NSW Tall Poppies

The 2020 New South Wales Tall Poppies were announced virtually on the 22nd of September.

The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, an initiative of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science, aim to recognise excellence in research as well as enthusiasm for communicating science beyond the walls of the laboratory. The Awards are widely considered to be an early indicator of Australia’s future scientific leaders, identifying excellent early career scientists.

The NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards began in 2001 and has seen over 200 NSW Tall Poppies receive this prestigious award.

The NSW Young Tall Poppy Awards are supported by the University of Sydney, the University of NSW, the University of Newcastle, the University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University, the University of Western Sydney and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

NSW Tall Poppies


Dr Alex Russell

Dr Caroline Moul

Dr Matthew Dun

Dr Celia Harris

A/Prof Jill Newby

Dr Lining Arnold Ju

Dr Laura McCaughey

Dr James Shine

Dr Sabin Zahirovic

Dr Katie Sizeland

A/Prof Alice Motion

Dr Tayyaba Zafar


Professor Rebecca Guy

Dr Simon Clulow

Dr Noushin Nasiri

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