Candidates 2020

Dr Emma Beckett

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

This scholarship will allow the development of a project focused on consumer acceptance and perceptions of low alcohol wines, a multidisciplinary project encompassing nutrition and health, food science and consumer science.

Dr Renee Goreham

Lecturer
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

This will allow me to continue to grow my research group with an additional student to investigate the synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

Dr Fiona Hawke

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences

We will continue to develop a clinical model to prevent foot and leg complications, including ulceration and amputation, in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes, and improve cultural capability training in undergraduate podiatry students.

Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences

The student will have a specific focus on building world-first epidemiological evidence to demonstrate how modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (e.g. diet, physical inactivity) modify the association between hypertensive pregnancies and cardiovascular health outcomes.

Dr Tessa Lord

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

The student that takes on the research project will be studying spermatogonial stem cells as a potential tool to treat male infertility.

Dr Tracy Schumacher

Clinical Teaching and Research Academic/Research Academic
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health|School of Health Sciences

The scholarship will allow me to continue to build a small team of focused clinical researchers to be dedicated to the prevention of chronic disease in rural areas. The candidate’s project will align with a local clinical diabetes service.