18 September 2013

The University of Queensland congratulates Associate Professor Marta Indulska and Ms Claire Wainwright on their success in this year’s Australian Women in Technology (WiT) Awards.

Associate Professor Indulska from UQ Business School won the InfoTech Research Award for achieving ‘an excellent balance between research rigor and industry relevance’, as demonstrated by her involvement with the development of the Brisbane Digital Strategy launched earlier this year.

Ms Wainwright received the PhD Career Start Award in recognition of her ecology and biological sciences research as well as her volunteer work with the ‘Science Buddies’ and ‘FabFems’ programs which inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and maths).

UQ President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj said the WiT awards acknowledged the important contribution that university researchers made to innovation in Australia.

“These UQ researchers are the kind of role models that young women – and men – can look to when deciding which career path will afford them the best opportunities to address global challenges, in both industry and academia,” Professor Høj said.

“UQ congratulates Associate Professor Indulska and Claire Wainwright on being honoured by their peers at these awards and looks forward to seeing them continue to make a difference in their respective fields.”

Seven researchers from UQ were shortlisted for the top awards from WiT, the national peak body for the role of Australian women in the advancement of science and technology.

Media: Corporate Relations Manager Carolyn Varley, +617 3365 1120, c.varley@uq.edu.au.