Associate Professor Sophie Karanicolas

Associate Professor Sophie Karanicolas
 Position Assistant Dean Learning and Teaching
 Org Unit Dental School Administration
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3287
 Location Floor/Room WS10055.03 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Associate Professor Sophie Karanicolas is the Academic Lead for the University of Adelaide's Continuing Professional Development Framework and an Education Specialist in the Adelaide Education Academy. She is an educator and coordinator in the Bachelor of Oral Health, focussing on human biology and clinical practice.

    Sophie co-facilitates a Community of Practice in the University on the Flipped Classroom, recently renamed MALTA (Methods of Engaged Learning Teaching and Assessment). She is a Flipped Global Ambassador as a part of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative and has jointly lead a national Office of Learning and Teaching flipped classroom project, "Translating Concept to Practice". As an Education Specialist Sophie mentors colleagues across the university to embrace learning innovations and is a member of the University's College of Reviewers, as a part of Teaching Review Program (TRP). 

    Sophie is also a member of the development team for the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), developed by the University of Adelaide: An Introduction to Essential Human Biology. She is actively invloved in the mentoring of colleagues and has been a part of a team which has developed, implemented and evaluated a colleague development program referred to as Becoming an Effective Supervisor and Teacher (BEST).

    Sophie is also the Chair of the College of Oral Health Academics (COHA), a national body exploring oral health education and a part of the Australian Dental Council Site Evaluation Teams.

  • Qualifications

    • Masters of Education (Online Learning), University of Southern Queensland 
    • GradCert in Online Learning (University of Adelaide)
    • Diploma of Education (Adult) (University of South Australia)
    • Diploma of Dental Hygiene (TAFESA)
    • Cert IV in Workplace Assessment & Learning (TAFESA)

  • Awards & Achievements

  • Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences, International Flipped Learning Award (2018)
  • University of Adelaide. Stephen Cole the Elder Award, Leadership, Support and Enhancement of Practice (2017)
  • Australian University Teaching Award for a staff development program referred to as the Becoming an Effective       Supervisor and Teacher (BEST) 2017.
  • Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching 2013
  • The Vice Chancellor's and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2010
  • Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching 2010
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2010
  • Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Education Award 2009 
  • Executive Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2009
  • TAFESA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Teaching 2004
  • SATISFAC Institute Award for Excellence in Teaching 2003
  • SATISFAC State Award for Excellence in Teaching 2003