The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Excellence recognise the outstanding contribution made by UTS academics, collaborators and support staff towards research each year.
Recently, Professor Caroline Homer from UTS: Nursing, Midwifery and Health, successfully received the Researcher Development (including supervision) Award. This award recognises excellence in developing researchers and includes higher research degree supervision.
Professor Homer is a highly respected and prolific researcher and leader within Australian and international midwifery circles. She has a strong publication profile and a high success rate in winning competitive research contracts and grants.
Since starting at UTS in 2004, Professor Homer has supervised 17 Higher Research Degree (HDR) students and a number of PhD and Professional Doctorate students to completion. Her commitment and dedication in this area also extends to mentoring the Faculty’s midwifery early-careers researchers.
Professor Homer is known for her dynamic and innovative approaches to midwifery supervision and research development. Her hard work, ability and determination in nurturing, growing and supporting research students is widely recognised by her peers who nominated her the most suitable candidate and deserving winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Development Award.
The UTS: Nursing, Midwifery and Health Associate Dean of Research, Professor Christine Duffield said, "It's very encouraging to see established academics like Caroline Homer excel not only in their own research but also in the mentoring and development of our research students and early career researchers. This is a very important area of growth within our Faculty as these students will become the future generation of research leaders."