Monash geologist recognised with W.R Browne Award

Professor Peter Betts.

Congratulations to Professor Peter Betts on being named the Geological Society of Australia’s (GSA’s) W.R Browne Award winner for 2021.

Professor Betts, from the Monash University School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment has a range of research interests including continental rift evolution and architecture; micro-continent evolution; accretion geodynamics; ocean basin initiation; Precambrian tectonics; and Paleogeographic reconstructions.

In addition to his academic role, Professor Betts is also the Associate Dean for Graduate Research at the Faculty of Science.

The W.R. Browne Award is for distinguished contributions to the geological sciences in Australia.

The GSA National Awards Committee noted Professor Betts’ contributions to research, teaching, and to the GSA.

The Society described him as ‘influential in the development of models pertaining to the assembly of the Australian continent through time’.

“In addition, we would like to recognise that you have made a significant contribution to teaching over many years including as a mentor and role model to geoscientists,” the GSA said.


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