The Western Australian Fellowship Program is managed by the Western Australian government Office of Science. This science funding program attracts internationally prominent researchers from interstate or overseas to Western Australia.
Fellows build and lead world-class research teams in the State and contribute to the development of the State’s science capability and capacity.
The Fellows have delivered a range of economic, environmental and social benefits for the State.
Professor Mark Jessell, a structural geophysicist, commenced his Fellowship in October 2013. He is advancing 3D modelling of Western Australia’s geology, enabling more efficient mineral exploration.
Professor Jessell relocated from France to take up a position at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Exploration Targeting.
Professor Andrew Whiteley, a microbial ecologist and soil scientist, commenced his Fellowship in November 2012. He is investigating new approaches for environmental rehabilitation, particularly for mine sites.
Professor Whiteley relocated from the United Kingdom to take up a position at The University of Western Australia’s School of Earth and Environment.
Sensory Systems of Vertebrates
Plant Molecular Biology