Kookaburra’s goalkeeper and UWA researcher Tristan Clemons has been nominated in the esteemed 40Under40 Awards.
Established in 2002 by BUSINESSNEWS, the 40Under40 Awards program is designed to recognise and celebrate Western Australia's 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40.
Clemons, who is famously involved in many ventures, has been nominated for his research work on novel treatments for cancer and burn injuries, his work in the community with the Kookaburras and his small business Get Flapped which sells flap hats.
Dr Tristan Clemons is a leading scientist from The University of Western Australia, specialising in nanotechnology. He creates therapeutics that will help treat cancer, burns and central nervous system injuries.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in Western Australia accounting for 3 in every 10 deaths. Tristan’s work is supporting patients, helping make major advances health and benefiting the WA economy. Tristan is a major advocate for science outreach and mentors thousands of science students to inspire the next generation of leaders.
Tristan and his wife Claire own the business Get Flapped, producing funky designs on legionnaires hats. The idea behind the business is to blend cool looks with safety in summer, which aligns to Tristan’s research in cancer and burns.
The Bunbury-born 30 year old is also a marriage celebrant, and has previously won numerous high profile awards including WA Student Scientist of the Year in the Premier’s Science Awards (2013) and the WA Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2014).
The winner will be announced at the 2018 40under40 Gala Awards on Wednesday 7 March 2018.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication and Events