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2016 Curtin Media Award winners

Media Awards

Most Prolific Media Commentator

To recognise academics who have made a significant contribution to raising the profile of the University and their respective faculty in the media over the period.

Certificates for faculty winners:

  • Most Prolific Media Commentator – Health  Julia Stafford
  • Most Prolific Media Commentator – CBS      Lee Smales
  • Most Prolific Media Commentator – HUM     Jemma Green
  • Most Prolific Media Commentator – SCIENG Jonathan Paxman
  • Most Prolific Media Commentator – Overall winner – Jemma Green

 Most Prolific New Media Commentator

 To recognise academics who previously had little or no engagement with the media in their role at Curtin, or who are new to Curtin, and have made a significant contribution to raising the profile of the University and their faculty through the media over the period.

 Certificates for faculty winners:

  • Most Prolific New Media Commentator – Health Sciences Sam Winter
  • Most Prolific New Media Commentator – CBS Rebecca Cassells
  • Most Prolific New Media Commentator – HUM Sean Cowan
  • Most Prolific New Media Commentator – SCIENG Kingsley Dixon
  • Most Prolific New Media Commentator – Overall winner – Sean Cowan

Most Outstanding Curtin Research News Story

To recognise the story related to Curtin research that has achieved the highest positive media coverage during the period.

Certificates for faculty winners:

  • Most Outstanding Curtin Research News Story – Health Sciences Sam Winter for Transgender people: health at the margins of society
  • Most Outstanding Curtin Research News Story – CBS BCEC for Gender Pay Gap (Note – BCEC won in this category last year, but for a different research story)
  • Most Outstanding Curtin Research News Story – HUM Sean Gorman for Racism in Sport
  • Most Outstanding Curtin Research News Story – SCIENG Phil Bland and the Desert Fireball Network team for Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Meteorite recovery
  • Most Outstanding Curtin Research News Story – Overall winner – Phil Bland and the Desert Fireball Network team for Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Meteorite recovery

Special Commendation Award for Outstanding Media Commentary

Presented to Curtin academics who have previously won the Most Prolific Media Commentator Award and continue to make a significant contribution to Curtin’s share of positive media voice

  • Alexey Muraviev (won in 2015)
  • Mike Daube (won in 2013)
  • Peter Newman (won in 2014)

Curtin Public Relations Award for Best Collaboration with the Media Relations Team

To recognise the academic who has worked the closest with the Curtin Media Relations team to raise the profile of the University through the media.

  • Kevin Netto (Health)

Highest Contribution to The Conversation

 To recognise a Curtin academic for the most articles published on The Conversation

  • Peter Newman (12 articles)

 Highest readership of an article on The Conversation

To recognise a Curtin academic for having achieved the highest readership of an article published on The Conversation.

  • Andrew Lavender (377,685) – What is restless leg syndrome?

Highest Contribution to Scimex

To recognise a Curtin academic for the most engagement with Australian Media Centre (AusSMC) and/or Scimex

  • Christina Pollard
Media Awards
The Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry and Sean Cowan.
Media Awards 2
Alan Duncan, Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry, Rebecca Cassells and Rachel Ong (The BCEC team)