Gabrielle Genty and Caitlin Nicholls (both pictured) are named in best in show at national awards, while other successes include Creative Writing lecturers celebrating new book releases and a public health educator is invited to join a fellowship.
Researchers are best in show
Researchers from the Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution Lab (CEBEL) within the College of Science and Engineering were named as stars of the 58th annual Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) Conference, held in Cairns in early August.
In the first face-to-face conference since 2019, Caitlin Nicholls and Gabrielle Genty were awarded the best poster presentation and best oral presentation respectively.
Caitlin’s poster focussed on “Shark inflicted bite injuries on Australian Snubfin and humpback dolphins in east Queensland, Australia”, while Gabrielle’s talk was on “Demographic and phylogeographic history of the largest extant animal: the blue whale”.
Wild west romance hits the bookshops
Dr Amy Matthews, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, also writes fiction under the names Amy Barry and Tess LeSue, and is celebrating the launch of another new book in the US – the wild west romance novel Kit McBride Gets A Wife. It involves the four McBride brothers having their world in Buck’s Creek, Montana turned upside down when their precocious younger sister secretly places an advertisement for a mail-order bride. A review and details of how to purchase the book can be found here.
New novel speaks to youths about inequality
Senior lecturer in Creative Writing Dr Sean Williams, from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, is celebrating the launch of a new book – Honour Among Ghosts. It’s a novel for the middle grade audience, which stands as a “sidequel” to his previous novel, Her Perilous Mansion, which was nominated for several awards.
Both of these books are based on research Dr Williams conducted in Ireland and use fantasy to discuss contemporary political issues with young readers (aged 10 and higher). Dr Williams describes Honour Among Ghosts as being about injustice and inequality.
The multi-talented Dr Williams is also a musician and will release a new album of ambient music under his musical persona The Adelaidean on November 11. For more details about The Adelaidean, visit Dr Williams’ music website https://www.theadelaidean.com
Educator joins fellowship of health
Congratulations to Dr Svetlana King, from the College of Medicine and Public Health, who was recently conferred as a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE). ANZAHPE is the peak organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand.
“To be recognised as a Fellow of ANZAHPE is an incredible honour. It further strengthens and formally recognises my place in this community, and I hope that I can support others who are engaging in HPE research and scholarship to also feel part of this community,” says Dr King.