Rachel Ong ViforJ wins Curtin University 2017 award for highest contribution to The Conversation

ContactsRachel Ong ViforJ, Deputy Director
Joanne Peckitt, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Published9 October 2017

BCEC Deputy Director Professor Rachel Ong has won the 2017 Curtin University award for the highest number of articles published in The Conversation.

The Conversation is a forum through which academics and policy commentators can inform public debates by publishing articles on topical societal issues supported by evidence-based research and analysis.

Rachel published eight articles between October 2016 and June 2017 on a range of topics relating to home ownership, housing affordability, housing policy, household and mortgage debt, and WA’s economic future.

BCEC Director Professor Alan Duncan congratulated Rachel on her achievement in winning the 2017 Curtin University Highest Contribution to The Conversation Award.

“I’m delighted that Rachel has been recognised in this year’s Curtin Research and Engagement awards. Rachel publishes some of the most widely read and commented on articles contributed by Curtin University academics,” Professor Duncan said.

“Her commitment to disseminate topical research and policy commentary through The Conversation ensures the Centre’s research findings reach a national audience, and influence the direction of public policy debates.”

BCEC researchers are regular contributors to The Conversation and support the vision of academic rigour that is accessible to all. Articles published by BCEC researchers in The Conversation are republished on the BCEC website under Creative Commons licensing.