Celebrating success

Research associate Bastien Lechat is off to Harvard thanks to a national scholarship, while other successes include a podcast featuring a Flinders eating disorder expert and a national Fellowship which will explore the history of Japanese fashion.

A trip to Harvard

Bastien Lechat

Congratulations to research associate Bastien Lechat, who ​​​​​​was awarded the Helen Bearpark Memorial Scholarship, a prestigious and long-running award offered by the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA). Bastien will now travel to the United States in May 2023 – to Harvard Medical School, Brigham, and the Women’s Hospital in Boston – to visit sleep and breathing laboratories, and to establish new collaborations with the prestigious US institutions.

Delving into perfectionism

Professor Tracey Wade

Professor Tracey Wade sat down with Sam Ikin, from the Butterfly Foundation podcast, to discuss how the drive for perfectionism is unusually common in people experiencing body image issues and eating disorders. In this episode of the podcast, Professor Wade explains what distinguishes perfectionism from the normal drive to achieve, how it harms health and wellbeing, and how we can learn to think differently about ongoing recovery. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Fellowship gives history a boost

Dr Tets Kimura

Research Associate Dr Tets Kimura is the recipient of a 2023 National Library of Australia Fellowship, providing him with access to the National Library’s unique collections so he can advance his research project “The Historical and Cultural Development of Japanese Fashion: A Chronology from the Edo (17th Century) to the Reiwa (21st Century) Eras”.

Dr Kimura will undertake a 12-week residency in Canberra, where he will have supported access to the extensive national collections, full office facilities including a designated workstation, and an honorarium, plus travel and accommodation support. At the end of his residency, Dr Kimura will present his findings in a free public lecture.

An award-winning conference presentation and new book

Dr Stacey Henderson

Dr Stacey Henderson, from the College of Business, Government and Law, recently gave presentations at two conferences: one on international law and multiple space stations in low Earth orbit at the Australian Space Research Conference held in Sydney, as well as the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Women and International Law hosted by the Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg.

The latter conference investigated the wide-ranging impacts of international law on women and vice versa. Dr Henderson co-authored a chapter on the UN’s Women, Peace & Security agenda for the Handbook here.

Dr Henderson also released a sole-authored monograph recently, which looks at the emerging practice of States choosing to respond to atrocities in non-forceful ways, inspired by the concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Henderson introduces and develops an original conceptual tool – intercession – to capture and explain this change in State practice and the impact of R2P on the development of international law.

Space junk walks away a winner

A project looking into international space junk has been awarded a prestigious prize from the world’s oldest and largest archaeological organisation.

Associate Professor Alice Gorman and colleague Dr. Justin Walsh, from Chapman University, were the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology from the Archaeological Institute of America for their project ‘International Space Station Archaeological Project’.

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