Four prominent researchers named inaugural Bradley Distinguished Professors

By Rosanna Galvin

The Bradley Building. Photo by Chris Oaten The Bradley Building. Photo by Chris Oaten

To top off the University’s 30th birthday celebrations in 2021, four UniSA academics have been made Bradley Distinguished Professors.

Professor Lorimer Moseley, Professor Tim Olds, Professor Libby Roughead and Professor Carol Kulik were awarded the title, which is named in honour of former Vice Chancellor Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley.

The appointment acknowledges the outstanding achievements of preeminent academic staff in research and creative activity, education, leadership and engagement. 

In announcing the Distinguished Professors – which were part of the annual academic promotion round – Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd extended his congratulations to the recipients.

“The four Bradley Distinguished Professors have been recognised in this way for their exceptional contribution to UniSA and the wider community,” he says.

“I congratulate them on their significant achievement and wish them continued success for the future.”

Prof Kulik says receiving an award in honour of Prof Bradley particularly resonates with her as her research looks at diversity and inclusion of which Prof Bradley was a strong advocate for during her career as a leading figure in Australia’s higher education industry.

“Throughout her career, Denise Bradley championed diversity and inclusion within the education sector,” Prof Kulik says.

“I am honoured to have her name associated with my own research on inclusion at work.”

Echoing Prof Kulik’s sentiments, Prof Roughead says one of the honours of the title is that it is named after Prof Bradley.

“She was Vice Chancellor when I started as a PhD student, and even in the early days of my time here, she knew who I was,” Prof Roughead says.

“I hope we can all live up to her calls to equity and enablement.”

Through their careers, the four successful Bradley Distinguished Professors have demonstrated their ability to deliver research with impact on the international stage, lead community engagement initiatives and provide outstanding learning and teaching experiences. 

Professor Libby Roughead

A Research Professor in Clinical and Health Sciences, Professor Libby Roughead is the Director of the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre. Her research focuses on quantifying the extent of problems with medicines use, identifying the extent of adverse reactions to medicines, testing solutions for improving medicines use and evaluating improvements in health care. Her research has informed national and international policy and programs on medication safety and improving use of medicines.

Professor Lorimer Moseley AO

Professor Lorimer Moseley AO is the Chair in Physiotherapy at UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance and leads the pain research in the IIMPACT in Health research concentration. A clinical scientist and prominent science educator and communicator, Prof Moseley’s work explores the science of pain and how health professionals can better support people with chronic pain. He has been an integral part of several public health initiatives for chronic pain, including Pain Revolution, Body in Mind and Tame the Beast.

Professor Carol Kulik

A Research Professor of Human Resource Management in UniSA Business, Professor Carol Kulik is based in the Centre for Workplace Excellence. Her research focuses on the effective management of workforce diversity, especially in relation to gender and age. Prof Kulik has published widely in leading management and applied psychology journals with her research on gender and diversity being recognised by a scholarship award from the Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity in Organisations Division. She is passionate about taking academic findings out of the ‘ivory tower’ and engaging with industry to ensure research reaches end users.   

Professor Timothy Olds

Professor Timothy Olds is a professor of behavioural epidemiology in UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance. His research has spanned a number of areas, from a PhD in French Studies to mathematical modelling of cycling performance and population and sports anthropometry. More recently he has explored trends in the sleep, fitness, fatness, physical activity and food intake of children and adolescents. He was named in Clarivate Web of Science’s Most Cited Academic list in 2019 and again in 2020.