Professor Paul Glasziou AO has taken out the top prize at the Vice Chancellor’s Research Awards, capping a week in which Bond University rose 250 places up the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The Director of Bond’s Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare was presented with the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence for consistently high quality research outcomes, leadership and innovation.
Professor Glasziou acknowledged his many mentors and colleagues over the years, including Bond’s Professor Chris Del Mar who sadly passed away in February this year.
“I’d also like to thank all the amazingly talented people in my team. Achieving research is never an individual effort,” he said.
“And thank you to all the people here at Bond’s Office of Research Services and they work they have done to support research over the years.”
Professor Glasziou’s key interests include removing barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice and improving the use of non-drug interventions.
Part of the university’s Research Week 2022, the awards recognise excellence in research, research supervision and early career research, along with outstanding PhD contributions.
The Early Career Research Excellence Award went to Dr Olabode (Bode) Ogunmakinde from the Faculty of Society & Design. Dr Ogunmakinde’s research focuses on sustainable construction, waste minimisation in the construction industry and the circular economy.
Dr Ogunmakinde is also developing a pocket guide for construction professionals to achieve zero waste on construction projects.
Dr Adrian Gepp from the Bond Business School received the award for Research Supervision for his caring and innovative supervision practice and support for students.
The Vice Chancellor’s PhD Award for an Outstanding Contribution to a Field of Research was won by Dr Jamie-Lee Thompson who completed her PhD in human genetics at Bond’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Her research focused on transcriptomic and epigenomic factors controlling skeletal muscle disuse atrophy.
Dr Thompson is currently working in the computational genomics group at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.
Provost Keitha Dunstan congratulated the award recipients on their outstanding contributions and the significant impact of their research.
“We have continued our strong research momentum, once again increasing our external research income year on year and have continued to expand our capacity with the recruitment of new talented researchers across all the faculties,” Professor Dunstan said.
“Bond is continuing to punch above our weight in research and our focus on publishing in high quality journals has had a clear impact, with a 30 percent increase in the number of citations over the five years to 2020 and a 43 percent increase in the five years to 2021.
“This result has contributed to the university jumping around 250 places in this week’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings.”