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The Neil Archbold Memorial Travel Award and Medal

Wed, 21 May 2008 15:43:00 +1000

Deakin University is to honour one its finest researchers, Professor Neil Archbold, with the establishment of a new travel award and medal.

“Professor Archbold was not just a wonderful researcher, he was universally loved,� said the Executive Officer Higher Degrees by Research, Grant Michie.

“His death in 2005 was a tremendous loss for Deakin and for his many, many friends around the world.

“This travel award and medal will keep his name alive. It will also do something that Neil himself would have applauded, providing support to young researchers.

“Neil was actively involved in all facets of research and research training at Deakin.

“He was Professor and Personal Chair in Palaeontology at the School of Ecology and Environment and the coordinator of Earth Sciences at Deakin University.

“He was the author of 160 scholarly publications, was awarded Australian Research Council grants of over $1m and was a long-standing member of the Royal Society of Victoria and that body’s president from 2001 to 2004.

“From 2003 until his death in 2005, he was the Chair of the University’s Higher Degrees by Research Committee.“

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