University has six finalists in Tall Poppy awards

The University of Adelaide has six finalists in this year's Tall Poppy awards.

The University of Adelaide has six finalists in this year's Tall Poppy awards.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

The finalists for the 2011 South Australian Tall Poppy Awards have been announced, with six of the 15 nominees from the University of Adelaide.

The six finalists have been recognised for their achievements in their chosen research field and represent a range of the University's faculties and schools.

The University of Adelaide finalists are:

  • Dr Stuart Brierley - Neuroscience, gastroenterology (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Dr Laura Brooks - Acoustics (Quieter Transport and energy technologies)
  • Dr Claire Jessup - Diabetes and Transplantation (Diabetes)
  • Dr Lisa Moran - Women's Health (Obesity Treatment in women)
  • Dr Tara Pukala - Biological Chemistry (Parkinson's disease)
  • Dr Mark Tingay - Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering (Mining and natural disasters)
All 15 finalists will attend a reception at Government House on 25 August, hosted by His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of South Australia.

Eight winners will be announced, one of whom will go on to win the 2011 South Australian Tall Poppy of the Year Award, with its prize of $5,000.

The Tall Poppy Campaign aims to recognise and celebrate intellectual and scientific excellence in South Australia's young researchers.

 

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