Dean's Research Awards

Now in its sixth year, the annual UNSW Arts & Social Sciences Dean’s Research Awards celebrate excellent research performance by academic staff and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students within the Faculty. The winners are selected by the Dean, Professor Susan Dodds, from a shortlist of recommended recipients from a sub-panel comprised of members of the Arts & Social Sciences Research Committee.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 awards.

Nominations for the 2018 Dean’s Research Awards in the following categories are now closed:

Academic Excellence

  • Best Monograph
  • Best Monograph by an Early Career Researcher
  • Best Creative Work
  • Best HDR Publication
  • Best Doctoral Thesis
  • Best HDR Supervision
  • Achievements by an Early Career Researcher
  • Achievements in Research Leadership

Global Impact

  • Research (Scholarly) Impact

Social Engagement

  • Research (Society) Impact

Nominations are now closed and winners will be announced at a special event at The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf on Tuesday 1 May 2018.

Nomination Form and Guidelines - Research Staff

Nomination Forms and Guidelines - HDR

Best monograph

Recognising the best scholarly monograph of the year, produced by an Arts and Social Sciences researcher.

2018 Winner

Julian Murphet

2018 Nominees

  • Sean Pryor
  • Andrea Benvenuti

2017 Winner

Lisa Ford

2017 Nominees

  • Duncan McDuie-Ra
  • Elizabeth McMahon
  • Iva Strnadova and Terry Cumming
  • Joanne Faulkner

2016 Winner

Anne O'Brien

2016 Honorable Mention

Kama Maclean

2016 Nominees

  • Louise Chappell
  • Ian Tyrrell
  • George Kouvaros

2015 Joint Winners

  • John Gascoigne
  • Thom van Dooren

2014 Winner

Saliha Belmessous

2013 Winner

Martyn Lyons

2013 Nominees

  • Martyn Lyons
  • Duncan McDuie-Ra
  • David McKnight
  • Brigitta Olubas
  • Shirley Scott

Best monograph by an early career researcher

Recognising the best scholarly monograph of the year, produced by an Arts and Social Sciences early career researcher.

2018 Winner

Nicholas Apoifis

2018 Nominees

  • Emma Jane
  • Hoa Nguyen

2017 Winner

Michael Richardson

2017 Nominees

Christine Grima-Farrell

2016 Winner

Jai Galliot

2016 Nominees

Jon Roffe

Alan Bloomfield

2015 Winner

Christian Downie

2014 Winner

Jeni Whalan

2013 Winner

Eben Kirksey

2013 Nominees

  • Eben Kirksey
  • Phiona Stanley

Achievement in research leadership

Recognising a staff member who has made a significant contribution to the research efforts of their peers and colleague

2018 Winner

Chris Davison

2018 Nominees

  • Jan Breckenridge

2017 Winner

Iva Strnadova

2016 Winner

Ilan Katz

2016 Nominees

  • Tom Apperley
  • David Bright
  • Colin Evers

2015 Winner

John de Wit

2014 Winner

Jan Breckenridge

2013 Winner
Carla Treloar

2013 Nominees

  • Shawn Ross
  • Elizabeth Thurbon
  • Carla Treloar

Research (scholarly) impact

Awarded to an individual or small team who demonstrate significant scholarly impact from a particular piece of research

2018 Winners

Jihyun Lee

Alex Broom, Emma Kirby, Katherine Kenny and Sophie Lewis

2018 Nominees

  • Jesse Cale
  • Carolien van Ham

2017 Winners

Joanne Spangaro and Anthony Zwi

2017 Nominees

Andrew Martin

2016 Winner

Slava Kalyuga

2016 Nominees

  • Tom Apperley
  • Penny Griffin

2015 Winner

Andrew Martin

2013 Winner
Lyn Craig 

Research (society) impact

Awarded to an individual or small team who demonstrate significant broader societal impact from a particular piece of research

2018 Winners

Natasha Cortis and Greg Dolgopolov

2017 Winners

Myra Hamilton, Trish Hill, Cathy Thomson, and Bettina Cass

2017 Nominees

  • Limin Mao, John de Wit, Christy Newman, Asha Persson, Philippe Adam, and Martin Holt
  • Leila Morsy
  • Elizabeth Fernandez and Jung-Sook Lee

2016 Winner

Daniel Robinson

2016 Nominees

  • Leila Morsy
  • Leanne Dowse
  • Grace Karskens

2015 Joint Winners

  • Sandra Hale and;
  • Karen Fisher, Sandra Gendera, Rosemary Kayess, Deborah Lutz, and Ariella Meltzer

2014 Joint Winners

  • School of Social Sciences team:
  • Stop the Violence Project funded by Department of Social Services - Leanne Dowse, Karen Soldatic, Aminath Didi and Georgia van ToornCentre for Social Research in Health team:
  • Gay Community Periodic Surveys - Martin Holt, Limin Mao, Toby Lea, Evelyn Lee, Peter Hull and John de Wit

2013 Winner

  • NCHSR Gay Periodic Survey Team (John de Wit, Martin Holt, Limin Mao, Toby Lea, Evelyn Lee, Peter Hull)
  • SPRC/SoSS headspace Team (Kristy Muir, Abigail Powell, Shannon McDermott, Sandra Gendera)

Achievement by an early career researcher

Recognising the efforts and productivity of a staff member within first 5 years post- PhD completion

2018 Winner

Stacy Tzoumakis

2018 Nominees

  • Kari Lancaster
  • Rebecca Collie
  • Bianca Fileborn

2017 Winner

Emma Jane

2017 Nominees

  • Sonia Graham
  • Hoa Nguyen

2016 Winner

Monika Barthwal-Datta

2016 Nominees

  • Jon Roffe
  • Stephen Doherty
  • Caroline Lenette

2015 Winners

Jan Lanicek

2013 Winners

  • Jae Jung
  • Abigail Powell

2013 Nominees

  • Jae Jung
  • Abigail Powell
  • Eben Kirksey
  • Toby Lea
  • Simone Bignall

Best HDR publication - new category

Award for the best publication during the year for which an HDR candidate is primary or sole author

2018 Winners

Anthony Chmiel

Jacqueline Dalziell

2017 Winner

James Keating

2017 Nominees

  • Ouhao Chen
  • Ariella Meltzer

Best doctoral thesis

2018 Winner

Emily Hughes

2018 Nominees

  • Sharon Mee
  • Alyssa Critchley

2017 Winner

Charlotte Wood

2017 Nominee

  • Caitlin Hamilton
  • Laura Lotti

2016 Winner

Rebecca Oxley

2016 Nominees

  • Paul Irish
  • Ihab Shalbak
  • Mark Steven

Best HDR supervision

2018 Winner

Peter White

2018 Nominees

  • Karyn Lai
  • Anne Brewster

2017 Winner

Slava Kalyuga

2017 Nominee

  • Andrew Murphie
  • Julian Murphet

2016 Winner

Anne Burns

2016 Nominees

Anthony Zwi

Best Creative Work

2018 Winner

Mary Zournazi

2018 Nominees

  • Sandy Evans
  • John Peterson