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Awards recognise publication excellence at USQ

04 May 2017 | Tags:
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Professor Anthony Gray with his book Criminal Due Process and Chapter III of the Australian Constitution
The Division of Research & Innovation established the USQ Publication Excellence Awards in 2014 to reward high-quality research outputs. The awards are designed to showcase USQ researchers, encourage strategic choice of publisher, and act as a stimulus to improve USQ’s overall research performance.

The 2017 USQ Publication Excellence Awards were held at USQ Toowoomba on May 4.

The Division of Research & Innovation congratulated the winners and thanked all who applied for an award.

USQ Publication Excellence Awards for Authored Books published during the period of 1 January - 31 December 2016:


In first place was Anthony Gray from the School of Law and Justice for a book titled Criminal Due Process and Chapter III of the Australian Constitution, published by Federation Press. Anthony received an award of $2,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Martin Kerby from the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood for a book titled Sir Philip Gibbs and English Journalism in War and Peace, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Martin received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Patrick Danaher from the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (with colleagues Nick Kelly, Marc Clara and Benjamin Kehrwald) for a book titled Online Learning Networks for Pre-Service and Early Career Teachers, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Patrick received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

USQ School-Specific 2016 Publication Excellence Awards for Journal Articles published during the period 1 January – 31 December 2016:


School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences


In first place was Nathan Downs (with Harry Butler and Alfio Parisi) for an article titled “Solar Ultraviolet Attenuation During the Australian (Red Dawn) Dust Event of 23 September 2009” in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Nathan received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Yan Li (with USQ PhD student Mohammed Diykh) for an article titled “Complex Networks Approach for EEG Signal Sleep Stages Classification” in Expert Systems With Applications. Yan received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Ravinesh Deo (with colleagues from China) for an article titled “A Wavelet-Coupled Support Vector Machine Model for Forecasting Global Incident Solar Radiation Using Limited Meteorological Dataset ” in Applied Energy. Ravinesh received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Civil Engineering and Surveying


In first place was Antoine Trzcinski (with colleagues from Singapore and the United Kingdom) for an article titled “Characterization of Soluble Microbial Products (SMPs) in a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Treating Synthetic Wastewater Containing Pharmaceutical Compounds” in Water Research. Antoine received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Majid Muttashar (with Allan Manalo, Karu Karunasena and Weena Lokuge) for an article titled “Influence of Infill Concrete Strength on the Flexural Behaviour of Pultruded GFRP Square Beams” in Composite Structures. Majid received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Jochen Bundschuh (with colleagues from Germany and India) for an article titled “Pilot Study on Arsenic Removal From Groundwater Using a Small-Scale Reverse Osmosis System - Towards Sustainable Drinking Water Production” in Journal of Hazardous Materials. Jochen received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Health and Wellbeing


In first place was Robert Crowther (with colleagues from Townsville, Brisbane and the United Kingdom) for an article titled “The Reproducibility of Acquiring Three Dimensional Gait and Plantar Pressure Data Using Established Protocols in Participants With and Without Type 2 Diabetes and Foot Ulcers” in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Robert received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Lindsay Brown (with colleagues from Brisbane and India) for an article titled “Inulin Oligofructose Attenuates Metabolic Syndrome in High-Carbohydrate, High-Fat Diet-Fed Rats” in British Journal of Nutrition. Lindsay received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Jianxiong Wang (with colleagues from China) for an article titled “Exercise Training at the Intensity of Maximal Fat Oxidation in Obese Boys” in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. Jianxiong received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Nursing and Midwifery


In first place was Lisa Beccaria (with Cath Rogers, Lorelle Burton and Gavin Beccaria) for an article titled “Role of Health-Promoting Behaviours for On-campus and Distance Students” in Distance Education. Lisa received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Victoria Terry (with Clint Moloney, Leslie Bowtell and Peter Terry) for an article titled “Online Intravenous Pump Emulator: as Effective as Face-to-Face Simulation for Training Nursing Students” in Nurse Education Today. Victoria received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Nicholas Ralph (with colleagues from Townsville) for an article titled “How Should Science be Taught to Nurses? Preferences of Registered Nurses and Science Teaching Academics” in Collegian. Nicholas received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering


In first place was John Leis (with David Buttsworth) for an article titled “Determining the Convergence of Synchronous Measurements for Embedded Industrial Applications” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. John received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Narottam Das (with colleagues from Perth and Germany) for an article titled "NCIT Enabled OPNET Based Design of a Digital Substation for IEC 61850-9-2 Implementation" in IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery. Narottam received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Jayantha Epaarachchi (with Mainul Islam, Jinsong Leng, USQ PhD student Ayad Kakei, and a colleague from Victoria) for an article titled “Detection and Characterisation of Delamination Damage Propagation in Woven Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite Using Thermoelastic Response Mapping" in Composite Structures. Jayantha received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Psychology and Counselling


In first place was Sonja March (with colleagues from Brisbane) for an article titled “A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Audio-Based Treatment Program for Child Anxiety Disorders” in Behaviour Research and Therapy. Sonja received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Zahra Izadikhah (with colleagues from Brisbane and Iran) for an article titled "Investigating the Effect of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) on Postoperative Pain Intensity in Adolescents Undergoing Surgery: a Randomized Controlled Trial" in Journal of Advanced Nursing. Zahra received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Charlotte Brownlow (with colleagues from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Brazil and Canada) for an article titled “Critical Autism Studies: Exploring Epistemic Dialogues and Intersections, Challenging Dominant Understandings of Autism” in Disability & Society. Charlotte received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Arts and Communication


