Kookaburra’s goalkeeper and UWA researcher Tristan Clemons was honoured at the esteemed 40Under40 Awards last night (7 March).
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.
Dr Clemons was awarded twice during the night, for both the Intrapreneur Category Award and the 2018 People’s Choice Award.
The hockey goalkeeper is involved in many ventures, and was 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.
Tristan and his wife Claire created and 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 closely 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).
Clemons was joined by several other UWA-linked award winners, including fellow researcher Dr Andrew Guzzomi, and alumni Adam Yap and Elizabeth Shaw.
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