Honours and awards

AWSBC Honorary Associates

 

The AWSBC recognises individuals from outside Massey University whose exceptional and sustained contributions to animal welfare have furthered substantially the interests of the AWSBC in particular and of animal welfare science and bioethics analysis in general, by conferring on them the title of AWSBC Honorary Associate.

The specific criteria for the Award are: (1) sustained contribution of a significant magnitude to animal welfare and/or bioethical analysis over a prolonged period; and, (2) long association with the Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre through collaborative contributions made to the Centre’s purposes and achievements.

 

A. C. David Bayvel             2014

Director of Animal Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry/Biosecurity New Zealand, Wellington.

Gill Sutherland                    2014

Executive Officer, Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART), the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington.

AWSBC Team Award

Massey University Team Medal for Research Excellent – 2016

Individual honours and awards

Substantial contributions to animal welfare science and related bioethical analyses by AWSBC staff members have been formally recognised nationally and internationally by the award of prizes, medals, honorary memberships and fellowships, royal honours, and other similar acknowledgements.

Dr Ngaio J Beausoleil BSc, PGCertSc, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Alex S Davies BVSc, PhD
Professor Craig B Johnson BVSc, PhD, DVA, DipECVA, MRCA, MRCVS
Professor David J Mellor BSc(Hons), PhD, HonAssocRCVS, ONZM
Professor Kevin J Stafford MVB MSc PhD FRCVS MASVSc FANZCVS
R Neil Ward NZCS BSc (Biol)

Dr Ngaio J Beausoleil BSc, PGCertSc, PhD

Massey University Medal for Research Excellence – Team Medal, 2016

The AWSBC Team Medal, jointly with Profs CB Johnson, DJ Mellor and KJ Stafford, and RN Ward, recognising outstanding leadership and originality in animal welfare science research, application and education.

IVABS Award for Teaching, 2015

Chosen by 2nd year veterinary science students.

Wiley-Blackwell Prize: Most Commended 2014 Paper in ‘Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia’, 2015

Awarded by an independent jury of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists, this prize went to all four co-authors – Dr. Beausoleil was the principal author.

Appointed Deputy Director of the AWSBC, 2014

Recognising leadership in research/scholarship and active leadership in the Centre.

Massey University Women in Leadership Programme, 2014

Recognising leadership potential; one of only 25 staff selected to participate in this university-wide programme.

Massey University College of Sciences Research Award – Early Career, 2013

Recognising significant national and international contributions of her research to the discipline; sole CoS winner in 2013, and the first ever in IVABS.

Massey University Women’s Award, 2010

An award based on the candidate’s research performance and support of colleagues. Designed to provide relief from teaching and other duties to allow completion of original scientific articles based on data collected over the previous five years.

ISAE Congress Attendance Award, 2005

International Society for Applied Ethology PhD student grant-in-aid to attend the 39th International Congress in Japan to present an invited paper.

C Alma Baker Trust Research Award, 2004

Grant-in-aid for PhD study on pre-slaughter stress in New Zealand sheep with the aim of improving their welfare.

AGMARDT Doctoral Travel Award, 2004

Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust grant-in-aid to attend the 38th Annual Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology in Finland to present a poster on PhD studies.

AGMARDT Doctoral Scholarship, 2002

An AGMARDT 3-year doctoral scholarship, awarded on the basis of the candidate’s academic merit and how well the proposed project aligned with the Trust’s objectives.

Todd Foundation Award for Excellence, 2002

A project grant-in-aid, based in the candidate’s academic merit, previous research experience and the value of the proposed project to New Zealand judged according to the Foundation’s criteria.

Assoc. Prof. Alex S Davies BVSc, PhD - retired

New Zealand Qualifications Authority: National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award, 2005

Excellence in Innovation (10 awarded nationally each year, now administered by Ako Aotearoa). 2005

Massey University: Darrilyn O'Dea Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005

National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee Inaugural Three R’s Award, 2003

Apple New Zealand: Apple Outstanding Tertiary Education Award, 2003

Professor Craig B Johnson BVSc, PhD, DVA, DipECVA, MRCA, MRCVS

Massey University Medal for Research Excellence – Team Medal, 2016

The AWSBC Team Medal, jointly with Profs CB Johnson, DJ Mellor and KJ Stafford, and RN Ward, recognising outstanding leadership and originality in animal welfare science research, application and education.

Wiley-Blackwell Prize: Most Commended 2014 Paper in ‘Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia’, 2015

Awarded by an independent jury of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists, this prize went to all four co-authors.

Humane Slaughter Association of the UK, 2009

Award for significant advances in humane slaughter of farmed livestock.

Pfizer award for best Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia paper, 2009

For: “Effects of age on the electroencephalographic response to castration in lambs anaesthetised using halothane in oxygen from birth to six weeks old.” VAA 36 273-279.

Massey University Students Association: Lecturer of the Year Finalist, 2008

Massey University Students Association: Lecturer of the Year BVSc II, 2008

NZVA Sheep and Beef Branch award, 2007

For the best paper presented to the Branch at the New Zealand Veterinary Association annual conference.

New Zealand Pain Society Annual Meeting Award, 2007

For the best scientific session at the conference both in terms of the structure of the session and the quality of the papers.

National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee 3R’s Award, 2006

For a major contribution to Refinement through the development of a model for pain-free studies of pain.

Boehringer Ingelheim Prize, 2001

Supervised the best candidate of the year in Certificate of Veterinary Anaesthesia examination (S Adamantos).

Boehringer Ingelheim Prize, 1999

Supervised the best candidate of the year in Certificate of Veterinary Anaesthesia examination (AM Sarmiento).

