I’m very surprised, humbled and obviously rather awkward about the fact I was recently awarded the University of Queensland Faculty of Science 2018 Rising Star – Academic award. The award recognises “individuals who demonstrate excellence and future potential in research (science or teaching & learning), teaching, academic or professional service, or driving positive workplace culture.”
I was one of three finalists (selected from 29 nominations), which included my excellent colleagues Matt Holden and John Dwyer , and whom I was so convinced one of them would reign superior that I made (and lost) a bet to shout drinks if I won. (Un)fortunately I wasn’t able to collect the award in person so I didn’t have to follow through – suckers*!
A huge thanks to Martine Maron for nominating me!
*Drinks were purchased at a later date