Education Research Awards and Recognition Initiatives

The School of Education's Research Awards and Recognition Initiatives honours outstanding research contribution.

Award categories

Researcher of the Year - determined by the most number of registered HERDC publications, successful external grants and HDR completions.

Early Career Researcher of the Year - determined by the most number of registered HERDC publications, successful external grants and HDR completions.

HDR Excellence Award - Best ERA eligible publication by a HDR candidate as determined by the School's Research Committee.

HDR Supervisor of the Year - determined by nominations reviewed by a panel including the Dean of Education, other senior academic SoE staff, and an external senior academic member.

Dean's Honours List - Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with a GPA average of 6 are added to the Dean's Honours List.

2019 Award recipients

The Southern Cross University 2019 Impact Awards was held at the Lismore Campus on 30 October 2019. This was a wonderful event to celebrate the great achievements of our staff and alumni. The School of Education staff achievements during the evening included Dr Lisa Jacka, a finalist in the Teaching Excellence Awards for her teaching in the School of Education – brilliant work Lisa!

Congratulations also to Holly Millican, for becoming the Young Alumnus of the Year for her work at South Grafton High School and developing a thriving Mathematics tutoring program. Holly Millican is an award-winning young-career teacher on a mission to empower and inspire students. Her alternative mathematics learning opportunities engage 21st century learners to help shape them into global citizens. Holly extends her gratitude to all School of Education staff for the fantastic skills and knowledge she gained from studying at Southern Cross University, and how this has given her confidence and competence to carry out her teaching as well as the wonderful programs she has developed over time. Read more of Holly's journey: Maths teacher who makes learning fun named Young Alumnus of the Year.

Additionally, and notably, the legacy and impact of our long serving staff was honoured for 25 Years at Southern Cross University. Congratulations to Associate Professor Marilyn Chaseling for her service to the university and the School of Education.

Researcher of the Year

A/Professor Alexandra Lasczik

Lexi LasczikA/Professor Alexandra Lasczik

HDR Excellence Award

Lisa Siegel

Lisa SiegalSupervisors – Prof Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Dr Anne Bellert

Special Mention HDR Excellence Award and Early Career Researcher of the Year

Peter Cook

Peter Cook Supervisors - Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Professor Nan Bahr

HDR Supervisor of the Year

Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles

Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-KnowlesProfessor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Dean and Head of School, School of Education

Dean's Honours List

2019 School of Education Deans Honours List

The School of Education's Research Awards and Recognition Initiatives honours outstanding research contribution.

Award categories

Researcher of the Year - determined by the most number of registered HERDC publications, successful external grants and HDR completions.

Early Career Researcher of the Year - determined by the most number of registered HERDC publications, successful external grants and HDR completions.

HDR Excellence Award - Best ERA eligible publication by a HDR candidate as determined by the School's Research Committee.

Dean's Honours List - Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with a GPA average of 6 are added to the Dean's Honours List.

2018 Award recipients 

Researcher of the Year

A/Professor Sally Robinson

Early Career Researcher of the Year

Dr Lisa Jacka

HDR Excellence Award

David Rousell (Supervisors – Prof Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, A/Prof Lexi Lasczik);

Jemma Peisker (Supervisors – A/Prof Lexi Lasczik, Dr Sue Hudson);

David Ellis (Supervisors – Prof Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles);

Katie Hotko (Supervisors – A/Prof Lexi Lasczik, Dr Sue Hudson);

Lisa Siegel (Supervisors – Prof Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Dr Anne Bellert)

Special Mention HDR Excellence Award

Peter Cook and Tess Boyle

Dean's Honours List

2018 School of Education Dean's Honours List

Researcher of the Year

Professor David Lynch

Early Career Researcher of the Year

A/Professor Geoff Woolcott

HDR Award of the Year

Dr Antonia Canosa,  (Supervisors – Professor Anne Graham and Dr Erica Wilson);

Special Mention HDR Awards (outstanding publications)

Amanda Scott, Ian Mackie and Tess Boyle

Dean's Honours List

2017 School of Education Deans Honours List

Researcher of the Year

Dr Lexi Cutcher and Dr Sally Robinson

In 2015 Lexi has seen one PhD candidate through to completion, as well as six publications (including one book).

Sally has received three grants including one Category One and has also published three journal articles.

Early Career Researcher of the Year

Dr Anne Bellert

Anne has published both a book and a journal article this year.

HDR Excellence Award

Mr David Rousell

The title of David's article is 'Dwelling in the Anthropocene: Re-imagining university learning environments in response to social and ecological change'. Congratulations David.

The committee was so impressed with the calibre of the publications, they also decided to award a Special Mention Award to Antonio Canosa.

Dean's Honours List 2016

Researcher of the Year

Professor Anne Graham and Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie

Amy has nine publications, including two books, two continuing grants, one of which is an ARC and one is a category two grant.

Anne has two published journal articles and nine continuing grants including an ARC linkage grant.

Congratulations to both Amy and Anne.

Early Career Researcher of the Year

Dr Sally Robinson

In 2014, Sally published two journal articles and has four ongoing grants. Congratulations Sally.

HDR Excellence Award

Mrs Tess Boyle

The title of Tess' article is 'Transitions to school: reframing professional relationships'. Congratulations Tess.

The committee was so impressed with the calibre of the publications they also decided to award a Special Mention Award to Tom Gyenes for his article on 'Is the essay dead? Revitalising argument in the era of multiliteracies'.

The School of Education Research Awards and Recognition Initiatives provides further information on prizes and eligibility.

2015 Deans Honours List

 

Amy Cutter Mackenzie
Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
Anne Graham
Anne Graham
Sally Robinson
Sally Robinson
Tess Boyle
Tess Boyle
Garth Rafferty & Faye McCallum
Garth Rafferty &
Faye McCallum
Meghann Bailey & Faye McCallum
Meghann Bailey &
Faye McCallum
Peter South & Faye McCallum
Peter South &
Faye McCallum
Sarah McGuigan
Sarah McGuigan