An Oxford University neuroscientist and an Australian expert in international relations and public policy are among those to be recognised during The University of Western Australia's spring graduation ceremonies which start tonight.
Of the 1942 graduands, 124 will be awarded PhDs or professional doctorates, with the biggest ceremony involving the Business School which will award 350 Bachelors of Commerce.
Denmark-born UWA graduate Joanna Hewitt will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Economics at a ceremony next Wednesday, September 19.
Ms Hewitt is Chair of the Commission of the Australian Centre for International Agriculture, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister and a public policy consultant.
Internationally renowned researcher in developmental cognitive neuroscience Professor Dorothy Bishop will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at a ceremony next Tuesday, September 18.
Professor Bishop, an Adjunct Professor at UWA, is a Wellcome Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University and was involved in a large-scale study of the genetics of autism with UWA colleagues.
Professor Bishop will also give a public lecture at UWA on Tuesday 2 October, focusing on developmental disorders in children and diagnostic labels.
Michael Sinclair-Jones (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 00 700 783