Science Tall Tales

Science Tall Tales

In the advent of online content delivery, this National Science Week we are launching "Science Tall Tales". Every week, we will have a featurette showcasing the excellence of a Young Tall Poppy alumni. Check back regularly or subscribe to our YouTube channel to not miss a video

Dr Lauren Ayton
VIC 2019 Young Tall Poppy
University of Melbourne

Dr Lauren Ayton talks about eyes, retinal diseases and how her research helps people with retinal diseases.

Dr Laura Jobson
VIC 2019 Young Tall Poppy
Monash University

Dr Laura Jobson talks about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the importance of developing culturally appropriate treatments.

Dr Ben Allen
QLD 2019 Young Tall Poppy
University of Southern Queensland

Dr Ben Allen talks about being a wildlife scientist.

Dr Qilin Wang
QLD 2018 Young Tall Poppy
University of Technology Sydney

Dr Qilin Wang discusses improving wastewater treatment to save water, generate electricity and reduce emissions.

Associate Professor Asha Bowen
WA 2019 Young Tall Poppy
Telethon Kids Institute

Associate Professor Asha Bowen and two intrepid reporters, explore the science of skin sores, getting throat swabs...and meeting a camel?

Dr Ken Dutton-Regester
QLD 2017 Young Tall Poppy
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Dr Ken Dutton-Regester talks about developing the game Malignancy VR for education about cancer and cancer treatment.

Dr David Scott
VIC 2017 Young Tall Poppy
Monash University

Dr David Scott talks about how our bodies change as we age and what can be done to reduce the risk of illness and injury.

Dr Viviana Wuthrich
NSW 2016 Young Tall Poppy
Macquarie University

Dr Viviana Wuthrich talks about developing new psychological interventions for older people with anxiety and depression.

Dr Robert Taylor
NSW 2016 Young Tall Poppy
University of New South Wales

Dr Robert Taylor talks about harnessing solar energy for all kinds of applications.

Dr Roslyn Hickson
VIC 2018 Young Tall Poppy
CSIRO & James Cook University

Dr Roslyn Hickson talks about modelling infectious diseases and the power of maths!

Dr Michael Milford
QLD 2015 Young Tall Poppy
Queensland University of Technology

Dr Michael Milford talks about robotic navigation.

Dr Misty Jenkins
VIC 2015 Young Tall Poppy
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Dr Misty Jenkins talks about therapies for brain cancer.

Dr Garth Maker
WA 2016 Young Tall Poppy
Murdoch University

Dr Garth Maker talks about his research into the quality, composition and safety of herbal medicines and dietary supplements.

Dr Genevieve Steiner
NSW 2018 Young Tall Poppy
Western Sydney University

Genevieve Steiner talks about the importance of tackling dementia early.

Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino
SA 2016 Young Tall Poppy
University of Adelaide

Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino talks about how her neuroscience lab is looking at what brain mechanisms can predict who’s at risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Dr James Kesby
QLD 2019
Young Tall Poppy
University of Queensland

Dr James Kesby talks psychosis and it's effects on decision making.

Dr Catherine Granger
VIC 2017 Young Tall Poppy
University of Melbourne

Dr Catherine Granger talks about her career in physiotherapy and her work on developing exercise plans for cancer patients.

Dr Bryan Lessard
ACT 2018 Young Tall Poppy
CSIRO

Dr Bryan Lessard (aka @BrytheFlyGuy) talks about flies and why they are important.

Dr Laura Fenlon
QLD 2019 Young Tall Poppy
University of Queensland

Dr Laura Fenlon talks about an important part of our brain: the Cerebral Cortex.

Dr Erin Walsh
ACT 2018 Young Tall Poppy
Australian National University

Dr Erin Walsh talks about the power of visualisations, measuring ragged edges and population health.

Dr Sean Coakley
QLD 2018 Young Tall Poppy
University of Queensland

Dr Sean Coakley talks about the brain and protecting it from damage.