2018 CERA Scientific ExchangeMay 16, 2018
Over 100 guests including staff, students, stakeholders and donors attended our 8th Scientific Exchange and Awards on 16 May 2018.
- Dr Jessica Tang presented her 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winning speech.
- CERA Community Engagement Officer Steve Hurd interviewed Professor Jonathan Crowston about his ten years at the helm of CERA and his plans for the future. The 2018 Scientific Exchange marked Professor Crowston’s final public event as Managing Director of CERA.
- Dr Isabel Lopez Sanchez received the inaugural Hitesh Peshavariya Award, in memory of our colleague Hitesh Peshavariya. This award acknowledges an early career researcher or student who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to research.
Service milestones were recognised at the event and we celebrated staff who achieved 10, 15, 20 or 25 years of service.
Lauren Hodgson, Senior Research Coordinator
A/Prof Chi Luu, Deputy Head of Macular Research
Adrienne Mackey, Transplant Coordinator
Valma Scaf, Executive Assistant
Sandra Staffieri, PhD candidate and Clinical and Research Orthoptist
A/Prof Ian Trounce, Principal Investigator, Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration Research
The CERA Awards align with CERA’s values of Unity, Agility, Integrity, and Making a Difference. The awards showcase CERA staff and students who epitomise the CERA values and support the CERA culture.
CERA Board member, Professor Andrew Cuthbertson AO, presented the awards.
Recognising outstanding achievements and contribution from staff and students in 2017/2018, the award winners in each category were:
This award may be given to a person or team that contributes to making CERA a vibrant, enjoyable and high performing workplace of choice.
This award recognises a CERA researcher, or research team, who has demonstrated innovation and creativity in the pursuit of research goals.
This award recognises outstanding contributions by staff or students to ensure CERA’s research, training or ways of working, support research integrity and enhance our reputation as a world-class research institute.
This award recognises an achievement in community engagement or education for patients, improvements in patient outcomes/care or the creation of a collaborative project that has made a community impact.
For a person who epitomizes all that is great about working at CERA. This includes initiatives or demonstrated behaviours that have a significant positive impact on people at CERA and our culture and sustainability.
Thank you to SmartSalary for sponsoring two of the awards.