Find a Tall Poppy

Dr Joshua Lewis

2019 Western Australia

Despite major advances in how we treat higher risk individuals, someone dies of cardiovascular disease every 12 minutes in Australia. As we age we get less “bone” in our bones,... Read More »

Associate Professor Debbie Silvester

2019 Western Australia

Toxic gases are released in industrial applications, and are a big contributor to industrial pollution. At high concentrations, they can cause severe illness, damage to living tissue, and even death.... Read More »

Dr.Stephanie Rainey-Smith

2019 Western Australia

With an increasingly aged population, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are major health and economic issues, with no cure currently available. Dr Rainey-Smith aims to understand the impact of sleep, diet... Read More »

Associate Professor Richard Norman

2019 Western Australia

Healthcare provides huge opportunities to immensely improve lives but often comes at a significant cost, which necessitates techniques to measure and value health outcomes resulting from different interventions against their... Read More »

Dr Katarina Miljkovic

2019 Western Australia

The Earth is just one planet in our diverse cosmic backyard, and other planetary environments can be wildly different. Studying the clusters of craters in Mars’ crust resulting from collisions... Read More »

Dr Willem Joost Lesterhuis

2019 Western Australia

Immunotherapy aims to boost the immune system against cancer. However while some people benefit immensely, many patients don’t benefit at all. Dr Lesterhuis’ research aims to identify the molecular mechanisms... Read More »

Dr Chris Brennan-Jones

2019 Western Australia

Approximately one in four non-Aboriginal children and one in two Aboriginal children will suffer from recurrent or chronic ear infections, known as otitis media (OM), which can cause temporary or... Read More »

Associate Professor Asha Bowen

2019 Western Australia

Skin infections are a big problem for remote-living Australian Aboriginal children. In fact, almost one in two children at any one time will have a painful or itchy skin sore... Read More »

Dr Catherine Anne Boisvert

2019 Western Australia

Curtin University Evolutionary developmental biology works to understand the mechanisms of evolution by combining the study of development in living animals with fossils. Paleontology tells the story of what happened... Read More »

Dr Amelie Meyer

2019 Tasmanian Award Winner

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies University of Tasmania Research Field: Oceanography Polar regions are particularly affected by climate change, and changes at the poles impact the rest of the... Read More »

Dr Rebecca Carey

2019 Tasmanian Award Winner

University of Tasmania Research Field: Earth Sciences Despite the overwhelming majority of Earth’s volcanism occurring underwater, we know very little about deep sea volcanic eruptions. Dr Carey leads international multidisciplinary... Read More »

Dr Joshua Ooi

2019 Victorian Award Winner

MONASH UNIVERSITY Research Field: Autoimmune Disease Autoimmune diseases affect more than a million Australians and hundreds of millions of people worldwide. These diseases occur when a person’s immune system attacks... Read More »

Dr Bartlomiej Kolodziejczyk

2019 Victorian Award Winner

H2SG ENERGY Research Field: Hydrogen Energy Improvements in hydrogen production will allow a transition to a greener, hydrogen-based energy economy. Dr Kolodziejczyk’s research focuses on the development of electrolysers to... Read More »

Dr Laura Jobson

2019 Victorian Award Winner

MONASH UNIVERSITY Research Field: Clinical Psychology Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological condition, and more prevalent in refugees and those who have experienced war. Dr Jobson’s research has... Read More »

Dr Michelle Hall

2019 Victorian Award Winner

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE Research Field: Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects the whole joint, not just the cartilage. Exercise is recommended for all people with osteoarthritis, however we currently... Read More »

A/Prof Kate Fox

2019 Victorian Award Winner

RMIT UNIVERSITY Research Field: Biomedical Engineering Traditionally, medical implants have been made from metals using subtractive manufacturing making a single implant to fit all. With 3D printing, we can now... Read More »

Dr Daniel Edgington-Mitchell

2019 Victorian Award Winner

MONASH UNIVERSITY Research Field: Aerospace Engineering Our world is governed by the movement of fluids, however understanding the turbulent motions of these fluids remains the last unsolved problem of classical... Read More »

Dr Joseph Doyle

2019 Victorian Award Winner

BURNET INSTITUTE AND MONASH UNIVERSITY Research Field: Infectious Diseases and Public Health In Australia, approximately 155,000 people are estimated to live with hepatitis C. With access to improved treatments and... Read More »

Dr Heiko Dietrich

2019 Victorian Award Winner

MONASH UNIVERSITY Research Field: Mathematics Symmetry abounds in many areas of science, and group theory, as the “Mathematics of Symmetry”, models this natural concept. Dr Dietrich’s fundamental research in group... Read More »

A/Prof Muhammad Aamir Cheema

2019 Victorian Award Winner

MONASH UNIVERSITY Research Field: Computer Science and Engineering Indoor navigation systems would be used in a wide variety of applications including helping visually impaired people, emergency services, and assisted healthcare... Read More »