Vice-Chancellor congratulates Top 10 young researchers

Ten outstanding early career researchers have received 2018 Vice-Chancellor Awards for their contributions to research at Flinders University.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says awards are an annual opportunity to recognise and reward excellence at the university in its many forms, including in research in this instance, across all six colleges.

“Research is a crucially important part of what we do here at Flinders, and vital part of what a modern university is,” Professor Stirling says, pointing to significant rises in both 2017-18 NHMRC funding and ARC grants, at $8 million so far this year.

This funding increase will help to invigorate and increase research activities at Flinders University, he says, including for early career researchers.

Professor Stirling joined the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Robert Saint, and other Uni leaders including Professor Ross McKinnon and Professor Tara Brabazon in congratulating:

Dr Catherine Attard (ecological, evolutionary and conservation genomics), Dr Kristy Hansen (mechanical engineering, acoustics and wind farm noise) and Dr Alessandro Palci (evolutionary biology) from the College of Science and Engineering.

Dr Rodrigo Praino (political science) from the College of Business, Government and Law.

Dr Romain Fathi (wartime and history) from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Dr Stephanie Harrison (public health and epidemiology – dementia) and Dr Jing Jing Wang (clinical immunology) from the College of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr Lua Perimal-Lewis (digital health supporting our ageing community) from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Dr Stefania Velardo (health education and health sociology) and Dr Sam Elliott (youth sport) from the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.

The ECR presentations were held at the Alere Function Centre last week.

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