Two UC professors Women of Influence finalists

29 September 2015

Two University of Canterbury professors are among the finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015.

Two UC professors Women of Influence finalists

UC academics Jennifer Hay, Professor of Linguistics (left), and Julia Rucklidge, Professor of Clinical Psychology, are finalists in the 2015 Women of Influence awards.

Two University of Canterbury professors are among the finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015. 

UC academics Jennifer Hay, Professor of Linguistics, and Julia Rucklidge, Professor of Clinical Psychology, are among eight finalists in the Innovation category of the prestigious annual awards.

Hay, who specialises in the analysis of words and sounds and is the Director of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour, was awarded the University of Canterbury’s 2015 Research Medal, which she will receive in November. Hay was also recently awarded a prestigious James Cook Fellowship for her research.

Rucklidge last month received the Ballin Award for her significant contributions to the development or enhancement of clinical psychology in New Zealand, and last year gave a TEDx talk on "The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health".

Presented by Fairfax Media and Westpac, the New Zealand Women of Influence programme recognises and celebrates women from all walks of life who make a difference to everyday Kiwis.

The Women of Influence programme is committed to increasing the visibility of women's leadership in New Zealand, highlighting the important contribution women take in creating a bold and diverse future for New Zealand. 

The Women of Influence award winners will be announced in Auckland on November 4. 

 

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