Our Achievements

2017 Research and Teaching Achievements

Research

  • Patrick Jory was awarded an ARC Discovery Project grant for his project Thailand's social and political transformation, 1880-1980
  • Peter Spearitt was awarded an ARC Discovery Grant as part of a team led by UWA, Water and the Making of Urban Australia since 1900
  • Ian Hesketh was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship for his project The place of history in science: reassessing the Darwinian revolution
  • Patrick Jory’s book, Thailand's Theory of Monarchy: the Vessantara Jataka and the Idea of the Perfect Man (New York: SUNY Press, 2016) won a 2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles award
  • Renee England won a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses for her PhD thesis, Emotion in agency : The problematic influence of the split self and a Spinozist corrective
  • Deb Brown, Peter Ellerton and Dave Kinkead were shortlisted for an Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award in the category of Equity and Opportunity for their work on the Critical Thinking Project and associated Solid Pathways scheme
  • Lisa Featherstone and her co-author, Andy Kaladelfos were shortlisted for the NSW State Library’s Community and Regional History Prize for their book, Sex Crimes in the Fifties (MUP, 2016)
  • Geoff Ginn was awarded $42,000 for his team project Queensland Atlas of Religion: faith, migration and identity through the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 Partnership Funding Scheme
  • A number of our researchers were successful in the 2017 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Enabler Funding Scheme, including Amelia Brown (for Roman & Medieval Malta: Crossroads of Mediterranean History & Archaeology); Lisa Featherstone (for An exploratory study on the nature and scope of child sexual abuse networks in the pre-digital age), and David Pritchard (for The Athenian funeral oration)
  • David Pritchard was awarded a prestigious Fellowship at the Institut d’études avancées at the Université de Strasbourg and also secured significant funding for his Athenian Funeral Oration project conference from the Aroney Trust, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, The Australasian Society for Classical Studies and The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
  • Deb Brown and Calvin Normore’s book, Descartes and the Ontology of Everyday Life was accepted for publication by Oxford University Press
  • Andrew Crowden received funding from The John Templeton Foundation (via University of Virginia in a collaboration with QIMR Berghofer) for research on Genetic Determinism and Human Agency
  • Andrew Crowden received funding from Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (QGHA) for research into the Ethics, Legal, Social and Policy Implications of Genomics in Queensland Healthcare.
  • Andrew Crowden received internal UQ funding for an interdisciplinary Genomics in Society: Policy and Ethics research project.
  • Andrew Crowden Presented with Professor Xue Li Big Data: a tool for innovation for UQ’s Global Leadership Series at Customs House
  • Peter Ellerton and Dave Kinkead’s recently published paper on Environmental Research Letters has surpassed 500 Altmetrics scores. It is in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetrics, and has had greater reach that 99% of the articles of comparable age across all disciplines. It has been reviewed by news outlets such as The Guardian, The Conversation, Gizmodo, Science Alert and more. Here are the details of the paper:Cook, John; Ellerton, Peter; Kinkead, Dave (2018). Deconstructing climate misinformation to identify reasoning errors. Environmental Research Letters, 13 2: 024018. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaa49f.
  • The Critical Thinking Project been awarded a Teaching Innovation Grant worth $125,000 from the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation. The project title is Integrating Digital Argument Mapping into Contemporary Pedagogies. Here is a brief description of the project: Argumentation is a highly transferable core skill and principal component of Critical Thinking. Argument mapping is a low cost and effective way of teaching this skill but guidance is needed to implement it in pedagogies outside of philosophy. This project aims to extend existing digital argument mapping software developed by the UQ Critical Thinking Project and supported by HASS TEL seed funding, and to integrate it into a diverse range of UQ courses. The software enables students to identify, analyse, evaluate and construct arguments in preparation for writing well-structured research papers and assists teaching staff in making explicit the conceptual and logical relationships among knowledge claims in their disciplines. Reasons.js will be embedded in UQ’s learning management system, be easily available as an open source tool, operational on mobile devices and user-friendly. 
  • The Critical Thinking Project has been shortlisted as national finalists for the AFR Higher Education Awards, in the category Equity and Opportunity.
  • Peter Ellerton has delivered a plenary lecture at the Developing Minds: Critical Thinking in Curriculum Transfer workshop. The workshop took place at Simon Fraser University, Canada, on 9 February 2018, and focussed on how teaching critical thinking in K-12 classrooms could transfer into post-secondary education for student benefit.  

Teaching

  • Shushma Malik was awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Early Career Teaching Excellence
  • Deb Brown won a UQ Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (HASS Faculty Knowledge- Making Site)
  • Deb Brown was awarded a UQ  Teaching Innovation Grant ($135,000) for Integrating Digital Argument Mapping into Contemporary Pedagogies
  • Deb Brown was awarded a UQ Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (UQ Critical Thinking Project, 2016)
  • The Critical Thinking Project has nominated for the Australian Awards for University Teaching, in the category Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning.

2016 Research & Teaching Achievements

Research

  • Alastair Blanshard elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • Jon Piccini awarded a UQ Fellowship
  • Dolly MacKinnon awarded an ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions 1100-1800 Project
  • Peter Evans awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
  • Romain Fathi awarded a Solemn Prize by La Chancellerie des Universités de Paris

Teaching

2015 Research & Teaching Achievements

Research

  • Lisa Featherstone awarded an ARC Discovery Project
  • Marguerite La Caze awarded an ARC Discovery Project
  • Caillan Davenport received an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • Mei-Fen Kuo received an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • Kriston Rennie awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship; and a Visiting Fellowship from the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Ghent
  • David Pritchard awarded a University of Strasbourg Institute of Advanced Study Fellowship

Teaching

2014 Research & Teaching Achievements

Research

  • Claudio Mazzola awarded a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • Dolly MacKinnon awarded an ARC Discovery Project
  • Amelia Brown received an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • Tom Stevenson awarded a Margo Tytus Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati
  • Kriston Rennie awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Research Fellowship from the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St Louis University

Teaching

2013 Research & Teaching Achievements

Research

Teaching

2012 Research & Teaching Achievements

Research

Teaching

  • Amelia Brown received a Vice-Chancellor's Academic Staff Award for Internationalisation

2011 Research & Teaching Achievements

Research

  • Chi-Kong Lai awarded a UQ Trans-Pacific Fellowship
  • Patrick Jory awarded a UQ New Staff Research Start-up Fund
  • Dolly MacKinnon awarded a UQ New Staff Research Start-up Fund
  • David Pritchard awarded a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • Amelia Brown received a Faculty of Arts Early Career Research Excellence Award
  • Dolly MacKinnon awarded an ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions 1100-1800 Project

Teaching