2015 and she will be missed by the CRADLE community, however, we wish her success in this new chapter of her life and career. Research collaborations with Rola will continue but from North America!

CRADLE team says farewell to Rola Ajjawi. L-R Dr Helen Walker, Prof David Boud, Prof Rola Ajjawi, Prof Phill Dawson, Prof Margaret Bearman, Dr Joanna Tai.
The CRADLE core team say farewell to Professor Rola Ajjawi.
From left to right: Dr Helen Walker, Professor David Boud. Professor Rola Ajjawi, Professor Phill Dawson, Professor Margaret Bearman, Dr Joanna Tai

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Vancouver, British Columbia. Photo by James Wheeler.
Vancouver, British Columbia

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