Flinders University has honoured a group of its most eminent professors with the inaugural award of the title of “Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor”.
Announcing the awards, which were presented to a group of 14 professors at a ceremony today, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber said the new title gave the University a formal mechanism to recognise and reward exceptional members of professorial staff.
“These 14 professors have made extensive contributions to the University across the fields of teaching, research and leadership”, Professor Barber said.
“The new award, the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor, enables the University to acknowledge appropriately the exceptional eminence and breadth of achievement they embody, and the outstanding contributions to the field of scholarship and to Flinders University they have made”.
Professor Karen Reynolds (School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics) heads the Medical Device Research Institute at Flinders and has a strong record in research and postgraduate supervision as a biomedical engineer in the area. She also directs the successful Medical Device Partnering Program. A Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, she is the recipient of numerous professional awards, and was made South Australian Scientist of the Year in 2012.
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