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:: Brisbane Researcher Awarded for Preparing Students for Careers in the Global Mining Industry
A minerals processing researcher at The University of Queensland (UQ) has proven she can find gold in more than just rocks - after she was named one of two 2013 winners in the Excellence in Research Higher Degree (RHD) Supervision Awards on 17 September at Customs House.
Professor Bradshaw has also been responsible for initiating and developing postgraduate courses in Flotation Chemistry, Process Mineralogy and Geometallurgy at JKMRC and has also helped inform many other professional development courses for industry.
She has been a valued contributor in accelerating the development and performance of early career stage metallurgists through teaching on the innovative MetSkills Program, developed by UQ technology transfer company JKTech Pty Ltd.
Professor Bradshaw has directly supervised more than 30 research higher degree candidates to graduation both in her former role at the University of Cape Town and at The University of Queensland, influencing many more from around the world. She is currently supervising 18 students. “Just as each ore requires a tailored approach to extract the value in it, so each student has a unique combination of abilities, gifts and talents each requiring different resources to succeed and excel. I call this process and transformation ‘Living Gold’," Professor Bradshaw said.
With more than 4300 research higher degree candidates and over 2300 advisors across UQ, only a small number receive this prestigious award and the accompanying $10,000 research grant. “Dee engages her students through her genuine interest in the candidate’s personal development as well as their technical development," SMI Director Professor Chris Moran said. "She encourages independent thinking, while enforcing strong technical expertise, fostering fundamental truths and always encouraging her students to challenge assumptions. It is no surprise that Dee has a global reputation for easily attracting high quality RHD candidates."
For more information about the awards visit www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/awards-rhd-supervision
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