Find a Tall Poppy

Dr Charlotte Oskam

2022 Western Australian Award Winner

Senior lecturer (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences within the College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education) and research fellow (Centre for Biosecurity and One Health within the Harry Butler Institute).... Read More »

AProf Lucinda Black

2022 Western Australian Award Winner

Associate Professor at Curtin University in Perth Lucinda’s research focuses on improving people’s health through nutrition by tackling areas where knowledge is lacking, including dietary vitamin D, vitamin K, and... Read More »

A/Prof Katie Attwell

2022 Western Australian Award Winner

Currently an Associate Professor in Public Policy and leader of VaxPolLab in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia. I’m interested in what motivates or deters... Read More »

Prof Britta von Ungern-Sternberg

2022 Western Australian Award Winner

One in 20 Australian children have surgery each year with 1 in 7 having breathing problems during or after anesthesia. Pediatric anesthesia is a high-risk specialty which can lead to... Read More »

Dr Gizachew Tessema

2022 Western Australian Award Winner

Dr Gizachew Tessema is a perinatal and reproductive epidemiologist and health care services researcher with research interest that employed advanced statistical analyses, mixed methods research (MMR), and qualitative study. He... Read More »

Dr Danny Price

2022 Western Australian Award Winner

Senior postdoctoral fellow at the Curtin node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), and the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA). Are we alone in the Universe?... Read More »

A/Prof Crystal Abidin

2022 Western Australian Award Winner

Associate Professor in Internet Studies, Curtin University Influencers and internet celebrities on social media are among the most impactful and persuasive voices to shape the opinions and actions of our... Read More »

Dr Mahdokht Shaibani

2022 Victorian Award Winner

Lecturer in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, RMIT University There are rising environmental, humanitarian, and supply chain concerns regarding the production of the seriously mineral-intensive Lithium-ion battery technology. This is a... Read More »

Dr Wolfgang Marx

2022 Victorian Award Winner

Almost half of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, resulting in a staggering human and economic cost. While the last decade has seen substantial efforts to reduce... Read More »

Prof Tianyi Ma

2022 Victorian Award Winner

Professor of Chemistry at School of Science in RMIT University The popular technology to utilise solar energy is the solar cells that absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity. However,... Read More »

Dr. Jake Linardon

2022 Victorian Award Winner

National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant (EL1) at Deakin University Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions if left untreated. Unfortunately, nearly 80% of people with eating disorders do... Read More »

A/Prof Nicole Kiss

2022 Victorian Award Winner

Clinical Associate Professor and Victorian Cancer Agency Nursing and Allied Health Clinical Research Fellow at Deakin University A staggering 1 in 3 people with cancer are malnourished. People with cancer-related... Read More »

Dr Julie Karel

2022 Victorian Award Winner

Senior Lecturer, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University Information technology (IT) devices consume about 8% of global electricity, and this percentage is set to double every 10 years.... Read More »

Dr Michelle Jongenelis

2022 Victorian Award Winner

The University of Melbourne Research Field: Health Promotion Health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes are leading causes of ill health and premature death in Australia.... Read More »

Dr Helen Green

2022 Victorian Award Winner

Research Fellow in Rock Art Dating, The University of Melbourne What is the problem you are trying to address? My research is focused on adapting and developing techniques to characterize... Read More »

Dr Airlie Chapman

2022 Victorian Award Winner

Senior Lecturer in Mechatronics at the University of Melbourne What is the problem you are trying to address? Australia’s large geographic scale and small population density has necessitated the wide-spread... Read More »

Dr Tanveer Adyel

2022 Victorian Award Winner

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University What is the problem you are trying to address? Over 8 million tonnes of discarded plastic and microplastic end up in our... Read More »

Dr Joel Williams

2022 Tasmanian Winner

It is undeniable that the world’s oceans are changing with climate change, pollution, and fishing, and that this is resulting in shifts of habitats and associated fish distribution and abundance.... Read More »

Dr Vishnu Prahalad

2022 Tasmanian Winner

Lecturer in Geography, Planning & Spatial Sciences at the University of Tasmania Wetlands are among the most productive, wonderful, and inspiring environments. They are also among the most threatened and... Read More »

Dr Cayne Layton

2022 Tasmanian Winner

Kelps are a type of large seaweed that occur in cold waters around the world, and range in size from less than 1 m to over 40 m tall. Kelps... Read More »