ADM+S researchers receive Dean’s Awards at RMIT University
Author Loren Dela Cruz
Date 12 December 2022
ADM+S researchers Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, Dr James Meese, Dr Daniel Binns, Dr Daniel Featherstone and Assoc Prof Lyndon Ormond-Parker are recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Awards from the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.
Dr Indigo Holcombe-James received the Ed Montano Award for Industry Engagement which recognises an individual or team who has developed industry engagements and partnerships with community, the arts, business, industry, cultural organisations, or government. Indigo was recognised for her innovative and multi-year research into digital transformation within cultural institutions and her collaborations with ACMI, The Australia Council and the Ian Potter Foundation. She has also worked tirelessly coordinating partnerships with numerous government agencies and industry organisations to expand the Australian Digital Inclusion Index research project and provided valuable contributions to the Mapping the Digital Gap project.
In recognition of his leadership of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society’s News and Media Focus Area, Dr James Meese received a high commendation in the Dean’s Award for Leadership. The Dean’s Award for Leadership recognises someone who does not hold a formal leadership role but who has shown exemplary leadership.
Dr Daniel Binns was awarded the Dean’s Award for Engagement and Impact which identifies the extent to which an individual, program or initiative has benefited students, staff, or the broader community, through working with others to maximise impact and public value, including embedding and leading innovation for industry and leveraging our facilities to drive collaborations. Daniel was recognised for his development of the annual eco_media symposium which encapsulates collegiate, dynamic, exciting and interdisciplinary research.
The Dean’s Award for Indigenous Engagement was awarded to Dr Daniel Featherstone and Assoc Prof Lyndon Ormond-Parker for their outstanding efforts in improving digital inclusion outcomes and access to services in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through Mapping the Digital Gap.
The Centre would like to thank Prof Lisa French, Dean of the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, for recognising the work of our researchers.