2011 Tasmanian Award Winner

Dr Verity Cleland

Menzies Research Institute Tasmania Research Area: Behavioural Epidemiology  Dr Cleland’s work focuses on understanding individual, social and environmental influences on physical activity among women, children, those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, and rural populations. Verity’s research is trying to understand what stops people from being active, and the key things that could help them to be more active. Being…

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Dr Stuart Ferguson

University of Tasmania Research Area: Psychology Cigarette smoking results in around 15,000 deaths per year in Australia and is a leading cause of preventable death and disease, with one in five adults still smoking. The majority of smokers want to quit but most attempts end in failure. Dr Ferguson’s research focuses trying to understand why smokers…

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