Griffith Accolades and Awards

Australia’s Best University Teacher

#1 Australia’s Best University Teacher

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Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet from Griffith’s Queensland Conservatorium is Australian University Teacher of the Year; recognition of an exceptional record of advancing student learning, educational leadership and scholarly contribution.

Best young doctor in Australasia

#2 Best young doctor in Australasia

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Kat Curtis was a 21-year-old intensive care nurse when a doctor suggested she study medicine. So, she enrolled at Griffith University School of Medicine. Now Australasian Junior Doctor of the Year, Kat knows it was the best decision of her life.

Australian Young Lawyer of the Year

#3 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year

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The 2014 Australian Young Lawyer is Griffith Law School graduate Kara Cook. “While studying at Griffith I was able to participate in the Innocence Project (to free people who have been wrongly convicted) which was really rewarding,” Kara said.

Fulbright scholar

#4 Fulbright scholar

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Director of Griffith’s Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Professor Haig Patapan, made the US presidency and the stewardship of Barack Obama the focus of his Fulbright Senior Scholarship research at the Harvard Kennedy School.

New Colombo Plan scholar

#5 New Colombo Plan scholar

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Matthew Sharp is one of seven Griffith University students awarded prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarships to study at leading universities in Asia. He will travel to Hong Kong to learn more about the law and criminology system there.

A lifetime of scholarship honoured

#6 A lifetime of scholarship honoured

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Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras AO, who helped pioneer Asian studies at Griffith University, is a cultural ambassador and education leader. In 2014 Professor Mackerras was awarded the Friendship Award by the Chinese government.

Top scientist appointed to Academy

#7 Top scientist appointed to Academy

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Director of the Griffith’s Institute for Glycomics, Professor Mark von Itzstein, has been elected to Fellowship in the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Science in recognition of an outstanding contribution to world scientific knowledge.

Tourism research leader

#8 Tourism research leader

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Professor of Tourism Research, David Weaver ‘s work on ecotourism, sustainable tourism and destination management has been globally acknowledged; most recently with a lifetime achievement award at the 2014 International Conference on Tourism in China.

International nursing recognition

#9 International nursing recognition

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In 2015, Professor Wendy Chaboyer from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute will be inaugurated into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. This recognition for Professor Chaboyer follows thirteen years of excellence in research leadership.

Global thought leader

#10 Global thought leader

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Professor Adrian Wilkinson, Director of Griffith’s Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, was listed among the top 20 most influential HR thinkers in the world by HR Magazine in 2012. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a British Academy of Management (BAM) Fellow.

World’s first photo of a single atom’s shadow

#11 World’s first photo of a single atom’s shadow

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PhD student Ben Norton shared in the euphoria at Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics when the world’s first photo of the shadow of a single atom was captured. “When it appeared on our screen we knew nobody had ever seen an image like this before.”