Associate Professor elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Published: Monday 15th December 2014

Associate Professor David Sim, of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

This is a significant achievement for Associate Professor Sim and recognises the outstanding contribution that he has made towards his discipline of Biblical Studies.

Professor Wayne McKenna, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) congratulated Associate Professor Sim on his achievement.  “We warmly congratulate Associate Professor Sim.  This award recognises both the quality of his research and the high regard in which he is held by his peers, both in Australia and overseas”.

Associate Professor Sim works in the area of early Christian history and Jewish-Christian relations in the first century, and is a leading international authority on the Gospel of Matthew.  He commented that this was a major honour for himself and for the University.  ”I feel very privileged to be elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. The sole criterion for election to the Academy is acknowledged excellence in research, so I am very honoured that the Academy has chosen to recognise the quality of my research at the international level,” Professor Sim said.