2019 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards
Eleven outstanding early career researchers from New South Wales were recognised in 2019 with prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards at a ceremony at the University of Technology Aerial Function Centre on August 14.
The 2019 NSW Tall Poppies include Associate Professor Sally Gainsbury, Dr Noushin Nasiri, Associate Professor Ronika Power, Dr Chris Reid, Dr Natalie Matosin, Dr Angelica Merlot, Dr Simon Clulow, Professor Rebecca Guy, Dr Emma Camp, Dr Qilin Wang and Associate Professor Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani.
The Tall Poppy Science Awards, an initiative of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), 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 New South Wales Young Tall Poppy Science Awards began in 2001 and has seen 193 NSW Tall Poppies named from across the state.
A NSW selection panel met at Macquarie University on July 16 and selected the 2019 NSW Tall Poppies from more than 100 nominations from universities and research units across New South Wales.
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.