Dr Christian Lueck is a neurologist at the Canberra Hospital and an Associate Professor at the Australian National University Medical School (ANUMS). He is a dedicated and exceptionally well-regarded teacher of medical students at all levels and, in addition, is recognised nationally as an enthusiastic and influential teacher of neurology and neuro-ophthalmology at a post-graduate level.
Since 2003, he has led the development of the neurology curriculum of the new ANUMS which first took students in 2004. In addition to overseeing this curriculum development, he created the senior medicine and surgery term and has introduced novel approaches into the examination process in the final year. He is responsible for organising annual post-graduate training weekends for advanced trainees in neurology and neuro-ophthalmology. He has co-authored a textbook chapter on neurology which is used by medical students around the world, and has published two papers specifically related to learning in his discipline. He has been awarded several prizes for his teaching, a major focus of which is to assist students and post-graduate doctors learn how to apply their knowledge more effectively when diagnosing and managing patients.
In 2010 he received an Australian Award for University Teaching - Award for Teaching Excellence