Fellows in the news – 2015

 

2015, December 15 Professor David Horner AM FASSA wins PM's Prize for Australian ...

The Academy congratulates Professor David Horner AM FASSA, who has won the 2015 Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History for his book The Spy Catchers—The Official History of ASIO Vol 1. The prize was shared with Ross Coulthart who was honoured for his part biography, part investigation, Charles Bean, which looks at the role of the Australian war correspondent.



The Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History recognises outstanding work that contributes significantly to an understanding of Australian history.



 


Media link: http://arts.gov.au/topics/pms-literary-awards

 

2015, December 14 Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA awarded South ...

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA was honoured by South African President Jacob Zuma with an Order of the Companions of OR Tambo: Silver Award at a special ceremony in Pretoria on 8 December. The award is an accolade for eminent foreigners who have actively promoted the interests and aspirations of South Africa through outstanding cooperation, solidarity and support. Professor Evans received the award in recognition of his contribution to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. 

 

Professor Evans was a prominent and vocal international champion of the anti-apartheid cause as Australian Foreign Minister.  In the Commonwealth during the late 1980s he played a particularly important role in pursuing financial sanctions which proved critical in effective international action against the apartheid regime. 




Media link: http://www.thediplomaticsociety.co.za/home/16-home/1673-south-african-award-recognises-gareth-evans-contribution-to-the-anti-apartheid-struggle

 

2015, October 30 Professor Hal Kendig FASSA receives IAGG Chairman's award ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Hal Kendig FASSA from the ANU Centre for Research on Ageing, Health, and Wellbeing who has been recognised in the Chairman’s award ‘for outstanding contribution to the development of gerontology and service to the Asia/Oceania Region of the IAGG’.  The award was presented at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Regional meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand October 2015.  In his citation, Professor Keith Hill Regional Chairman, noted Professor Kendig’s long-standing leadership of the Social, Research, Planning, and Practice Committee and his contributions to the development of the United Nations/IAGG Research Agenda on Ageing for the 21st Century led by Professor Gary Andrews (former IAGG President).    

 

2015, October 27 Professor George Paxinos AO, FASSA honoured in NSW Premier's Awards

The Academy congratulates Professor George Paxinos AO, FASSA who was honoured for his work in this year's NSW Premier's Science and Engineering Prizes. Professor Paxinos claimed the top prize in the category of Medical Biological Sciences (cell and molecular, medical, veterinary and genetics).



The award ceremony took place at Government House in Sydney on 7 October.



The Prizes, held annually since 2008, honour science pioneers for their contribution and raise the community's awareness of their work.



"The Premier's Prizes for Science and Engineering are about celebrating our incredibly talented scientists and engineers, who, through their innovation, collaboration, resourcefulness and impact, have contributed to major advances in our well-being and economy," said NSW Premier Mike Baird.


Media link: http://www.chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au/premiersprizes

 

2015, September 21 Professor David Grant, FASSA appointed Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) at ...

Professor David Grant, FASSA, has been appointed to the position of Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) at Griffith University.


Media link: https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/news/2015/09/13/new-pro-vice-chancellor-for-business/

 

2015, September 21 ASSA Fellow Professor Peter Shergold to be NSW Co-ordinator-General for ...

Professor Peter Shergold, ASSA Fellow and Chancellor of Western Sydney University, will be the NSW Co-ordinator-General for Refugee Resettlement.



Professor Shergold will take responsibility for ensuring that the NSW Government is prepared for the arrival of the additional refugee intake from Syria, and then for coordinating across governments, government agencies and NGOs to resettle refugees in NSW.


Media link: https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases-premier/peter-shergold-coordinate-resettlement

 

2015, September 17 Professor Warwick Anderson FASSA wins NSW Premier’s General History Prize

The Academy congratulates Professor Warwick Anderson, FASSA who has won the NSW Premier’s General History Prize with Ian Mackay for their book Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity.



The NSW Premier’s History Awards were first presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievement in history by Australian citizens and permanent residents. The awards assist in establishing values and standards in historical research and publication and encourage everyone to appreciate and learn from the work of our historians.



