V-C’s Awards for Early Career Researchers

V-C awardsIn a high-calibre field, the work of 10 early-career researchers has been acknowledged by Flinders Vice-Chancellor’s Awards, which were presented on Monday, 21 March.

The quality and diversity of research at Flinders is reflected in its position in the top two per cent of research universities worldwide and repeated in a range of world rankings,  said Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling, who is pictured with Dr Kate Fairweather-Schmidt. The awards aim to highlight and encourage outstanding work by researchers who are in the early phase of their careers.

“Our success in research rankings is fantastic and it’s driving our international and national reputation,” Professor Stirling said.

Research fields in this year’s awards covered organic chemistry, hydrology, mechanical behaviour of materials, mental health, dementia and telehealth, clinical sleep research, health sciences, palaeontology, English language and applied economics.

The recipients were: Dr Justin Chalker, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences; Dr Kate Fairweather-Schmidt, School of Psychology; Dr Hugo Gutiérrez-Jurado, School of Environment; Dr Kate Laver, School of Health Sciences; Dr Matt McDowell, School of Biological Sciences; Dr Amanda Muller, School of Nursing and Midwifery; Dr Reza Hashemi Oskouei, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics; Dr Andrew Vakulin, School of Medicine; Dr Annabelle Wilson, School of Health Sciences; Dr Rong Zhu, National Institute of Labour Studies.

Further details can be found in the News blog story.

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