Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and Ambassador for the ABC Top 5 Humanities program, said the University of Sydney was proud to have partnered with the ABC on the program for the second year in a row.
“Australia’s cultural, social and economic wellbeing depends on the contributions of our humanities and social sciences scholars,” he said.
“The University of Sydney is proud to have partnered with the ABC again on the Top 5 Media Residency Program to help researchers who are tackling some of the most difficult challenges our communities face to connect with new audiences in innovative ways.”
“As society continues to be disrupted by ever more pressing challenges, humanities, arts and social sciences academics must have the capacity to provide leadership in local, national and global conversations,” added Professor Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
“The ABC Top 5 residency program provides scholars with practical training in communication and media engagement to help them share their knowledge and expertise with audiences seeking credible material and informed debate.”
Read more about the 2019 Top 5 Humanities recipients on the ABC website.
Congratulations also to Associate Professor Chameen Samarawickrama, eye surgeon and vision researcher in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, who was named a recipient of a 2019 Top 5 Media Residency for emerging science scholars, announced earlier this year.