Outstanding women researchers recognised

Friday, 1 May 2015

Twelve outstanding University of Adelaide women researchers have been recognised in the University’s inaugural Women’s Research Excellence Awards.

Established to celebrate International Women’s Day, the awards recognise, celebrate and promote academic women’s research excellence at the University of Adelaide

Four mid-career and eight early-career researchers will receive $5000 to support their research. The recipients are:

Early-career researchers

Dr Katie Barclay (School of Humanities) for research in the area of the construction of identity (particularly gender), emotion and power relationships within family and social life.

Dr Nicolette Hodyl (Robinson Research Institute, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health) for research in common adverse exposures in pregnancy and how these exposures contribute to altered fetal development.

Dr Yan Jiao (School of Chemical Engineering) for research in the area of nanomaterials for clean energy conversion reactions.

Dr Lisa Moran (Robinson Research Institute, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health) for research in evidence-based management of the reproductive, metabolic and psychological health of women of reproductive age.

Dr Camille Short (School of Medicine) for research in population-based approaches to physical activity promotion – especially those utilising novel eHealth strategies.

Dr Laura Weyrich (Australian Centre for Ancient DNA) for research in ancient dental calculus and its use as a means of understanding how the human microbiome responds, adapts, and changes in a natural model system.

Dr Susan Woods (School of Medicine) for cancer research, in particular genetic research pertaining to melanoma.

Dr Lina Yao (School of Computer Science) for research on the Internet of Things.

Mid-career researchers

Associate Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem (Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, School of Physical Sciences) for research in the field of optical glasses and fibres.

Dr Joanna Howe (Adelaide Law School) for research in the field of temporary labour migration, workers’ compensation and employment standards.

Associate Professor Lisa Jamieson (Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health) for research in the field of indigenous oral health.

Associate Professor Yvonne Stokes (School of Mathematical Sciences) for research in applied mathematics.

University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Warren Bebbington congratulated all the award winners: “I look forward to seeing their careers develop and go from strength to strength,” he said.


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