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Staff successes

Congratulations to all our talented and hardworking staff on their funding successes, awards, recognition and publications.

Congratulations to our staff on their successes.
Congratulations to our staff on their successes.


Associate Professor Georgia Halkett, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, has been awarded a Cancer Council of WA Research Fellowship, which is a four year full time research appointment with a value of approximately $450,000.

A research team including Associate Professor Sharyn Burns, Dr Jacqui Hendriks, Dr Lorel Mayberry and Dr Roanna Lobo, all from the Collaboration for Evidence, Research, and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH) and the School of Public Health, together with  Associate Professor Lina Pelliccione, School of Education, were recently awarded a contract extension from the WA Health Department for the ‘Provision and Evaluation of Sexuality and Relationship Education Professional Development for Practicing and Preservice Teachers’. A grant was awarded for $490,000 from 2017 to 2019 with an option for the Health Department to extend it for a further two years. The team was previously funded to provide this service for the period from 2014 to 2016.


Awards and recognition

Professor Mike Daube, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Health Sciences, was awarded the prestigious Hugh Leavell Award for Outstanding Global Health Leadership during the 15th World Congress on Public Health 2017, which was held in Melbourne earlier this month. Professor Daube was recognised for his tireless and substantial work as a public health advocate for tobacco control and across other areas. The Hugh Leavell Award is the highest honour conferred by the World Federation of Public Health Associations.

The Curtin Student Guild’s Excellence in Teaching Awards recognise teachers who have displayed excellence in classroom communication, always make an effort to engage and promote student participation while displaying passion and enthusiasm for their teaching area. The following staff members were recognised with awards:

Professor Samar Aoun, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, has been recognised by the WA Country Health Service Ethics Committee for 23 years of voluntary service as the chair of the committee.



The collaborating teams of Associate Professor Mario Soares and Professor Philip Newsholme have published in six publications in four months. The teams from the areas of nutrition and metabolism have had papers published in Redox Biology, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition and Reproduction.