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2020 Research Awards

The awards seek to recognise research excellence and publication success.

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2020 Research Awards which were announced earlier this week.

These awards are a great way for the University to celebrate research excellence and publication success, and to recognise the valuable research staff and students are undertaking every day.

Student Publication Excellence Awards

The awards are designed to encourage USQ higher degree by research (HDR) students to make strategic decisions about the journals in which they seek to publish, in order to help them get the best return on their research efforts and as a crucial step in improving the overall research performance of USQ.

 =1. Mohanad Shakir Khalid Al-Musaylh (with Ravinesh C. Deo, Jan F Adamowski, & Yan Li) – ‘Short-term electricity demand forecasting using machine learning methods enriched with ground-based climate and ECMWF Reanalysis atmospheric predictors in southeast Queensland, Australia’ in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. SNIP 3.694.

=1 . Mumtaz Ali (with Ramendra Prasad) – ‘Significant wave height forecasting via an extreme learning machine model integrated with improved complete ensemble empirical mode decomposition’ Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. SNIP 3.694.

=1 . Sujan Ghimire (with Ravinesh C Deo, Nawin Raj, & Jianchun Mi) – ‘Wavelet- based 3-phase hybrid SVR model trained with satellite-derived predictors, particle swarm wavelet transform for solar radiation prediction optimization and maximum overlap discrete’ in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. SNIP 3.694.

2. Yuan Wang (with Lei Yang, Xiao-Lei Shi, Xun Shi, Lidong Chen, Matthew S. Dargusch, Jin Zou, & Zhi-Gang Chen) – ‘Flexible Thermoelectric Materials and Generators: Challenges and Innovations’ in Advanced Materials. SNIP 3.67.

3. Meeras Salman Al-Shemarry (with Yan Li, & Shahab Abdulla) – ‘An Efficient Texture Descriptor for the Detection of License Plates From Vehicle Images in Difficult Conditions’ in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. SNIP 3.497.

Unit-Specific Publication Excellence Awards

The awards are designed to encourage USQ researchers to make strategic decisions about the journals in which they seek to publish, in order to help them get the best return on their research efforts and as a crucial step in improving the overall research performance of USQ.

Research Centres

Centre for Agricultural Engineering

1. Stephen Tait (with C. Kazadi Mbamba, E. Lindblom, X. Flores-Alsina, S. Tait, S. Anderson, R. Saagi, D.J. Batstone, K.V Gernaey, & U. Jeppsson) - ‘Plantwide model-based analysis of iron dosage strategies for chemical phosphorus removal in waste water treatment systems’ in Water Research. SNIP 2.426.

2. Peter Harris (with Samuel Alexander & Bernadette K. McCabe) - ‘Biogas in the suburbs: an untapped source of clean energy?’ in Journal of Cleaner Production. SNIP 2.308.

3. Peter Brett (with Xinli Du, Nikolay Mikov, Amirand Mohagheghi, Cherry Kilbride, & Meriel Norris) - ‘A tactile sensing approach in stroke rehabilitation’ in Mechatronics. SNIP 1.955.

Centre for Applied Climate Sciences

=1 Matt Hawcroft (with Yen-Ting Xiang, Gabriel Cazes, Francis Codron, Traute Crueger, Clara Deser, Oivind Hodnebrog, Hanjun Kim, Jiyeong Kim, Yu Kosaka, Teresa Losada, Carlos R. Mechoso, Gunnar Myhre, Oyvind Seland, Bjorn Stevens, Masahiro Watanabe, & Sungduk Yu) - ‘ETIN-MIP Extratropical Tropical Interaction Model Inter comparison Project protocol and initial results’ in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. SNIP 2.943.

=1 Christa Pudmenzky (with Rob Allan, Linden Ashcroft, Saba Baer, Mariano Barriendos, Rudolf Brazdil, Yuri Brugnara, Manola Brunet, Michele Brunetti, Barbara Chimani, Richard Cornes, Fernando Dominguez Castro, Janusz Filipiak, Dimitra Founda, Ricardo Garcia Herrera, Joelle Gergis, Stefan Grab, Lisa Hannak, Heli Huhtamaa, Kim S. Jacobsen, Phil Jones, Sylvie Jourdain, Andrea Kiss, Kuanhui Elaine Lin, Andrew Lorrey, Elin Lundstad, Jurg Luterbacher, Franz Mauelshagen, Maurizio Maugeri, Nicolas Maughan, Anders Moberg, Raphael Neukom, Sharon Nicholson, Simon Noone, Oyvind Nordli, Kristin Bjorg Olafsdottir, Petra Pearce, Lucas Pfister, Kathleen Pribyl, Rajmund Przybylak, Dubravka Rasol, Delia Reichenbach, Ladislava Reznickova, Fernando Rodrigo, Christian Rohr, Oleg Skrynyk, Victoria Slonosky, Peter Thorne, Maria Valente, Jose M.Vaquero, Nancy E. Westcott, Fiona Williamson, & Przemyslaw Wyszynski.) - ‘Unlocking pre-1850 instrumental meteorological records: a global inventory’ in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. SNIP 2.943. 

