2023 Awards

ABEL, A/Prof Larry, Optometry
Gold Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) for 2024.

ASHTREE, Dr Debbie
IMPACT Award for International Collaboration

BASHEER, Dr Faiza, Executive Dean Research Fellow
Best publication of the year 2022 award (notified in 2023)

BERK, Professor Michael Berk, Sue Tye, Abbas Kouzani
Bionics Gamechangers Australia, Bionics Queensland Prize

DAWSON, Dr Samantha
Alfred Deakin Medal for doctoral theses 2021
Barwon Health Deakin University Research Poster Award for Translational Research

GEORGE, Victoria PhD student
First prize 5 Minute lightning talk in the Saliva and Liquid Biosampling (SALSA) (Australia, Melbourne)

GILL, Prof Stephen
IMPACT Institute Clinical Researcher Award

HARLAND, Jacob, PhD candidate
Barwon Health Deakin University Research Best Poster Award 2023 (Cohort/ Population Studies section)

HUGHES, Kira, PhD candidate
Runner-Up and People’s Choice at Deakin University’s 2023 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Grand Final.
Literature review “Impact of Fungal Spores on Asthma Prevalence and Hospitalization” was named amongst the Top Downloaded Papers of IJMS in 2022 (awarded in July 2023).

ISLAM, Rashadul, PhD student
The People’s Choice Award for the Best Poster Presentation at the IMPACT Showcase 2023  (Australia, Melbourne)

JACKA, Alfred Deakin Prof Felice OAM 
2023 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate

LANE, Dr Melissa
International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Outstanding Publication Award
Rising Star Award by IMPACT
IMPACT Award for Research Translation
Best Poster Award by IMPACT

McGUINNESS, Dr Amelia
IMPACT Award for most Outstanding Publication for 2022

MARX, Dr Wolf
Aubrey Lewis Award from Biological Psychiatry Australia
IMPACT Excellence in Supervision and Mentorship Award

NGUYEN, Kate, PhD candidate
UEG Week 2023 Travel grant Winner for Young GI Associate: € 750 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

OCPH/Peter Mac partnership – Your Thoughts Matter program
World Class Cancer Education Award in 2023.

PERERA, Kaushalya, PhD candidate
Winner, Deakin University  Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) 2023

RUSSELL, Samantha, PhD candidate
Deakin University’s ‘Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis’ (letter attached) for my thesis titled: “Targeting the Perinatal Diet to Alter Early Life Gut Microbiota”
2023 Barwon Health and Deakin University Research Poster Award for Translational Research for my Poster titled: “The Pregnancy Research and Translation Ecosystem: Improving the proportion of women meeting the dietary guidelines in pregnancy”.
Faculty of Health Conference Funding – Funding support for conference travel ($2734), Deakin University

SOMINSKY, Dr Luba
Robert Ader New Investigator Award (Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society)
Best Research Paper (basic science) at the 2023 Barwon Health Research Symposium

STAUDACHER, Dr Heidi
Best Publication by IMPACT

TIEN, Delyse Shu Yun
The Geoff Betts and Betty Betts Early Mental Health Researcher Award 2023

TRUONG, Trang, PhD candidate
2023 CREDIT CRE and SMHR Early Career Researcher Travel Award
2023 Barwon Health Deakin University Research Poster Awards – Basic Science

WEST, Emma, PhD candidate
Dean McInnes Student Travel award 2023

WEST, Madi, PhD candidate
Best Publication by IMPACT

WEERASINGHE, Kavindi, PhD candidate
Dean McInnes Student Travel award 2023
Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society Travel Grant
Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society annual scientific meeting (ANZBMS) highest rated student abstract award. Abstract title: Effects of antipsychotics on embryonic bone development.

WROBEL, Dr Anna
Finalist for the Young Achiever Award VIC – Awards Australia Pty Ltd, Australia
Best Poster Presentation – Society for Mental Health Research Conference, Perth, WA, Australia