Award for Teaching Excellence - 2010
Business and Related Studies

Mr Michael Blissenden

University of Western Sydney
New South Wales
University of Western Sydney

Michael Blissenden, a Senior Lecturer in Law, teaches at the University of Western Sydney. He has taught widely within the university sector for the past 13 years and is regularly invited to give guest lectures at The University of Sydney, the University of NSW and CQUniversity in the complex and ever changing area of taxation law. His unique and engaging style of teaching not only stimulates the learning process for students, but also provides a motivating platform for them to connect with the principles of lifelong learning. A particular success story includes one of his tax students being appointed as the last Associate to Justice Michael Kirby of the High Court. His innovative approach has been recognised both nationally and internationally with an extensive peer reviewed publication record in leading teaching journals, invitations to contribute to special issues on legal education and presentations at academic staff seminars, both in Australia and overseas.