2. Kath Jarrod (with Keith Pembleton) - ‘A soil temperature decision support tool for agronomic research and management under climate variability: adapting to earlier and more variable planting conditions’ in Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. SNIP 1.833.

3. Tim Cowan (with Matthew C. Wheeler, Jason A. Otkin, Andrew Frost; & Roger Stone) - ‘Using evaporative stress index to monitor flash drought in Australia’ in Environmental Research Letters. SNIP 1.806.

Centre for Astrophysics

1. Ian Whaite (with Maximilian N.Gunther, Francisco J. Pozuelos, Jason A Dittmann, Diana Dragomir, Stephen R. Kane, Tansu Daylan, Adina D.Feinstein, Chelsea X. Huang, Timothy D. Morton, Andrea Bonfanti, L. G. Bouma, Jennifer Burt, Karen A. Collins, Jack J. Lissauer, Elisa-beth Matthews, Benjamin T. Montet, Andrew Vanderburg, Songhu Wang, Jennifer G. Winters, George R. Ricker, Roland K. Vanderspek, David W. Lathem, Sara Seager, Joshua N. Winn, Jon M. Jenkins, James D. Armstrong, Khalid Barkaoui, Natalie Batalha, Jacob L. Bean, Douglas A. Caldwell, David R. Ciardi, Kevin I. Collins, Ian Crossfield, Michael Fausnaugh, Gabor Furesz, Tianjun Gan, Michael Gillon, Natalia Guerrero, Keith Horne, Steve B. Howell, Michael Ireland, Giovanni Isopi, Emmanuel Jehin, John Kielkopf, F. Sebastien Lepine, Franco Mallia, Rachel A. Matson, Gordon Myers, Enric Palle, Samuel N. Quinn, Howard M. Relles, Barbara Rojas-Ayala, Joshua Schlieder, Ramotholo Shporer, Avi Sefako, Juan C. Suarez, Thiam-Guan Tan, Eric B. Ting, & Joesph D. Twicken) - ‘A super-Earth and two sub-Neptunes transiting the nearby and quiet M dwarf TOI-270’ in Nature Astronomy. SNIP 2.463.

2. Duncan Wright (with Hui Zhang, Zhouyi Yu, Ensi Liang, Ming Yang, Michael C.B. Ashley, Xiangqun Cui, Fujia Du, Jianning Fu, Xuefei Gong, Bozhong Gu, Yi Hu, Peng Jiang, Huigen Liu, Jon Lawrence, Qiang Liu, Xiaoyan Li, Zhengyang Li, Bin Ma, Jeremy Mould, Zhaohui Shang, Nicholas B. Suntzeff, Charling Tao, Qiguo Tian, C. G. Tinney, Syed A. Uddin, Lifan Wang, Songhu Wang, Xiaofeng Wang, Peng Wei, Xuefeng Wu, Robert A. Wittenmyer, Lingzhe Xu, Shi-hai Yang, Ce Yu, Xiangyan Yuan, Jessica Zheng, Hongyan Zhou, Ji-lin Zhou, & Zhenxi Zhu) - ‘Exoplanets in the Antarctic Sky I. The first data release of AST3-II (CHESPA) and new-found variables within the southern CVZ of TESS’ and ‘Exoplanets in the Antarctic sky. II. 116 transiting exoplanet candidates found by AST3-II (CHESPA) within the southern CVZ of TESS’ in Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. SNIP 2.242.

3. Stephen Marsden (with F. Villebrun, E. Alecian, G. Hussain, J. Bouvier, C. P. Folsom, Y. Lebreton, L. Amard, C. Charbonnel, F. Gallet, L. Haemmerle, T. Bohm, C. Johns-Krull, O. Kochukhov, J. Morin, & Petit, P.) - ‘Magnetic fields of intermediate-mass T Tauri stars I. Magnetic detections and fundamental stellar parameters’ in Astronomy & Astrophysics. SNIP 1.233.

