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RMIT DSC College Awards 2013

RMIT DSC College Awards 2013

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  • 1. Staff Awards Breakfast 2013 College of Design & Social Context 2nd October 2013
  • 2. School of Architecture & Design Award Prof Leon van Schaik For developing a practice based research program for architects and designers, writing professional reviews for internationally recognised architectural journals and serving on the Council’s Campus Development Committee. RMIT University©2013 2
  • 3. School of Art Award Prof Lesley Duxbury For achieving the most quality creative works outputs in FoR 1905 and contributing quality publications in FoR 2002 and ERA 2012, and for building and supporting excellent research and supervising postgraduate research candidates. RMIT University©2013 3
  • 4. School of Education Award Dr Berenice Nyland For being an outstanding researcher, prodigious author, Program Manager of the Master of Education program and lecturer in early childhood programs RMIT University©2008 4
  • 5. School of Fashion and Textiles Award Dr Jenny Underwood For novel research into digital design processes of knitting and parametric design, trans-disciplinary projects and working with architecture and industry RMIT University©2013 5
  • 6. School of Global Urban and Social Studies Award A/Prof Kim Humphery For generous, intelligent, highly principled and effective research leadership and administration; research and publication on ethical consumption and associated topics and supporting staff in achieving their research goals. RMIT University©2013 6
  • 7. School of Global Urban and Social Studies Award Dr Craig Batty For juggling strong research output in screen writing, with playing a key role in capacity building; exhibiting a generosity of spirit in supporting colleagues and building a positive and collaborative research culture. RMIT University©2013 7
  • 8. School of Property, Construction and Project Management Award Prof Derek Walker For contributing to both the Masters and Doctor of Project Management degrees; consistently producing prodigious and high quality research outputs and amassing a huge national and international research network of successful PhD candidates and peers. RMIT University©2013 8
  • 9. Overall Excellence Award For publication or exhibition, income, partnerships, supervision, leadership and mentoring JOINT WINNERS: Dr Heather Horst For the first CI on ARC linkage; co-leading an internationally recognised Research Centre, supervising Research Associates and PhD students and mentoring Prof Helen Lingard For research focused on OHS and work-life balance in the construction industry; leading an international research group at RMIT and an outstanding grants track record RMIT University©2013 9
  • 10. Grants and Partnership Award For research income and the establishment of significant academic or industry research partnerships JOINT WINNERS: Dr Sarah Bekessy For bringing in $386,118 and committed research income of $369,903, and establishing a productive HDR team and securing partnerships Dr Enda Crossin For broad knowledge and exposure to the processing and properties of materials, particularly ferrous and non-ferrous metals Dr Karli Verghese For specialising in research into life cycle assessment, packaging sustainability and eco-design projects RMIT University©2013 10
  • 11. Publishing Award For quality, quantity and ranking of journals or publishers Dr Larissa Hjorth For being completely outstanding with publications. Larissa is Co-Director of the DERC which focuses on communication for development; art practice; civic and community engagement; learning and literacies; design; locative and geo social media; mobile communication and mobility; place; play and gaming and new visualities. RMIT University©2013 11
  • 12. Exhibitions/Creative Outputs Award For quality of outlet and productivity JOINT WINNERS: Peter Boyd Peter is the Course Coordinator for Fashion Design Studio 5 which develops students’ research, analytical, evaluative and practical skills. Denise Sprynskyj Denise is the Course Coordinator of Fashion Design Studio 7 (Applied) which consolidates students’ knowledge and skills for a real world context. Louise Weaver For volume and quality of research outputs and inclusion in top 10 academics contributing to FoR 1905. Louise is a Lecturer in Art and produces installations, sculpture, paintings, drawings, prints, multiples, ceramics, glass, photographs, digital and sound work. RMIT University©2013 12
  • 13. HDR Supervision Award For completions and quality Prof Leon van Schaik For outstanding performance across enrolments, supervisor capacity and completion RMIT University©2013 13
  • 14. Leadership Award Setting directions, creating initiatives, building capacity and inspiring others JOINT WINNERS A/Prof Robin Goodman For strengthening ties between urban researchers and creating the agenda for CUR and leading the AHURI teams in securing Cat 1 funding. Dr Tania Lewis For mentoring and supervising staff, leading, developing, networking, being highly active across the DSC and being an outstanding leader. Prof Kerry London For mentoring staff, leading and developing new industry networks and being highly active in leadership of new initiatives across DSC. RMIT University©2013 14
  • 15. Early Career Researcher Award Best overall performance in the first five years since award of PhD JOINT WINNERS Dr Aleksandra Acker For developing a strong and consistent record of publication in quality journals on music education either alone or with colleagues since 2008 A/Prof Jane Burry For research on deployment of mathematics in contemporary spatial design practice, digital design modelling and physical and digital architecture Dr Laresa Kosloff For quality international creative works including Venice Biennale and other international events in New Zealand and Europe RMIT University©2013 15
  • 16. Frontier Award For edgy innovative work that is right on the frontier Philip Samartzis For research into remote areas, holding the Australian Antarctica Fellowship and a three-year study of indigenous communities in Western Australian and Victorian art projects RMIT University©2013 16
  • 17. Global Award For international partnerships and initiatives JOINT WINNERS Dr Quentin Stevens For a leading track record of urban research at a global level Prof Jo Tacchi For contributing to growing research activity and creating a global network of peers and partners for the benefit of Media and Communication colleagues RMIT University©2013 17
