Sydney University researcher honoured with inaugural Women in Science citation

26 October 2016
Awards to recognise highly cited women researchers

Dr Julie Schneider from the Faculty of Health Sciences awarded Women in Science citation award for her researcn on the impacts and implications of people living with sensory impairment. 

University of Sydney researcher Dr Julie Schneider has been honoured at the inaugural Women in Research Citation Awards for her outstanding research in health sciences.

The Women in Research Citation Awards recognise highly cited women researchers from Australia in all fields of research in science, social sciences and the humanities. 

Dr Schneider, from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Public Health, was awarded the Clarivate Analytics Women in Science citation award today at a ceremony which celebrated the outstanding achievements of early to mid-career women researchers in Australia.

Dr Schneider’s research focuses on the impacts and implications of people living with sensory impairment, particularly combined vision and hearing loss known as Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI). The experience of DSI often means ‘typical’ approaches to rehabilitation are not adequate, yet no specific services tailored to DSI are available. 

“I’m very honoured to receive this award and represent University of Sydney,” said Dr Schneider.

“It is exciting to discover collaborative work that has been conducted over several years is well-received and highly cited in the literature.  

“It’s wonderful to see women being recognised and celebrated across diverse research fields through this inaugural event.

“Better understanding and better support of people impacted by sensory impairment is an important step toward maintaining the future quality of life of our population. As the population ages, more and more people will be impacted by vision and hearing loss and DSI,” she said.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence said “The University is proud of the remarkable work of Dr Schneider in public health, particularly in regard to those with hearing loss, and is delighted to see the significant contribution of women to the STEM disciplines celebrated as a part of these awards.”

“These awards help celebrate research excellence and women who have made outstanding contributions,” said Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research.

“In order to achieve our full potential, we need ensure that research is valued across the community, which is why I welcome these awards and in particular the achievements of Dr Schneider.

“Our Strategic Plan makes clear that we are determined to make the University a place where the best researchers and most promising students can achieve their full potential.”

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