Prof Colleen Ward elected as RSNZ Fellow

Congratulations to Professor Colleen Ward who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand!

Twelve top New Zealand researchers and scholars have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the Annual General Meeting of the Society’s Academy in Wellington today.

Academy Chairperson Professor Richard Le Heron FRSNZ said that being elected as a Fellow is an honour given to New Zealand’s top researchers for showing exceptional distinction in research or in the advancement of science, technology or the humanities.

“These newly elected Fellows are leaders in fields as diverse as linguistics, statistics, medicine, sustainable agriculture, electrical engineering and ancient ecology. They reflect the wide range of ground-breaking work being undertaken by researchers in science and technology, the social sciences and humanities in New Zealand. It gives me great pleasure to announce their election today.”

Colleen's citation read:

Professor Colleen Ward, Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research, Victoria University of Wellington, has made substantial contributions to the psychological study of immigration, acculturation and intercultural relations. Her research has been systematically and widely applied and she is recognised internationally for her sustained leadership in capacity. In New Zealand Professor Ward has received a number of government contracts aimed at understanding and improving relationships amongst the many cultures that call New Zealand home.
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