Centre for Crop Health

1. Roger Shivas (with Ruvishika S. Jayawardena, Kevin D. Hyde, Rajesh Jeewon, Masoomeh Ghobad-Nejhad, Dhanushka N. Wanasinghe, NingGuo Liu, Alan J. Phillips, Jose Ribamar C. Oliveira-Filho, Gladstone A. da Silva, Tatiana B. Gibertoni, P. Abeywikrama, L. M. Carris, K. W. T. Chethana, A.J. Dissanayake, S. Hongsanan, S.C. Jayasiri, A. R McTaggart, R. H. Perera, K.Phutthacharoen, K. G. Savchenko, Naritsada Thongklang, Wei Dong, DePing Wei, Nalin N.Wijayawardena, & Ji-Chuan Kang) - ‘One stop shop II: taxonomic update with molecular phylogeny for important phytopathogenic genera: 26–50’ in Fungal Diversity. SNIP 5.097

2. Saman Seneweera (with Prasanna Kumarathilaka, Yong Sik Ok, Andrew Meharg, & Jochen Bundschuh) - ‘Arsenic in cooked rice foods: assessing health risks and mitigation options’ in Environment International. SNIP 2.505.

3. Rosyln Reen (with Michael Mumford, & John Thompson) – ‘Novel sources of resistance to root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchusthornei) in a new collection of wild Cicer species (C.reticulatum and C.echinospermum) to improve resistance in cultivated chickpea (C. arietinum)’ in Phytopathology. SNIP 1.424. 

Centre for Future Materials

1. Ming Hong (with Jin Zou, & Zhi-Gang Chen) - ‘Thermoelectric GeTe with diverse degrees of freedom having secured superhigh performance’ in Advanced Materials. SNIP 3.670.

=2. Zuhua Zhang (with Tao Yang, Huajun Zhu, Xuan Gao, Chengdong Dai, & Qisheng Wu) - ‘Re-examining the suitability of high magnesium nickel slag as precursors for alkali-activated materials’ in Construction and Building Materials. SNIP 2.369.

=2 . Omar Alajarmeh (with Allan Manalo, Brahim Benmokrane, Karu Karunasena, P. Mendis, & Quynh Thuy Ngyen) – ‘Compressive behavior of axially loaded circular hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP bars and spirals’ in Construction and Building Materials. SNIP 2.369.

3. Pingang Song (with Guorong Chen, Juan An, Yiming Meng, Juan, Changzhou Yuan, Bryan Matthews, Fei Dou, Liyi Shi, Yongfeng Zhou, Gang Wu, & Dengsong Zhang) – ‘Cation and anion Co-doping synergy to improve structural stability of Li-and Mn-rich layered cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries’ in Nano Energy. SNIP 2.189.

Centre for Health Research

1. Peter Terry (with Costas I. Karageorghis, Michelle L. Curran, Olwenn V. Martin, & Renee L. Parsons-Smith) - ‘Effects of music in exercise and sport: a meta-analytic review’ in Psychological Bulletin. SNIP 8.234.

=2 Tim Gabbett (with Peter Blanch) - ‘Research, urban myths and the neverending story’ in British Journal of Sports Medicine. SNIP 3.401.

=2 Katrien De Cocker (with Sebastien F. M. Chastin, Marieke De Craemer, Lauren Powell, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Philippa Dall, Mark Hamer, & Emmanuel Stamatakis) - ‘How does light intensity physical activity associate with adult cardio metabolic health and mortality? Systematic review with meta-analysis of experimental and observational studies’ in British Journal of Sports Medicine. SNIP 3.401.

=2 Stuart Biddle (with Zeljko Pedisic, Nipun Shrestha, Stephanie Kovalchik, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Nucharapon Liangruenrom, Jozo Grgic, Sylvia Titze, Adrian Bauman, & Oja Pekka) - ‘Is running associated with a lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and is the more the better? A systematic review and meta-analysis’ in British Journal of Sports Medicine. SNIP 3.401.

3. Belinda Goodwin (with Michael J. Ireland, Sonja March, Larry Myers, Fiona Crawford-Williams, Suzanne K. Chambers, Joanne F. Aitken, & Jeff Dunn – ‘Strategies for increasing participation in mail-out colorectal cancer screening programs: a systematic review and meta-analysis’ in Systematic Reviews. SNIP 1.692.

Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

1. Yingcan Zhu (with Zuhua Zhang, Huajun Zhu, Yu Zhang, John L. Provis, & Hao Wang) - ‘Effect of drying procedures on pore structure and phase evolution of alkali-activated cements’ in Cement and Concrete Composites. SNIP 2.857.

2. Uttam Babu Shrestha (with Shreevatsa Kodur, Tek Maraseni, & Ravinesh C. Deo) - ‘Environmental and economic impacts and trade-offs from simultaneous management of soil constraints, nitrogen and water’ in Journal of Cleaner Production. SNIP 2.308.

3. John Bennett (with Stirling D. Roberton, & Serhiy Marchuk) ‘The soil structural cost of traffic from heavy machinery in vertisols’ in Soil and Tillage Research. SNIP 2.178.

Rural Economies Centre of Excellence

1. Adeyinka Adewuyi – (with Khorshed Alam, & Retha Wiesner), ‘Smaller businesses and-innovation: a winning combination in Australia’ in Journal of Business Strategy. SNIP 0.846.

Education Portfolio / Open Access College

Shahab Abdulla (with Mohammed Diykh, Raid Luaibi Lafta, Khalid Saleh, & Ravinesh Deo) – ‘Sleep EEG signal analysis based on correlation graph similarity coupled with an ensemble extreme machine learning algorithm’ in Expert Systems With Applications. SNIP 2.696.

USQ Schools

School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

1. Andy Nguyen (with Zhen Chen, Tommy H.T. Chan, & Ling Yu) – ‘Identification of vehicle axle loads from bridge responses using preconditioned least square QR-factorization algorithm’ in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. SNIP 2.785. =2 Jim Shiau (with Mathew Sams) – ‘Relating volume loss and greenfield settlement’ in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. SNIP 2.724. =2 Ali Mirzaghorbanali (with Xuwei Li, Guanyu Yang, Jan Nemcik, & Naj Aziz) – ‘Numerical investigation of the shear behaviour of a cable bolt in single shear test’ in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. SNIP 2.724. 3. Allan Manalo (with R. M. Hizam, Warna Karunasena, & Yu Bai) – ‘Behaviour of pultruded GFRP truss system connected using through-bolt with mechanical insert’ in Composites Part B: Engineering. SNIP 2.466.

School of Commerce

1. Jeffery Gow (with Aaron Conway, Nicholas Ralph, Jed Duff, Karen-Leigh Edward, Kimberley Alexander, Judy Munday, & Anselem Brauer) – ‘Implementing a thermal care bundle for inadvertent perioperative hypothermia: a cost effectiveness analysis’ in International Journal of Nursing Studies. SNIP 2.310.

2. Khorshed Alam (with Rubayyat Hashmi) – ‘Dynamic relationship among environmental regulation, innovation, CO2 emissions, population, and economic growth in OECD countries: a panel investigation’ in Journal of Cleaner Production. SNIP 2.308.

= 3. Yahua (Shane) Zhang (with Zhenran Zhu, Anming Zhang, Zhibin Huang, & Shiteng Xu - ‘Measuring air connectivity between China and Australia’ in Journal of Transport Geography. SNIP 1.971.

= 3. Mafizur Mohammed Rahmann (with Eswaran Velayutham) – ‘Renewable and non-renewable energy consumption-economic growth nexus: new evidence from South Asia’, in Renewable Energy . SNIP 2.113.

School of Creative Arts

1. Janet McDonald (with Scott Alderice, & Katrina Cutliffe) – ‘The clown and the king: undergraduate actor training and wellbeing’ in Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. SNIP 0.108.

School of Education

1. Petrea Redmond (with Yehuda Peled) – ‘Exploring TPACK among pre-service teachers in Australia and Israel’ in British Journal of Educational Technology. SNIP 2.354.

2. Angela Fitzgerald – ‘Navigating and negotiating borders: Western preservice teachers experiences of teaching science in a non-western setting’ in Teaching and Teacher Education. SNIP 2.076.

3. Brendan SueSee (with Brendon Hyndman, Natalie McMaster, S. Harvey, R. Jefferson-Buchanan, V. Cruickshank, M Barnes, & S Pill) – ‘Physical education across the international media: a five-year analysis’ in Sport, Education and Society. SNIP 1.785.

