Awards, nominees, and honours

TallPoppy-20  HWOL5802


  • 2019 South Australian Young Tall Poppy of Science Award Winner
  • 2018 Winner of 2018 South Australian Winnovation (Women in Innovation) Awards for “Maths and Data” Category.
  • 2018 Information Behavior Conference Poster Award at 2018 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting
  • 2018 The Strategic Thinkers 2025 Development Program (nominated current and future leaders), UniSA
  • 2018 My PhD student Jelina Haines was awarded the School of ITMS 3MT (Three Minutes Thesis) People’s Choice Best Poster 2018
  • 2018 My PhD student Mouda Ye was awarded a SIGIR Student Travel Grant in the amount of $2,000.00 USD for attending 2019 ACM SIG CHIIR Conference.
  • 2017 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA)
  • 2017 Fellow of South Australian Governor’s Leadership Foundation (FGLF)
  • 2017 My PhD student Safirotu Khoir’s thesis was nominated for ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award.
  • 2017 My PhD student Jelina Haines was the First Prize Winner of the 2017 Images of Research: Engaged Research, Enterprising Researchers Photography Competition , Website link:
  • 2016 Emerald Awards for Excellence – Outstanding Reviewer for Aslib Journal of Information Management, UK
  • 2016 My PhD student Jannatul Fardous was awarded a SIGIR Student Travel Grant in the amount of $2,000.00 USD for attending 2017 ACM SIG CHIIR Conference.
  • 2015 Appointed as visiting research fellow at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute
  • 2015 Invited as visiting professorship at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
  • 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence – Outstanding Reviewer for Emerald Journal Online Information Review, UK
  • 2015 University Early Career Researcher Networking Award- Collaboration in University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, US($6000)
  • 2014, 2013, 2012 Nominee, Division of ITEE Early Career Researcher of the Year, UniSA
  • 2014, Nominee, Division of ITEE HDR Supervisor of the Year, UniSA
  • 2012 Nominee, South Australian Young ICT Professional of the Year
  • 2012 Supported Researchers Award, UniSA
  • 2012 Early Career Researcher (ECR) Development Program, UniSA
  • 2011 UniSA ECR Networking Award- Collaboration in Nanjing University, China
  • 2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards: Highly Commended Award Winner in the Information Science Category  (only three recipients in this international open competition)
  • 2010 ALIA RAILS Best Student Research Paper Award