FSP Awardees

2015 – University of Queensland

Main representative: Professor Heather Douglas, Specialist: Professor Leigh Goodmark, Affiliation: University of Maryland, Field: Law

The proposed program draws on Professor Goodmark’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the legal response to domestic violence in the United States. She has also worked for many years in clinical education programs focused on family law and domestic violence. During her stay she presented three public lectures in Brisbane and one each in Sydney and Melbourne. She informed curriculum development in Family Law in and contributed to the TC Beirne School of Law (University of Queensland)’s clinical legal education program. She also took part in a workshop with PhD and ECR researchers.

2015 – University of New England

Main representative: Professor Stephen Tobias, Specialist: Professor Elaine Scott, Affiliation: University of Washington, Bothell, Field: Education

The University of New England (UNE) has a planned expansion in the provision of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and will complement this provision with the disciplines of Medicine and Education. Professor Elaine Scott’s visit will allow UNE and capitalise on her leadership and expertise to assure the establishment and sustainability of this Facility, and collaborate with University of Sydney.

2015 – James Cook University

Main representative: Professor Scott Ritchie, Specialist: Professor Leon Lounibos, Affiliation: University of Florida, Field: Global/Public Health

Professor Lounibos’s visit will bring to Cairns and Brisbane a leading expert on the ecology of the Aedes aegypti and the Aedes albopictus species whose research has elucidated the mechanism of competitive displacement of A. aegypti by A. albopictus in Florida, which can contribute to Australian efforts to curtail a feared invasion by the Asian Tiger Mosquito from the Torres Straits. Workshops, seminars, and discussion groups organized by institutions in the two host cities will provide forums for exchanges of accomplishments, ideas, and proposals among diverse audiences, directed towards improved biosecurity, public health, and mitigation of risks from invasive mosquito vectors.

2015 – University of Sydney & ANU

Main representative: Professor Patrick Parkinson, Specialist: Professor Thomas Oldham, Affiliation: University of Houston, Field: Family Law

Professor Oldham’s visit will bring a comparison of the legal principles in US and Australian law for the division of family property and payments of child support, and choice of law issues when couples who have an association by citizenship or domicile with more than one country, separate.

2015 – University of Sydney & Curtin University

Main representative: Dr Gerard Goggin & Dr Katie Ellis, Specialist: Professor Beth Haller, Affiliation: Towson University, Field: Communications/Journalism

Professor Haller’s visit will promote mutual understanding of disability and media in Australia and US. She will facilitate the exchange of expertise and the building of collaborative linkages, by using her extensive networks in the US and elsewhere. She will also develop academic curricula, educational materials, and best practice pedagogy about disability in Australia

2015 – University of Melbourne

Main representative: Professor Bill Adam, Specialist: Dr Lisa Gruenberg, Affiliation: Harvard University, Field: Public/Global Health

An expert in clinical education/womens and childrens health, Dr Gruenberg will provide input into reviews of innovative rural intern training program, with a particular emphasis on the challenges of curriculum content and delivery in a rural health setting. She will contribute to the much needed training of rural clinical educators. She will enrich staff and student understanding on global (remote) health.

2014 – University of Western Australia

Main representative: A/Professor Sophie Gilles, Specialist: Professor Edwin Cruz, Affiliation: University of California, San Diego, Field: Urban Planning

The type and scope of work proposed for Professor Cruz at UWA for 2016 fits within four groups; design studios with students, seminars with faculty members, professionals in allied industries and academics across the University, along with course and Faculty development meetings and public lectures.

2014 – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Main representative: Dr Simon Toze, Specialist: Professor Valerie Harwood, Affiliation: University of South Florida, Field: Envirnomental Science/Public & Global Health

Professor Harwood provided technical information and programmatic guidance on the use of microarray techniques, next generation sequencing and bio-informatics for the detection of multiple faecal source tracking markers at CSIRO Land and Water. She also presented seminars on the current developments of faecal pollution tracking and its use as a regulatory tool in the U.S. to the target audience including regulators, researchers and students, and provided a direct linkage for collaboration between CSIRO and University of South Florida.

2014 – Australian National University

Main representative: A/Professor Cressida Fforde, Specialist: Professor Timothy McKeown, Affiliation: U.S. Department of the Interior, Field: Anthropology

As an expert in the repatriation of Indigenous human remains, Dr McKeown provided specialist input into the development and delivery of the first of an annual 5-day intensive training module on the topic, as well as provide lectures, master classes, and seminars in existing undergraduate, postgraduate, and public programs at three Australian universities, the National Museum of Australia; and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

2014 – Macquarie University

Main representative: A/Professor Catherine Dean, Specialist: Professor Pamela Duncan, Affiliation: Wake Forest University, Field: Public/Global Health

Professor Duncan worked with academic staff in the Department of Health Professions to review, develop and deliver components of the new Doctor of Physiotherapy program. In addition, Professor Duncan assisted staff involved in the other health and medicine programs, hospitals and clinics to promote interdisciplinary education and research opportunities.

2014 – University of the Sunshine Coast

Main representative: Professor Robert Elliot, Specialist: Professor Hank Harlow, Affiliation: University of Wyoming, Field: Environmental Science

Professor Harlow contributed his expert international perspective to the development of a new Zoology major at USC as well as to the delivery of specialist lectures into the current science program. He mentored students working on projects in Borneo and Cambodia. Professor Harlow also presented a number of public lectures on his research and work in the Greater Yellowstone National Park. Finally, he lead discussions with USC researchers and external collaborators on the development of an international research project on Sun Bears.

