Recognition for outstanding research supervisor Lisa Keay

A top Australian research body has honoured Associate Professor Lisa Keay with an award for her work and dedication as a research supervisor.

Sydney Research is a cooperative alliance led by the Sydney Local Health District, bringing together leading expertise in research, healthcare and education from universities, research institutes and government. Their annual Sydney Research Awards recognise research and clinical excellence.

Prof Lisa Keay, Deputy Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute, won the Research Supervisor Award for outstanding effort as a postgraduate research supervisor. She supervises a number of PhD students at The George Institute, and manages programs like the Three Minute Thesis and thesis boot camp that help students develop their work.

In their submissions to the award’s judging panel, Prof Keay’s PhD students past and present praised her guidance and supervision:

  • “Prof Keay encourages her students to learn at every opportunity. She is truly vested in her students’ growth and success.” Anna Chevalier
  • “She not only taught me to how to gather, analyse and interpret data, but to think critically, and see the bigger research picture.” Kristy Coxon
  • “One of my clearest and most cherished memories is the time she patiently taught me to do Rasch analysis down the telephone in my final year." Nicole Carnt
  • “Prof Keay consistently and selflessly provides encouragement and opportunity to promote my own research.” Anna Palagyi

Prof Keay said, “It’s an honour to receive this award. Personally, I believe supervising PhD students is critical for building capacity and advancing knowledge in injury prevention. Injury is a leading cause of death and disability in many countries around the world, so the more research we can do in this field, the more lives we can save or improve around the world."

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Image (L-R):  Dr Teresa Anderson, Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District; Dr Michael Spence, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney; Susan Pearce, Deputy Secretary, System Purchasing and Performance, NSW Ministry of Health; Associate Professor Lisa Keay, The George Institute