Find a Tall Poppy

Dr Amelia Gulliver

2019 Australian Capital Territory’s Award Winner

Australian National University Research Field: Mental Health Many people with mental health problems report fear of stigma and service cost prevent them from seeking help. Dr Amelia Gulliver investigates the... Read More »

Dr AJ Mitchell

2019 Australian Capital Territory’s Award Winner

Australian National University Research Field: Experimental Nuclear Physics Dr Alan-John (AJ) Mitchell aims to discover how atomic nuclei behave and how we can use them to help society, for example... Read More »

Dr Riccardo Natoli

2019 Australian Capital Territory’s Award Winner

The Australian National University Research Field: Vision Sciences Dr Riccardo Natoli’s vision is to lead an internationally competitive research program to reduce the severity and progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration... Read More »

Dr Madeline Mitchell

2019 Australian Capital Territory’s Award Winner

CSIRO Research Field: Plant Sciences Dr Madeline Mitchell aims to decrease microplastic pollution from textiles by genetically engineering renewable plant-based fibres as alternatives, including a form of cotton that won’t... Read More »

Dr Lara Malins

2019 Australian Capital Territory’s Award Winner

Australian National University Research Field: Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology Organic chemist Dr Lara Malins’ research aims to unlock peptides and proteins for their therapeutic potential. Peptides and proteins are... Read More »

Mr Bradley Moggridge

2019 Australian Capital Territory’s Award Winner

University of Canberra Research Field: Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Values of Water Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth yet has been home to thousands of generations. Traditional knowledge... Read More »

Dr Marnie Winter

2019 South Australian Award Winner

University of South Australia Research Field: Biomedical Engineering From 5 weeks into a pregnancy, fetal cells that naturally break off from the placenta can be found in the mother’s blood... Read More »

Dr Daniel King

2019 South Australian Award Winner

The University of Adelaide Research Field: Psychology, Behavioural addictions While digital technologies can have many benefits, they can also be overused and generate problems for many individuals and their families.... Read More »

Dr Danny Wilson

2019 South Australian Award Winner

The University of Adelaide Research Field: Malaria Biology, Parasitology Every year more than 400,000 children globally die of disease caused by malaria parasites. The mosquitoes that transmit the parasite are... Read More »

Dr Nigel Rogasch

2019 South Australian Award Winner

The University of Adelaide & SAHMRI Research Field: Neuroscience Schizophrenia is associated with numerous cognitive defects closely linked to many poor functional outcomes. Many of these debilitating symptoms, including impaired... Read More »

Dr Giang Nguyen

2019 South Australian Award Winner

The University of Adelaide Research Field: Mathematics, Applied Probability Randomness affects the world around us every day. In order to make decisions, it is important to predict and understand the... Read More »

Dr Oren Griffiths

2019 South Australian Award Winner

Flinders University Research Field: Psychology The world is a complex place and our brains can only concentrate on a few things at once, however the brain is continuously and passively... Read More »

Dr Jia Tina Du

2019 South Australian Award Winner

University of South Australia  Research Field: Information Studies, Information Technology Using technology to find information and participate in society is playing an ever-increasing role in modern life. While many of... Read More »

A/Prof Sarah Cohen-Woods

2019 South Australian Award Winner

Flinders University Research Field: Psychology, Neuroscience  While we know that behaviours, including psychological disorders, are heritable, we know this is also not deterministic. Just because we have a genetic risk... Read More »

Dr Edward Simpson

2018 Australian Capital Territory's Award Winner

Australian National University Research Field: Nuclear Physics Nuclear collisions provide a testing ground for fundamental quantum mechanics, with applications in astrophysics, nuclear fusion, new element discovery, and particle beam cancer... Read More »

Dr Chris Reid

2019 New South Wales Award Winner

Dr Chris Reid Macquarie University Research Field: Biological Sciences Imagine a swarm of robots that can join together to create structures or tools as needed, or a blob of cells... Read More »

A/Prof Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani

2019 New South Wales Award Winner

Associate Professor Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani University of Technology Sydney Research Field: Cancer Research Cancer is a devastating and silent disease that kills more than 50,000 people annually in Australia. If... Read More »

Dr Angelica Merlot

2019 New South Wales Award Winner

Dr Angelica Merlot Lowy Cancer Research Centre, University of New South Wales Research Field: Cancer Research Angelica Merlot’s research is focused on developing new drugs and strategies to combat the... Read More »

Dr Qilin Wang

2019 New South Wales Award Winner

Dr Qilin Wang University of Technology Sydney Research Field: Environmental Engineering Dr Qilin Wang’s research has contributed to the development of sustainable wastewater management systems with low to zero greenhouse... Read More »

Dr Natalie Matosin

2019 New South Wales Award Winner

Dr Natalie Matosin University of Wollongong Research Field: Neuroscience Dr Natalie Matosin’s research identifies potential drug targets aimed at developing new medications to improve quality of life for people living... Read More »