Professor Juan Francisco Salazar Wins Researcher of the Year Award

Professor Juan Francisco Salazar against a brown background.Congratulations to Professor Juan Francisco Salazar who has won one of two Researcher of the Year Awards in the Western Sydney University 2020 Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Awards.

Professor Salazar is a world-leading researcher in the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities and a recent awardee of an Australian Future Fellowship for the project Australia a Space Faring Nation: An Analysis of Socio-technical Imaginaries of Spaces Futures. His internationally acclaimed research and award winning creative practice both explore the coupled dynamics of social-ecological change, with a focus on people and places where the environmental and cultural challenges of living sustainably are starkly exposed. Underpinned by a collaborative ethos across the arts, humanities and natural sciences, his work demonstrates an ability to secure competitive grants and industry funding and translate research into meaningful outcomes for a range of local communities.

He is joined by fellow winner Professor Brajesh Singh, Director of the Global Centre for Land-Based Innovation, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, in being recognised for his work.

The Institute is honoured to have Professor Salazar as a member of its research team.

Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Awards on the Western website.

Posted: 10 December 2020.