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Staff and student successes

Congratulations to all our talented staff members and students, who have been recognised with awards, won scholarships and been successful with grant and funding applications.


Congratulations to our talented staff and students.
Congratulations to our talentrd staff and students.

Awards and recognition

Dr Fenella Gill, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, is a finalist in the 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

Associate Professor, Lauren Breen, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, has been awarded the designation of ‘Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement’ from the US-based Association for Death Education and Counseling. The certification recognises her expertise in the field of death, dying and bereavement. Very few Australians have this designation.

Professor Nikos Ntoumanis, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, who has been awarded the title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin’s highest academic honour.

Professor Adrian North has had an extension of his research funding concerning music recommendation services to the value of $65,000.

The WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN) submitted a successful application to the Gilead Foundation in late 2016 to conduct focus groups with people from sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia in regards to barriers and enablers to HIV testing and interviews with health service providers to explore barriers to referring patients to HIV testing. The grant application was prepared by Miss Corie Gray, School of Public Health, Ms Gemma Crawford, School of Public Health and Dr Roanna Lobo, School of Public Health, and representatives from other institutions.

Student successes

Logan Overden-Clark, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, and Emalee Burrows, Curtin Medical School, have won prestigious Don Watts scholarships.

Corie Gray, School of Public Health, has been awarded a Graduate Scholarship from the Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) to conduct research at the Collaboration for Evidence, Research, and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH).