Awards showcase the best of BEL staff

18 November 2019

More than 40 exceptional researchers, educators and professional staff were honoured at UQ's Faculty of Business, Economics and Law staff excellence awards.

The annual awards celebrated the outstanding achievements and contributions made by staff during the year to improving learning and teaching, research and service delivery.

Individuals and teams from the Faculty and UQ’s Law School, School of Economics and Business School were among those recognised.  

BEL Faculty Executive Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths and Associate Dean (Research) Professor Brent Ritchie presented the awards and thanked all staff for their commitment and diligence throughout the year.

Congratulations to the 2019 award winners.


2019 BEL Faculty Excellence in Research Awards

This is a photo of two BEL research award-winners with Professor Andrew Griffiths
Professor Brent Ritchie, Associate Professor Jan Packer, Dr Karen Hughes and Professor Andrew Griffiths

The awards recognise individuals and teams who have made exceptional contributions to research throughout the year. There are five Excellence in Research award categories, as well as a joint award category in partnership with the Associate Dean (Education) portfolio on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Excellence in Research Award for Higher Degree Research Supervision

Winner: Professor Brenda Gannon, School of Economics

Excellence in Research Award for Higher Degree Research

Winner: Dr Duc Manh Pham, School of Economics

Excellence in Research Award for Early Career Research

Winner: Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, UQ Law School

Excellence in Research Award for Engagement and Impact

Winners:

Excellence in Research Award for Cross-Faculty Research

Winner: Associate Professor Damian Hine, Asia Pacific Enterprise Initiative  

Excellence in Research Award for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Winner: Associate Professor Pierre Benckendorff, UQ Business School


2019 BEL Faculty Excellence in Education Awards

This is an image of award-winner Shakira Moss and Professor Andrew Griffiths
Shakira Moss and Professor Andrew Griffiths

The Excellence in Education Awards reflect the vision and goals of the UQ Student Strategy and Higher Education Learning Framework, as well as the areas of activity, core knowledge and professional values of the Higher Education Academic Professional Standards Framework.

The awards fall into five categories:

  • Excellence in Designing Learning
  • Excellence in Designing Assessment
  • Excellence in Building Integrated Learning Environments
  • Excellence in Enhancing Employability
  • Excellence in Leading Teaching

For 2019, awards and commendations were distributed in three of the five categories.

Excellence in Designing Learning

Winner: Shakira Moss, UQ Business School

Commendation: Tim Thomas, UQ Law School

Excellence in Enhancing Employability

Winner: Dr Lance Newey, UQ Business School

Excellence in Building Integrated Learning Environments

Commendations: Dr Carl Smith, Dr Russell Richards and their team, UQ Business School


2019 BEL Employee Excellence Awards

This is an image of Professor Andrew Griffiths with the BEL Student Experience Team
Professor Andrew Griffiths with the BEL Student Experience Team 

The BEL Employee Excellence Awards recognise outstanding professional staff from the Faculty or schools who demonstrate excellence in two or more of the following categories:

  • innovation
  • leadership
  • engagement
  • teamwork
  • customer service
Individual winners (HEW 1-9)
  • Allan McDonald, UQ Business School – nominated for customer service and teamwork
  • Louise Wardman, BEL Faculty – nominated for customer service and engagement
Team winners
  • BEL Student Experience Team (Aurelie Bowden, Belinda Van Der Merwe, Cade McDermott, Col Berndt, Courtney Gardner, Deanne Strachan, Emma Gillespie, Gayle Robinson, Jodie Best, Krissa Nielsen, Liz Hargans, Navvii Tharmalingam, Nicholas Marshall, Tammy Nguyen, Vivina Momoka) – nominated for teamwork and customer service
  • UQ Business School Student Administration Team (Alex Hall, Allanah Yu, Bronwyn Webb, Buddy Nuku, Chandrika Das, Elaine Peng, Ella Rodda, Fiona Porter, Iain Munro, Jacqui McGoon, Karen Morgan, Michelle Goward, Sharon Crossman) – nominated for teamwork and customer service

50 years' service award

This is an image of Deputy Executive Dean Phil Bodman, award-winner Margaret Cowan, and Executive Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths
Deputy Executive Dean Professor Phil Bodman, Margaret Cowan and Professor Andrew Griffiths

This special award recognises and celebrates School of Economics Operations Officer Margaret Cowan for her 50 years of service to UQ.  


Contact: BEL Communications, media@bel.uq.edu.au 

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