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Remarkable conference input from Research Fellow

Friday 10 January 2014 8:06am

Little dampens Centre for Society, Governance and Science Research Fellow Dr Jon Cornwall’s enthusiasm for opportunities created through active collaboration.

Sharp eyes have noted Dr Jon Cornwall’s unusually prolific and highly successful contribution to the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA) conference in Brisbane late last year.

A Centre for Society, Governance and Science (SoGoS) Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law, Dr Cornwall’s name appeared as an author or co-author on no less than 13 abstracts. He won the prize for the Best Education poster in collaboration with Anatomy Professor Mark Stringer - the third successive year he has been an author on the annual conference’s winning education poster.

While at the conference Dr Cornwall presented oral contributions on the New Zealand Human Tissue Act (2008) and body donation for use in medicine and science. He also presented posters co-authored with Faculty of Law researcher Richman Wee, Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan, and Faculty Dean Professor Mark Henaghan encompassing topics relating to the development of research initiatives lead by SoGoS.

Dr Cornwall says he owes his ability to produce a wide range of work to the many productive collaborative relationships he has built with those “willing to participate in interesting projects”.

“I have colleagues in Australia, Germany, Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital and several working in Anatomy at Otago, all with varied and diverse research interests. I have a couple of Australian students helping with projects, too.”

Professor Henaghan describes Dr Cornwall as a talented, energetic and resourceful researcher who perseveres in achieving outstanding results.

“He is an excellent science communicator and an enthusiastic collaborator, with good technical, analytical and lateral thinking skills as well as networking abilities.”