Academy Fellowships for two Flinders academics

tiggemanTwo Flinders University academics, psychologist Professor Marika Tiggemann and medical bioengineer Professor Karen Reynolds, have been elected as Fellows by their respective peak academic bodies.

Professor Tiggemann (pictured), who is also Chair of Academic Senate at Flinders, has been elected as one of 26 new Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences. The award recognises a very high level of scholarly distinction and a distinguished contribution to psychology, one of the 17 disciplines covered by the Academy.

Professor Tiggemann has an extensive record of international publication resulting from her research into eating behaviour and into body image among women, children and adolescents.

Director of the Medical Devices Partnering Program, Professor Reynolds is among the 31 Australian leaders in technological science, engineering and innovation elected as 2011 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

ATSE pointed to Professor Reynolds’ achievement in bridging the gulf in the medical devices field between academia and industry, earlier recognised by her award of Professional Engineer of the Year in the 2010 Australian Excellence Awards.

Professor Reynolds’ achievements include the establishment of spin-out companies and commercialisation licences, coordination of multi-sector initiatives and placements for undergraduate and research students.

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