The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.
To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of any great awards or achievements across the University please email firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2017 awards and achievements
Name: Dr Willem Joost Lesterhuis, National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD)
Achievement: Dr Lesterhuis, a senior researcher from the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases, was made a fellow twice over in recent weeks. He has been awarded both an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship and the inaugural Bernie Banton Fellowship. It’s a tremendous success for Joost, who emigrated with his family from the Netherlands to Western Australia in 2014 to work at NCARD after a successful two year stint as a Visiting Scientist with the group. His current research includes combination immunotherapy and chemotherapy for mesothelioma, and the use of network science to discover why some cancer patients respond to therapies, while others do not.
Name: Professor Petra Tschakert, UWA Centenary Professor in Rural Development and Deputy Head of School of UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
Achievement: Professor Tschakert appointed coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report Global Warming of 1.5C. Professor Tschakert is internationally recognised for her work examining climate change adaptation, social-ecological resilience, and participatory research within a development context.
Name: Terri-ann White, UWA Publishing
Achievement: Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship
Terri-ann White was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship worth $15,000 for a biography of Fiona Stanley (through key objects). The winner will be announced during Adelaide Writers Week.
Congratulations to the many achievements of staff and students in February.
Jess Reid (UWA Media and Public Relations Advisor) (+61 8) 6488 6876