2014 – University of Sydney

Main representative: Dr Frances Di Lauro, Specialist: A/Professor Robert Cummings, Affiliation: University of Mississippi, Field: Communications & Journalism

Professor Cummings promoted the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to the Australian higher education sector and the development of ongoing collaborative writing partnerships that link graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Sydney with those from the University of Mississippi. Professor Cummings assisted these initiatives, conducted needs assessments, developed curricular resources, and presented a Sydney Ideas public lecture, a cross-institutional symposium, and an inter-school seminar.

2013 – University of Canberra

Main representative: Professor Anthony Capon, Specialist: Professor Andrew Dannenberg, Affiliation: University of Washington, Field: Public/global health

In the first phase of his visit Professor Dannenberg ran the inaugural intensive short course on healthy and sustainable places at the University of Canberra (UC). The curriculum for this course was developed with Prof Dannenberg prior to his arrival in Australia. The second phase, hosted by the UNSW Healthy Built Environment Program (HBEP), reviewed healthy places capacity building efforts led by the HBEP and culminate in a roundtable with key stakeholders to recommend future options.

2013 – Charles Sturt University

Main representative: Professor Lisa Given, Specialist: A/Professor Lyn Westbrook, Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin, Field: Library Science

Professor Westbrook developed capacity among staff at the School of Information Studies (SIS) as they brought research into the classroom. Her visit enabled staff to: 1) embed research findings into curricular materials, appropriately and systematically; 2) revitalize research subjects in Information Studies courses; 3) develop a coursework-supported PhD, focusing on student engagement; and, 4) increase the quantity and quality of research grants and publications.

2013 – University of Western Australia

Main representative: Professor Martin Graeme, Specialist: Professor Fred Allendorf, Affiliation: University of Montana, Field: Environmental Science

Professor Allendorf developed a 3-day unit in Restoration Genetics in the 2nd semester of the 2013 academic year. This was a collaborative effort between the Schools of Animal and Plant Biology at UWA. In addition, geneticists from the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC), and the Conservation Genetics lab at Kings Park Botanic Garden (KPGB) participated. Professor Allendorf also developed linkages between UWA and his home institution, the University of Montana.

2013 – Flinders University

Main representative: A/Professor Amanda Ellis, Specialist: Dr Audrey Levine, Affiliation: Battelle Memorial Institute, Field: Environmental Science

Dr Levine provided input into the development of curricula, and lecture into, the world’s first degree in Clean Technologies, in line with Flinders University Strategic Areas of Research and South Australian priority areas. Activities, directly related to their expertise, focused on water related to existing and future clean technologies, and benefits and issues to be faced in this arena. Lecture, workshop and assessment materials instrumental to effective delivery were developed.

2013 – University of Newcastle (Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children)

Main representative: Professor Greg Leigh, Specialist: Professor Christine Monikowski, Affiliation: Rochester Institute of Technology, Field: Applied linguistics/TEFL

Professor Monikowski provided a series of interactive workshops for educators, sign language interpreters and school support staff throughout Australia and New Zealand. She gave lectures as part of university courses at Macquarie University and the RIDBC Renwick Centre (University of Newcastle). Professor Monikowski consulted with each of the organisations regarding (a) evidence-based practice in the provision of educational interpreting heir settings, to provide suggestions to improve the arrangements at the time, and (b) joint research projects being undertaken then by Macquarie University and RIDBC Renwick Centre/ in the area of sign language interpreting in school education programs.

2013 – Macquarie University

Main representative: A/Professor Jennifer Cornish, Specialist: Professor Peter Kalivas, Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina, Field: Public/global health

Professor Kalivas worked on the promotion of translational research in mental health through research-led teaching initiatives. He attended Australian institutions for a 3 week period. His program began in Sydney, where he was involved in enhancing the teaching-research nexus at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. Following 2.5 weeks in Sydney, Professor Kalivas travelled to Melbourne where he will participate in related research-led teaching initiatives at the Melbourne Brain Centre within the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, Melbourne University.

2013 – Monash University

Main representative: Professor Jane Kenway, Specialist: A/Professor Adam Howard, Affiliation: Colby College, Field: Education

Professor Howard worked in enhancing social inclusion in Universities. Students from low socio-economic backgrounds are under represented in the university sector, particularly its top tier. Those gaining access drop out more than their wealthier peers. Social inclusion in universities is Australian government policy. Universities of all ranks are now addressing this. Professor Howard worked with key staff in three differently ranked Melbourne universities examining their current inclusive practices, suggesting improvements and offering open workshops on successful inclusion theories and methods.

2013 – University of Southern Queensland

Main representative: Mrs Barbara Ryan, Specialist: Mr Robert Jensen, Affiliation: U.S. Government Department of Homeland Security, Field: Communications/public administration

Mr Jensen will contribute to lifting the profile of emergency communication within the disaster management community in Australia, and establishing emergency communication as a field that requires development worldwide. This will be done by establishing an international working group on emergency communication and crisis communications to help practitioners share ideas and to represent the discipline at high levels of political and operational disaster management. Initial members of this group will be senior members of Australian and US governments, as well as practice leaders and discipline researchers.