UQ Excellence Award for the DRC

10 Jul 2018

DRC admin teamThe University of Queensland 2018 Awards for Excellence have recognised a diverse range of staff for their outstanding contribution to students, staff and the wider community.

Amongst the winners were the Dermatology Research Centre support team, who were recognised with an award in the Excellence in Service category.

“The Dermatology Research Centre's (DRC) Administrative team transcends expectations in respect to securing funding, promoting research and engaging the community.

“They were key coordinators in establishing the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre, combining over 40 research teams across UQ and QIMR Berghofer. The team has coordinated numerous events facilitating valuable networking opportunities between researchers and stakeholders.

“They've held several consumer forums to engage cancer survivors and provide feedback to consumer science to expedite research.

“They have enthusiastically supported community learning through participation in Scope TV and ABC Catalyst programs.

“Additionally, through the coordination of clinical research projects, over 1500 public members have had the opportunity to take part in melanoma research.

“Lastly, the team has passionately driven social media campaign to extend their audience in the pursuit to positively impact skin cancer prevention.”


  • Ms Liz Payne (Team Leader)
  • Ms Melissa Kerr
  • Ms Nicole Lin
  • Ms Clare Primiero
  • Ms Danika Wadey

UQ Chief Human Resources Officer Dr Al Jury said the awards had attracted many high-calibre nominations.

“These awards play a huge part in the UQ reward and recognition program by recognising the outstanding work and contribution of our staff,” he said.

“They are deliberately designed to highlight those amongst us who best exemplify the UQ values of the pursuit of excellence; creativity and independent thinking; honesty and accountability; mutual respect and diversity; and supporting our people.”

You can find out more about the awards here.

Media: Melissa Kerr, melissa.kerr@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3443 7395; UQ Communications, communications@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 1120.