Rebecca Cassells wins top media commentator prize at 2017 Curtin University Research Impact and Engagement Awards
Joanne Peckitt, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, BCEC’s Head of Research Impact and Engagement Strategy, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 award for the Most Prolific Media Commentator across Curtin University. The award recognises Rebecca’s outstanding contribution to media engagement for the Centre and Curtin University.
Rebecca has appeared regularly on TV, radio and news print media over the course of the year, providing expert commentary and analysis across a host of topics relating to gender equity, public policy, educational outcomes, labour markets and workplace wellbeing.
Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, BCEC’s Head of Research Impact and Engagement Strategy, receiving her award from Curtin University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry AO
BCEC Director Professor Alan Duncan, said he was tremendously proud that Rebecca’s achievements have been recognised through the award.
“Rebecca has led by example in raising public awareness of the Centre’s research, through exceptional media coverage and public commentary,” Professor Duncan said.
“Her expertise in communicating complex research topics in clear and accessible ways ensures the Centre’s research findings have the broadest audience reach, and maximum influence and impact on public policy discourse.”
“Many thanks to the BCEC and Curtin media teams for promoting the expertise of our staff and the important research that they undertake.”
Curtin University’s annual Media Awards are designed to recognise academic staff who have made an outstanding contribution to raising Curtin University’s share of positive media coverage over the past 12 months.