Associate Professor Parisa Aslani awarded prestigious Thompson Fellowship

20 November 2012

Associate Professor Parisa Aslani
Associate Professor Parisa Aslani

Associate Professor Parisa Aslani has been awarded a prestigious University of Sydney Thompson Fellowship. The Thompson Fellowships aim to promote and enhance the careers of academic women and are offered to academic and research-only women employed by the University of Sydney at levels C or D.

The Fellowships provide opportunities for women to develop and strengthen their research, provide support for teaching and administrative responsibilities and funding to secure technical assistance.

Associate Professor Aslani was one of nine academics who have been awarded Brown, Thompson and Laffan Fellowships.

A joint initiative of theDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and theStaff and Student Equal Opportunity Unit, each Fellow will receive $60,000 over two semesters.

"These programs support talented researchers who have encountered various obstacles to developing their ideas and careers," saidProfessor Jill Trewhella, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

"I have seen the opportunities these programs have given past fellows and I feel confident this year's recipients will similarly flourish.

"It is of course also a wonderful benefit to the University and the wider community that these talented researchers are able extend their contributions to their fields."

Associate Professor Aslani said: "It is a great honour to receive this Fellowship. The Thompson Fellowship is a unique opportunity to release me from my teaching and administrative duties and allow me to focus on my research fulltime and accomplish research specific goals in 2013.

"I will be using the time to complete a study which is part of a larger research project that aims to develop and evaluate useable patient medicine information documents for non-prescription medicines to meet consumer needs, and ensure optimal delivery by healthcare professionals."

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