Fellows in the news – 2016

 

2016, November 29 Professor Lenore Manderson awarded Career Achievement Award ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Lenore Manderson FASSA, who was awarded the American Anthropological Association, Society for Medical Anthropology Career Achievement Award.  The award honors an individual who has advanced the field of medical anthropology through career-long contributions to theory or method, and who has been successful in communicating the relevance of medical anthropology to broader publics.



The award was announced with the following summary:



"Lenore's wide-ranging and effective promotion of medical anthropology at high levels in the global health agency architecture in so many different capacities is unique and has profoundly improved our subdiscipline’s engagement with policymakers, implementers, and agenda setters."



The Academy also congratulates Professor Manderson on her election to the  Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).  Professor Manderson was one of 38 leading scientists inaugurated at the ASSAf annual Awards Ceremony on 12 October 2016.



As the official Academy of South Africa, ASSAf honours the country’s most outstanding scholars by electing them to Membership of the Academy. ASSAf Members are drawn from the full spectrum of disciplines.



 


Media link: http://www.assaf.org.za/index.php/news/309-assaf-inaugurates-new-members2016

 

2016, November 14 Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC wins PM's Literary Award ...

The Academy congratulates Professors Geoffrey Blainey AC FASSA FAHA upon receiving the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian History.



 Professor Blainey received the award for 'The Story of Australia's People: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia' (Penguin/Viking, 2015).


Media link: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/2016-11-08/2016-prime-ministers-literary-awards-winners

 

2016, October 10 Professor Allan Fels AO to lead new Migrant Worker Taskforce

The Federal Government has appointed Professor Allan Fels AO, FASSA as Chair of a new Migrant Workers Taskforce which will provide expert advice on measures that will deliver better protections for overseas workers.



Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said the Taskforce will bolster the Government’s efforts to crack down on employers seeking to take advantage of migrant workers and deliver better protections for all workers.



Minister Cash said she is pleased the Taskforce will be chaired by Professor Allan Fels AO for an 18-month term.



"Professor Fels’ experience in this area will be a valuable asset to the Taskforce, which is tasked with developing strategies across government to stamp out exploitation of vulnerable migrant workers," Minister Cash said.



The Academy congratulates Professor Fels on his appointment.


Media link: https://ministers.employment.gov.au/cash/coalition-delivers-election-commitment-protect-migrant-workers

 

2016, June 14 Queen’s Birthday 2016 honours for Professor Richard Bryant AC ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Richard Bryant AC, who was conferred Companion (AC) in the General Division for eminent service to medical research in the field of psychotraumatology, as a psychologist and author, to the study of Indigenous mental health, as an advisor to a range of government and international organisations, and to professional societies.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2016-honours-list

 

2016, June 14 Queen’s Birthday 2016 honours for Professor Marian Baird AO ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Marian Baird AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to higher education, and to women, particularly in the areas of workplace gender equality, parental leave policy and industrial relations, and to social justice.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2016-honours-list

 

2016, June 14 Queen’s Birthday 2016 honours for Professor Fran Baum AO ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Fran Baum AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to higher education as an academic and public health researcher, as an advocate for improved access to community health care, and to professional organisations.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, June 14 Queen’s Birthday 2016 honours for Professor Peter Swan AO ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Peter Swan AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to finance and commerce as a leading academic, journalist and commentator on domestic investment, and on a range of political and economic issues.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, June 14 Queen’s Birthday 2016 honours for Professor Adam Graycar AM ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Adam Graycar AM, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education as an academic, to public administration through a range of leadership roles, and to professional groups.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, June 9 Professor Sharon Parker wins ARC Laureate Fellowship ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Sharon Parker FASSA, on winning a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship.



One of the 16 Australian Laureate Fellows to be recognised in 2016, Professor Parker was awarded $2.9 million, the single highest amount in this round, to continue her research into the way work is changing.



The Fellowship plans to study how transformative work design promotes meaningful, healthy, and productive work. The ‘what, how, where, when, and who’ of work is changing: the digital revolution is reconfiguring work processes more rapidly and on a much larger scale than ever before, and the demography of the workforce is profoundly shifting. Work design is a crucial but neglected strategy for optimising health, for unleashing employee talent, and for creating agile and effective organisations. Anticipated outcomes include a new theory on the future of work, a national longitudinal study on how work design fosters critical human development, field interventions, and evidence-based collaborative activities.



