Faculty Awards Presented To RHD Students at Annual NUPSA Dinner

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Faculty RHD students awarded at annual NUPSA Dinner

The Faculty hosted two tables at the 16th Annual NUPSA (Newcastle University Postgraduate Students' Association) Dinner, held on the evening of 16 November at Noah's On The Beach, Newcastle.  Faculty staff and RHD students joined in the university-wide celebration of student achievements.  Awards were presented by NUPSA and all Faculties were provided with an opportunity to showcase their successful students with awards. 

Associate Professor Suzanne Ryan, Faculty Assistant Dean (Research Training), presented FBL Awards to our outstanding RHD students throughout the year in the following categories:

  • Best Examiner's Results for an Examined Thesis 2014

This Year the Award was shared by Tim Sharpe for his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics thesis entitled "Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Crisis" and Mohammed Ibrahim for his Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting and Finance thesis entitled "The Challenges and Opportunities of Iraq Transitioning to International Accounting Standards with Particular Emphasis on Accounting for Oil"

  • Outstanding Confirmation Presentations 2014

We had 6 award winners in this category for 2014 who were nominated by the Chairs of Confirmation Panels:

John Anthony - PhD (Accounting & Finance) candidate
Kerryn Brent - PhD (Law) candidate
Brendan Elliot - PhD (Accounting & Finance) candidate
Michael Guihot - PhD (Law) candidate
Gareth Hurst - PhD (Accounting & Finance) candidate
Mostafa Seif - PhD (Accounting & Finance) candidate

  • Best RHD Research Poster

Clare Keogh (PhD Candidate - Management) was awarded this prize in the Faculty of Business and Law Research Showcase Poster Exhibition for her poster entitled: 'Why are Tourism Micro Businesses Left Out in the Cold?'

  • Faculty Three Minute Thesis Finalist

The Faculty had four competitors in the University's 2014 Three Minute Thesis Final held in July.  They proved themselves worthy in an outstanding field of 18 students from across all Faculties.  They are:

Kerryn Brent - PhD (Law) candidate
Jessica O'Neil – PhD (Politics) candidate
Katherine Watson – PhD (Law) candidate
Akshaya Kamalnath - PhD (Law) candidate, who was awarded 3rd Place in the Final

  • CIOS Post-Doctoral Fellowship winners

The Faculty awarded 2, three month postdoctoral write-up awards this year.    The deserving recipients were:

Jonathon Deans
Sidsel Grimstad

  • Best RHD Conference Paper 2014

The RHD winner of Best Conference Paper 2014 is Bronwyn McCredie.

Bronwyn presented her paper entitled "The channels of monetary policy in the Australian Equity Market" at the Finance Research Network conference in November.  It was one of only 20 papers chosen for this selective conference.

  • Best RHD Journal Article 2014

Bronwyn McCredie was awarded this award for the article "The Differential Impact of Monetary Policy Announcements and Explanatory Minutes Releases on the Australian Interest Rate Futures Market", published in the September edition of the 'A' ranked journal Pacific-Basin Finance.

  • Outstanding Contribution to the RHD Social and Academic Experience 2014

The Award went to Lorna Katusiime

Nominated by her peers for this award, Lorna has championed the cause of RHD students not only as President of NUPSA but also within the Faculty.  She has dedicated countless hours to the Faculty's RHD Committee and serves as a role model and mentor within the Faculty's RHD community.

Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

  • Associate Professor Suzanne Ryan
  • Phone: (02) 4921 8749

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