Collaborative Research Fellowships

HASSE is delighted to announce the outcome of our inaugural Collaborative Research Fellowships. This competitive funding scheme offers successful applicants the opportunity to contribute to faculty-led research projects in collaboration with senior leaders and project team members over two trimesters. It was exciting to see the enthusiasm of colleagues across the faculty who submitted applications for one of the available fellowships in this inaugural round. 

Applications were reviewed by a 5-member panel, members of which have both substantive disciplinary expertise and extensive experience reviewing competitive funding applications. The panel faced some difficult decisions, and acknowledged with appreciation the interest of all applicants in supporting and contributing to the three faculty-led initiatives. Each of these initiatives is in early stages of development, and the Collaborative Research Fellows will be integral to building project momentum and productivity. The Fellowships will also provide mentoring from senior leaders, and will include professional development, leadership and team-building opportunities.

Please join me in congratulating these successful applicants:

Teach for the Country 

  • Dr Casey Mainsbridge (SOE) 
  • Dr Sally Larsen (SOE)

Future Histories

  • Dr Gwyn McClelland (HASS)

Digital Futures Research Hub

  • Dr Wyatt Moss-Wellington (HASS)
  • Dr Stoo Sepp (SOE)

We look forward to these colleagues’ contributions to  progressing the three faculty-led initiatives over the coming months, and wish them well in their research endeavours.

Information Sessions

HASSE has recently been the beneficiary of a number of presentations designed to support academics, supervisors and HDR candidates in becoming familiar with new policy changes. Most recently, Professor Jane Stadler, Dean of the Graduate Research School conducted Chair of Examiners training in both on-campus and online sessions for HASSE colleagues. These sessions were well-attended, and offered opportunities for HDR supervisors to learn more about changes to the thesis submission and examination procedures at UNE, including the shift to a Chair of Examiners model for providing oversight of aspects of thesis submission and examination. While this model will be new to some, for others who have worked in a variety of universities, it will be a familiar approach. A number of HASSE colleagues have commented positively on these presentations, and on Prof Stadler’s comprehensive and professional approach to these information sharing sessions.

In addition, the Faculty Research Committee recently enjoyed presentations on the Research Performance Framework currently in development under the leadership of Professor David Miron, supported by Shalanee Weerasinghe and Chanel Hopkinson, on developments underway in the Research Information Management Systems, led by Ms Amber Gagnuss and Susan Allen of the RIMS Change, Communications, and Training Team. The many changes across our UNE ecosystem will continue to be shared in forums with colleagues, and are integral to ensuring that our policies, procedures, systems and practices are fit for purpose, consistent with legislative requirements and sector norms, and contribute to an efficient and effective workplace. Our sincere thanks to each of those who have taken time to engage in these consultation processes.