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Associate Professor Anina Rich wins ASSA award

Associate Professor Anina Rich wins ASSA Paul Bourke lecture award
Professor Mary Luszcz, Professor Yoshihisa Kashima, Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz,
Associate Professor Anina Rich at presentation night.

Congratulations to our winner of the Academy of the Social Sciences Paul Bourke Award for Early
Career Research– Associate Professor Anina Rich for her research on synaesthesia. The Award
honours Australians in the early part of their career who have achieved excellence in scholarship
in one or more fields of the social sciences.

Associate Professor Anina Rich is co-director of the Perception in Action Research Centre (PARC)
and heads up the Synaesthesia@Macquarie research group. She is Australia’s leading expert on
synaesthesia, with publications on the topic in high profile journals including Nature and Nature
Reviews Neuroscience. Her work has made a clear argument for selective attention playing a critical
role in synaesthetic binding, analogous to normal binding of object features for conscious perception.
Her work has received considerable media attention, and she has won a number of awards, including
the 2010 ‘Young Tall Poppy’ award for Science from the Australian Institute of Policy & Science.

Listen to Anina’s public lecture

About the ASSA and the Paul Bourke Award

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