Dr Brad Hurren

Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching

Teaching Fellow, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago

"I grab with both hands any opportunity to talk about and pass on what I have learned about human anatomy."

Brad Hurren brings to each student a unique blend of enthusiasm, student-centred learning and passion for his subject. He truly inspires students in the field of anatomy to be the best they can be and so much more. 

Students say he “creates an environment where students are supported to strive, build self-confidence and excel” and “he makes you excited to learn and know more”.  This transformational educator states, “I communicate clearly and concisely, do not bog students down with irrelevant detail, and most of all, make learning about the human body interesting”.  Central to his teaching philosophy is giving students the freedom to make learning a personal experience that removes barriers and amplifies every opportunity for success.

Brad is revered by students for the difference he makes in their lives. His consistent achievement of over 97% satisfaction-ratings by students over the last five years clearly shows an educator that goes the extra mile.  Brad Hurren is an inspirational teacher who maintains a critical balance between the scientific demands of his subject and the dynamic challenges of exceptional teaching practice.

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Dr Brad Hurren - Recipient of a 2017 Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award