UWS researchers secure prestigious national grants

UWS campus 

Researchers from the University of Western Sydney have received one and a half million dollars in funding under the Australian Research Council's prestigious Future Fellowship program.

Future Fellowships are granted to provide the best and brightest mid-career academics with incentives to conduct their research in Australia.

Preference is given to academics whose research is deemed to be a national priority, and who work collaboratively with industry and other research institutions.

Under the program, Associate Professor Peter Keller from the MARCS Institute will investigate how music can inform our understanding of human interactions, with the aim of better identifying and treating conditions that affect people's ability to move and socialise.

Dr Mark Kelly from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts will study the unwritten rules that help govern our society to provide new ways for individuals and organisations to better understand the modern world.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development) Scott Holmes has paid tribute to the researchers, and says their success showcases the quality of research at UWS.

"On behalf of the University of Western Sydney I would like to congratulate Associate Professor Peter Keller and Dr Mark Kelly for their outstanding achievements," says Professor Holmes.

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25 July 2014

Mark Smith, Senior Media Officer

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