The University of Newcastle, Australia

Future research leaders receive funding boost

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The inaugural Research Advantage NEWstar program will support 13 aspiring University of Newcastle mid-career researchers to further develop their research leadership skills.

Research Advantage 2020 NEWstar Program Recipients

“This new program is all about helping people transition from a leading researcher to a research leader,” Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, Professor Deborah Hodgson said.

“It’s designed to help us nurture the next generation of research leaders and ensure our University continues driving the discoveries and new knowledge that will have a real impact to our communities and our world.”

Each NEWstar recipient will develop a Research Career Development Plan that is bespoke to their individual requirements. Their plans kick-off now and put them on a course for personal growth and development.

Among the recipients is Associate Professor Trisha Pender, Faculty of Education and Arts, who is excited to be involved in the Program.

“I want to create a Gender Research Network that’s based on best practice, proven strategies, access to mentoring and expert training,” Associate Professor Pender said.

Associate Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council Fellow Pradeep Tanwar from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy is also one of the NEWstar recipients.

“I am delighted to be announced as one of the recipients. My team is developing solutions in the field of gynaecological cancers. The NEWstar program will create opportunities for us to lead major research consortiums and act as a catalyst for extending our national and international network so we can deliver better outcomes for patients,” he explained.

Associate Professor Amy Maguire, Faculty of Business and Law, will use the funding to attend the UNITAR United Nations training in Geneva and to conduct field research at the Human Rights Council. These opportunities will help Amy advance her research passions and boost the profile of research success within the University’s Newcastle Law School.

“Hearing that I was one of the NEWstar recipients boosted my confidence and gave me even more motivation to focus on developing my research career,” Associate Professor Maguire said.

The 2020 NEWstar Program recipients are:

  • Dr Tamara Bucher, Faculty of Science
  • Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Faculty Health and Medicine
  • Associate Professor Penny Buykx, Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Dr David Farrugia, Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Associate Professor Amy Maguire, Faculty of Business and Law
  • Dr Vanessa Murphy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Associate Professor Lawrence Ong, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Associate Professor Alister Page, Faculty of Science
  • Associate Professor Stefania Paolini, Faculty of Science
  • Associate Professor Trisha Pender, Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Associate Professor Peter Stanwell, Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Associate Professor Pradeep Tanwar, Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Associate Professor Serene Yoong, Faculty of Health and Medicine

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