HASS staff recognised for excellence

30 November 2018

A number of HASS staff have been recognised for their excellence and innovation in teaching and research via the recent announcements of the Australian Research Council as well as the 2019 UQ Teaching Fellowships and Innovation Grants.

The ARC announced outcomes for five schemes earlier this week.
Discovery Program Outcomes

  • Discovery Early Career Research Award for funding commencing in 2019
  • Discovery Projects for funding commencing in 2019
  • Discovery Indigenous for funding commencing in 2019

Linkage Program Outcomes

  • Linkage Projects 2018
  • Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities for funding commencing in 2019

Overall, the results are fantastic for the faculty with a total increase of ARC funding across the DECRA and DP schemes by nearly $900,000 compared to 2018.  We offer our warmest congratulations for those staff who have been successful with their projects. Our commiserations also to staff who weren't successful this time.  

  • ARC Funding Announcements can be accessed, here.
  • ARC Media Releases can be accessed, here.

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DE19)

We are pleased to announce the following DECRA recipient in HASS. The faculty success rate for this round was 15% (national success rate of 17.2%). UQ topped the awards nationally picking up 25 of the 200 DECRAs available. The total income to the faculty is $1.13m.

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

  • Dr Joseph Sanzo. Early Jewish and Christian religious traditions. $350,574.00

School of Political Science and International Studies

  • Dr Sarah Teitt. China and the future of international peacebuilding. $401,000.00​

School of Social Science

  • Dr Kiah Smith. Fair food futures, civil society and the sustainable development goals. $387,574.00.

ARC Discovery Projects (DP19) 

Of the 18 faculty led proposals submitted we are pleased to announce the following 4 projects were awarded. The faculty success rate of 22% success rate in this round (national success rate 22.4%), with a total of over $1.34m awarded. There are also 3 projects led outside UQ.

Institute for Social Science Research

  • Professor Karen Thorpe; Associate Professor Simon Smith; Dr Sally Staton; Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun;Dr Douglas (Tony) Beatton;Adj A/Prof Helen Heussler; Professor Monique LeBourgeois; Ms Gabrielle Sinclair; Dr Peter Blair. The developmental significance of sleep transition in early childhood. $705,000.00

School of Education

  • Professor Peter Renshaw; Dr Ron Tooth; Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen. Digital mediation of children’s interactions with the more than human world. $367,412.00

School of Political Science and International Studies

  • Professor Katharine Gelber. Assessing the harms of online speech. $174,435.00
  • Associate Professor Matt McDonald. Climate change and national security: international responses.$98,671.00 

HASS researchers who were successful on non-UQ led Discovery Projects:

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

  • Associate Professor Jacqueline Broad; Associate Professor Deborah Brown; Professor Marguerite Deslauriers. The philosophical foundations of women’s rights: a new history, 1600-1750. $165,000.00. Led by Monash University.

School of Social Science

  • Professor Bryce Barker; Associate Professor Lara Lamb; Associate Professor Maxime Aubert; Associate Professor Andrew Fairbairn; Dr Matthew Leavesley. The archaeology of the Great Papuan Plateau. $549,747.00. Led by the University of Southern Queensland.

Centre for Policy Futures

  • Professor Michele Foster; Associate Professor Paul Henman; Professor Karen Fisher; Professor Catherine Needham. Making complex interfaces work for the national disability insurance scheme. $244,522.00. Led by Griffith University. 

ARC Linkage Projects (LP18)

School of Education

Professor Rhonda Oliver; Dr Marnee Shay. Preparing Aboriginal students in remote communities for life beyond school. $220,937.00. Led by Curtin University.

2019 UQ Teaching Fellowship 

Congratulations to Associate Professor Kristen Lyons from the School of Social Science who was the recipient of a 2019 UQ Teaching Fellowship.  Her project entitled “Developing Post Graduate Student-Led Engaged Learning Environments for Diverse Cohorts, including International Students” was awarded funding to the value of $50,000.

Teaching Innovation Grants 2019

Congratulations  to the following recipients:

  • Dr Mair Underwood (Social Science) was awarded a Teaching Innovation Grant (Extension Project), $53,975 (1 year): Assessment Ideas Factory: Improving assessment practice across The University of Queensland
  • Dr Natalie Collie (Communication and Arts) and Dr Seb Dianati (Languages and Cultures) were awarded a Teaching Innovation Grant, $60,000 (1 year): Developing flexible digital assessment strategies for cross-disciplinary implementation 
  • Associate Professor Andrew Fairbairn (Social Science) was awarded a Teaching Innovation Grant, $60,000 (2 years): Microcredentialling, digital badges and the development of effective transdisciplinary professional learning across large degree programs.