Professors at the top of their game

Professor Karen Reynolds and Hexapod Robot - photo credit Randy Larcombe
Professor Karen Reynolds at work with hexapod robot.

Flinders University biomedical engineer Professor Karen Reynolds and Professor Jeffrey Fuller, Associate Dean Research at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, have been acclaimed as leaders in their fields.

Holder of a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Chair, Professor Reynolds was this week named among Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers 2015 list, as the only female engineer in the Entrepreneur / Experts category. Only three other South Australians were on the Engineers Australia league ladder.

Professor Reynolds is Director of the Medical Device Research Institute and the Medical Device Partnering Program at Flinders and is committed to connecting research and industry to enhance health technology innovation.

Professor Fuller, the Professor of Nursing (Primary Health Care) at Flinders University, has received the 2015 Basil Hetzel Leadership in Public Health Award from the South Australian Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).

The award recognises the valuable contribution of leaders in public health in South Australia, commending Professor Fuller for his “enormous contribution to the health of the public through a wide range of endeavours, in particular his significant contribution to rural public health and primary healthcare”.

Professor Fuller has worked for 30 years in multidisciplinary public health settings in management and academia. His research focus is on primary health care service flexibility and planning.

In recent years he has been a chief investigator on 20 research and consultancy projects worth $4.4 million.

The Basil Hetzel award will be presented to Professor Fuller at his retirement celebration at the School of Nursing and Midwifery this week by Flinders University researcher Dr Narelle Berry, who is a member of the executive of the SA branch of the PHAA.




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