Two researchers from The University of Western Australia are finalists in the 2012 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year awards, to be announced at the Australasian Research Management Society conference on the Gold Coast on Friday 21 September.
Research Associate Professor Keith Stubbs, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow who works in UWA's School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named a finalist in the Life Sciences and Biological Sciences division.
Professor Stubbs' research involves developing tools to study the role carbohydrates play in nature, which will be useful in development of therapeutic treatments and prevention of diseases.
Dr Monique Robinson, who is an Associate Principal Investigator at UWA affiliate The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Research Associate at the School of Population Health, is a finalist in the division of Humanities and Social Sciences for her work on the early origins of behaviour.
Dr Robinson's research focus is on maternal lifestyle and obstetrics factors that affect mental health later in life.
The Scopus Young Researcher Awards are part of an Elsevier global initiative to support early career researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines.
The awards recognise outstanding young scientists and researchers in Australasia who have made significant contributions in their areas of research.
The winners and the finalists for the awards are selected by an independent panel of three experts per category.
Last year, both Professor Stubbs and Dr Robinson were among six UWA researchers to win a WA Young Tall Poppy Science Award.
Associate Professor Keith Stubbs (UWA School of Chemistry and Biochemistry) (+61 8) 6488 2725
Dr Monique Robinson (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research) (+61 8) 9489 7913
Michael Sinclair-Jones (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 00 700 783