Curtin Professor receives 2010 Research Australia Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor of Public Health, Colin Binns, has been awarded the 2010 Research Australia Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition and honour of the support he has given to health policy, practice and medical research.
Professor Binns received his award last night at the Research Australia Awards ceremony, hosted by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, at Government House in Sydney.
Now in its eighth year, the Research Australia Awards recognise the achievements and dedication of individuals and organisations whose efforts have helped further medical research in Australia. The awardees are nominated by members of Research Australia and decided by the Research Australia Board of Directors.
Professor Binns’ landmark studies have provided the evidence for improving health outcomes in the fields of nutrition, breastfeeding, cancer, drug and alcohol abuse, Aboriginal health, primary healthcare, health services and health promotion.
Recognised as a leader in health science research in Australia for more than 30 years, Professor Binns joined Curtin University in 1977. He went on to establish the School of Public Health at Curtin and a number of research centres including the National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse and the Centre for Health Promotion Research. He is highly-regarded internationally, and holds the position of Deputy Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, and is engaged regularly as an advisor to international governments and health bodies.
I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Professor Binns on this outstanding achievement.
2011 ATN WEXDEV Leadership Program
I am pleased to announce the successful applicants of the 2011 ATN WEXDEV Leadership Program. Congratulations to:
Associate Professor Dawn Bennett
Senior Research Fellow
Research & Graduate Studies, Humanities
Dr Delia Nelson
Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences
Professor Kate Wright
Professor of Mineral Chemistry
Dean of Research, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Australian Technology Network Women’s Executive Development Program (ATN WEXDEV) is a dynamic and strategic career development program designed for senior women on the academic and general staff of ATN universities. The program is a response to the continued under-representation of women at senior levels in higher education, a situation Australia shares with the international university community.
For more information about the ATN WEXDEV Leadership Program please visit http://odu.curtin.edu.au/atnwexdev/.
Curtin Professor wins Public Health Association’s President’s Award
Dr Tanya Chikritzhs, an Associate Professor at Curtin’s National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), has been awarded the Public Health Association of Australia WA President’s Award for 2010 in recognition of her outstanding achievements and contributions to public health.
Dr Chikritzhs leads the Alcohol Policy Research Team at NDRI and is Chief Investigator for the National Alcohol Indicators Project (NAIP). Her work is of great importance in addressing one of Australia’s most pressing public health problems.
Dr Chikritzhs is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading authority on alcohol. Her research has not only made important contributions to the literature, but has informed the development of public policy at both state and national levels.
Please join me in congratulating Dr Chikritzhs on this well-deserved recognition.