SMAANZ is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 SMAANZ Awards and Grants.
Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to the panels of assessors for their work and feedback on the submissions.
All award winners will be acknowledged at the 2017 SMAANZ Conference at Griffith University on the Gold Coast from 29 November – 1 December, 2017.
Thank you to those who applied for an award, the quality of applications was outstanding.
The 2017 SMAANZ Award/Grant winners are:
Distinguished Service Award – Professor Kristine Toohey, AM from Griffith University, AUS.
Kristine will be acknowledged and receive her award at the 2017 SMAANZ Conference
Industry Engagement Grant – Dr Rachel Batty from Massey University, NZ.
Rachel’s project is titled ‘Strategically Loading the Bases: A case study of New Zealand Baseball.’
Dr Batty will receive a prize of $5000 and her award at the 2017 SMAANZ conference. The results of the project will be presented at the 2018 SMAANZ conference.
Student Research Award – Mel Johnston from Auckland University of Technology, NZ
Mel’s research is titled ‘The Impact of Civic Duty and Political Cynicism on Support For Event Intention to Participate in a Major Sport Event Referendum’
Student Travel Assistance Grants – The following grant winners will receive $200 to assist in the attendance of the student workshop held at the 2017 SMAANZ Conference.
Javeed Ali (AUT, NZ)
David Lakisa (UTS, AUS)
Pip Thomas (AUT, NZ)
Rachel Murphy (Lincoln University, NZ)
Katie Sveinson (University of Regina, CA)
Best Conference Paper Award – To be announced early October 2017.
Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to celebrating with you all later this year at 2017 SMAANZ Conference on the Gold Coast!