Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Premier’s Science Awards!
Thank you to all those who joined us in celebrating and recognising the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in Western Australia.
We are pleased to announce Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM CitWA FTSE, Director at The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture has been named Scientist of the Year at the 2023 Premier's Science Awards.
Professor Kadambot Siddique, has dedicated his 35-year career to research, training, technology exchange and industry development.
His research and novel agricultural techniques have an important impact on Western Australian cereal and grain legume production in our increasingly arid dryland environments and in addressing world food security.
"A huge congratulations to all the winners at the Premier's Science Awards, including Scientist of the Year Professor Kadambot Siddique for his world class agricultural research,” said Premier Roger Cook.
As part of the ceremony, Emeritus Professor Donna Cross OAM was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.
Across a 40-year career, Professor Cross's research has been instrumental in shaping all major school bullying prevention programs in Australia, as well as many school wellbeing policies and curricula.
Other winners at the Awards night included:
- Mid-Career Scientist of the Year (joint winners), Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg from Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia; and Professor Hongqi Sun from The University of Western Australia;
- Early Career Scientist of the Year, Dr David Gozzard from The University of Western Australia;
- Student Scientist of the Year, Denby Evans from Telethon Kids Institute and Curtin University;
- Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year, Rebecca Famlonga from Murdoch University and Telethon Kids Institute; and
- Science Engagement Initiative of the Year, MissionsConnect from Curtin University.
A warm congratulations again to all the recipients, we look forward to seeing your research and innovation continue to grow.
Learn more about the Premier's Science Awards: 2023 Winners