Taylor and Francis Library Excellence Award in Research announced during Research Week

We are proud to announce the winners of the Taylor and Francis Group Excellence Award in Research and supplemental UQ Library Excellence Award in Research for 2018. The awards were presented during Research Week at the Research Excellence and Scholarly Publishing event on 11 September.

Taylor and Francis Group fund this $1000 prize. We appreciate their generous support. The UQ Library, in considering a number of excellent applications, decided to fund and award one additional prize this year, the UQ Library Excellence Award in Research. 

The winners

Ms Katie O'Connor, winner of the Taylor and Francis Library Excellence Award in Research

Katie is doing a PhD with the Centre for Horticultural Science in the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI).

Katie’s research focuses on using DNA information to breed for higher nut yield in macadamia. Traditional breeding strategies in macadamia are lengthy and laborious; two stages of evaluation means that it may take over 20 years for new varieties to be released to industry. Her project aims to drastically reduce the length of evaluation and selection using DNA information.

Mr Jason Goopy, winner of the UQ Library Excellence Award in Research

Jason is studying a PhD at the School of Music.

Jason’s research investigates the beliefs, values and uses of music by adolescent boys and aspects of class music that support and shape their identity.

Award winners, description below.
Award presentation, from left to right:
Heather Todd, Director, Teaching and Learning Services, UQ Library 
Katie O’Connor, winner, Taylor and Francis Group Excellence Award in Research
Jason Goopy, winner, UQ Library Excellence Award in Research
Annette McNicol, University Librarian (Acting), UQ Library 

The prize

The winners each receive a $1000 prize and a Research Metrics Report to reward their effective use of library materials and services to achieve excellence in research at UQ.

Ms Heather Todd Director, Learning and Research Services and Dr Amberyn Thomas, Associate Director, Scholarly Communications and Repository Services assessed the applications.

 

Congratulations Katie and Jason! Thank you to Taylor and Francis Group for supporting our postgraduate students.

 

Last updated:
19 September 2018