2018 South Australian Science Excellence Award – Winners

On Friday night, the Science Excellence Awards Dinner event was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. It was a wonderful event which showcased the inspirational research advancing both South Australia and the world.

The Environment Institute was represented by the following nominees:

Excellence in Research Collaboration

  • The Aboriginal Heritage Project, partnership between the local members of the Aboriginal community, the SA Museum, the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales – ACAD Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
  • Shellfish Restoration Project, at Windarra Reef, partnership between the University of Adelaide, South Australian Government (Department for Environment and Water, PIRSA, The Nature Conservancy, The Australian Government, the Yorke Peninsula Council, The Ian Potter Foundation, and the Australian Research Council – Marine Biology

Unsung Hero of SA – Science Communication

View the comprehensive list at 2018 South Australian Science Excellence Awards.

Photo by: Annemarie Gaskin

We are excited to announce that The Aboriginal Heritage Project won the Excellence in Research Collaboration Award.

Photo by: Department for Industry and Skills South Australia

Photo by: Annemarie Gaskin

As there could be only one winner in the Excellence in Research Collaboration category, the Windarra Shellfish Restoration Project were presented with a Finalist Award.


Photo by: Corri Baker

We are delighted that Dr Liz Reed won the Unsung Hereo Science Communication Award.

Photo by: Department for Industry and Skills South Australia

The event was a highlight for the South Australian scientific community where many heros were recognised for their ongoing achievements!

Photo by: Annemarie Gaskin

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