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Society Fellow, Catharine Coleborne, awarded an AHA Fellowship

Professor Catharine ColeborneThe Society was delighted to learn that Society Fellow, Professor Catherine Coleborne FRSN FASSA FAHA, Professor of History and Director, Research Ethics and Integrity at the University of Newcastle, had been inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities during November 2023.

Professor Coleborne has received international recognition for her scholarship on the histories of psychiatry, mental health, madness, and institutions in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, including her influential work about the interactions between families and hospitals for the insane in the colonial period. Catharine’s research also extends to mobility in history in relation to policing, poverty, and colonial life.  She has held significant competitive external research funding in New Zealand (Marsden Fund, Royal Society of Aotearoa/New Zealand) and Australia (Australian Research Council) and has been a Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia and a Fellow of the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University in the UK. She was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in November 2021 and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales in May 2021.

The Council of the Society extends sincere congratulations to Professor Coleborne on this further recognition of an outstanding research career.

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