Research awards

These awards recognise staff excellence in research activities and the categories include Researcher of the Year, Early Career Researcher and a Lifetime Achievement Award.


About the awards

The Faculty promotes a set of Research Awards each year that recognise excellence.

These include the researcher of the year for a senior researcher and early career researcher. There is also a lifetime award considered on an annual basis.

All winners receive a certificate and $5,000 which can be used for research related activities including conference, travel, or professional training opportunities.

Call for nominations of these awards are made in October each year and are judged by an awards subcommittee selected from the Faculty Research Strategy Committee, chaired by Professor Garry T Allison Dean Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Lifetime Achievement Award

A School, Research Centre, Institute, or colleague can nominate an individual for this award. The Individual is viewed as an ambassador for the Faculty through research and related activities. This is a once-only award.

Criteria

  1. a) Outstanding, original and innovative contribution to the Faculty’s research performance over at least 10 years employment at Curtin University.
  2. b) Leadership and mentorship to less experienced researchers to assist them to grow their research career.
  3. c) Collaboration with other researchers within the Faculty to contribute to research performance.
  4. d) Evidence of impact on the local, national and international community through their reputation and profile in their area of expertise.

Researcher of the Year

The intent of this award is to recognise outstanding researchers in Faculty of Health Sciences who demonstrate quality, dedication and achievement in their research field relative to opportunity. The awardee will receive a prize of $5,000 to facilitate research related activities including conference travel or professional training opportunities.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Researcher of the Year award the nominee will have:

  1. a) Completed Doctoral (PhD) research degree pre 2011. Note researchers with a higher degree awarded in 2011 or later might wish to consider applying for the Early Career Research Award.
  2. b) Been an employee of the Faculty of Health Sciences in the past 2 years (≥ 0.5 full time equivalent).
  3. c) Not received the Award in the previous five years.

Early Career Research Award

The intent of this award is to recognise early career researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences on their research performance and the development of a research trajectory relative to opportunity. The awardee will receive a prize of $5,000 to facilitate research related activities including conference travel or professional training opportunities.

Criteria

To be eligible for the Early-Research Career the nominee will have:

  1. a) Completed their Research degree (PhD) in 2011 or later.
  2. b) Been an employee of the Faculty of Health Sciences in the past 2 years (≥ 0.5 full time equivalent).
  3. c) Not received the Award in the last five year

Enquiries and requests for application packages can be forwarded to:
Lena Kung
Email: l.kung@curtin.edu.au
Executive Officer to Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences

Previous research winners

YEARAWARDRECIPIENTSCHOOL
2014Researcher of the yearProfessor Simone PettigrewSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
2014Early career research awardDr Daniel GucciardiSchool of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
2012Lifetime achievement of the yearProf Jeffery SpickettSchool of Public Health
2007Project of the yearGlycan Biosciences Project
2005Research group of the yearJointly awarded to
Healthy Muscular-Skeletal Development Group of the School of Psychology and the
Australian Twins/ADHD Project Group of the School of Psychology
2005New researcher of the yearDr Clare ReesSchool of Psychology