Priscilla Johanesen


  • 19 Innovation Walk

    3800 Clayton



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Personal profile


Commencing in the role of Associate Dean, Research Training in January 2022 Associate Professor Priscilla Johanesen has extensive experience in the governance and administration of graduate research matters, including the design and implementation of strategic initiatives that improve timely completions, optimise administrative processes and enhance the student experience.    

Priscilla has a proven track record in leading cross-faculty course-work and professional development programs, with a wide variety of stakeholders and is committed to the evaluation and continual improvement of Doctoral training programs. 

An alumnus of Monash University Priscilla is a committed educator who previously held the position of Deputy Head, Teaching and Learning for the Department of Microbiology. Priscilla has been awarded numerous teaching awards including, the Dean’s award for excellence in education for outstanding contribution to student learning (team award) in 2020, the Vice-Chancellors Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning (team award) in 2021, and the national awards for teaching excellence from Australian Society for Microbiology in 2014 and an AAUT citation for outstanding contributions to student learning (team award) in 2021.

Priscilla is passionate about education and career development and is committed to enriching the graduate research experience and has previously held the position of the Director of the Graduate Program at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Graduate Research Coordinator roles for both the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Monash BDI. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Careers, Education and Development, Graduate Certificate , RMIT University

Award Date: 18 Dec 2020

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate , MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 24 Mar 2010


Award Date: 6 Apr 2001

External positions

Chair, Standing Committee for Professional Development, Australian Society for Microbiology

2019 → …

Student and Early Career Microbiologist Engagement Coordinator, Australian Society for Microbiology


Chair, Education Special Interest Group


Research area keywords

  • Mobile genetic elements
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Graduate Education

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