Associate Professor Michael Haugh’s dedication and commitment to helping his students achieve has been recognised with a 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award for research supervision.

With eight PhD supervisions and nine honours supervisions completed, he has helped lift the School of Languages and Linguistics’ research profile significantly since joining Griffith in 2004.

“It is a great honour to receive this award as training the next generation of researchers is, in my opinion, one of the most important and rewarding things we do as academics,” he said.

Associate Professor Haugh is also the recipient of a prestigious 2015 Thomson Reuters Australian Citation and Innovation award for his research on Language Role in Social Interactions.

“This prestigious award recognises where an Australian researcher is producing highly cited research at the forefront of an emerging, high impact field according to Thomson Reuters’ analysis,’’ Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said.

Associate Professor Haugh is currently involved in five PhD supervisions with candidates at various stages of progress.

Three PhD graduates now have lectureships and a fourth is a consultant in communication and education. Four Honours graduates progressed to PhD candidature or other further studies, while three secured employment a high level of responsibility in the public service or the industry.

“To see students I have supervised go on to have successful careers in academia and beyond is truly a pleasure as it is in this way that continue to build our respective research fields,’’ he said.