Jenkins awarded for guiding the way
Glowing testimony from both current and former students led to
Professor David Jenkins' recognition at the 2015 Faculty of Health and Behavioural
Sciences Research Awards.
In the category of Research Higher Degree (RHD) Supervision, the
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
researcher had standout credentials.
His nomination painted a picture of a person not only prolific
with his own studies, but with a knack for helping to expand the
ambitions of those surrounding.
"Dr Jenkins' primary interest is always to see his students
achieve their fullest potential, but also for them to recognise
this potential within themselves," the nomination said.
"It is with this vision and altruistic support that he has been
so successful in fostering highly distinguished and successful
"He instils confidence in his students and steers them toward
high-quality research outputs based on his extensive breadth and
depth of experience."
Dr Jenkins has been a leading researcher in the acute and
chronic physiological responses to high intensity, intermittent
exercise across widely varying populations.
School Director of RHD for more than a decade, he has been cited
more than 2800 times from 140-plus publications in peer-reviewed
papers, and also supervised in excess of 20 PhD students.
"To have won this award - appreciating the commitment that
all academics in this Faculty have to RHD supervision - is
especially humbling," Dr Jenkins said.
"Teaching, via undergraduate and RHD supervision, consistently
remains the most rewarding component of my work.
"I am honoured to have been nominated and to have been
successful, just as I have been lucky to have such bright, creative
and students with which to work."
Dr Jenkins was presented his award by Faculty Executive Dean Professor Bruce
Abernethy on September 14.