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London South Bank University wins innovation award at the Occupational Health Awards 2013

LSBU celebrated success at the annual Occupational Health Awards, winning the award for Innovation in Occupational Health for the second time.
21 November 2013

The award was presented for an online resource that Anne Harriss, Course Director, Reader in Educational Development and Senior Fellow of the HEA, created in collaboration with LSBU graduate Sam Westgate.

Sam, who graduated in 2012, created the first of two components: an electronic repository of more than 800 files such as policy documents, help sheets, referral agencies and other useful materials. Sam developed her component while completing her BSc (Hons) Occupational Health Nursing degree at LSBU.

The second component consists of a range of 'e-tivites', developed by Anne. These, along with the repository, are used by students on the LSBU Occupational Health Programme to enhance learning and in practice settings.

The Occupational Health Awards also recognised the Surrey Police Occupational Health Team—which includes an LSBU graduate and LSBU practice teachers—as they took home the award for Health Promotion in Occupational Health 2013.

At the 2011 Occupational Health Awards, Anne won the award for Occupational Health Nurse of the Year. LSBU also won the top prize for Innovation in Occupational Health for the development of a more effective portfolio of courses that offers opportunities for shared learning with physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Testament to the high calibre of staff within the Department of Primary and Social Care, Anne has also just been made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy—nationally recognising her commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in the higher education sector.