Research

Western Australian Tall Poppies

A focus on research of an international quality and the fostering of an outstanding research culture have positioned UWA as one of the best universities in Australia and in the top 150 in the world.

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The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers. It has made significant achievements towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia.

The Western Australian Young Tall Poppy Campaign was launched in May 2010 and has seen nominations and winners from across all the major universities. Ceremonies are held each year in Perth.

2016 Winners

Danail Obreschkow

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

Senoir Research Fellow

Ivy Wong

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

Super Science Fellow

Olivier Van Aken

ARC Centre of Excellence Plant Energy Biology

Research Fellow

Ruth Thornton

School of Paediatrics and Child Health

BrightSpark Research Fellow


2015 Winners

Shelley Gorman

Telethon Kids Institute

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Sandra Tanz

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology

Research Fellow

Gina Trapp

School of Population Health

Adjunct Research Fellow


2014 Winners

  • Tristen Clemons
  • Brendan Kennedy
  • Peter Peeling

2013 Winners

  • Jean-Paul Hobbs
  • Graeme Zosky
  • Hannah Moore
  • Louise Naylor
  • Ryan Lister

2012 Winners

  • Alex Hewitt
  • Kevin Pfleger
  • Lea-Ann Stirling Kirkham

2011 Winners

  • Ben Corry
  • Aleksandra Filipovska
  • Monique Robinson
  • Keith Stubbs
  • David White
  • Andrew Whitehouse

2010 Winners

  • Marco Fiorentini
  • Killugudi Swaminathan Iyer
  • Kristen Nowak
  • Meri Tulic