Deborah Lupton

Prof Deborah Lupton receives 2021 DASSH International Award

Author Loren Dela Cruz
Date 21 September 2021

ADM+S Chief Investigator Prof Deborah Lupton is the recipient of the 2021 Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) Awards for Leadership in Excellence and Innovation – International Award.

Prof Lupton’s innovative project ‘Doing fieldwork in a pandemic’ was recognised for “providing a wonderful set of resources for scholars around the world [and] has shone a light on the creativity and capacity of HASS (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) researchers in Australia and New Zealand” (DASSH 2021).

“Like many other social researchers around the world, I was faced with how to continue with my projects when we and our research participants were subjected to COVID lockdown restrictions. I jumped onto Google Docs and started up a crowdsourced resource for providing ideas that quickly grew to almost 40 pages long. It was great to see how many researchers globally contributed to or shared the resource, helping projects move forward during this difficult time,” says Prof Lupton.

The annual DASSH Awards celebrate the outstanding work of staff in Australasian humanities, social sciences and arts faculties each year and promote their achievements across the region, with the aim of inspiring new initiatives and sharing best practice approaches.

The recipient of the International Award is selected based on Excellence, as demonstrated by measurable impacts of an initiative led by the nominee which aims to improve the international connections of a HASS faculty, discipline or team, and Innovation, as demonstrated by the creativity and/or novelty of the initiative led by the nominee.