UOW Research Awards

VC's Awards for Excellence in Research

This group of Awards recognises the contributions taht academic staff and their partners are making towards research excellence.

The winners for 2017 are:

Researcher of the Year (joint winners)

Professor Gordon Waitt (Faculty of Social Sciences)


Professor Xiaolin Wang (Australian Institute for Innovative Materials )

Emerging Researcher 

Award Recipient: Dr Xiaoqi Feng (Faculty of Social Sciences)
With Highly Commended: Dr Lucas Ihlein (Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts)

Interdisciplinary Research  

Award Recipients: A/ Professor Robert Gorkin, Dr Jason McArthur, A/Professor Christopher Magee, A/Professor Kate Senior, Ms Laura Grozdanovski, Professor Geoff Spinks
Project: Project Geldom: Designing the Next-Generation Condom

Highly Commended: A/Professor Melanie Randle, Dr Leonie Miller, Ms Joanna Stirling 
Project: Identifying and Attracting Successful Foster Carers.  

Highly Commended: Professor Andy Davis, Ms Allison Broad, Mrs Chantal Steele, A/Professor James Reveley, Professor Warwick Gullett, Professor Clive Schofield
Project: Dragging the Chain: Minimising Impacts of Deep Water Anchorage on Australia's Eastern Seaboard.

Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership and Impact  

Award Recipients: Professor Long Nghiem, Professor Will Price, Professor Pascal Perez
Project: Research Partnership with Sydney Water: Analytics to predict anaerobic co-digestion and downstream process performance.   

Excellence in Research Supervision  

Award Recipient: Professor Weihua Li (Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences)

With Highly Commended: A/Professor Peter Kelly (Faculty of Social Sciences), Dr Justin Yerbury (Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health), Professor Cathy Cole (Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts)

Guidelines and Nomination Forms

PLEASE NOTE: The Awards are now closed.

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Researcher of the Year

The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award for Researcher of the Year acknowledges outstanding contributions to research by UOW individual researchers. The purpose of this Award is to recognise and encourage outstanding researchers with proven international reputations undertaking research that is of major importance in its field and who have made a significant contribution in advancing knowledge and research outcomes.

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Emerging Researchers

The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Emerging Researchers is designed to encourage outstanding researchers who are within the first seven years of their research career to continue to pursue research excellence. The Award is intended to reward the achievement of high quality outcomes by emerging researchers and to recognise the important role emerging researchers play at UOW. 

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

The Vice-Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Research Excellence Award recognises outstanding contributions to research by a team of UOW researchers collaborating across discipline boundaries, who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance.

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Supervision

The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Supervision recognises on-going commitment and dedication to successful research student supervision. 

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership and Impact

The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership and Impact recognises the importance that UOW research staff play in the process of initiating, developing, enhancing and managing UOW’s research partnerships and contributing to the translation of UOW research outcomes to industry, government and the community.

For more information on the Vice-Chancellor's Staff Awards for Excellence in Research, please contact the Research Services Office:
E: research-services@uow.edu.au
T: 02 4221 3386

Last reviewed: 29 June, 2017
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