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26 May 2016

Graduate named top educator for Yale School of Public Health

Graduate, Nicola Hawley, has been named by Yale University School of Public Health as Teacher of the Year 2016.

The award, presented to top educators within the School, recognises exceptional skills in the classroom and in helping to train future public health leaders.

Nicola, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, was awarded the title for her passion delivering the Global Non-communicable Disease course, for her accessibility and thoughtful feedback and, for encouraging students to hone their critical thinking skills.

Professor Hawley’s research focuses on how maternal and child health is impacted by rising levels of obesity and diabetes, determining how the delivery of health care impacts these diseases.

She comments: “I am so honoured to receive this award from the students. I was lucky to have incredibly talented students from across a number of different schools in my class. It was their diverse insights and experience and incredible enthusiasm that really shaped the success of the course.”