The School of Mathematics and Statistics is delighted to announce the following staff promotions, effective 1 July 2016:

Promotion to Senior Lecturer

Dr Zdravko Botev

Dr Botev joined UNSW Mathematics and Statistics in 2011, and over the past five years has supervised numerous Honours, Masters, and Vacation Scholar students. He earned a 2016 Early Career Research Grant for his project, "Perfect simulation in the Bayesian LASSO model".


Dr Thomas Britz

Dr Britz's promotion comes hot on the heels of his Vice-Chancellor's Award for Contributions to Student Learning. Dr Britz is the current Chair of the School's Publicity Committee, and has held the position of Editor of Parabola since late 2015.


Dr Gery Geenens

Dr Geenens, who joined UNSW in 2009, is the School's Director of Postgraduate Studies (Coursework), and is active in promoting our Postgraduate Coursework degrees to prospective students. Most of Dr Geenens' research lies in developing nonparametric and semiparametric methods in various contexts.


In congratulating our staff on their promotions, Head of School Bruce Henry said: "Promotion at UNSW is a very rigorous process and it is wonderful to have our staff recognised for their excellent efforts in research, teaching and engagement". 

A very big congratulations to Zdravko, Thomas and Gery.