School of Health and Wellbeing

1. Tracy Kolbe-Alexander (with Luciana Torquati, Gregore I. Mielke, Wendy J. Brown, & Nicola W Burton) – ‘Shift Work and Poor Mental Health: A MetaAnalysis of Longitudinal Studies’ in American Journal of Public Health. SNIP 1.897.

2. Stuart Ellem (Brooke A. Pereira, Natalie L. Lister, Kohei Hashimoto, Linda Teng, Maria Flandes-Iparraguirre, Angelina Eder, Alvaro Sanchez-Herrero, Birunthi Niranjan, Melbourne Urological Research Alliance (MURAL), Mark Frydenberg, Melissa M. Papargiris, Mitchell G. Lawrence, Renea A. Taylor, Dietmar W. Hutmacher, Gail P. Risbridger, & Elena M. De-Juan-Pardo) – ‘Tissue engineered human prostate micro tissues reveal key role of mast cell derived tryptase in potentiating cancer-associated fibroblast (CAF)-induced morphometric transition in vitro’ in Biomaterials. SNIP 1.875.

3. Lindsay Brown (with Ashwini Sharma, Naga K. R. Ghattamaneni, & Sunil K. Panchal) - Pelargonidin 3-glucoside-enriched strawberry attenuates symptoms of DSS-induced inflammatory bowel disease and diet-induced metabolic syndrome in rats’ in European Journal of Nutrition. SNIP 1.525.


School of Humanities and Communication

1. Victor Igreja – ‘Negotiating relationships in transition: war, famine, and embodied accountability in Mozambique’ in Comparative Studies in Society and History.

2. Nike Sulway (with Jessica Gildersleeve) – ‘The violent pacifist: ethics and disorder in Sarah Waters’ ‘The Paying Guests’ in Journal of the English Association.

3. Andrew Hickey (with Kelly McWilliam, & Sally Hourigan) – ‘Undergraduate programs in Cultural Studies in Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa: a survey of the field’ in Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.

School of Law and Justice 

=1 Anthony Gray – ‘Internment of Australian terrorism suspects and the Australian Constitution’ in Australian Law Journal.

=1 Jeremy Patrick – ‘Evidence of Absence in the Ruddock Report’ in Australian Law Journal. 2. Sarah McKibbin (with Michael Douglas, & Mary Keyes) – ‘The HCCH Judgments Convention in Australian Law’ in Federal Law Review.

3. Rhett Martin – ‘Victorian ecologically sustainable forest management: Part IV – a case study of current regulation of Victorian State Forest harvesting’ in Environmental and Planning Law Journal.

School of Management and Enterprise

1. Bronte van der Hoorn (with Stephen Whitty) – ‘The five modes of comportment for project managing: disclosing the tacit in project work’ in International Journal of Project Management. SNIP 2.805.

2. Anup Shrestha (with Omar Ali, Akemi Chatfield, & Peter A. Murray) – ‘Assessing information security risks in the cloud: a case study of Australian local government authorities’ in Government Information Quarterly. SNIP 2.417.

3. Faisal Nabi (with Jianming Yong, & Xiaohui Tao) – ‘A novel approach for component-based application logic event attack modelling’ in International Journal of Network Security. SNIP 1.849.

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

1. Jason Brown – ‘An examination of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) version 7’ in International Journal of Information Management. SNIP 3.225.

2. Jayantha Epaarachchi (with Hangning Wang, Liang Fang, Zhen Zhang, Lingyu Li, Xin Hu, Chunhua Lu, & Zhongzi Xu) – ‘Light induced rare earth organic complex/shape-memory polymer composites with high strength and luminescence based on hydrogen bonding’ in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. SNIP 2.592.

3. Andrew Wandel (with Peter R. Lindstedt) ‘A mixture-fraction-based hybrid binomial Langevin multiple mapping conditioning model’ in Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. SNIP 2.469.

School of Nursing and Midwifery

1. Sonya Osbourne (with Nicole Moretto, Tracy A. Comans, Angela T. Chang, Shaun P O'Leary, Hannah E. Carter, David Smith, Tania Cavanagh, Dean Blond, & Maree Raymer) ‘Implementation of simulation modelling to improve service planning in specialist orthopaedic and neurosurgical outpatient services’ in Implementation Science. SNIP 2.352.

2. Phillip Norris (with Bianca Viljoen, Nicholas Ralph, Jeffrey Gow, & Natalie Silvey) – ‘Risk of postoperative pulmonary complications in adult surgical patients with metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and metaanalysis protocol’ in Systematic Reviews. SNIP 1.692.