In first place was Lara Lamb (with Bryce Barker and Glenn Campbell) for an article titled “The Mine Island Aboriginal Stone Arrangements: Spiritual Responses to Late Holocene Change on the Central Queensland Coast” in Australian Archaeology. Lara received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Dallas Baker for an article titled "The Screenplay as Text: Academic Scriptwriting as Creative Research in New Writing” in The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. Dallas received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Catherine Dewhirst for an article titled "Colonising Italians: Italian Imperialism and Agricultural ‘Colonies’ in Australia, 1881–1914" in Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. Catherine received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Commerce


There was a tie for first place between Mafiz Rahman (with a colleague from Bangladesh) for an article titled “Energy Use, International Trade and Economic Growth Nexus in Australia: New Evidence from an Extended Growth Model” in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, and Khorshed Alam (with Mohammad Salahuddin and a colleague from Turkey) for an article titled "The Effects of Internet Usage and Economic Growth on CO2 Emissions in OECD Countries: A Panel Investigation" also in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Mafiz and Khorshed each received a $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Rasheda Khanam (with a colleague from Brisbane) for an article titled "Family Income and Child Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Development in Australia: Does Money Matter?" in Demography. Rasheda received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Afzalur Rashid for an article titled "Managerial Ownership and Agency Cost: Evidence from Bangladesh" in Journal of Business Ethics. Afzalur received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Law and Justice


In first place was Anthony Gray for an article titled “The Protection of Voting Equality in Australia” in Federal Law Review. Anthony received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

There was a tie for second place between Ben Gussen for an article titled "Australian Constitutionalism Between Subsidiarity and Federalism" in Monash University Law Review, and Katie Murray for an article titled "Reconciling Law and Morality in a Secular Legal System: Christian and Jewish Approaches to Lawyers' Ethics" also in Monash University Law Review. Ben and Katie each received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Vanitha Sundra-Karean for an article titled “The Erosion of the Implied Term of Mutual Trust and Confidence in Australian Employment Law: Are Common Law and Statute Necessarily Uncomfortable Bedfellows?” in Common Law World Review. Vanitha received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education


In first place was Jeong-Bae Son (with a colleague from Sydney) for an article titled “Facilitating Second Language Learners' Listening Comprehension with Second Life and Skype” in ReCALL. Jeong-Bae received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Heejin Chang (with a colleague from the United Kingdom) for an article titled “Developing Collaborative Learning Practices in an Online Language Course” in Computer Assisted Language Learning. Heejin received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Rahul Ganguly (with a colleague from Sydney) for an article titled “Construct Validity of Scores from the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale in a Sample of Postsecondary Students with Disabilities” in Assessment. Rahul received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Management and Enterprise


In first place was Jianming Yong (with USQ student Wee Pheng Goh, Xiaohui Tao and Ji Zhang) for an article titled “Decision Support Systems for Adoption in Dental Clinics: A Survey” in Knowledge-Based Systems. Jiangming received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Bronte Van Der Hoorn for an article titled "Discussing Project Status with the Project-Space Model: An Action Research Study" in International Journal of Project Management. Bronte received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Aileen Cater-Steel (with Jeffrey Soar and a colleague from Iraq) for an article titled “Determinants of Perceived Usefulness of e-Learning Systems” in Computers in Human Behavior. Aileen received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood


In first place was Sayan Chakrabarty (with Ihsan Hamawand, Gary Sandell, Pam Pittaway, Talal Yusaf, Guangnan Chen, Saddam Al-Lwayzy, John Bennett and Joshua Hopf) for an article titled “Bioenergy from Cotton Industry Wastes : A Review and Potential” in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Sayan received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Brad McLennan (with Peter McIlveen and a colleague from the United States of America) for an article titled "Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy Mediates the Relationship Between Career Adaptability and Career Optimism" in Teaching and Teacher Education. Brad received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Susan Hopkins (with Helen Farley) for an article titled “The Prison is Another Country: Incarcerated Students and (Im)mobility in Australian Prisons” in Critical Studies in Education. Susan received an award of $250 to be used for research-related activities.

Indigenous Publication Excellence Award


The Indigenous Publication Excellence award was awarded to Odette Best (with Don Gorman) for an article titled “Some of Us Pushed Forward and Let the World See What Could be Done: Aboriginal Australian Nurses and Midwives, 1900-2005" in Labour History. Odette received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

USQ Publication Excellence Awards for Journal Articles published during the period January - March 2017:


In first place was Enamul Kabir from the School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (with colleagues from Canberra, Melbourne and China), for an article titled “A Novel Statistical Technique for Intrusion Detection Systems” in Future Generation Computer Systems which has a Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) of 3.323, (Field of Research [FoR]= 0899). Enamul received an award of $2,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In second place was Ravinesh Deo from the School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (with a colleague from Turkey) for an article titled “Forecasting Long-Term Global Solar Radiation with an ANN Algorithm Coupled with Satellite-Derived (MODIS) Land Surface Temperature (LST) for Regional Locations in Queensland ” in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (SNIP = 3.109, FoR = 0906, 0801). Ravinesh received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities.

In third place was Jonathan Horner. a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Agriculture and Environment (with a multi-national team) for an article titled “The Galah Survey: Classification and Diagnostics with t-SNE Reduction of Spectral Information" in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (SNIP = 2.679, FoR = 0201). Jonathan received an award of $500 to be used for research-related activities.

The student award was won by Wahid Ferdous, a PhD candidate in the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, for an article titled “Effect of Beam Orientation on the Static Behaviour of Phenolic Core Sandwich Composites with Different Shear Span-to-Depth Ratios” in Composite Structures (SNIP = 2.144, FoR = 0905). Wahid received an award of $1,000 to be used for research-related activities. Congratulations are also extended to Dr Allan Manalo and Professor Thiru Aravinthan.