Celebrating success

A fellowship for paramedicine lecturer, Flinders law ranks in the world’s top 200, a new book celebrates space station’s anniversary, back-to-back wins for film grads, and a national award for a health graduate.

Fellowship for paramedicine lecturer

Brad Mitchell

Paramedicine lecturer Brad Mitchell has been awarded a Fellow of the Australasian College of Paramedicine (ACP).

The fellowships are awarded to honour outstanding contributions to the ACP and to the paramedicine profession.

Mr Mitchell joins only 95 other Fellow members of the 10,000 strong Australasian College of Paramedicine.

Law ranks in global top 200

Flinders Law has led the University’s Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings results this year, making a debut in the impressive 176-200 band.

The 2021 THE rankings place our law program among the top 200 in the world, reflecting innovative content that embraces technology and successfully balances training, practical experience, and a focus on future-ready skills.

Clinical, pre-Clinical and Health maintained a ranking in the 201-250 band, but improved its actual calculated position by 17 places driven by improvements across all metrics including citations, research reputation, teaching reputation, international outlook and industry income.

Flinders University ranked in 9 of the 11 subjects evaluated by THE this year, with Psychology, and Arts and Humanities also maintaining their 2020 positions in the 201-250 band, and Engineering coming in at 301-400. Other subject rankings include Education (201-250), Life Sciences (401-500), Physical Sciences (501-600) and Social Sciences (401-500).

The University maintained its world-class reputation within the THE’s World University Rankings released in September, placing again within the top 300.

Book celebrates space station anniversary 

Oleg Kononenko in the Zvezda module in 2008, showing icons and space heroes pinned on the wall in the background. Photo: NASA

NASA celebrated the 20th anniversary of continuous human habitation of space on the International Space Station (ISS) on 2 November – a milestone in extra-terrestrial adventure.

The ISS is a base for learning how to live and work in microgravity and to prepare for exploring other planets, but it is also home for the astronauts. In 2024 it will be abandoned, and destroyed in 2028.

Associate Professor Alice Gorman has contributed to the book with an essay, and in a The Conversation article with colleague Associate Professor Justin Walsh, from Chapman University.

The book provides a unique portrait of the ISS including images of training and control facilities on Earth, together with photographs of the ISS interior. See more information about the Flinders University ARC International Space Station Archaeology project.

Back-to-back wins for film grads

SA writer/director team Indianna Bell (BCreatArts(Screen)‘17) and Josiah Allen (BCreatArts(Screen) ‘17) have achieved back-to-back wins at the Austin Film Festival, taking home the Narrative Short Jury Award for the second year in a row with their short film The Recordist.

The unnerving tale centres on a film set sound engineer (played by fellow graduate Brendan Rock (BA ’03) who uses his position as an invisible presence on the set to malevolent ends.

The duo won the same award last year with their film Call Connect.

The Recordist was co-directed by Bell and Allen, produced by Ashleigh Knott and John Chataway (also a Flinders University graduate (BCreatArts(Screen) ‘17), and executive produced by Kristian Moliere. Read more

National award for health grad

Health care management graduate Simone De Oliveira Louza has won the Anthony Suleau prize presented by the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

The prize is awarded to the student with the best grade point average in a post graduate diploma course in health management in Australia.

Mrs De Oliveira Louza was formally awarded her prize at the College’s virtual AGM on 27 October. Read more

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