Paul Bourke Lecture

The Paul Bourke Lecture is named in honour of the late Paul Francis Bourke (1938–1999), President of the academy from 1993–1997. The lecture is presented each year by the recipient of the previous year’s Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research. The lecture is presented at the lecturer’s home university and is open to the public. It is usually held in the first half of the year.

About - Paul Bourke

Paul Francis Bourke (1938-1999) was a product of the History school at the University of Melbourne who went on to become one of the first Australian historians to obtain American style doctoral training.

Whilst at Flinders University, he served as Professor of American Studies and also as Pro-Vice Chancellor. From Flinders University, he went on to become the Director of the RSSS at ANU and also served as the President of ASSA (1993-1997). Amongst scholars the contribution Paul made to the field of performance measurement is considered to be invaluable.

The Paul Bourke Lecture is named in honour of the late Paul Francis Bourke (1938–1999), President of the academy from 1993–1997. The lecture was inaugurated in 2009 and is presented each year by the recipient of the previous year’s Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research. The lecture is presented at the award winner’s home university and is open to the public. It is usually held in the first half of the year.

2016 Dr Philip Batterham Novel directions in population mental health research
2015 Associate Professor Emma Kowal Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good In Indigenous Australia
2014 Anina Rich Mauve Mondays and orange odours
2013 Dr Paul E Dux Training the multi-tasking brain
2012 Dr Linda Graham Much confusion about inclusion in Australia's largest education system
2011 Dr Christy Newman The changing world of HIV medicine and the general practitioners who provide it
2010 Associate Professor Mark Bellgrove Genetics and pharmacology of executive control