Winner of Taylor & Francis Group Library Research Award announced

Congratulations to Caitlin Kuempel, PhD student, from the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science! Caitlin is the first recipient of the Taylor and Francis Group Library Excellence Award in Research. The award recognises the excellent use of the Library resources to support your research.

Caitlin Kuempel, award recipient, with Kim Brooking from Taylor & Francis Group.

Caitlin received $1000 in prize money, funded by Taylor & Francis Group and she will also receive personalised Library assistance to maximise the impact of her research, including a metrics report and a strategy for publishing in high impact journals. 

Caitlin’s thesis aims to differentiate the relationship between protected area expansion and other objectives, such as management of the protected areas or representing the full range of habitats and species, to determine how we can achieve greater outcomes for biodiversity.

Chair of the Selection Panel Ms Heather Todd, Director of Learning and Research Services was very impressed with the calibre of applicants. 

“It was a strong pool of candidates and we enjoyed reading about how each of the students was using the Library to progress their research,” Ms Todd said...  Caitlin stood out as she had used a wide range of Library services and she had taken what she had learned and shared it with her fellow PhD students.”

Library services Caitlin regularly uses are the online archive of research higher degree papers via UQ eSpace, online databases, librarians and training programs. 

“The Library is here to assist all students in any way we can and if there are postgraduate students that need more assistance with their research or publishing I encourage them to get in touch,” Ms Todd said.

Professor Alastair McEwan (Dean of the Graduate School), Ms Heather Todd (Director of Learning and Research Services), Dr Amberyn Thomas (Associate Director Scholarly Communication and Repository Services) and award recipient Ms Caitlin Kuempel. 
Last updated:
7 August 2017