The Distinguished Professor award is the highest academic honour Macquarie can bestow on a member of our academic community, recognising professors who have made an outstanding contribution to their field of scholarship or discipline and to the University.
Professor Anne Castles is recognised as a Distinguished Professor of Macquarie University for her outstanding contribution to research, teaching and service in the field of reading in Cognitive Science. Her research and outreach work are nationally and internationally recognised by academic peers, government leaders and professionals in the field of reading and education. She is an exemplary leader of national research centres and academic departments at Macquarie University where she is a highly respected mentor of research students and junior colleagues.
Distinguished Professor Anne Castles has contributed at high levels in her profession and discipline and has been recognised with membership of leading professional societies and as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. She has made a long-lasting contribution to theoretical research and has given back to the community by translating discovery into tangible tools for practitioners in ways that bring distinction to Macquarie University as a university of service and engagement.