2006 South Australian Award Winner

Dr Nicole Lamond

University of South Australia Nicole’s research has contributed significantly to both the academic and general community’s understanding of the impact of sleep loss and irregular work schedules on sleep, fatigue and waking function. Nicole has also been a co-investigator on several large field-based studies examining the impact of irregular duty schedules on the sleep/wake patterns…

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Dr Mel McDowall

University of Adelaide Mel focusses her research on hair and wool follicle development, with the aim of improving the wool farming industry in Australia. Mel is a project leader within the Sheep Genomics program, (funded by Australian Wool Innovation and Meat and Livestock Australia) which aims to improve wool, meat, parasite and reproductive efficiencies of…

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Dr Janna Morrison

University of South Australia and Sansom Institute Janna focussed her early work on the neural regulation of fetal sleep states and the impact of maternal antidepressant use on fetal development during late gestation to provide pregnant women with evidence to decide whether or not to take antidepressant during pregnancy. These interests lead to investigating the…

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Dr Nico Voelcker

Flinders University Nico drives research on the development of new nanostructured materials with superior properties for applications in biosensors, biochips, biomaterials, tissue engineering and drug delivery – basically he develops new materials and devices designed to improve human health. His laboratory has successfully accomplished groundbreaking collaborative research with neuroscientists at the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC)…

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Dr Amanda Able

University of Adelaide Amanda focuses her research on understanding how a plant defends itself against disease, the impact of nutrition on plant disease and the postharvest physiology of fruits and vegetables. In addition, her laboratory is a world leader in understanding the physiological disorder of barley grain known as black point which can impact on…

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Dr Bradley Ferguson

Tenix Defence and University of Adelaide Bradley’s work utilises advanced forms of T-ray imaging and spectroscopy for applications ranging from security to biomedicine. T-rays represent a rich new science leading to advanced forms of non-invasive diagnostics and imaging of gas mixtures, biological materials, biomedical samples, hazardous substances, nanomaterials and nanostructures. Dr Ferguson’s research combined innovative…

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