AEL Update PVC Message – December 2016

Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor of Arts Education and Law Group

2016 has been yet another very busy and successful year for the Arts, Education and Law Group. We have amazing staff across the entire AEL group and their notable achievements and dedication are impressive.

Most recently, Professor Gemma Carey from the Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium was recognised through the highly-competitive Australian Awards for University Teaching. Professor Carey received the Teaching Excellence Award in the Humanities and the Arts category for Transforming the teaching and assessment of music pedagogy both nationally and internationally. She also received an AAUT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning earlier this year.

To further add to our strong record of teaching excellence, mathematics education lecturer Dr Kevin Larkin was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Griffith University Teacher of the Year.

In October, we hosted our 6th annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Gala, celebrating the remarkable achievements of our alumni across the globe and recognising the significant contributions they make in their professional careers. Congratulations to all the winners across the School and Colleges as well the overall group winners on the night – author and inspirational primary school teacher, Rebecca Johnson, and pop idol Dami Im.

October also saw us host the 3rd annual Integrity20 Summit, with a record number of attendees over the 2-day event. We welcomed top minds from around the world including Shami Shakrabarti, Jose Ramos-Horta and Peter Greste, in a series of keynotes, debates and forums. This unique event positions Griffith and the Arts, Education and Law Group as a national and international leader in the area of integrity research and scholarship.

I also wish to acknowledge the recipients of the PVC AEL Research Excellence Awards:

AEL Early Career Research Award:
Dr Lyndel Bates (GCI/CCJ)
Highly-commended to Dr Nina Westera (GCI/CCJ)

AEL Mid/ Senior Researcher Award:
Professor Sidney Dekker (HLSS/ GCSCR)

AEL Research Leadership Award:
Professor Paul Taçon (GCSCR/HLSS/ PERAHU)

AEL Team Research Excellence Award:
Professor Stephen Billett, A/Professor Sarojni Choy, A/Professor Tim Mavin, Dr Mark Tyler, Dr Steven Hodge, Dr Raymond Smith, Dr Jennifer Tichon, Dr Christy Noble, Dr Darryl Dymock: “Professional and Practice-based Learning” (GIER/EPS)

AEL Research Supervision Award:
Professor Paul Draper (QCRC/QCGU)

It’s been a remarkable year, with so many significant achievements, too numerous to list.  As this represents our final AEL Update for 2016, I’d like to close by thanking the entire AEL community for their commitment and dedication, and who make this community such a privilege to be a part of.

Read more stories about the recent successes of the AEL community.