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
Name: Dr Stephen MacDonald
Achievement: Dr MacDonald from UWA’s Medical School and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, has been awarded a Global Sepsis Award (GSA) 2018. The award recognises his outstanding efforts in the fight against Sepsis, having raised community/professional awareness of the disease across Australia. The GSA Award Jury was particularly impressed by his clinical research work in the field of Acute Sepsis.
Name: Darren Lomman/Greenbatch
Achievement: Founded by entrepreneur and UWA engineer Darren Lomman, social enterprise Greenbatch has won the start-up category at the Rising Star awards 2018. Demonstrating true Western Australian entrepreneurship, Greenbatch is creating WA's first plastic reprocessing plant, and has been recognised for delivering beyond conventional means. Read more about the positive impact Greenbatch is having in Uniview.
Name: Associate Professor Rob Whitehead
Achievement: Port Hedland Associate Professor Whitehead has been named best teacher in a clinical/practicum setting, for his work with the Rural Clinical School students of 2017. The Pilbara program has been recognised in UWA’s annual teaching awards. The program aims to encourage students to become part of the rural workforce in Pilbara communities where doctors are needed after they finish their studies.
Name: Professor David Forbes
Achievement: UWA Medical School Professor David Forbes who works at Princess Margaret Hospital has been awarded the 2018 Howard Williams Medal. This accolade acknowledges his outstanding contribution to improving the health of children and young people in Australia. The award is presented annually by the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) in memory of Howard Williams, a paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital from the late 1930s to the 1980s.
Congratulations UWA staff and students.
Jess Reid (UWA Media and Public Relations Advisor) 08 6488 6876