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2006 Research Medal winners announced
This year's winners of the University's most prestigious research awards, the Massey University Research Medals, have been announced by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Nigel Long (pictured, right).
Outstanding Individual Researcher
Professor David Lambert is a Distinguished Professor and Professor of Molecular Ecology and Evolution based in Auckland, whose successes in ancient DNA research, and those of his research group, feature frequently in leading publications and attract international attention.
Team Research Medal
The Centre for Public Health Research
Professor Robyn Munford graduated with New Zealand's first social work degree, from Massey University in 1979. She achieved first-class honours. She ran an Intellectually Handicapped Children residential home for two and a half years then studied at the University of Calgary in Alberta for her masterate, returned to Massey in Palmerston North to complete her PhD and, in 1991, took up a position as a lecturer.
Early Career Medalists ($10,000 each)
Dr Barbara Holland is a research fellow in the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution who has moved rapidly from her position as a PhD student to a researcher of international reputation.
These awards provide for an annual salary of up to $35,000 to be paid for two years to provide technical support and assistance for a specific research project undertaken by the recipients. This year's recipients are:
Massey University Postdoctoral Fellowships
These fellowships recognise researchers with established records, allowing them to employ a young postdoctoral student for two years to carry out research on their behalf or to conduct the research themselves, with an additional $15,000 available for research expenses.
Massey University Research Fellowship
Professor Klaus-Dieter Schewe is based in the Department of Information Systems at Palmerston North. He receives his Research Fellowship for his project, Design and Development of Web Information Systems. These are databased-backed information systems that are realised and distributed over the web.
The awards provide up to $10,000 to enable each recipient to work on a specified project.
University Women's Awards
These awards enable staff involved in teaching or administrative work to take time out to write up research results for publication, or to collect and analyse further data. Each award is worth up to $10,000.
Created: 25 September, 2006
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