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Recent UON PhD graduate receives NSW Tall Poppy Science Award

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Simon Clulow, who graduated with a PhD from UoN in 2017 and is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at Macquarie University, was one of the recent 2019 NSW Tall Poppy Science Award winners.

Awards were presented at an event organised by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) in Sydney on 14 August. The awards recognise achievements of NSW researchers from a wide mix of scientific areas. Simon was recognised for his research looking at a wide variety of tools for wildlife conservation including species de-extinction, control of global pathogens, biobanking and understanding the impact of invasive species.  Simon remains a conjoint at UoN where he collaborates with members of the Conservation Biology Research Group and supervises RHD students.  He famously named a new species of frog he discovered close to Newcastle, Uperoleia mahonyi, after his PhD supervisor, Professor Michael Mahony of the School of Environmental and Life Sciences.

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