Awards: Fellowship 'FIAG'

Fellowship of the Institute of Australian Geographers (FIAG)

Objectives:

  • Recognise sustained and significant contributions made to the discipline by IAG members in a diverse array of fields;
  • Acknowledge contributions to the discipline made by practitioner and professional geographers as well as academic members of the Institute; and
  • Encourage continued contribution to the discipline and membership of the IAG and to support and promote the discipline and the study of geography more broadly.

Award Rules:

The Fellowship is awarded for significant and sustained service to the geography profession in Australia, which encompasses a wide range of sectors including industry, government, consultancy, education, non-government and community organizations, as well as the academy.

Applications should comprise:

A statement detailing their contributions (maximum 1000 words)

An attached curriculum vitae (maximum 5 pages)

In these documents applicants must provide evidence to Council of their contributions to the geography profession with respect to at least one of the following:

  • Meritorious professional service as a Geographer
    Sustained contribution that significantly  advances geographical policy development or public understanding.
  • Significant advances in Geography
    Sustained contribution to research and/or teaching activities that have significantly advanced geographical knowledge and/or policy development.
  • Significant development of Geography
    Sustained contribution that significantly advances the discipline and/or the professional development of geographers.

Eligibility:

Applicants for the award of Fellowship of the Institute of Australian Geographers must have at least five years membership of the Institute, and must be a current member of the Institute.

Award:

Fellows are entitled to use the postnominal, FIAG. Fellows pay the same membership fee as Members.

Administration:

Nominations are invited in February and July each year.

The award of Fellowship of the Institute of Australian Geographers will be made by a majority of Council after receiving advice from the President and two Vice-Presidents.

Recipients of the Fellowship of the Institute of Australian Geographers
  • Professor Iain Hay 2008
  • Associate Professor Tony Sorenson 2008
  • Professor Kay Anderson 2009
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Patrick Armstrong 2009
  • Mr Terry Birtles 2009
  • Professor Bill Boyd 2009
  • Professor Robert Freestone 2009
  • Professor Roy Jones 2009
  • Professor Brian G. Lees 2009
  • Professor Richard Le Heron 2009
  • Emeritus Associate Professor Bob Loughran 2009
  • Professor Pauline McGuirk 2009
  • Professor Phil O’Neill 2009
  • Associate Professor Elaine Stratford 2009
  • Emeritus Professor Murray Wilson 2009
  • Professor Hilary P.M. Winchester 2009
  • Dr Robert Burne 2010
  • Dr Jocelyn Davies 2010
  • Dr Ruth Farmer 2010
  • Ms Julie Kesby 2010
  • Emeritus Professor Bruce Ryan 2010
  • Dr Robin F Warner 2010
  • Associate Professor Neil Argent 2012
  • Dr Hugo Bekle 2012
  • Associate Professor Robyn Dowling 2012
  • Associate Professor Deirdre Dragovich 2012
  • Associate Professor Jim Forrest 2012
  • Professor Chris Gibson 2012
  • Dr Scott Mooney 2012
  • Professor Jim Walmsley 2012
  • Dr Ashley Webb 2012
  • Mr Graham Pascoe 2014
  • Dr Amanda Davies 2017 (citation)
  • Professor Tim Smith 2019 (citation)