Professor Parker also won the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award which is aimed at mentoring women in the social sciences.


Media link: http://www.arc.gov.au/may-2016-arc-grants-announcement-kit

 

2016, June 3 Emeritus Professor Stephen Nicholas appointed High-end Foreign Expert ...

The State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, People’s Republic of China, has appointed Emeritus Professor Stephen Nicholas a 'High-end Foreign Expert’  at Tianjin Normal University for the next three years. In 2016, Professor Nicholas was also appointed a Visiting Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. The Academy congrtulates Prof Nicholas on his appointments.

 

2016, May 23 Professor Janet Chan FASSA receives ANZSOC Distinguished Criminologist Award ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Janet Chan FASSA, on receiving the 2015 Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) Distinguished Criminologist Award.



The award was presented to Professor Chan on 21 April 2016 by ANZSOC President Professor Rick Sarre.



The ANZSOC Distinguished Criminologist Award is presented each year to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding, significant and sustained contribution to Australian or New Zealand criminology in one or more of the following areas: teaching and scholarship; advancing international appreciation of criminology through research and publications; or involvement in criminology in public life. The award is made in recognition of the recipients’ lifetime contributions to criminology.



As a recipient of the Distinguished Criminologist Award, Professor Chan was also awarded the honorary title Fellow of ANZSOC.


Media link: http://www.anzsoc.org/cms-awards/award-winners.phps

 

2016, May 17 Emeritus Professor Ian Harper FASSA appointed to Reserve Bank Board

The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor Ian Harper FASSA, on his appointment as a part-time member of the Reserve Bank Board. Emeritus Professor Harper will take up a five-year term on the board from 31 July 2016. 



The announcement was made by Federal Treasurer the Hon. Scott Morrison on 5 May 2016. "Professor Harper’s combined experience in public policy development and academia will enable him to make a strong contribution to Reserve Bank Board deliberations. Professor Harper recently Chaired the Competition Policy Review (Harper Review), served as a member of the Financial System Inquiry (the Wallis Inquiry), and was the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission," said Mr Morrison. Emeritus Professor Harper, who spent two decades as a Professor at the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Business School, is also a Partner at Deloitte Access Economics.


Media link: http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/058-2016/

 

2016, May 11 Professor Stuart Macintyre AO FASSA FAHA wins 2016 Ernest Scott ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Stuart Macintyre AO FASSA FAHA upon winning the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize. The prize is awarded to work based upon original research which is, in the opinion of the examiners, the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation. 



Professor Macintyre received the prize for his book Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (NewSouth Publishing, 2015). The prize is worth approximately $13,000.  



The Academy also congratulates Professor Joy Damousi FASSA was short-listed for the Ernest Scott Prize for her book Memory and Migration in the Shadow of War (Cambridge University Press, 2015).


Media link: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/ernest-scott-prize

 

2016, April 5 Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO appointed to NHMRC Australian Heath ...

The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO, FASSA on her appointmnent to the NHMRC Australian Heath Ethics Committee (AHEC).  Members of the Committee draw on expertise in philosophy, the ethics of medical research, public health and social science research, clinical medical practice and nursing, disability, law, religion and health consumer issues. Emeritus Professor Edwards was appointed as the Committee member with expertise in social science research.


Media link: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about/nhmrc-committees/australian-health-ethics-committee-ahec/members-australian-health-ethics-comm

 

2016, April 1 Professor Weiss FASSA, appointed visiting fellow to EHESS ...

The Academy congratulates Fellow Professor Weiss FASSA, who has been appointed by the French government as a visiting fellow to L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, located in Paris. While a guest of the EHESS, she will deliver four lectures and seminars for faculty and postgraduate students. Her presentations will speak to her recent work on the role of governments in innovation and development, both in East Asia and the United States.

 

2016, April 1 Professor Ravenhill FASSA, receives Distinguished Scholar Award ...

The Academy congratulates Professor John Ravenhill, FASSA, who received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association at its annual convention in Atlanta in March 2016.

 

2016, March 24 Professor Johanna Wyn conferred Fellow of the Academy of Social ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Johanna Wyn, FASSA, who has been conferred a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, UK.



