Cornelius Regan Trust 2012 award winners announced
Dr Amy Chui from Obstetrics and Gynaecology, who will use her prize to attend the Human
Placenta Summer Workshop at Queen's University, Canada. Dr Chui will also conduct a
research project in a laboratory of a distinguished placental researcher and clinician.
Adrian Kellett from Victorian College of the Arts, who will use his prize to attend the Printer
Training Program at the Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, USA. Adrian is one of
eight people selected for this program, which is designed for artist printmakers and educators
who want to work in the field of fine art and lithographic collaboration.
Veronica Loew from the Melbourne School of Graduate Research, who will investigate
efficiency in Research Higher Degree (RHD) training at world-leading universities in the UK
and Germany. Veronica will also attend the Vitae Research Development Conference in the
Dr Denny Oetomo from Mechanical Engineering, who will conduct a study tour of the Stanford
Centre of Professional Development to investigate and establish effective e-learning programs
in Engineering; and
Dr Bryony Wakefield from the Research Unit, MDHS, who will undertake a study tour of
leading universities in the USA to investigate research strategy and best practice in research
management in medical and health research.
This trust originated from a bequest of £5,000 from the will of Cornelius Regan to the
University in 1943. Its net income is used by academic and professional staff to allow them to
attend a relevant course of study, take part in a career development program or use for other
educational purposes in connection with their work at the University.
The awards are given annually to academic and professional staff. Applicants must
demonstrate: a distinctive, coherent and clear purpose of the activity/ project, showing a direct
link to a specific project/outcome; clear links between the activity/ project and the individual's
career development; clear links to building organisational capability and achieving Growing
Esteem strategy; and breadth of impact of the activity/ project across the University or
discipline/ department (addressing short-term and long-term tangible outcomes).