Professor Nigel French is the individual winner of this year's Massey University Research Medal while Professor John O'Neill won the medal for research supervisor and the team medal went to the Health and Ageing Research Team from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Early career medal winners were Dr Sarah-Jane Paine (College of Humanities and Social Sciences), Dr Max Schleser (College of Creative Arts) and Dr Karen Stockin (College of Sciences).
A professor of food safety and veterinary public health in the College of Sciences, Professor French is also director of the Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory.
Professor O'Neill is Massey's director of research ethics as well as a professor of teacher education in the College of Education's School of Arts, Development and Health Education.
The Health and Ageing Research Team members are Associate Professor Fiona Alpass, Associate Professor Christine Stephens, Dr Jo Taylor, Dr Rachel Pond and Brendan Stevenson (all from the School of Psychology), Professor Steve La Grow, Dr Andy Towers, Dr Mary Brehney and Dr Polly Yeung (School of Health and Social Services) and Dr Juliana Mansvelt (School of People, Environment and Planning).
Individual college research awards were won by Professor French and Associate Professor Claire McLachlan (Education) and supervisor awards were won by Professor O'Neill, Dr Stephens and Professor Steve Morris (Sciences).
College early-career awards were won by Dr Faruk Balli (Business), Dr Max Schleser (Creative Arts), Dr Alison Arrow (Education), Dr Sarah-Jane Paine (Humanities and Social Sciences) and Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Andrew East (Sciences).
The panel that oversaw consideration and recommendations relating to this year's awards was chaired by Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Professor Brigid Heywood and consisted of Professor Paul Dunmore (Business), Professor Tony Parker (Creative Arts) Professor Michael Townsend (Education) Professor Paul Spoonley (Humanities and Social Sciences) and Professor Marlena Kruger (Sciences).