The New South Wales Premier’s History Awards are administered by the State Library of NSW in association with Arts NSW. 


Media link: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about/awards/premiers_awards/nsw_premiers_history_awards/premiers_history_awards.html

 

2015, September 1 Dr Paul Kelly, FASSA wins John Button Prize ...

The Academy congratulates Dr Paul Kelly, FASSA who has won the $20,000 John Button Prize for writing on policy and politics for his book Triumph and Demise: The Broken Promise of a Labor Generation.



The judges described Triumph and Demise as a well-informed and powerful account of recent politics by a skilled and experienced journalist who was deeply disappointed by the failure of the reform process in Australia.



“In seventy years time, when people want to know what was going on in Australian politics in this period, they will turn to the Kelly book,” one judge said.


Media link: http://johnbuttonprize.org.au/paul-kelly-wins-2015-john-button-prize/

 

2015, July 28 Professor Bruce Chapman AM, FASSA the 2015 Distinguished Fellow of ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Bruce Chapman who has been made the 2015 Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia in recognition of his contributions to the profession, the Society and the nation over more than three decades. The Award was announced and presented at the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) in July and was accompanied by a citation which will be published in an appropriate issue of The Economic Record.



 



 


Media link: http://esacentral.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Bruce-Chapman-Citation-Official-2015-DFA.pdf

 

2015, July 28 Professor Jonathan Pincus, FASSA the 2015 Distinguished Public Policy Fellow ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Jonathan Pincus who has been made the 2015 Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public policy through application of the principle of Economics to a diversity of applied policy issues. The Award was announced and presented at the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) in Brisbane in July and was accompanied by a citation which will be published in an appropriate issue of The Economic Record. This is the second time the award has been made, with Professor Gary Banks AO, FASSA being the first recipient in 2014.


Media link: http://esacentral.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DPPFA-2015-J-Pincus-nomination.pdf

 

2015, July 28 Professor Bryan S Turner, FASSA wins Max Planck Research Award ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Bryan Turner, FASSA who has won the Max Planck Research Award for 2015 on the topic "Religion and Modernity: secularization and social and religious pluralism' for 3-5 years. The Max Planck Research Award is one of the most highly endowed academic prizes in Germany. It is awarded annually by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society to one researcher working in Germany and one working abroad.  The award is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and provides 750,000 euros over a three to four year period. Professor Turner is the Director of the Institute for Religion Politics and Society at ACU (Melbourne) and Director for the Study of Religion at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He will be hosted by the University of Potsdam during the funding period. 



The award ceremony will be held in Berlin on December 8, 2015 and the actual research will commence on January 1, 2016.


Media link: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/press-release-2015-14.html

 

2015, July 21 Professor Greg Bamber FASSA elected Fellow of the US Labor ...

The US Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) has elected as Fellows Professor Greg Bamber FASSA of Monash Business School and Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury FASSA of Sydney University’s Business School. This prestigious award recognizes their contributions to the field of international and comparative employment relations. The award recognizes scholars “who have made contributions of unusual distinction from such disciplines as Industrial Relations, Law, Economics, Human Resources, Business, Sociology, Political Science and Organizational Behavior.” This is the first time that this award has been conferred on anyone who does not live in North America or the UK. LERA confers it on only three scholars per year at its Annual Meeting, which was held this year in Pittsburgh.

 

2015, July 21 Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury FASSA elected Fellow of the US ...

The US Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) has elected as Fellows Professor Greg Bamber FASSA of Monash Business School and Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury FASSA of Sydney University’s Business School. This prestigious award recognizes their contributions to the field of international and comparative employment relations. The award recognizes scholars “who have made contributions of unusual distinction from such disciplines as Industrial Relations, Law, Economics, Human Resources, Business, Sociology, Political Science and Organizational Behavior.” This is the first time that this award has been conferred on anyone who does not live in North America or the UK. LERA confers it on only three scholars per year at its Annual Meeting, which was held this year in Pittsburgh.

