Smart Geelong Network Researcher of the Year Awards

Smart Geelong Network is undertaking it’s 9th annual Research and Innovation Expo in November 2013 to showcase research and learning initiatives being undertaken in the Geelong region. As part of this event, the annual Researcher of the Year Awards will be held, with $5000 prizes awarded to the best researcher in the following categories:

  • One Health
  • Biomedicine and Biotechnology
  • Smart Technology
  • Living with a Disability
  • Population Health and Lifestyle
  • Teaching, Training and Learning
  • Early Researcher (the $5000 prize will be divided between a number of winners)

As well as an overall Smart Geelong Network 'Researcher of the Year' winner, who will be awarded a further prize of $5000.

Applications are open from Monday July 15th until Friday 6th September. 

Date:          Friday 15 November 2013
Time:          7.00pm-10.30pm
Location:     Truffleduck at Fyansford, near Geelong on the Hamilton Highway
Dress:         Black tie

Congratulations to our award winners for 2013:

  • Barwon Health Researcher of the Year Award - Professor Svetha Venkatesh, Deakin University
  • Smart Geelong Network Highly Commended Award - Dr Michael Smith, Barwon Health
  • CSIRO One Health Award - Professor Daniel O'Brien, Barwon Health
  • GMHBA Population Health & Lifestyle Award - Dr Michael Smith, Barwon Health
  • The LLEN Teaching & Learning Award - Ruth Hamilton, MacKillop Family Services
  • Karingal Living with a Disability Award - Dr Lana Williams, Deakin University School of Medicine
  • Geelong Chamber of Commerce Smart Technology Award - Professor Svetha Venkatesh, Deakin University
  • Shell Biomedicine & Biotechnology Award - Vanessa C. Vaughan, Deakin University School of Medicine
  • Deakin University Early Researcher Awards - Vanessa C. Vaughan, Deakin University School of Medicine, Dr Sarah Shigdar, Deakin University and Dr Weiwei Lee, Deakin University