The VC supervision excellence awards recognise outstanding supervisors and the important role they play in our research achievements and in supporting our

VC awards for supervision excellence

About the Awards

The University of Newcastle Awards for Research Supervision Excellence recognise outstanding supervisors and the important role they play in our research achievements and in supporting our talented Research Higher Degree candidates.

An award is presented to the most outstanding application received from each Faculty and the Wollotuka Institute. The Faculty/Wollotuka Institute award may be presented to a team of supervisors. The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Supervisor of the Year is then presented to the most outstanding application received for a Faculty/Wollotuka Institute award.


Prizes

Winners of a Faculty/Wollotuka Institute category will receive $2,000 (paid as salary, travel or research funds) and a certificate.

The winner of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Supervisor of the Year will receive $10,000 (paid as a research grant held at the University of Newcastle for the following calendar year) and a certificate.  If a team receives an award the prize money will be divided amongst the team. The awards will be presented at the annual staff awards.

Please note that recipients of the Faculty and/or the Vice-Chancellor's awards are excluded from subsequent nomination within four years of their award. Please check the list of previous winners below.

Guidelines

The guidelines for the award are currently under review. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please email thesis@newcastle.edu.au .


Previous winners

2014 award winners

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for 2014 - Professor Clare Collins

  • Business and Law - Associate Professor Guilherme Pires and Dr Philip Rosenberger III
  • Education and Arts - Associate Professor Shen Chen and Dr Jennifer Archer
  • Engineering and Built Environment - Professor Daichao Sheng
  • Health and Medicine - Professor Clare Collins
  • Science and Information Technology - Associate Professor Rob Atkin

2013 award winners

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for 2013 - Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly

  • Business and Law - Team award to Associate Professor Kevin Lyons and Dr Tamara Young
  • Education and Arts - Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly
  • Engineering and Built Environment - Associate Professor Zhiyong Chen
  • Health and Medicine - Dr Neil Spratt
  • Science and Information Technology - Dr Phillip McIntyre

2012 award winners

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for 2012 - Professor Deborah Hodgson

  • Education and Arts - Professor Pam Nilan
  • Health - Associate Professor Christine Paul
  • Science and Information Technology - Professor Deborah Hodgson

2011 Award Winners

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for 2011 - Professor Mirka Miller

  • Business and Law - Associate Professor Jim Jose
  • Education and Arts - Dr Keri Glastonbury
  • Engineering and Built Environment - Professor Mirka Miller
  • Health - Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
  • Science and Information Technology - Dr Geoff MacFarlane

2010 Award Winners

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for 2010 - Professor Manohar Garg

  • Business and Law - Dr James Juniper 
  • Education and Arts - Professor Hugh Craig
  • Health - Professor Manohar Garg 
  • Science and IT - Dr Frini Karayanidis 

2009 Award Winners

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for 2009 - Professor Mel Gray and Dr Brett Nixon

  • Business and Law - Associate Professor Alison Dean
  • Education and Arts - Professor Mel Gray 
  • Engineering and Built Environment - Dr Jamil Khan
  • Health - Professor Isabel Higgins 
  • Science and Information Technology - Dr Brett Nixon