 

2015, July 6 Professor Peter Saunders FASSA appointed to World Bank's Poverty Review

Professor Peter Saunders has been appointed to the World Bank Commission on Global Poverty.  The Commission has been established to provide answers to key questions about the Bank's new poverty targets and measures.



Professor Saunders is renowned for his research on a range of areas including poverty and income distribution, household needs and living standards. He is one of 24 leading economists on the Commission, which will be chaired by Sir Anthony Atkinson, the Centennial Professor at London School of Economics, and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University.


Media link: http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/social-affairs/unsw-professor-appointed-world-banks-poverty-review

 

2015, July 2 Professor Anthony Elliott appointed as Executive Director of the Hawke ...

Professor Anthony Elliott has been appointed by the European Commission as Executive Director of the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations.  Professor Elliott will undertake this appointment in conjunction with his current position as Director of the Hawke Research Institute at the University of South Australia.

 

2015, June 29 Professor Steven Schwartz AM FASSA to Chair ACARA ...

Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM FASSA has been appointed as the new Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). ACARA is responsible for the management of curriculum, assessment and reporting at the national level and reports to all Ministers for Education through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council. ACARA is overseen by a 13-member Board of Directors, made up of nominees of each of the Australian State and Territory Governments as well as the Catholic and Independent school sectors.


Media link: http://www.psnews.com.au/tvic/461/news/schwartz-to-chair-acara

 

2015, June 29 Professor Ron Rapee AM FASSA awarded ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship

Distinguished Professor Ron Rapee AM FASSA has been awarded an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship - one of only 15 awarded nationally. This award reflects Professor Rapee's outstanding contribution to research. 



Professor Rapee's Laureate program is 'Development of emotional functioning during adolescence'. This fellowship project aims to understand factors that increase risk and provide protection from the development of emotional distress during the adolescent years. Adolescence is a critical stage in the development of emotional functioning, and behaviours developed at this time can influence the entire life course. The research plans to follow a large group of teenagers over many years and will focus on risk and protective factors that are open to possible modification. The intended outcomes seek to support the development of prevention and promotion programs and public health initiatives to maximise positive emotional development in young people. It is hoped that these will lead to increased productivity and better quality of life.


Media link: http://www.humansciences.mq.edu.au/news_and_events/2014/congratulations_to_distinguished_professor_ron_rapee

 

2015, June 10 Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours for Professor Kym Anderson AC ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Kym Anderson AC, who was conferred Companion (AC) in the General Division for eminent service to higher education as a leading academic and researcher, particularly in the field of agricultural economics, to the study of international trade and poverty reduction in developing countries, and to the viticulture industry.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2015-honours-list

 

2015, June 10 Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours for Professor Ross Milbourne AO ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Ross Milbourne AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to higher education, to academic leadership and administration, to the promotion of excellence in teaching and research, as an economist, and to professional tertiary learning associations.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2015-honours-list

 

2015, June 10 Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours for Professor Philippa Pattison AO ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Philippa Pattison AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to higher education, particularly through contributions to the study of social network modelling, analysis and theory, and to university leadership and administration.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2015-honours-list

 

2015, June 10 Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours for Professor Deborah Terry AO ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Deborah Terry AO, for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector through senior administrative roles, as an academic and researcher in the field of psychology, and as a mentor.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2015-honours-list

 

2015, June 9 Dame Quentin Bryce received 2015 Australian Award for Excellence in ...

Dame Quentin Bryce, FASSA, receives the national award of the 2015 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.  She was recognised for her role as Australia’s first female Governor-General, and invaluable contribution to advancing human rights and equality, the rights of women and children, and the welfare of the family.


Media link: http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/35501/dame-quentin-bryce-the-hon-julie-bishop-mp-and-michelle-bridges-headline-2015-winners-of-the-australian-award-for-excellence-in-womens-leadership#.VWvUGc-qpBc

 

2015, June 4 Professor Peter McDonald AM receives the 2015 Irene B.Taeuber Award

Professor Peter McDonald AM has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Irene B. Taeuber Award. The major prize, from the Population Association of America, recognises unusually original or important contributions to the scientific study of population, or a record of exceptionally sound and innovative research. Professor McDonald is just the fourth non-American to win the award since its inception in 1977.


