2014 Western Australian Award Winner

Dr James Miller-Jones

Curtin University Research Field: Radio Astronomy and jet physics Dr James Miller-Jones is recognised internationally as an expert in the field of relativistic jet launched from black holes. These jets are a result of infalling gas being diverted outwards from the black hole, creating narrow beams that project, like ultra-powerful searchlights, out into interstellar space….

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Dr Peter Peeling

The University of Western Australia Research Field: Human Movement and Sports Science Iron deficiency is the world’s most common nutrient disorder and is suggested to impact up to 11% and 35% of male and female athletes, respectively. Dr Peter Peeling investigates the impact of iron and its associated regulating hormones on the human body. Peter’s…

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Dr Prue Cormie

Edith Cowan University Research Field: Oncology Almost 50% of all Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. While advances in treatments have improved the length of survival, these treatments also cause serious side effects that negatively impact physical and mental health long into a patient’s recovery. Dr Prue Cormie’s research focuses on discovering how to use…

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Dr Tristan Clemons

The University of Western Australia Research Field: Nanotechnology Dr Tristan Clemons studies the synthesis and application of polymeric nanoparticles suitable for the delivery of therapeutics. In heart attack victims, Tristan’s research is aiming to deliver drugs to cells that are vulnerable to the injury but that could be saved. Such treatments will hopefully result in…

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Dr Brendan Kennedy

The University of Western Australia Research Field: Biomedical Engineering Breast cancer is the leading cancer-related disease in women in Australia and equates for 15% of female cancer deaths. Surgery to remove the cancer is key to treatment but surgeons still often have to rely on their sense of touch to determine if they have removed…

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