Centre Research Strategy Group member recognised with fellowship
Professor Robert (Bob) Costanza has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, for his work related to public policy.
Professor Costanza, who is a Vice-Chancellor's Chair in Public Policy at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, has been recognised for 'scholarly distinction in research or the advancement of social sciences'.
Bob is a member of the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity’s Research Strategy Group which oversees development of the research programmes including monitoring overall progress and adjudicating on the novelty and feasibility of proposed new initiatives.
Professor Costanza said that "It is a great honour to be elected a Fellow.
"It's a recognition of my work and the opportunity to interact with other eminent academics across a range of disciplines that I would not otherwise have had."
Professor Costanza, whose areas of expertise span a range of disciplines, has been bridging disciplines to study humans and the rest of nature from a holistic perspective. He also features on the Web of Science Group's Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list, which recognises the world's most influential researchers of the past decade.
Professor Costanza added that he hopes to "help integrate across the many disciplines represented in the academy.
"I'd like to thank my sponsors from the Academy - Bruce Chapman, David Stern and Quentin Grafton - and also Tom Kompas, former director of the Crawford School, who was instrumental in bringing me to ANU, and my colleague and co-author, Ida Kubiszewski.
"But really I thank all the faculty at Crawford, Fenner and ANU in general. It's a great and inspiring place to work."