The Academy of Social Sciences is Britain’s national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Its annual fellowships are conferred to those recognised by their peers for the excellence and impact of their work. Professor Wyn was acknowledged for her contribution to social science in the UK in the field of youth sociology. 


Media link: https://www.acss.org.uk/news/forty-two-leading-social-scientists-conferred-fellows-academy-social-sciences/

 

2016, March 15 Professor George Williams appointed Dean Law, UNSW ...

UNSW has announced the appointment of eminent constitutional lawyer Professor George Williams AO FASSA as the Dean of the Faculty of Law.



“Professor Williams is one of Australia’s leading constitutional lawyers and public commentators and he brings an unrivalled combination of intellectual leadership, social impact and engagement to the role of Dean,” said UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Ian Jacobs.



“I am confident George will build on the law school’s already impressive achievements and guide it to new heights as we implement the University’s 2025 Strategy,” Professor Jacobs said.



Professor Williams will take up the position of Dean in June this year following the retirement of outgoing Dean Professor David Dixon.



 


Media link: http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/business-law/unsw-appoints-new-dean-law

 

2016, February 15 Professor Warwick Anderson wins 2015 Medal for History and Philosophy ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Warwick Anderson FASSA FAHA who was awarded the 2015 Medal for History and Philosophy of Science by the Royal Society of New South Wales. The medal is awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the understanding of the history and philosophy of science. Last year the Royal Society of New South Wales elected Professor Anderson as a Fellow.


Media link: http://www.royalsoc.org.au/index.php

 

2016, January 27 2016 Australia Day Honours for Professor John Nevile AM ...

The Academy congratulates, Professor John Nevile, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education, particularly economics, as an academic and author, and to professional organisations.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, January 27 2016 Australia Day Honours for Professor Norman Feather AM ...

The Academy congratulates, Professor Norman Feather, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to higher education as an academic, author and editor, to the social and behavioural sciences, and to professional bodies.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, January 27 2016 Australia Day Honours for Professor Warwick McKibbin AO ...

The Academy congratulates, Professor Warwick McKibbin, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to education as an economist, particularly in the area of global climate policy, and to financial institutions and international organisations.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, January 27 2016 Australia Day Honours for Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale AO

The Academy congratulates, Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to Australia-Asia trade and economic relations, particularly with Japan, to public policy development, to education, and as a mentor of young economists.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, January 27 2016 Australia Day Honours for Professor Ann Harding AO ...

The Academy congratulates, Professor Ann Harding, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to education in the field of applied economics and social policy analysis, as an academic, researcher and author, and to professional organisations.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, January 27 2016 Australia Day Honours for Professor Kevin McConkey AM ...

The Academy congratulates, Professor Kevin McConkey, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education administration, to the field of psychology as an academic, and to professional associations.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, January 27 2016 Australia Day Honours for Professor Susan Spence AO ...

The Academy congratulates, Professor Susan Spence, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to mental health research, particularly to prevention and treatment in young people, to tertiary education, and as a mentor.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, January 27 2016 Australia Day Honours for Professor Leon Mann AO ...

The Academy congratulates, Professor Leon Mann, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to the humanities and social sciences, to tertiary education and professional organisations, and to Jewish history and culture.


Media link: https://www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2016-honours-lists

 

2016, January 11 Professor Stephen King appointed Commissioner of Productivity Commision ...

Professor Stephen King, FASSA, has been appointed a full time Commissioner of the Productivity Commision, the Australian Government’s principal advisory body on microeconomic policy and regulation. He will serve on the Productivity Commission for a term of five years and will be joined by part-time commissioners Ms Julie Abramson and Ms Angela MacRae. The appointment was announced by Federal Treasurer the Hon. Scott Morrison on 23 December 2015.



"Professor King will bring a technical reputation and professional authority that will add depth to the Commission’s findings and recommendations, and a demonstrated capacity for providing leadership in guiding strategic research, analysis and the building of public policy options based on sound economic principles and social requirements," said Mr Morrison.



"I congratulate Ms Abramson, Ms MacRae and Professor King on their appointments and look forward to each of them making a significant contribution to the important work of the Commission," he said.


Media link: http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/029-2015/