Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 17:00
Six promotions to full Professor will take place on Jan 1.
Six promotions to full Professor will take place on Jan 1.

Six leading academics from the University of Queensland Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences have earnt promotion to the status of Professor in 2016.

Associate Professors Jason Connor, David Copland, Ross Cunnington, Julie Henry, Cliff Mallett and Trevor Russell have all been notified of their success, to take effect on January 1.

“We are indeed fortunate to have a wealth of academic talent within our Schools and Centres,” Faculty Executive Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy said.

“I’m delighted to see the progression of these worthy staff and I ask others to join with me in congratulating them.”

Both Assoc Prof Copland and Assoc Prof Russell belong to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, while Assoc Prof Cunnington and Assoc Prof Henry are from the School of Psychology.

Assoc Prof Connor is a key researcher at the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR), and Assoc Prof Mallett is a sports psychology and coaching expert from the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences.

Assoc Prof Mallett was credited with playing a key role in the North Queensland Cowboys’ maiden premiership in the National Rugby League, following a slow start to the season.

At the same time that the sextet will commence their professorial roles, a further six UQ academics within the Faculty will step up to Associate Professors.

Three of those come from the School of Psychology – Dr Alina Morawska, Dr Jason Tangen and Dr Bernadette Watson.

Dr Pauline Ford from the School of Dentistry, Dr Glen Lichtwark from the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and Dr Wayne Wilson from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will receive similar promotions.

Dr Genevieve Dingle (Psychology), Dr Matthew Gullo (CYSAR), Dr Anne Hill (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) and Dr Steven Rynne (Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences) will be promoted to Senior Lecturer status.

Dr Annie Hill (not Anne Hill) of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has earnt promotion to the position of Lecturer.