Media link: http://www.psnews.com.au/act/Page_ACTpsn08816.html

 

2015, May 13 Prof Ken Henry appointed Chairman of National Australia Bank ...

Former Treasury secretary Professor Ken Henry has been appointed as Chairman of National Australia Bank.


Media link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/financial-services/ken-henry-to-succeed-michael-chaney-as-nab-chairman/story-fn91wd6x-1227341731992

 

2015, May 7 Prof Fran Baum to co-direct a new Centre for Research ...

Professor Fran Baum, FASSA will co-Direct a new Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) on the Social Determinants of Health Equity at Flinders University.

To view the full article please visit http://indaily.com.au/flinders-news/2015/04/24/putting-policy-on-track-for-better-health-2/

 

2015, April 9 Marginson to head Global Higher Education Research Centre ...

The UK government announced £6 million ($11.5m) in funding for a new Centre for Global Higher Education to be headed by Simon Marginson, a professor with the University of London’s Institute of Education and formerly of Melbourne University.


Media link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/marginson-to-head-global-higher-education-research-centre/story-e6frgcjx-1227281274326

 

2015, February 25 Peter Shergold, FASSA to chair government’s university standards panel ...

Former top bureaucrat Peter Shergold will chair Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s Higher Education Standards Panel as the government pursues its university deregulation agenda.


Media link: http://www.themandarin.com.au/22378-shergold-chair-pynes-university-standards-panel/?pgnc=1

 

2015, January 28 Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Janice Reid AC ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Janice Reid who was conferred Companion (AC) in the General Division for eminent service to the tertiary education sector through executive roles, as an advocate for equitable access to educational opportunities, particularly for Indigenous, refugee and lower socio-economic communities, and to health, medical and health care research and cultural bodies. 


Media link: https://gg.gov.au/australia-day-2015-honours-list

 

2015, January 28 Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Peter Lloyd AM ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Peter Lloyd who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to economics, particularly in the area of international trade theory and analysis.


Media link: https://gg.gov.au/australia-day-2015-honours-list

 

2015, January 28 Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Adrian Pagan ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Adrian Pagan who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to tertiary education as an academic economist, to the development of public policy research as an author, and through contributions to professional and financial organisations. 


Media link: https://gg.gov.au/australia-day-2015-honours-list

 

2015, January 15 Riaz Hassan AM FASSA to lead UniSA's Centre for Muslim ...

ASSA Fellow Professor Riaz Hassan AM, a leading sociologist and acclaimed author and expert in Islam and society, has been appointed to lead the University of South Australia’s International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding in the Hawke Research Institute.


Media link: http://www.unisa.edu.au/Media-Centre/Releases/International-expert-in-Islam-and-society-to-lead-UniSAs-Centre-for-Muslim-and-non-Muslim-Understanding/#.VLc72SuUcvx

 

2015, January 5 ASSA Fellow Professor Catherine Waldby appointed Director for ANU Research ...

The Australian National University has appointed prominent academic and social researcher Professor Catherine Waldby (FASSA) as Director of the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS).


Media link: http://cass.anu.edu.au/news/news/20141218/new-director-research-school-social-sciences

 

2015, January 5 Prestigious Swedish University recognises Emeritus Professor, Dr Russell Lansbury (FASSA)

Dr Russell Lansbury(FASSA), an Emeritus Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies (WOS), has been made an honorary Doctor of Technology (Teknologie Hedersdoktor) by Sweden's prestigious Lulea Technical University. 


Media link: http://sydney.edu.au/business/news/2014/swedish_university_recognises_emeritus_professor_dr_russell_lansbury

 

2015, January 5 Professor Peter Drysdale (FASSA) wins prestigious 2014 Asia Cosmopolitan Prize ...

Distinguished ANU Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale (FASSA) has won the 2014 Asia Cosmopolitan Prize for Economics and Social Science for his contribution to Asian economic cooperation and development in East Asia.


Media link: http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/anu-economist-wins-prestigious-asian-award