Griffith University: ARC awards five Future Fellowships and Linkage funding

The role Intellectual Property plays in the rights of Australians to repair their smart goods, a new understanding of Australia’s past by exploring the lives and legacies of known Aboriginal rock art artists and the rising international cooperation among national populists in global democracies are some of the Griffith University projects that have won more than $5,311,423 million in federal government funding.

Griffith researchers have been awarded five Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships, announced by the Federal Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge MP this week.

Griffith University Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Sheena Reilly said this was an excellent result for the University.

“The awards support high impact research and are consistent with our vision of expanding human knowledge and understanding and transforming lives,’’ she said.

Professor Leanne Wiseman (Griffith Law School, AEL) has been awarded $1,087, 370 for the project Unlocking digital innovation: Intellectual Property and and the Right to Repair. It will investigate the role Intellectual Property (IP) plays in the rights and capacities of Australians to repair their smart goods and generate new knowledge in how IP can contribute to emerging regulatory approaches to the ‘Right to Repair’.

Dr Sally May (Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, AEL) has been awarded $961,139 for the project Painting Country: the life and legacy of western Arnhem Land rock painters. The project will generate new understandings of Australia’s past by exploring the lives and legacies of known Aboriginal rock art artists.

Professor Duncan McDonnell (School of Government and International Relations, Business) has been awarded $1,033,480 for the project The internationalisation of nationalist populism. It will explain the rising international cooperation between nationalist populists in democracies across the world and generate knowledge about how and why these forces now work together to oppose common targets such as multilateral institutions, free trade and liberal democracy.

Dr Tim Gould (Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre, Sciences) has been awarded $920,537 for titled Solving the solvent problem in chemical modelling. The project will produce accurate, user-friendly chemical solvent models using interdisciplinary theoretical chemstiry techniques. It will transform how applied research solves difficult and expensive chemical problems and yield economic benefits for Australia’s chemical, mining and materials sectors.

Dr Chris Brown (Australian Rivers Institute, Sciences) has been awarded $923, 973 for the project Predicting coastal ecological futures in an era of unprecedented change. It will show how we can predict the future for coastal habitats, fisheries and biodiversity and validate the reliability of those predictions.

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