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Professor Steve La Grow
Professor of Rehabilitation and director of Health, Disability and Rehabilitation Studies in the School of Health and Social Services Steve La Grow has built an international reputation as an author and researcher specialising in the rehabilitation of those who are blind or visually impaired.
Professor La Grow’s research has addressed most issues that affect the quality of life of persons who are blind or visually impaired, and he is best known for his work in the field of orientation and mobility.
In 2003, Professor La Grow was inducted into the Western Michigan University’s Blindness and Low Vision Studies Outstanding Alumni Academy.
In 2006, he was presented with the Lawrence E Blaha Memorial Award from Division Nine of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, the largest professional organisation in the field of blindness in the world.
Emeritus Professor Warwick Slinn, who nominated Professor La Grow, says his output is prodigious, numbering more than 140 publications, including two books, and 75 peer-reviewed articles.
“But it is the recognised quality of his work which is important,” Professor Slinn says.
Professor La Grow also serves on numerous editorial boards of journals, is regularly asked to write and review articles and to review research proposals, and he takes a full part in the administration of his professional societies, having served on the organising committees of six international mobility conferences.
Professor Cynthia White
Professor of Applied Linguistics Cynthia White is a regular contributor to workshops, seminars and staff development sessions on research, supervision and academic career management within Massey University, the Centre for Academic Development and e-Learning, and the Graduate Research School.
As college representative on the Doctoral Research Committee (2002-2005), Professor White made an active contribution to doctoral studies in the University, contributed to the successful resolution of difficult supervisory relationships, and acted as a mentor for three chief supervisors in different schools.
Professor White serves on the review boards of seven international journals and two national journals, regularly reviews research proposals for funding bodies such as the British Academy, and has been an active researcher and co-leader in collaborative projects with Oxford University, Britain's Open University and Nottingham University.
In the past five years she has given eight international plenary addresses at major conferences in Hawaii, Germany, Britain, China, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
Maori awards enable researchers to take time away from administrative and teaching duties to write up research results or to collect and analyse further data. This year’s recipients are:
Pasifika awards enable researchers to take time away from administrative and teaching duties to write up research results or to collect and analyse further data. This year’s recipients are:
Appointment of a postdoctoral fellow who has worked in a multi-disciplinary research environment means that the project can be progressed quickly to make significant advances and publish, laying claim to very fertile research territory. This year’s recipients of postdoctoral fellowships are:
Associate Professor Margaret Walshaw of the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy has been funded a research fellowship to investigate what contributes to a productive experience and timely completion in the College of Education’s doctoral programmes. Dr Walshaw will look at a range of areas including: student background and circumstances; institutional structures and culture; organisation and practice; and support measures. Findings of the study will inform a projected strategic initiative to improve tertiary education offered at the doctoral level within the college.
Technician’s awards enable an annual salary 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:
Women’s 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.
Created: 09/09/2009 | Last updated: 21/10/2009
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