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Staff Successes!

Congratulations to our staff members on their recent successes.

Colin Binns, School of Public Health, has been conferred the title John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor.

Andrew Lavender, Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, was a hit on The Conversation with his article Explainer: what is restless leg syndrome?! The article has amassed an incredible 219,867 reads to date, the highest number of reads a Curtin contributor has ever had on an article. It was the most read Curtin contribution for the month, which made Mr Lavender the top author for the month.

Professor Lin Fritschi, School of Public Health, has been conferred with the title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor by University Council. This prestigious accolade is in recognition of Professor Fritschi’s outstanding career track record, as well as her significant and sustained contribution to Curtin University and more generally to professional and public life.

Dr Kate Dorozenko, Research Associate, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, has won a prestigious international award for her dissertation, ‘The Identities and Social Roles of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Challenging Dominant Cultural Worldviews, Values and Mythologies’. Dr Dorozenko was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Society for Community Research and Action Best Dissertation on a Topic Relevant to Community Psychology Award.

Linda Selvey, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, has been nominated President-Elect of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, a faculty within the college of Physicians that trains Public Health Specialists.

Professor Philip Newsholme, Head of School, Biomedical Sciences, delivered a research seminar, ‘Metabolic Regulation of Insulin Secretion’, at the Medical Research Foundation, Royal Perth Hospital on Friday 15 April 2016. The seminar, which was attended by approximately 35 research staff from the Medical Research Foundation, Royal Perth Hospital and Biomedical Sciences at Curtin, is part of a series running twice a month at the hospital. The series is designed to bring medical research scientists and clinical research staff together to identify and stimulate opportunities for collaboration.

Professor Chris Reid, Professor, School of Public Health and Chief Investigator from the HOPE-3 study, has had three manuscripts from the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Janet Beilby, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Kathy Viljoen, Sessional Academic, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology and Professor Kraft, Wayne State University, have been awarded a N.I.H. grant extending over three years. The $US300,000.00 grant will fund the research project ‘Genetic Study of Developmental Stuttering’. The project is funded by NIH: NIDCD National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders, and administered by Wayne State University.