University of Adelaide Professor First Female To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award



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PROFESSOR FIRST FEMALE TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

A University of Adelaide professor has become the first woman to receive a prestigious lifetime achievement award for her research into fatty acids and lipids and their impact on children’s health.

Professor Maria Makrides is the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children Theme Leader with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and Professor of Human Nutrition with the University of Adelaide.

She has become the first woman to receive the prestigious Alexander Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award for Lifetime Achievement, …

RMIT University Leading Researcher Wins National Lifetime Award



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Professor Calum Drummond from RMIT University has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry and materials science research, and contributions to Australia’s prosperity.

Professor Drummond formally received the medal from the Australian Academy of Science and delivered the associated lecture at a presentation dinner in Melbourne on 5 July.

He was announced as the medal and lecture recipient in November 2017.

The national award recognises Drummond’s achievements in understanding materials at the nanoscale that have enabled high-performing products to be developed and commercialised. …

Soil Expert Iain Young Appointed as University of Sydney’s Dean of Science



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Biophysicist Professor Iain Young led major research groups in Scotland before taking a leadership role at the University of New England, followed by his appointment heading Sydney’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

“I’m keen to ensure that we … set out to answer the most difficult fundamental questions, which will define the future of all on the planet.”
Professor Iain Young

The inaugural head of the University’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES), …

Bond University Professor Honoured For Outstanding Contribution To Student Learning



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Dr Christian Moro honoured with citation for outstanding contribution to student learning

Dr Christian Moro from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine has joined a distinguished cohort of Bond University educators as the most recent recipient of a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

These national honours are awarded annually through the Australian Awards for University Teaching, acknowledging individuals who go above and beyond to deliver a richer, more engaging experience for their students. …

Industry & Research Best: La Trobe University’s newest VC’s Fellows



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Recent winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, Distinguished Professor Jenny Graves AO has been appointed a VC Fellow. As the first solo female to win the coveted prize, she will work to help ensure more women are successful in their science careers.

Former Incitec Pivot Limited CEO James Fazzino will utilise his strong industry connections and insights to help employment outcomes of business school graduates.

The two appointments were announced today by Vice-Chancellor, …

Two Macquarie Researchers Achieve Highly Cited Researcher List



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TWO MACQUARIE RESEARCHERS ACHIEVE THE WEB OF SCIENCE 2017 HIGHLY CITED RESEARCHER LIST

Two researchers from Macquarie University, Professor Richard Kefford and Professor Ian Wright, have been named a Web of Science 2017 Highly Cited Researcher, meaning they are among a distinguished group of the most frequently cited researchers in the world.

The Web of Science citation analysis identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by the extent to which their papers have supported, …

RGU Professor Reappointed to Global Accountancy Standards Board



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Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Head of Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Aberdeen Business School, has been reappointed to the prestigious International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB).

The Board sets accounting education standards for all the professional accounting bodies around the world and its 18 board members come from across the globe.

Through its activities the IAESB enhances education by developing and implementing International Education Standards which increase the competency of the global accountancy profession.

Professor Gammie, …

Bangor Professor elected a Fellow of the British Academy



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An eminent historian and archaeologist from Bangor University has been made a Fellow of the British Academy.

Nancy Edwards, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at Bangor University’s School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology receives the Fellowship, which is the highest honour in the UK for a scholar of the arts and humanities, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research in archaeology. She is also the only academic from a Welsh university among this year’s new Fellows. …