Awards and achievements

01/09/2023 | 4 mins

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

To recognise these achievements, an article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email [email protected]

Name: Sania Zahan and Muhammed Ibrahim
Achievement: Two UWA researchers were recognised at the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) Incite awards. Sania Zahan, from UWA's School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing, won the Postgraduate Project of the Year in Research & Innovation category and also received a merit award under the City of Perth Social Impact category for her project Human Gesture and Gait Analysis for Autism Detection. Muhammed Ibrahim, from UWA's School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, won the Postgraduate Project of the Year in Research & Innovation Merit Award for his project Localisation and Detection for Autonomous Vehicles. The WAITTA Incite awards showcase and support information and communications technology innovators in WA by putting their tech on the national and global stage

Name: Kate Hislop
Achievement: Dr Kate Hislop, Dean and Head of the UWA School of Design, was recognised as a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects. The Institute recognised Dr Hislop for her unparalleled contribution to the architectural profession as a practitioner, mentor, educator and leader in tertiary education.  Dr Hislop was presented with her certificate by Australian Institute of Architects (WA) President Sandy Anghie and Chair of the Honours Committee Warren Kerr AM at the 2023 Fellows Dinner on the 27 July at The University Club of Western Australia.

Name: Neil Robinson
Achievement: Forrest Fellow Dr Neil Robinson, from the School of Engineering, is the recipient of a France and Europe Mobility Grant for 2023. Dr Robinson received the grant for his project Spins on the move: Magnetic resonance hyperpolarisation for next-generation materials development. The grant is funded by the Rod Rickards Fellowships which were established in 2009 by the family of Professor Rod Rickards FAA in honour of the important contributions he made to Australian science through outstanding achievements in chemistry and biology.

Name: David Pannell
Achievement: Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at The University of Western Australia David Pannell has been selected as a 2023 Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in the United States, an honour rarely conferred on those living outside the US. Fellows are selected based on their continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural or applied economics through research, outreach, teaching, extension, administration and additional contributions. Professor Pannell, Co-Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at UWA, is a prodigious producer of published research, a highly active and engaged public policy analyst and communicator, and an accomplished teacher, mentor and academic administrator.

Name: Jacqueline Gower
Achievement: MBA Careers Services Manager at the UWA Business School, Jacqueline Gower, was presented with the Graduate Management Association of UWA Legends award at a black tie event at the UWA University Club on 26 August. Each year, the GMA legend is selected by the council from a group of nominees. Those eligible are to have been involved with the GMA for at least four years providing a strong contribution over that time. Jacqueline is a member of the Careers and Employability Centre Team.

Caption (for top of page). From left to right:  Professor David Pannell with President of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Dr Norbert Wilson; Dr Kate Hislop; Dr Kate Hislop with Warren Kerr AM and Sandy Anghie; Jacqueline Gower.

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