Women in Research fellowship

Recipients of the Women in Research (WIR) fellowship are empowered to reach their full potential and focus intensively on research, strengthen and fast track their academic careers and nurture research leadership capability.

2022 Women in Research Fellowship applications are closed. Outcomes to be announced soon.

2020 Women in Research fellowship recipients

Dr Hedda Askland

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

is a social anthropologist examining mining and displacement in the Upper Hunter and Mid-Western Regions of New South Wales

Dr Debra Donnelly

Senior Lecturer
School of Education

is exploring an educational approach to virtual reality with applications for teacher preparation by extending SimTeach (micro-teaching avatar classroom) applications

Dr Heather Douglas

School of Psychological Sciences

is examining a covertmeasure of Imposter Phenomenon and its impact on leadership

Associate Professor Helen English

Associate Professor
School of Creative Industries

is exploring the impact of song-writing courses on aged-care residents

Dr Renee Goreham

School of Information and Physical Sciences

is investigating nanomaterial synthesis and characterisation for biomedical applications

Dr Andrea Griffin

Senior Lecturer in Conservation Psychology
School of Psychological Sciences

is a behavioural ecologist capitalising on the big data revolution and exploring ecosystem-level questions of global significance

Dr Sally Hunt

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychological Sciences

is examining the use of alcohol by women, reasons for this use and developing interventions to address the closing gender gap in hazardous alcohol use

Dr Peta Tehan

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences

is investigating ways to end avoidable lower limb amputations from diabetes in Australia

Associate Professor Tamara Young

Associate Professor
Newcastle Business School

is developing a framework to nurture localised place-based tourism entrepreneurship for Aboriginal communities in Australia

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