Five UTS Science Senior Lecturers become Associate Professors
Sheila Donnelly, Charlene Lobo, Jonathan Webb, Daniel Ramp and David Suggett have been promoted to Associate Professors within the UTS Faculty of Science.
“I am delighted and looking forward to working with other school and faculty members to build and enhance the reputation of science at UTS in both teaching and research,” said Associate Professor Donnelly, a member of the School of Life Sciences.
Her research mainly focuses on the relationship between pathogens and their hosts.
“My research in this area has primarily been to understand how parasitic worms manipulate the immune response of their mammalian hosts to infect and reside in tissues for decades,” she said.
Associate Professor Donnelly says it was through the work planning review process that she was advised to apply for a promotion.
“I have worked hard to attain a high standard of teaching and research. The motivation for this was a sense of personal achievement, rather than specifically to seek promotion,” she said. “However, this recognition by UTS is very rewarding and provides incentive to continue to work to the highest standard possible.”
“I have 15 years’ experience now so I was fairly confident,” she said. “I think you have to be, because you can't do an 80 page application [for the promotion] at the drop of a hat.
“It's validating because you need to know that the university has confidence in you, otherwise you don't feel motivated about your job.”
Associate Professor Lobo’s current work is focused on fabrication of nanostructures by the new technique of electron beam induced deposition and etching.
“We're able to do unique studies using our environmental scanning electrion microscope, which enables us to both induce nanoscale reactions directly under the electron beam and also image the progress of those reactions over time,” she said.She is currently working on a grant application for an ARC fellowship and is looking forward to spending more time on research if successful.
The remaining three recipients of the promotions are from the School of Life Sciences.
Associate Professor Jonathan Webb’s research focuses on wildlife management, animal behaviour and physiological and behavioural ecology.
His research interests lie in landscape ecology, behavioural ecology, road ecology and wildlife-human interactions.
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The Faculty of Science congratulations each academic on their recent promotion.