  • 18. Urban Award For research directly related to solving problems associated with cities JOINT WINNERS Craig Douglas and Dr Rosalea Monacella For founding the Office of Urban Transformation Research (OUTR) which explores design at the nexus of urban and natural environments through a rigorous exploration of economic, environmental, and social complex systems that constitute a city. Rosalea and Craig have over 35 ERA creative work and HERDC publications as well as over $1.2 million dollars in research income since OUTR’s inception. RMIT University©2013 18
  • 19. Connected Award For partnership-building, liaison and connections with industry, government and community JOINT WINNERS Dr Esther Charlesworth For founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (Australia) and creating a prodigious international and national network of researchers and a consistent series of collaborative books and publications Dr Geoff Hogg For partnership with the City of Melbourne on grants and contributing to the revival of contemporary Public Art, including street installation, projection, integrated architecture and craft, banner making, processional objects and large scale wall painting and drawing RMIT University©2013 19
  • 20. Design Award Dr Florian Mueller For research into the design of Exertion Games that require intense physical effort from its players, which is situated within a broader interaction design agenda that supports people’s values such as a healthy life. RMIT University©2013 20
  • 21. Technology Award Dr Darrin Verhagen For an innovation around sound art and perception project and for running the Audiokinetic Experiments lab in the Sculpture, Sound and Spatial Practice Studio. The lab uses motion simulators and 4D cinema seating to create and audit works which explore the relationship between hearing, vision, movement and vibration. RMIT University©2013 21
  • 22. Professional Staff Award School of Architecture and Design JOINT WINNERS Brian Eckersley and Debbie Kufner For their integral role during a major change project where they kept the professional admin staff teams together; took on extra duties and directly supported business critical operations through the change process. RMIT University©2013 22
  • 23. Professional Staff Award School of Art Bronwyn Hughes For her extraordinary support in facilitating the Head of School’s transition from overseas to RMIT, deep commitment and engagement with the everyday life of the School at all levels and provision of help to staff and students above and beyond the call of duty RMIT University©2013 23
  • 24. Professional Staff Award School of Education Elaine Goulding For executing complex administrative duties with a quiet determination and an extremely professional manner, consistently performing to a high level, demonstrating initiative and team work and often undertaking accountabilities outside the scope of her position. This includes the organisation of VCE exams without the assistance of Central Services due to its unique governance model. RMIT University©2008 24
  • 25. Professional Staff Award School of Fashion and Textiles Antida Liistro For providing an outstanding level of leadership and support to the School’s administrative officers and academic staff, having a wonderful manner with people and being willing to take on any task. On her own initiative and with minimal support, Antida put together a suite of documentation aimed at providing procedural structure to the new Course Assessment Committee's and Program Assessment Boards. Once completed, this new documentation was sent to the ARG for comment. The Academic Policy and Governance section of the ARG was so impressed with Antida’s work, that she was asked to participate in a series of presentations across the University where her work was shown as an exemplar. RMIT University©2013 25
  • 26. Professional Staff Award School of Global, Urban and Social Studies Rosy Peake Rosy Peake is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day learning & teaching improvement initiatives and support services across GUSS. It is both a complex and diverse role which spreads across both the Higher Ed and VET/TAFE sectors. Rosy’s professionalism, attention to detail, timeliness and confidentiality has been outstanding. Rosy’s pro-activeness in identifying problems in advance and providing creative solutions has become the normal practice within the School. Rosy's dedication to and expertise in learning and teaching is well known and respected by her peers and we are fortunate to have someone of her calibre working with the School. RMIT University©2013 26
  • 27. Professional Staff Award School of Media and Communication Romy Kelly For showing excellent leadership skills and initiative, professionalism and passion in getting work completed through the teams she is managing in an accurate and timely manner. Romy has also been very innovative in finding solutions to business processes which support the academic delivery of programs and student support. RMIT University©2013 27
  • 28. Professional Staff Award School of Property, Construction and Project Management Alf Camilleri For financial management support and acting as School Manager RMIT University©2013 28
  • 29. Professional Staff Award Connectedness Builds partnerships, encourages collaboration, collegiality and team work Shona McIntosh (School of Education) For her dedication to developing new relationships and mending old ones and delivering a customer focused service; demonstrating an ability to build effective partnerships with key stakeholders; enabling her team to work collaboratively so that common practice and efficiencies are achieved. In Semester 1 2013 Shona and her team achieved what in the past seemed impossible: all placements for the semester were arranged and documented prior to the WIL placement period. RMIT University©2013 29
  • 30. Professional Staff Award Innovative Practice Conceives of, plans and implements initiatives that change the way things are currently done to improve accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness Elima Pozenel (School of PCPM) For completing great work with our Employer of Choice program, which is a unique program that has received a lot of interest from other areas within the University, generating more than120 industry partners for the School of Property Construction and Project Management RMIT University©2013 30
  • 31. Professional Staff Award Resilience Shows passion, energy and tenacity in repeated efforts to achieve a result Julia Morieson (College office) For her dedicated commitment, passion and drive to get the job done and productive work with her colleagues in the College office, schools and service areas to make sure we meet our various obligations. During audit periods her work made a significant contribution to the DSC and the University and helped ensure a squeaky clean AAA audit rating. Her tenacity is equally demonstrated when it comes to academic administration where her efforts translate directly to money ensuring we confirm all Student Contact Hours. RMIT University©2013 31