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SA’s Newest Rhodes Scholar shines light on rural health

Dr Claudia Paul has achieved a lot in her 24 years but her goals are even more impressive. The University of Adelaide graduate hopes to be one of the first (if not the first) female Indigenous surgeons in Australia and eventually establish a surgical outreach service to rural and remote areas. “My plan is to […]

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Challenging cultural norms

Personal experience of post-natal depression inspired Tiffany De Sousa Machado to use her Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship to look at how bringing new mothers and older women together can be of mutual benefit. Tiffany De Sousa Machado says she recalls feeling isolated and alone at a time in her life that should have been happy. […]

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Machine Learning Institute

When the University of Adelaide announced plans for the new, multi-million dollar Australian Institute for Machine Learning in December, it was seen as a great opportunity for the University to lead further development of this exciting, emerging technology. Machine learning gives computers the ability to learn without having to be specifically programmed, allowing for everything […]

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Caitlin’s quest to strengthen our future food supply

As our climate changes, Dr Caitlin Byrt’s research will help secure Australia’s future food supply by improving the productivity of vital crops. As a child, Caitlin Byrt dreamed of living as a hermit in the middle of nowhere, so she could be entirely in touch with nature. These days she uses her knowledge of nature […]

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Could SA be the next Silicon Valley?

Graphene is emerging as the super material of the 21st century, with the potential to change lives and kick-start new industries in the same way that silicon did 60 years ago. With the world beginning to understand just what is possible with graphene, the University of Adelaide is taking a lead to develop exciting commercial […]

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An adventurer’s guide to saving the planet

Tim Jarvis AM is living proof that you can successfully combine work and play. His passions have seen him undertake some extraordinary adventures, both for the thrill of it and to highlight the catastrophic effects of climate change. An environmental scientist, author, adventurer and public speaker who holds a Master of Laws (Environmental Law) from […]

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Alyce soars in the world of fashion

Alyce Tran was settling in well to life as a commercial lawyer when all of a sudden she took the fashion world by storm. Alyce is the brains behind ‘The Daily Edited’ (TDE) which in 2014, started a global revolution in customisable bags and accessories. TDE has eight stores across the globe, employs more than […]

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Program readies female students for careers in STEM

Around the world, many women are graduating from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses but not staying long in a STEM career. The University of Adelaide, with support from industry, is working to do something about that. Late last year, 68 female science and engineering students were invited to an early “graduation” ceremony. All […]

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Arts Degree leads Dave to global career

Dave Gordge has had a varied and at times demanding career as a diplomat, and it’s still early days. In the 16 years since Dave graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, he has completed postings in Chile and Cambodia, worked as a civilian peace monitor in Bougainville, contributed to two major regional conferences of world […]

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A passion for airway stem cells

A 2018 nominee for South Australian of the Year, Dr Nigel Farrow was a professional musician until his infant daughter, Ella, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. After some soul searching, he decided to give up his career to study science and work to find a cure for this life-limiting disease. Now doing post-doctoral work with […]

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