In 2011, DASSH established a Network of Associate Deans Research (ADR), to support excellence in research. The network had its inaugural meeting at the 2011 DASSH Conference in Townsville 28-30 September. Professor Sue McGinty, James Cook University was Network Chair and helped build the network for 2011-12 period.As part of DASSH’s Discipline Strategy, this network will complement the work of DASSH and its members. The network aims to provide professional skills development, knowledge sharing regarding current issues and good practice as well as an engaged collegial support network. DASSH encourages the ADR network to take a leadership role in influencing best practice research across the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH). Projects It was decided at the inaugural meeting to initially focus on seven short projects over the following six months up until March 2012. The projects were:
Future MeetingsThe network plans to meet in the first half of 2016. Information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Network Convener Professor Catriona MacKenzieProfessor Catriona Mackenzie has been convenor of DASSH’s Associate Dean Research Network (ADR) since September 2013. She is the Director of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics. She is also currently the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts.
Catriona is a philosopher with research interests in moral psychology, social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy and applied ethics. Some of her recent books include Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy (2014, OUP with Wendy Rogers & Susan Dodds) and Emotions, Imagination and Moral Reasoning (2012, Psychology Press with Robyn Langdon).
In 2013 she was awarded the Jim Piper Award for Excellence in Research Leadership. From 2010-2012, she was a member of the Humanities and Creative Arts Panel of the ARC College. In addition to her current position at Macquarie University, Catriona has also recently taught at Utrecht University as a Guest Professor.
More informationPlease contact 2015-16 Network Chair Professor Catriona Mackenzie or DASSH Executive Officer, Clare Sidoti.
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