Congratulations to Waite staff from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine who were among the winners of the Faculty of Sciences Awards for 2019 on 4 December.
Dr Rhiannon Schilling was awarded the Edith Dornwell Medal for Early Career Research Excellence. Edith Dornwell was the first graduate, to complete the Bachelor of Science at the University of Adelaide in 1885 with first-class honours in physics and physiology. The award recognises research excellence, contribution, and broader contributions to the field by a female early-career researcher, relative to opportunity.
Dr Joshua Philp received the Daniel Walker Order of Merit for Early Career Research Excellence. After four years as a teacher Daniel Walker returned to University and was the first male Bachelor of Science graduate from the University of Adelaide in 1887 with a major in chemistry. The award recognises research excellence, contribution, and broader contributions to the field by a male early-career researcher, relative to opportunity.
The 2019 Research Leadership Award was presented to Professor Matthew Gilliham. This award recognises sustained excellence in leadership and development of others, a contribution to building an enduring legacy, and a record of ground-breaking research.
The Excellence in Teaching Award for more than five years experience went to Professor Kerry Wilkinson, for the innovative use of online technologies including the World of Wine MOOC; sustained positive impact on undergraduate and postgraduate student experience and engagement through the use of many different educational pedagogies; evidence of Scholarship of Learning and Teaching; and; providing leadership to academic colleagues in helping them to engage with the use of online technologies in their teaching.
The Faculty of Sciences Professional Staff Team Award was won by the Waite Undergraduate Teaching Unit of Helen Brown, Toni Bennett, Eva Tomczyk, Lyn Strachan. This award recognises exceptional performance by a professional team in the Faculty of Sciences. This year there are two equal winners with the Faculty marketing and student recruitment team also winning this award.
Pictured L-R: Rhiannon Schilling, Matt Denton (accepting on behalf of Josh Philp), Kerry Wilkinson, Matt Gilliham, Head of School Chris Ford and Helen Brown.