Alfred Deakin postdoctoral fellows create more success
The success of the Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowships is already writ large, according to the Director of Deakin University’s Research Services Division, Alison Hadfield.
The fellowships, like the University itself, were
named after Australia's second prime minister, Alfred Deakin.
On August 3rd, there will be celebrations of not
just his 153rd birthday, but the success of the researchers who won
these fellowships which were first awarded last year.
"In a very short time, they are already proving
their worth,” Ms
“As can be seen from this newsletter, they are providing emerging researchers with a chance to build their profiles, and that of the University, too.”
The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowships were the brainchild of the former DVC (Research), Professor David Stokes who saw this need to develop our next generation of researchers.
“He would be as pleased as we all are to learn of the success of people like Dr Xin Geng who has won an ARC Fellowship,” Ms Hadfield said.
“His work in facial recognition by computers has been featured in previous editions of this newsletter.
“In the May newsletter we had the brilliant news that Dr Clare Hume was one of five researchers working with Professor David Crawford to win an externally funded postdoctoral fellowship. In Clare’s case it was from the National Heart Foundation of Australia to look at the influences on physical activity among children living in urban and rural areas.
“I also know that Professor Clare Bradford has been highly impressed by the work of her Alfred Deakin postdoctoctoral fellow, Dr Naarah Sawers.
At the ARNAM Conference at the Geelong Technology
Precinct last December Dr Yan Zhao received an award for her poster
“In this edition, we have stories on Dr Frederick Ochanda, Dr Lesley Hardcastle, Dr Jon Ritchie and Dr Nicole Oke.
“In each of these there is one central message. Being awarded an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship has been a huge boost to their development as researchers.
“In turn, that will help us achieve our goal at Deakin of being in the top third of universities in Australia for the way we perform in research.”
There were will more features on other Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship holders in future of edition of this newsletter.
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