Meet some of our top scientists
A LEADING eye disease researcher, a Telethon Kids Institute researcher and paediatric infectious diseases specialist, and a PHD candidate are among a group of talented people nominated for 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.
Subiaco’s David Mackey, who is up for Scientist of the Year, is a professor who has devoted his career to decreasing blindness from optic nerve disorders.
His research has revolutionised the management of serious eye diseases, Leber hereditary optic neuropathy and glaucoma.
Wembley resident Asha Bowen is in the running for the Early Career Scientist of the Year award.
Dr Bowen is an early career researcher at the Telethon Kids Institute and paediatric infectious diseases specialist at Princess Margaret Hospital.
PHD candidate David Gozzard was nominated for Student Scientist of the Year.
The Wembley Downs resident is completing a PHD in experimental physics.
His research is described as “developing stabilised transmission systems to send atomic clock signals over long distances with improved precision”.
The Telethon Kids Institute, based in Subiaco, is in the running for the Science Engagement Initiative of the Year award for its 60 Second Science initiative.
The video series aimed to deliver the latest in autism research in an engaging and accessible way.
There are 19 finalists across four categories.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on August 14.
Asha Bowen is in the running for the Early Career Scientist of the Year award.
David Mackey is up for Scientist of the Year.
David Gozzard was nominated for Student Scientist of the Year.