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UTS Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Excellence

2016 winners

The 2016 winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Research Excellence were announced at an awards dinner on 22 September. Please click on the categories below to view the winners for each.

 

Chancellor’s Medal for Exceptional Research

Congratulations to Professor Hung Nguyen from the Centre for Health Technologies.

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Hung Nguyen is internationally recognised for his non-invasive and continuous monitoring development for early detection of hypoglycaemia, for his innovative development of thought-controlled wheelchairs and for his stealth-based development for early detection of breast cancer.

Our finalists for this award category includes:

Professor Louise Ryan, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science

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Louise Ryan is internationally known for the development and application of statistical methods for cancer and environmental health research. She is considered by many as among the world’s best statistical methodologists because her statistical research is motivated by and directly applied to important scientific questions.

and Associate Professor Cynthia Whitchurch, ithree institute, Faculty of Science

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Cynthia's unique research approaches have identified several novel phenomena that explain how bacteria interact with each other, build slimy biofilms and share resources. This new knowledge is being exploited to develop multiple innovative strategies to combat superbug infections.

More information about the Chancellor’s Medal for Exceptional Research award.

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s (Research) Medal for Research Impact

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Burn from Anti-Slavery Australia, Faculty of Law

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Based in the Faculty of Law at UTS for over 12 years, Anti-Slavery Australia carries out leading research and advocates for law reform and policy change, provides access to specialist legal services to over 75 clients at a time, and develops online and face-to-face nationwide educational and outreach programs. Jennifer Burn's research into forced marriage, coupled with policy engagement, has played a significant role in legal, policy, and human rights reform in Australia.

Our finalists for this award category includes:

Associate Professor Martina Doblin, Climate Change Cluster, Faculty of Science

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Martina is a plankton ecologist and oceanographer who has been integrally involved in impactful research her entire career, to deliver evidence- based research to inform new coastal management strategies for the preservation of our marine environments, coastal communities, and marine industries; and to provide blue carbon data to establish a national blue carbon inventory to inform greenhouse gas emission mitigation strategies.

and Associate Professor Roberta Ryan, Institute for Public Policy and Governance

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The UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance was commissioned by Sydney Water in late 2014 to conduct strategic social research. Using innovative, technology-driven choice modelling and establishing real/actual dollar willingness to pay for water in Sydney, this shaped Sydney Water’s 2016-2020 Pricing Submission to IPART, providing an evidence-base to lower the price for water in Sydney.

More information about the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s (Research) Medal for Research Impact award.

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Early Career Research Excellence

There were two joint winners in this category in 2016.

Congratulations to:

More information about the Early Career Research Excellence award.

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Research Support

Congratulations to:

More information about the Research Support award.

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Researcher Development (including Supervision)

Congratulations to:

  • Associate Professor Yakov Zinder and Professor Alex Novikov, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science.

More information about the Researcher Development (including Supervision) award.

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Research Excellence through Collaboration

There were two joint winners in this category in 2016.

Congratulations to:

More information about the Research Excellence through Collaboration award.

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