- The Australian newspaper’s annual appraisal of national research cites two leading Charles Sturt University researchers
- Professor Sharynne McLeod was named as Australia’s Research Field Leader for Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology, and Professor Clive Hamilton was named as one of 44 ‘Living Legends’
- While Australians are only 0.3 per cent of the world’s population, they did three per cent of the world’s research
Two leading Charles Sturt University researchers have been named in an annual celebration of Australian research excellence across 250 disciplines.
Professor of Speech and Language Acquisition Sharynne McLeod (pictured) in the Charles Sturt School of Education and Professor Clive Hamilton (pictured), the Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor’s Chair of Public Ethics, were named in The Australian newspaper’s special supplement Research 2024.
In the Foreword to the publication, Federal Minister for Education The Hon. Jason Clare, MP, noted that while Australians were 0.3 per cent of the world’s population, Australians did three per cent of the world’s research.
Professor McLeod was named as Australia’s Research Field Leader for Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology (p23).
This recognition and Professor McLeod’s many international achievements reflect her legacy of leading teams to undertake ground-breaking, impactful international research into communication rights and multilingual children’s speech in over 70 languages and dialects.
She has built world-class research capacity. Her students have been awarded with: Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship, Churchill Fellowship, ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA), Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship, Australian Awards Scholarship, Sir Robert Menzies Research Scholarship, NSW/ACT Young Achievers Award for Science Leadership and SCOPUS Young Researcher Award for Humanities and Social Sciences.
In addition, Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology was named in The Australian’s list of ‘Australia’s strongest 15 fields relative to the world’ (p16).
“This is testament to the commitment and expertise of Australian researchers, including the Charles Sturt University speech pathology team,” Professor McLeod said.
Learn more on Professor McLeod’s ‘Speaking my languages’ blog.
Professor Hamilton was named as one of 44 ‘Living Legends’, ‘Australian academics, researchers and scholars who loom largest in public discourse world-wide’ (p21, The Australian’s Research 2024).
Prior to assuming the Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor’s Chair of Public Ethics, Professor Clive Hamilton was for fourteen years the executive director of The Australia Institute, a think tank he founded. He has also held visiting academic positions at the University of Oxford, Yale University and Sciences Po.
His influential books include Silent Invasion, Growth Fetish, Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change, Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene, What Do We Want? - the Story of Protest in Australia, and his articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, The New York Times, Times Higher Education Supplement, Nature, Scientific American and The Conversation.
Professor Hamilton most recently published a memoir, Provocateur – A Life of Ideas in Action, to show why questioning the status quo matters, how powerful arguments can change the country, and how the life of ideas in action actually works.