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Deakin University is to honour one its finest researchers, Professor Neil Archbold, with the establishment of a new travel award and medal.
â€œProfessor Archbold was not just a wonderful researcher, he was universally loved,â€? said the Executive Officer Higher Degrees by Research, Grant Michie.
â€œHis death in 2005 was a tremendous loss for Deakin and for his many, many friends around the world.
â€œThis 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.
â€œNeil was actively involved in all facets of research and research training at Deakin.
â€œHe was Professor and Personal Chair in Palaeontology at the School of Ecology and Environment and the coordinator of Earth Sciences at Deakin University.
â€œHe 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 bodyâ€™s president from 2001 to 2004.
â€œFrom 2003 until his death in 2005, he was the Chair of the Universityâ€™s Higher Degrees by Research Committee.â€œ
For further information visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/research/scholarships/neil-archbold-memorial-travel-award-medal.php.