Congratulations 2018 Research Award winners

13 September 2018

Five outstanding researchers and research supervisors from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences were recognised for their exceptional contributions in a range of fields at The University of Queensland 2018 Research Week awards.

Held at Customs House earlier this week, this event celebrated projects that create change in many areas including vaccination rates, preserving cultural and natural heritage and increasing STEM education.

The awards were presented by UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj across three categories – UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards, Partners in Research Excellence Awards, and Awards for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision.

We would also like to congratulate Professor Brian Head from the School of Political Science and International Studies who, along with his colleagues, received a Partners in Research Excellence Award commendation.

Check out our winners and a snippet of their research via the video links below:

2018 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards winners:

  • Dr Tom Aechtner - School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry - View video
  • Dr Allison Crowther - School of Social Science - View video  

2018 Partners in Research Excellence Awards winners:

  • Associate Professor Kim Nichols and Professor Robyn Gillies - School of Education with Queensland Museum Network, Shell QGC and Queensland Department of Education - View video

2018 Excellence in Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision - Emerging Adviser Award winner:

  • Dr Ian Hardy - School of Education -  View video

For the full list of recipients and further details on the awards, click here.