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Richard Thornton presenting the Outstanding Achievement award to Prof Vivienne Tippett and Andrew Richards.
Richard Thornton presenting the Outstanding Achievement award to Prof Vivienne Tippett and Andrew Richards.

Awards recognise outstanding achievements

A project team and PhD student have been recognised with CRC awards at AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the CRC's annual conference held in colloboration with AFAC in Brisbane last week.

The Outstanding Achievement in Research Collaboration was presented as team award in recognition that the best research utilisation arises from great collaboration and teamwork. The first C in Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC stands for COOPERATIVE and the award recognises a project which has shown exemplary cooperation and collaboration at all stages from inception to use. This year the award recognised the Connecting communities and resilience project team, with project leader Prof Vivienne Tippett (Queensland University of Technology) and lead end-user Andrew Richards (NSW State Emergency Service) accepting the award of behalf of the team.

A new award has been established this year, with PhD student Billy Haworth (University of Sydney) the inaugural recipient of the Special Recognition Award. Billy has shown outstanding commitment to his PhD studies while also being a great ambassador of the CRC.

Prof Tippett, Andrew Richards and Billy Haworth accepted the awards from Dr Richard Thornton, CEO of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. Congratulations from all at the CRC to the entire Connecting communities and resilience project team and Billy.

Richard Thornton presents Billy Haworth with the Special Recognition Award.
Richard Thornton presents Billy Haworth with the Special Recognition Award.

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