Professor Moira Gatens Receives Top Appointment

30 September 2010

As testament to her valuable contributions to philosophy and the humanities in Australia, Professor Moira Gatens has been appointed Chair of the 'Excellence in Research for Australia' (ERA) Research Evaluation Committee for the Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA).

This highly esteemed position will see Professor Gatens called upon as a source of expertise in the research evaluation process as part of the ERA Initiative.

The ERA Evaluation Committee helps ensure sustainable high quality research within Australian higher education institutions and compares research strengths with international benchmarks.

Two other Faculty of Arts academics will accompany Professor Gatens on the HCA panel: Professor Margaret Harris, (English and the Faculty's Director of Research Development) and Professor Barbara Caine, who will join the Faculty as Head of School of SOPHI in 2011.

Professor Gatens holds an Australian Research Council Australian Professorial Fellowship in the Department of Philosophy within the Faculty of Arts.