Professor David J Mellor BSc(Hons), PhD, HonAssocRCVS, ONZM

Global Health & Pharma Animal Health Award, 2016

Best Animal Welfare Academic – New Zealand

Massey University Medal for Research Excellence – Team Medal, 2016

The AWSBC Team Medal, jointly with Profs CB Johnson, DJ Mellor and KJ Stafford, and RN Ward, recognising outstanding leadership and originality in animal welfare science research, application and education.

Reappointed an Honorary Associate of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia, 2016-2018

Recognising his scientific advice, consultancy services and continuing support in the development and implementation of the Association’s animal welfare policy.

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW -UK) Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science, 2015

Recognising many and major contributions to animal welfare science and advocacy that had international impact and significantly benefited the welfare of animals.

Wiley-Blackwell Prize: Most Commended 2014 Paper in ‘Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia’, 2015

Awarded by an independent jury of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists, this prize went to all four co-authors.

National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee Three Rs Award, 2014

Sponsored by the RNZSPCA, this award recognised substantial, sustained and influential contributions to the humane and responsible conduct of animal-based science.

Ranked “A” (top 5%) of university researchers/scholars in New Zealand, 2013

Recognising leadership, contributions and international standing, and research/scholarship of high distinction.

Appointed an Honorary Associate of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia, 2012

Recognising his scientific advice, consultancy services and continuing support in the development and implementation of the Association’s animal welfare policy.

Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Award, 2012

New Zealand Veterinary Journal Most Commended Paper in 2011: Green, T.C. and Mellor, D.J. (2011). Extending ideas about animal welfare assessment to include ‘quality of life’ and related concepts.

New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59, 316–324. Shared with Ms Talia Green.

Inducted as an Honorary Life Member of ANZCCART, 2011

The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching described this as its highest recognition for a long-term meritorious commitment to improving the welfare of animals used in research and teaching.

Appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM), 2007

The official citation of this Royal Honour noted national and international recognition for high quality and innovative teaching, research and consultation on applied physiology and animal welfare science, and for major contribution to the humane, ethical and responsible care of animals.

Ranked “A” (top 5%) of university researchers/scholars in New Zealand, 2007

Recognizing leadership, contribution and international standing, and research/scholarship of high distinction.

Massey University Medal for Research Excellence – Team Medal, 2005

Riddet Centre Team Medal, jointly with Professors Paul Moughan and Professor Harjinder Singh.

Elected an Honorary Associate of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (HonAssocRCVS), London, UK, 2005

A highly prestigious honour, recognizing major international contributions to the veterinary profession, to veterinary sciences and to animal welfare internationally.

New Zealand Veterinary Associations President’s Award, 2004

Recognising exceptional contributions to the promotion of the humane and responsible care of animals, nationally and internationally.

Ranked “A” (top 5%) of university researchers/scholars in New Zealand, 2004

Recognizing leadership, contribution and international standing, and research/scholarship of high distinction.

Elected an Associate Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Animal Welfare Chapter, 2003

Recognising substantial contributions to animal welfare science, thinking and practice.

New Zealand Science and Technology Silver Medal, 1999

A Government medal, awarded by the Governor General: an award of high distinction for New Zealand scientists, this particular award recognised exceptional contributions to New Zealand society and culture and the promotion of science in its wider dimensions.

Professor Kevin J Stafford, MVB MSc, PhD FRCVS MACVSc FANZCVS

Massey University Medal for Research Excellence – Team Medal, 2016

The AWSBC Team Medal, jointly with Profs CB Johnson and DJ Mellor, Dr. NJ Beausoleil and RN Ward, recognising outstanding leadership and originality in animal welfare science research, application and education.

Massey University Medal for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision, 2016

Recognises Professor Stafford’s exceptional record of scholarly and practical support for, and successful supervision of, numerous postgraduate students over at least two decades.

Appointed a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (FANZCVS), 2015

Recognising outstanding support for the veterinary profession through major contributions to animal behaviour and welfare sciences.

New Zealand Companion Animal Council Assisi Medal, 2012

Recognising major contributions to companion animal welfare.

Massey University Medal for Research Excellence – Team Medal, 2011

The Sheep Research Team Medal for major contributions to the science underlying developments in sheep husbandry and management.

Appointed a Charter Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare, 2011

Recognising major contributions to the establishment of the College.

Fellow of the of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS –UK), 2004

By examination.

R Neil Ward NZCS BSc (Biol)

Massey University Medal for Research Excellence – Team Medal, 2016

The AWSBC Team Medal, jointly with Profs CB Johnson and DJ Mellor, Dr. NJ Beausoleil and RN Ward, recognising outstanding leadership and originality in animal welfare science research, application and education.

ANZLAA1, Yvette Chen Memorial Scholarship to attend the AALAS2 International Conference in the USA, 2016

National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee Three Rs Award, 2015

Recognising development and sharing of an extensive range of computer-aided-learning programmes.

Association of Tertiary Education Management, Best Practice Award for Innovation, 2013

For excellence, innovation and management of Massey University College of Sciences laboratories.

Tertiary Education Union: Award for Excellent in Teaching and Research Support, 2012

Massey University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, 2011

For major contributions to academic and technical support.

Keynote Speaker, Host and Instigator of Grief Management Workshop for ANZLAA Members Undertaking Regular Euthanasia of Research and Teaching Animals, 2010

Awarded ANZLAA NZ Scholarship to attend ANZLAA(1) Conference (Sydney), 2008

In recognition of the quality of his work in animal science.

AD Instruments Teaching Experiment Price, 2008

ANZCCART Technician’s Animal Welfare Award, 2007

In recognition of the contribution to improving animal welfare in the area of teaching and research at Massey University.


1 ANZLAA: Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association

2 AALAS: American Association of Laboratory Animal Science

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