Find a Tall Poppy

A/Prof Hannah Power

2021 New South Wales Award Winner

University of Newcastle Research Field: Coastal Science, Marine Science Coast around the world are being impacted by the changing climate and will experience more frequent and severe coastal erosion and... Read More »

Dr Orazio Vittorio

2021 New South Wales Award Winner

UNSW Sydney Research Field: Cancer Immunology, Neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma is one of the deadliest childhood cancers, with poor survival rates despite intensive therapy. Immunotherapy – a treatment that works through the... Read More »

Dr Brett Scholz

2021 Australian Capital Territory’s Award Winner

Australian National University Research Field: Consumer, Health Systems Health systems co-produced with or led by consumers provide more relevant, safer, and innovative care. However, there are barriers to such involvement... Read More »

Dr Fabien Vincent

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Monash University Research Field: Immunology The health disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is a national tragedy. Dr Vincent’s research tackles a devastating autoimmune disease called ‘lupus’. For reasons unknown,... Read More »

A/Prof James Trauer

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Monash University Research Field: Health policy, Epidemiology, Modelling The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented threat, not just to human health, but to all aspects of our society and economy.... Read More »

Jane Tiller

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Monash University Research Field: Genetic Discrimination Genetic testing can save lives through preventing diseases such as cancer. However, Australian life-insurance companies can legally use applicants’ genetic test results to decline... Read More »

Dr Sarah Stephenson

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Murdoch Children Research Institute Research Field: Epilepsy, Genetics Epilepsy is a serious brain disorder that typically presents in childhood and is associated with cognitive, intellectual and behavioural disabilities and an... Read More »

Dr Freya Shearer

2021 Victorian Award Winner

University of Melbourne Research Field: Infectious Disease, Epidemiology Dr Shearer’s work is focused on mitigating the impact of infectious diseases on society by integrating approaches from mathematical and statistical modelling... Read More »

Prof Florian Mueller

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Monash University Research Field: Human-Computer Interactions Traditional computer games make us sedentary and contribute to the global obesity epidemic. Prof. Mueller is changing this paradigm by researching the area of... Read More »

Dr Rachel Hill

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Monash University Research Field: Neuroscience, Mental Health Schizophrenia is a devastating psychiatric illness that debilitates people for life. Current treatments for schizophrenia are largely ineffective and have severe side effects... Read More »

Prof Kylie Hesketh

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Deakin University Research Field: Behavioural Epidemiology, Physical Activity Physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for disease. From a young age, children spend a lot of time sitting and not... Read More »

Dr Victoria Blair

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Monash University Research Field: Inorganic Chemistry Making brand new molecules, drugs or fine chemical feedstocks is a costly and complicated process. There is a need to develop and design new... Read More »

Dr Jeremy Barr

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Monash University Research Field: Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health. Dr Jeremy Barr studies the therapeutic use of bacteriophages — viruses that infect... Read More »

Dr Linden Ashcroft

2021 Victorian Award Winner

University of Melbourne Research Field: Climate Science Australia’s climate is characterised by drama. Droughts, floods, heatwaves and storms are a part of living here, but it is difficult to accurately... Read More »

Dr Rebecca Allen

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Swinburne University of Technology Research Field: Astronomy, Galaxy Formation There is still much to learn about our vast and complex Universe and the laws of physics that govern it. One... Read More »

Dr Carlie Cullen

2021 Tasmanian Award Winner

University of Tasmania Research Field: Neuroscience In the brain, neurons connect via axons and communicate via the transfer of electrical impulses (action potentials). The wrapping of axons in insulating myelin,... Read More »

Dr Vanessa Adams

2021 Tasmanian Award Winner

University of Tasmania Research Field: Conservation, Environment Less than a quarter of the Earth’s land remains free from substantial human impact. Timely action to avoid, reduce, and reverse land degradation... Read More »

A/Prof Adrienne O’Neil

2021 Victorian Award Winner

Deakin University Research Field: Mental Health Providing people with mental health problems clinical care that improves their diet, physical activity, sleep and reduces smoking, drug and alcohol use, is beneficial... Read More »

Dr Steph McLennan

2021 Australian Capital Territory’s Award Winner

Geoscience Australia Research Field: Geoscience, Landscape Evolution We like to think of Antarctica as a pristine, icy wilderness but its small ice-free areas are relatively easy to access and under... Read More »

Dr Megan Evans

2021 Australian Capital Territory’s Award Winner

UNSW Canberra Research Field: Biodiversity Conservation Governments around the world have introduced laws, policies, and markets that aim to protect the environment, but species continue to go extinct at an... Read More »