Staff and student successes
Professor Ricardo Mancera, School of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded an ARC Linkage Grant of $600K over four years for his project ‘Advanced cryobanking for recalcitrant-seeded Australian rainforest plants’. Ricardo is the lead chief investigator on the grant, which involves researchers from RMIT, UWA, ANSTO, the US Department of Agriculture, University of South Dakota, Kings Park Botanic Garden and the Australian Botanic Garden.
Dr Moira O’Connor, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, has been given an honourable mention in the category of postgraduate research in this year’s Curtin Student Guild’s Excellence in Teaching Awards for the 2016 academic year.
Associate Professor Graham Hall, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, has been awarded a Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS). The award recognises excellence in contributions to research, education and clinical leadership in respiratory medicine from amongst the ERS membership.
Associate Professor Michelle Kelly, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, is one of four editors and chapter author in a newly released, contemporary Australian text on healthcare simulation. Nestel D., Kelly M., Jolly B. & Watson M. (eds). Healthcare Simulation Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice (Wiley Blackwell). The book will be formally launched at the upcoming annual Australasian Simulation Congress to be held in Sydney from 28 to 31 August.
Dr Tin Fei Sim, School of Pharmacy, has been elected to the 2017 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (WA) Branch Committee.
Associate Professor Michelle Kelly, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, delivered a keynote presentation at the 2nd Pan Asia Society for Simulation in Healthcare (PASSH) meeting in the Philippines (10 to 13 May) at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. Within the conference theme of Building Bridges in Healthcare Simulation, the keynote session focussed on Key Foundations for Building Strong Bridges. This emerging group, who have representatives from the majority of Asian countries, are driving the agenda for relevant simulation based activities which address the cultural as well as country specific health and educational needs for the region. Wiley Blackwell donated eight copies of the new text Healthcare Simulation Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice, which Associate Professor Kelly was able to present as prizes at the conference. Ms Sabrina Koh (PASSH President) and Dr Chaoyan Dong (PASSH Director of Research) co-authored a chapter in the text.
Nigel Gribble, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, has won best oral presentation at the International Clinical Skills conference in Italy for his work based on his PhD (Emotional Intelligence).
Luke Green, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, was recently declared the runner up for the best poster award at this year’s Experimental Psychology Conference held in Newcastle, 19 to 22 April.
Jess Anstiss, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, has been named in the 2017 Australian Netball World Youth Cup Team. The 2017 Netball World Youth Cup will be held in Gaborone, Botswana, from 9 to 16 July.