Professor Helen Dickinson was presented with this year’s Dorothy Green Award at an International Women’s Day morning tea on Friday.

The award recognises outstanding research by women at UNSW Canberra.

Professor Dickinson is the Director of the Public Service Research Group (PSRG) and her research ranges from public health and disability services to the future of work and the potential impact of robotics.

As well as her excellent research, Professor Dickinson was also recognised as an exemplary leader who excels at supporting and developing the research of others.

As the inaugural director of the PSRG, she has created a go-to group for advice on public service implementation.

Professor Dickinson regularly researches and writes with junior researchers, who she develops and mentors.

In the past decade, Professor Dickinson has published 18 books and more than 70 journal articles, many of these publications appear in top ranking journals, such as Public Administration Review, Public Management Review and Social Science and Medicine.  

In 2019, Professor Dickinson was awarded a fellowship of the British Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of her contribution to the field, particularly for the work she has done in the disability policy sphere.

Professor Dickinson was also recognised for her ability to communicate her work to a range of audiences. Her recent publications in The Conversation have been read by more than 350,000 readers.

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