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Dr Claudia Paul

Recipient of the Tirkapena Alumni Award 2019 Dr Claudia Paul, a Wiradjuri woman from Broken Hill, has achieved a lot in her 26 years, but her goals are even more impressive. During her time at university, she was a student representative with the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association, and was active in a mentoring group that fostered […]

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Dr James Muecke AM

Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Award 2019 Graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1988, eye surgeon Dr James Muecke AM has made it his life’s work to fight blindness in the world’s low-income countries. A trip to Myanmar in 2007 to conduct research about childhood blindness became one of the catalysts […]

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Associate Professor Kristin Carson-Chahhoud

Recipient of the James McWha Rising Star Award 2019 Associate Professor Kristin Carson-Chahhoud had never been to university when she was accepted in 2011 to the University of Adelaide, resulting in a PhD focussing on tobacco avoidance. She completed her thesis, which earned her the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, while working full-time for […]

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2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Scholar, one year on: Alexandra Hawthorn

One year after being awarded the prestigious Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, one of the University of Adelaide’s 2018 Future Leaders reflects on the past 12 months, what it means to be a leader and the value of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. In 2018, Alexandra Hawthorn was awarded a Westpac Future Leader Scholarship to pursue […]

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Professor Prash Sanders outside the office

Celebrating our heroes of medical discovery

120 years after his birth, Howard Florey continues to inspire a new generation of researchers. Howard Florey’s discovery of the use of penicillin in 1938 has saved more than 200 million lives and is considered one of the greatest medical advances of all time. Florey’s journey in medicine started at the University of Adelaide. Today, […]

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Lachlan’s bionic breakthrough

Engineering and computer science graduate Lachlan Horne is helping to create history in Australia with the development of a world-first bionic eye and low vision devices. The 24-year-old former Adelaide resident is part of a national consortium of researchers working on one of the biggest medical advancements since the cochlear implant for the profoundly deaf.

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