CHeBA Success in UNSW Awards

Dr John Crawford, Heidi Mitchell  and Professor Perminder Sachdev

Each year UNSW Australia celebrates the diverse achievements of staff with a suite of awards from the Dean and the Vice-Chancellor.  These awards acknowledge researchers and members of staff who have accomplished outstanding success in their respective field of professional capacity and have made exemplary contributions to their community.

The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) secured two of the six Vice-Chancellor's Excellence awards this year, with Dr John Crawford being recognised for his success in the very competitive category of Professional Services, and Heidi Mitchell receiving the award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

“2013 was a critical year for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing and it has been a collaborative effort to build CHeBA’s presence within UNSW and the community,” said CHeBA’s Marketing & Communications Officer Heidi Mitchell.  “The initiatives that have been implemented would certainly not have been as successful without such a dedicated and enthusiastic group at CHeBA.” 

CHeBA is also extremely pleased to announce that two members of staff were awarded Dean's Awards.

Teresa Lee achieved the celebrated Rising Star Award which acknowledges outstanding achievements of post doctoral staff and early career researchers. 

Teresa Lee said it was an honour to be nominated UNSW’s Rising Star.  “Having just completed my PhD it is a wonderful accolade,” she said. 

 Dr John Crawford was also successful in achieving the Dean’s Award for Professional & Technical Staff.  This notable award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their area.  Dr Crawford has provided outstanding mentorship and support to students and fellows of the Centre and methodological prowess has been a major reason for its research productivity.

“I am most grateful for the many kind testimonials that led me to receiving these awards,” Dr Crawford said. 

“Although my primary role was to give statistical support to the research group, upon reflection I believe that it was also my broader background as a teacher of research methods and thesis writing, and having qualifications in the psychological measurement area of psychology that enabled me to contribute to our research group.”

Professor Perminder Sachdev, Co-Director of CHeBA praised the achievements of the staff and congratulated everybody for their contributions to this success. 


Date Published: 
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
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