CDU to honour croc researcher

09-Oct-2013

Professor Grahame Webb will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at CDU’s October graduation ceremonies this Friday

Professor Grahame Webb will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at CDU’s October graduation ceremonies this Friday



A researcher with a long association with some of the Territory’s most ferocious residents will be honoured at Charles Darwin University’s October graduation ceremonies on Friday.

A global authority on crocodile research and management, Professor Grahame Webb began researching crocodiles in 1970. He received his PhD in 1973, and in 1978 established the independent wildlife management and research consulting company, Wildlife Management International.

The company is now based at the Darwin crocodile research and education centre, Crocodylus Park, which Professor Webb runs with his wife Giovanna.

Professor Webb was appointed to the position of Adjunct Professor at CDU in 2000, and has long-established cooperative research links with the institution and its researchers.

Receiving an honorary Doctor of Science, Professor Webb will be recognised for his world-leading crocodile research and contribution to wildlife conservation.

Elaine Läwurrpa Maypilama also will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters for her outstanding contribution and leadership in Aboriginal health research with the Menzies School of Health Research.

Darwin businessman Allan Garraway will be presented with the title of Companion of the University, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the CDU Foundation and the advancement of the university.

Some 1343 vocational education and training and higher education students will graduate at the two ceremonies, marking the end of their academic journeys at CDU.

The first ceremony will recognise students from the Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment; Menzies School of Health Research, and the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training: School of Primary Industries; School of VET Health, Community and Children’s Services; and School of Trades.

Students from the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts and Faculty of Vocational Education and Training: School of Business and Service Industries will graduate at the second ceremony.

Both ceremonies will be held on Friday, 11 October at the Darwin Convention Centre.

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