Bronwyn Jane Adams Memorial Trust Award and Cornelius Regan Trust Award recipients announced

July 15 / 163


This year’s recipients of the Bronwyn Jane Adams Memorial Trust Award and Cornelius Regan Trust Award include staff from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and VCA and MCM.


Bronwyn Jane Adams Memorial Trust Award 


Julie Barton, Grants and Research Support Officer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education will take up a four week secondment opportunity at the Australian Research Council (ARC) in Canberra to work on a project comparing ARC selection processes and those of other international research funding councils. This project will inform future directions for grant selection processes in the National Competitive Grants Program and play an important role in furthering the effective working relationship between the University of Melbourne and the ARC.


Warwick Padgham, Senior Project Officer, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Development, will visit institutions around the world that have dedicated and successful indigenous graduate recruitment and engagement strategies, including the University of Auckland, University of Toronto, University of Arizona, University of Hawaii and Stanford University. Mr Padgham will visit these institutions to learn from their success and apply this international expertise at the University, in order to help position the Melbourne Poche Centre and the University of Melbourne as the destination of choice for future indigenous graduate researchers internationally.


Cornelius Regan Trust Award


Donna Hensler, VCA Screen Production Coordinator, VCA and MCM will visit leading International University Archives and Film Centres to as part of the research and development for the VCA and MCM School of Film and Television’s project to digitize, preserve and provide open access to its audio visual holdings dating back to 1967.  Donna will visit British Pathe and the British Film Institute, the National Film Board in Montreal, Canada, and UCLA Film and Television School and Archives, and Australians in Film, both based in LA. Information gathered from the trip will be utilised in the development of the Film School’s own digital platform, which for the first time in its 50 year history will be readily accessible to current students, staff, alumni, industry partners, cultural, historical and social researchers, and the wider public.  It will be the first of its kind in Australia for film graduate holdings.


Aris Cologon, Blended Learning Coordinator, Psychiatry, at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will give a presentation titled “MOOCs as a Trojan Horse” at the 2015 Blackboard World Conference in Washington DC.  This will be the world’s largest event hosted by Blackboard, showcasing blended learning and online training opportunities, insight into the current product development roadmap, and opportunities to influence the future direction of the University’s selected LMS functionality.  Learning from this conference will directly benefit the development of the online Master of Psychiatry and inform and support development of other online courses across the University of Melbourne.


Alice Boland, Manager Research and Industry, Melbourne Graduate School of Education will undertake a multifaceted development opportunity, including the presentation of a poster at the 2015 Australian Research Management Society Conference where she will also be able to attend professional development workshops. Ms Boland will also represent MGSE/University of Melbourne at meetings with professional and academic staff at the National Institute of Education, University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and the Singapore Ministry of Education to share ideas and best practice in relation to building research partnerships, particularly in relation to Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines.


Story by Leesa Middleton

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