Celebrating success

Gut neuroscientist Dr Lauren Jones will present one of the most popular Raising The Bar sessions while other recent Flinders success stories include several prizes awarded at national conferences and meetings, and a national law award for an alumna as Flinders celebrates its 30th year of teaching law.

Green manufacturing research wins acclaim

Zoe Gardner and Safira Barros in Brisbane for the RACI22 conference.

College of Science and Engineering PhD candidate Safira Barros and Zoe Gardner, from the Raston Lab, won Best Poster Presentation prizes at this year’s Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) National Congress, held in Brisbane. Ms Barros, from the Flinders University ARC Training Centre for Green Chemistry in Manufacturing, also received an honourable mention for the Women in Chemistry awards. Her poster was presented at the Industrial Chemistry Symposium and Zoe’s was presented at the Materials Chemistry session. They joined several other Flinders University researchers at the annual forum.

Medical device forum showcases new talent

Lauren Wearne, biomedical science PhD candidate with the Medical Device Research Institute at Tonsley, featured among prizes given at the recent Australia and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS2022) meeting. Lauren won best PhD presentation on the topic she covered – ‘Anterior lift-off of implanted press-fit trial tray during deep knee bend: A time-elapsed micro-CT and digital volume correlation analysis,’ with input from supervisors Professor Mark Taylor and Associate Professor Egon Perilli, as well as Sophie Rapagna, Maged Awadalla and Greg Keene. Flinders student Kieran Bennett was also one of the poster presentation award finalists, while Flinders PhD Dr Javad Ta won the David Findlay ECR award.

A sold out show investigates our second brain

Dr Lauren Jones

Gut neuroscientist Dr Lauren Jones, from the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute, has sold out tickets in record time for her Raising the Bar Adelaide talk on 9 August at the Britannia Hotel, Norwood. Dr Jones is one of 20 presenters taking part in the 2022 sessions. For those lucky enough to have secured a ticket to her session Exploring the Gut: Our Second Brain, Dr Jones will explain why the gut is referred to as our second brain, highlighting that the direct communication between our “two brains” is termed the gut-brain axis, and go on journey of the gut brain to identify how it affects our health.

Law graduate shines in national awards

Flinders Law graduate Mellissa Larkin, founder and partner from Peripheral Blue Legal, took out the Innovator of the Year award at the Lawyers’ Weekly Partner of the Year Awards in Sydney this month. Ms Larkin founded Peripheral Blue after almost 20 years in the legal industry to offer “top tier responsive legal and advisory services in a flexible and affordable way”. Flinders University Law is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year, culminating in an alumni event in December.

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