The University of Newcastle, Australia

Previous recipients

2018 Recipients

Taona Afful

School Executive Officer
School of Architecture and Built Environment

School Executive Officer at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, attended the Design Thinking: Connecting Innovation and Strategy executive program at the University of Toronto in Canada. The program teaches a design thinking approach to innovation where participants prototype and retest challenges. Taona aims to incorporate these innovative techniques to SABE’s and UON’s strategic projects.

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Debbie Booth

Senior Research Librarian

Senior Research Librarian in the Library, attended the Summer School of Scientometrics at the University of Vienna. The aim of this program is to investigate current strategies, emerging research and new developments in the provision of bibliometric and research impact on citation analysis services. Debbie aims to integrate this best practice back into the UON Library service.

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Alisha-Jane Laney

Administrative Assistant
School of Creative Industries

Administrative Assistant in the School of Creative Industries, Alisha-Jane visited the University of West England and the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow to gain understanding of how they support and celebrate their graduates by showcasing their successes to employers and industries. Alisha hopes to include this knowledge into UON's current programs to help shape the new culture and community in Newcastle and facilitate bridging the gap between tertiary and community.

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Rob Maggiotto

Business Intelligence Business Analyst
Strategy Planning and Performance

Rob attended the EduData summit in Boston and visit world-leading institutions in the fields of data analytics and machine learning to collaborate and understand business and artificial intelligence strategies.

2017 Recipients

Meri Butler

Campus Strategy Manager
Infrastructure and Faculties Services

Meri will attend the Gehl Institute Masterclass ‘Tools for Change’ in Copenhagen to learn about the intersection of social sciences and architecture, focusing on the relationship between the built environment and people’s quality of life.

Siobhan Curran

Three76 Innovation Hub Coordinator
Research and Innovation

Siobhan will attend the international Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centres in Canada which will explore the best practices in entrepreneurship education and new venture creation.

Jayne McCartney

Student Communications and Information Officer
Student Central

Jayne will attend the Social Media Strategies Summit Higher Education Conference in Boston to learn about ground-breaking work in the area of virtual communities and network and collaborate with leaders in the field.

Justine Ulph

Research Development Officer

Justine will use the scholarship to work with counterparts in the Pacific Islands at The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme – an organisation responsible for the Pacific region’s protection and sustainable development.

2016 Recipients

Mark Kirby

Manager Planning and Quality
Strategy, Planning and Performance, Resources Division

As Mark develops a plan of improving planning functions and processes at UON, he will use his scholarship to visit United Kingdom (UK) universities and build case studies to inform strategic planning.

Jodi McLean

Research Grants Officer
Faculty of Science and IT

Jodi will visit two Asian universities that are rapidly ascending the Times Higher Rankings, The University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, to learn best practice in university-industry collaborations.

Daniel Sneddon

Senior Technical Officer
School Architecture and Built Environment (SABE)

Daniel will visit Aarhus University in Denmark and focus on the integration of robotic tools and how robotic manufacturing techniques can influence the future of design and fabrication in architecture.