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WAIER Forum 2022: Awards

These photographs illustrate Award conferrals at the 37th Annual Research Forum, Saturday 6 August 2022, at Notre Dame University, Fremantle.

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WAIER Postgraduate Awards 2022
The Western Australian Institute for Educational Research presents a number of Postgraduate Awards annually. The aim of these Awards is to recognise excellence in postgraduate student research in the field of education. The Faculty, School or Department of Education from participating WA universities selects an outstanding student researcher to whom this prize will be awarded. The 2022 Postgraduate Awards were conferred by WAIER Vice-President Dr Paul Gardner.
Dr Scott Gaines
PhD thesis, Curtin University
A flipped classroom approach in undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology: A mixed methods study evaluating learning environment and student outcomes
https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/86773
[conferred in absentia]
Dr Amelia Ruscoe
PhD thesis, Edith Cowan University
Power, perspective and affordance in early childhood education
https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/2490/
[Presentation abstract]

Photo: Dr Amelia Ruscoe
Dr Nancy Bonfiglio-Pavisich
PhD thesis, The University of Notre Dame
The mentoring experiences of early career teachers in Australia
[Presentation abstract]
Photo: Nancy Bonfiglio-Pavisich
Dr Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett
PhD thesis, Muroch University

On country learning: Towards a culturally responsive pedagogy for Aboriginal education
http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63040
Photo: jackson-barrett

WAIER Research Grant
WAIER is proud to offer the annual Research Grant of $2000, funded this year by ACER. The aim of the grant is to support early career and established researchers who do not have ready access to funds or resources; and/or require seeding funding for new projects for research directly relevant to early childhood, primary, secondary or tertiary education. The winner of the WAIER Research Grant was announced at the Forum:
Dr Olivia Johnston
Edith Cowan University
[Presentation abstract]

Conferred by Dr Pina Tarricone (left) from ACER, Research Grant sponsor. Dr Tarricone was a WAIER Postgraduate Award recipient in 2008
[ Forum 2008 Awards ] [ Photo ]

Photo: Olivia Johnston

WAIER-Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Student Research Prize
In 2022 WAIER is pleased to once again partner with the Fogarty Foundation to offer a postgraduate student research prize of $5000. The aim of the prize is to support educational researchers studying at an approved higher education institution who are conducting research directly relevant to early childhood, primary, secondary or tertiary education. The joint winners of the Postgraduate Student Research Prize were announced at the Forum:
Brett Healey
Curtin University
(conferred in absentia)
Ashah Tanoa
Murdoch University
[Presentation abstract]

Conferred by Fogarty Foundation
CEO Megan Enders (left)

Photo: Ashah Tanoa

WAIER Early Career Award 2022
The Western Australian Institute for Educational Research has presented the Early Career Award annually since 1989. The aim of the Award is to recognise excellence early in an academic/research career and to encourage continuing contributions to research of excellent quality. It is offered to a researcher who has completed a doctoral degree in education in the last five years. The joint winners of the Early Career Award were announced at the Forum:
Dr Jane Merewether
Murdoch University
[Presentation abstract]
Conferred by WAIER Vice-President Dr Paul Gardner (left)
Photo: Jane Merewether
Dr Carly Steele
Curtin University
[Presentation abstract]
Conferred by WAIER Vice-President Dr Paul Gardner (left)
Photo: Carly Steele

WAIER Fellowship Award 2022

Fellowships are awarded on the basis of leadership and length of service to WAIER, and contribution to the community of educational research within Western Australia. WAIER Fellows are invited to submit a portfolio of 10 years active service in WAIER, including a sustained contribution to the leadership and administration of the Executive Committee, participation in the achievement of the objects and aims of WAIER, valued and sustained performance in a management role on the Executive Committee and a significant contribution within the community of educational research in WA. The Award is conferred by unanimous vote of the WAIER Executive Committee. This year's award goes to:

Dr Gregory Hine
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Above right: President Sonja Kuzich summarised Greg's work for WAIER;
Below: Presenting by Vice-President Paul Gardner (left).


Photo: Sonja Kuzich and Greg Hine

For details of recipents in previous years,
see [Fellows and Life Members]

Photo: Dr Greg Hine


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