Liz New awarded Early Career Researcher of the Year
Congratulations to Dr Liz New who has been named the "NSW Early Career Researcher of the Year" at the Premier's Prizes for Science and Technology on Friday, 14 October, 2016.
For the past three years, Liz has led a research team of over 10 researchers, developing chemical sensors that allow study of the biochemical changes in the body caused by disease, lighting up where and how the body is experiencing oxidative stress. Her research has principally focused on the diseases of aging, but her sensors have found application across many fields of medical research. Liz's team has developed six sensors, with two sensors already being commercialised. Liz is currently a Westpac Research Fellow, carrying out a research project focussed on sensing applications in remote communities.
RACI Educator of the Year Award
Dr Liz New was the recipient of the RACI Educator of the Year Award at the RACI annual awards dinner. This award recognises the contribution of developing teachers in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching. Liz is passionate about sharing and developing a love of chemistry with students by promoting active engagement in the learning process. She significantly redeveloped the second-year laboratory curriculum, incorporating a range of research-led investigations, and helped to lead the school-wide redesign of first year teaching, involving the use of weekly video, self-assessment tools and in-class active worksheets. She was awarded the University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015), and an Office of Learning and Teaching Australian Award for Teaching Excellence (2015).