3. Victoria Terry (with Brody Heritage, Clare S. Rees, Rebecca Osseiran- Moisson, Diane Chamberlain, Lynette Cusack, Judith Anderson, Anna Fagence, Katie Sutton, Janie Brown, David Hemsworth, & Desley G. Hegney) – ‘A re-examination of the individual differences approach that explains occupational resilience and psychological adjustment among nurses’ in Journal of Nursing Management. SNIP 1.534.

School of Psychology and Counselling

1. Darius Leo (with Zahra Izadikhah, Erich Fein, & Sayed Habib Forooshani) – ‘The effect of trauma on religious beliefs: a structured literature review and meta-analysis’ in Trauma, Violence and Abuse. SNIP 2.867.

2. Bob Knight (with Sonya Winterbotham) – ‘Rural and urban older adults’ perceptions of mental health services accessibility’ in Aging & Mental Health. SNIP 1.410.

3. Lorelle Burton (with Jane Palmer) – ‘Evaluating for the past, present and future: a values-based evaluation of an Aboriginal-led project in rural and remote Australia’ in Futures. SNIP 1.334.

School of Sciences

1. Ravinesh Deo (with Mehmet Sahin, Jan F. Adamowski, & Jianchun Mi) – ‘Universally deployable extreme learning machines integrated with remotely sensed MODIS satellite predictors over Australia to forecast global solar radiation: a new approach’ in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. SNIP 3.694.

2. Alfio Parisi (with Abdurazaq Amar, Nathan J. Downs, Damien P. Igoe, Simone L. Harrison, & Joanna Turner) – ‘Development of a model for calculating the solar ultraviolet protection factor of small to medium sized built shade structure’ in Building and Environment. SNIP 2.198.  

3. Ji Zhang (with Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Ting Li, Matin Pirouz, & Philippe Fournier – Viger) – ‘High average-utility sequential pattern mining based on uncertain databases’ in Knowledge and Information Systems. SNIP 1.86.

Publication Excellence Award, Indigenous Research
There were no eligible entries for the Publication Excellence Award, Indigenous Research in 2019.

Publication Excellence Awards for Authored Books
Entries in the authored research book category are restricted to single-authored or co-authored books recognised by the ERA 2018 Submission Guidelines (1.41MB) as per Item (Books-authored research).

1. Kerstin Braun – ‘Victim Participation Rights - Variation Across Criminal Justice Systems’, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

2. Georgina Barton ‘Developing literacy and the arts in schools’, Routledge, 2019.

3. Pauline Collins – ‘The Military As A Separate Society: Consequences For Discipline In The United States And Australia’, Lexington Books a subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Quartile 1 Challenge (Q1C) 

The Q1 Challenge (Q1C) was established to promote high-quality journal publications across USQ by rewarding organisational units that reach their individual target percentage of articles published in top quartile journals. A new award has been introduced for units exceeding the national benchmark (i.e., relative to field of research) for number of outputs per staff member. Award: Certificate of Achievement

The winners for 2019 publications are:

Organisational Units with the Highest Q1 percentage:

• Centre for Agricultural Engineering - 100%; target of 80%.

• Centre for Astrophysics - 100%; target of 95%.

Organisational Units receiving a Certificate of Achievement for meeting their Q1% target for 2019:

• Centre for Applied Climate Sciences – 92%; target of 90%.

• Centre for Crop Health - 91%; target of 90%.

• Centre for Future Materials – 91%; target of 90%.

• Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems – 84%; target of 80%.

• School of Civil Engineering and Surveying – 80%; target of 75%.

• School of Commerce – 72%; target of 70%.

• School of Education – 51%; target of 50%.

• School of Humanities and Communication – 59%; target of 50%.

• School of Law and Justice – 75%; target of 60%.

• School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering – 76%; target of 75%.

Organisational Units exceeding the relevant FoR national benchmark for number of outputs per staff member are:

• Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (average of 4.69 papers per staff member)

• Centre for Astrophysics (average of 3.75 papers per staff member)

• Centre for Future Materials (average of 3.64 papers per staff member)

• Centre for Health Research (average of 2.91 papers per staff member)

• School of Sciences (average of 2.17 papers per staff member)

• School of Commerce (average of 1.58 papers per staff member)

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Dr Kerstin Braun was awarded first place in the Publication Excellence Awards for Authored Books category.