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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Taplin Indigenous Bursary

Aboriginal staff and students at the University of Adelaide will have the opportunity to travel overseas to learn about indigenous research and teaching projects in other countries, thanks to the generosity of former Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Emeritus Professor John Taplin. The Taplin Indigenous Bursary for International Education has been established to assist indigenous students and […]

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Profile: Zhipeng Ou (China)

MBA and wine business marketing graduate Zhipeng Ou has the best of both worlds. For the past six years he has worked for Australian company WorleyParsons in their Beijing office, providing professional services to the energy, resource and complex process industries. In his spare time the 38-year-old is an “off-the-payroll” ambassador for Australian wines, using […]

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Engineer lays down the law

Fulbright Scholar Sam Mickan has taken an unusual career path, marrying interests in law and engineering to become one of Australia’s foremost experts on patent applications in his field. The 36-year-old intellectual property specialist, who has a PhD in Electrical Engineering, has led research teams in Australia and the United States and still holds an […]

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Medical lifeline to Uganda

University of Adelaide medical graduate Dr Michael Findlay has been on the steepest learning curve of his life in the past two years. Since establishing a community health clinic in Uganda in one of Africa’s poorest regions in 2011, the 30-year-old former Adelaide resident and his wife Kim have defied all expectations. In the space […]

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Scientific mentor without peer

Any young female scientist looking for a mentor would do well to study the career path of Dr Ines Atmosukarto, an award-winning biotechnologist with a string of accolades to her name. The world renowned research scientist has been honoured by both Australian and Indonesian governments for her work in finding new treatments for cancer and […]

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Jane Chapman: Bermuda

University of Adelaide graduate Jane Chapman has been working in Bermuda since 2008. The Adelaide-trained anaesthetic nurse left South Australia for London in 1997 to take up senior posts at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington before transitioning into healthcare and capital planning and relocating to the tropical paradise where she currently resides.

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Laura’s submerged in sound waves

At 29, mechanical engineer Dr Laura Brooks already has a world of experience under her belt. The University of Adelaide Fulbright Scholar has a CV that most professionals take years to acquire. It includes two years at the world-renowned Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, researching underwater sound transmission; a postdoctoral appointment at Victoria […]

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Staff profile: Dr Joy McEntee

Award-winning teacher Dr Joy McEntee joined the University of Adelaide in 1998 and currently lectures in American literature and film in the Discipline of English and Creative Writing. Dr McEntee has received a number of distinctions based on the quality of her teaching, including a Stephen Cole Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2000), a Fulbright […]

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Profile: Jany Fong (Malaysia)

Malaysian national Jany Fong has gained far more than a law degree from the University of Adelaide. Self-confidence, an independent outlook and lifelong friends from different cultures have all emerged from her study experience here.

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All Rhodes lead to Waite

More than a decade after winning a Rhodes Scholarship, Natalie Betts is rediscovering her passion for genetics and science in the world-renowned ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls. Dr Betts has spent the past 12 months working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Waite Campus after an 11-year hiatus from the laboratory while […]

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