2016 Award Recipients
Bay of Plenty and Waikato Tertiary Institutions
Dame Jocelyn Fish Award 2016
This award is offered to women students in the Waikato-Bay of Plenty region who are enrolled full-time in a first degree programme in a non-traditional field for women.
Lynley St George
University of Waikato
University of Waikato Merit Award for Doctoral Study
This award is offered annually to women students enrolled for the PhD at the University of Waikato.
Tegan Baker - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Thesis topic – Coming home through football: a geographic exploration of diasporic fandom .
Gemma Collins - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – The impact of climate changes on population genetic structure and dispersal potential for Antarctic and Namibian terrestrial arthropods.
Bridgette Farnworth - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – Can fear deter? Do predation cues reduce reinvasion by wild nocturnal rodents at sanctuaries in New Zealand?
Sarah Gartner - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – The effect of tryptophan on food intake and central mechanisms that underlie satiety and reward.
Brielle Gillovic - Waikato Management School
Thesis topic – Exploring the personal and social care dimensions of carers accompanying people with intellectual disability.
Lisa Melville - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Thesis topic – Lesbians having children: Decisions, spaces and power around donor sperm.
Claire Mulholland - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – Local and international origins of tuberculosis in New Zealand.
Jessica Turner - Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Science
Thesis topic – Supporting interactive system testing with interaction sequences.
University of Waikato Masters Study Award
This award is offered annually to women students, who are enrolled fulltime at the University of Waikato, for a thesis worth at least 90 points towards a Masters degree.
Rachelle Anderson - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – Microbial response to environmental changes in Antarctic dry valley soils.
Fenna Beets - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – The feeding ecology, pumping efficiency and respiration rate of the New Zealand sea sponge.
Suzanne Branford - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – Establishment of non-native zooplankton species with fish translocations.
Talia East- Waikato Management School
Thesis topic – Negative income stereotype threat.
Carly Hill - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – New Zealand mustelids and the ecomorphometrics of mandibles.
Darelle Howard - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Thesis topic – Starvation amongst a mountain of food waste: can local food production and consumption models offer a viable alternative to globalised corporate agriculture?
Kirsty Kraakman - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – The effect of vibrational modes on enzyme catalyzed rates.
Bianc Lawrie - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Thesis topic – The portrayal of the German water nymphs: Lorelei and the beautiful Lau.
Nicola Lovett - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – Flocculation and sediment movement within the Firth of Thames mangrove swamp.
Marlena Prentice - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – Volcanic history of the Maungatautari Volcano, Cambridge.
Paula Smith - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Thesis topic – The space unseen: Emotional geographies of relationship betrayal, spatial affective change and online spaces of grief, healing and solidarity
University of Waikato Engineering Prize
The prize is awarded annually at the conclusion of the academic year, to the most outstanding woman student in her third year of study towards an engineering degree.
The Prize was awarded to Zahra Al Khaleefa, doing Mechanical Engineering.
University of Waikato Te Raranga Mātauranga Award
This Award is made to Māori women students enrolled full time at the University of Waikato in the final year of a first undergraduate degree.
Chelsea Benton – Bachelor of Social Science
Kiriana Eparaima-Hautapu – Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies
University of Waikato Emmy Noether Prize in Mathematics
This prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding woman student in her first year of Mathematics.
The prize was awarded to Tara Fernandez-Ritchie.
University of Waikato Elizabeth Bisley Memorial Prize in English
This prize is awarded annually to a student taking English for the degree of Master of Arts.
The Prize was awarded to Mark Bond
Waikato Institute of Technology
Wintec Post Graduate Award
This award is for women students enrolled at the Waikato Institute of Technology in the final year of a first postgraduate qualification lasting one full-time year or longer.
Victoria Donoghue – Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice
Rowena Gido – Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing
Wintec Undergraduate Award
The award is made to women students enrolled full-time in the final year of a first degree programme offered by the Waikato Institute of Technology which requires three years or more of full time study to complete.
Kayla Allen - Bachelor of Nursing
Laura Peart – Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work
Lisa Sands – Bachelor of Midwifery