Celebrating success

Flinders University Elder on Campus Uncle Richard Fejo has been named as one of the NT’s most influential people, while other successes include a prestigious recognition for a Flinders NT academic and an out-of-this-world scholarship for an Archaeology Honours student.

Recognition for career improving remote health

Associate Professor Narelle Campbell

Flinders University Rural and Remote Health NT academic lead Associate Professor Narelle Campbell has received a prestigious award for her efforts towards improving allied health services across the outback. Associate Professor Campbell has dedicated almost two decades to developing the allied health workforce and addressing health inequity in regional and remote communities through education initiatives.

Last month, she was awarded the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Squawk Award, becoming only the 11th person to receive it in 20 years. Associate Professor Campbell, a trained speech pathologist, said she was excited and honoured to be recognised for her work. “SARRAH have been incredibly influential in my thinking and understanding about remote health and the importance of giving a voice to professionals and the community in remote and rural Australia,” Associate Professor Campbell said. Read more on the Flinders NT blog here.

Fellow extension for glaucoma researcher

Dr Emmanuelle Souzeau

Dr Emmanuelle Souzeau from the College of Medicine and Health has been successful in receiving a 1-year extension to her Hospital Research Foundation Early Career Fellowship. Dr Souzeau, who was a 2020 recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Awards, is a researcher and genetic counsellor focusing on glaucoma.

“I am very grateful to the Hospital Research Foundation and its donors for extending my fellowship. Our group has recently developed a genetic test to identify individuals at higher risk of developing glaucoma. This opportunity will allow me to continue our work on developing reports to communicate results from the test and build evidence to move closer toward clinical implementation,” says Dr Souzeau.

New scholarship is out-of-this-world

Archaeology Honours student Jelena Fabri

Archaeology Honours student Jelena Fabri has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to attend the International Space University Southern Hemisphere Space Programme in Adelaide next year. Jelena is undertaking her honours as part of the International Space Station Archaeological Project.

The International Space University, based in Strasbourg, France, is dedicated to the research and development of outer space and its applications for peaceful purposes, through international and multidisciplinary education and research programmes. The Adelaide programme is an intensive five week program, after which students attend an international conference, with attendance highly sought after and scholarships competitive.

Influential in the Northern Territory

Photo: NT News

Flinders University Elder on Campus in Darwin Uncle Richard Fejo has been named as one of the most influential Territorians in the NT News’ Most Influential List for 2021. The list captures the individuals in the Territory who’s influence has made a memorable difference for their fellow Territorians.

Uncle Richard was ranked number 44, for the magnificent and moving Welcome to Country he performs, but especially his rousing performance ahead of the Richmond versus Essendon Dreamtime Game at TIO Stadium last year. The senior Larrakia Elder’s influence extends much further that his ceremonial duties thanks to his work with Flinders University and as Chairman of the Larrakia National Aboriginal Corporation as well as the Darwin Waterfront Corporation.

Photo: NT News

Flinders alumni Leanne Liddle was also named on the list, at number 51. It has been a big year for the NT Australian of the Year 2022, who was awarded a 2021 Flinders University Alumni Award on Friday night, and was listed amongst South Australia’s best legal expats in The Advertiser, alongside several other Flinders alumni.

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