Celebrating success

Acknowledging a global impact on neuroscience

Associate Professor Sarah Cohen-Woods

Associate Professor Sarah Cohen-Woods has been elected as co-Chair of the Australian Brain Alliance (ABA). An initiative of the Australian Academy of Science, the ABA has a vision to coordinate and boost strategic brain research across Australia. Through her position with the ABA, Associate Professor Cohen-Woods also sits on the executive for the International Brain Initiative, which brings together national brain initiatives from Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, South Korea and the USA to realise a shared global vision of neuroscience impact.

Associate Professor Cohen-Woods will also be a guest for the first SciPubAdelaide event in 2023, speaking about the Science of Nutrition Epigenetics at The Adelaide Irish Club at 6pm on Friday 31 March. Addressing the question “Can we change our genes by the food we eat?” she will be speaking with Dr Tina Bianco Miotto (Robinson Research Institute and Waite Research Institute, The University of Adelaide) and Associate Professor Bastien Llamas (Genome Biology and Evolutionary Medicine, Telethon Kids Institute and University of Adelaide). To attend this Free event, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/…/the-science-of…

New documentary dives deep

Dr John McCarthy

Dr John McCarthy from the Flinders Maritime Archaeology Program features in a new documentary on the 3D survey of Japanese submarine I-124, which was sunk in Darwin harbour during 1942. As the first detailed survey of one of Australia’s most significant maritime archaeological sites, this project was undertaken as a partnership between Northern Territory Heritage, Major Projects Foundation and Flinders University. The 15-minute documentary has been released online and can be viewed here.

Social change is Taboo

Flinders University graduate Eloise Hall (bottom, second from right) has been named a 2023 Westpac Social Change Fellow.

Flinders University graduate and entrepreneur Eloise Hall (BIntRel, BBus ’23) – Co-Founder and Managing Director of TABOO, which uses proceeds from selling period products to assist disadvantaged women fighting period poverty around the world – has been announced as a 2023 Westpac Social Change Fellow. The program supports extraordinary individuals around Australia who are tackling complex social challenges, awarding them up to $50,000 to each Fellow to grow and develop as leaders to keep driving positive social change in Australia.

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