The 2019 Premier’s Science Awards winners and Hall of Fame Inductee were announced at an Awards Ceremony on 13 August 2019.
The Premier's Science Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community. Award recipients exemplify the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in the State.
The Awards cover all fields of science, including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics.
The Awards are proudly sponsored by Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and Woodside, and supported by Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, University of Notre Dame and University of Western Australia.
The Awards are an initiative of the Western Australian Government and administered by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. Track the Premier’s Science Awards on Twitter using the hashtag #WASciAwards.
Professor Phil Bland
John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Planetary Science (Curtin University)
Professor Robert Newton
Associate Dean, School of Medical and Health Sciences (Edith Cowan University)
Dr Adam Cross
Research Fellow (Curtin University)
Ms Jessica Kretzmann
PhD Candidate (the University of Western Australia)
Ms Sharynne Hamilton
PhD Candidate (the University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute)
Astrofest (Astronomy WA)
Perth Observatory – Gateway to the Universe (Perth Observatory Volunteer Group Inc.)
In 2019 a new category was introduced to the Premier’s Science Awards – the Shell Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year Award ($10,000 prize).
The new award category is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate and postgraduate students who demonstrate excellence in STEM studies. Recognised STEM courses include a Bachelor Degree, Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters or PhD focusing on one or more of the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and medicine.
With the inclusion of the new award, the five categories in the 2019 Premier’s Science Awards are:
Key Dates in 2019
Applications open – Tuesday 5 March 2019
Applications close – 10am (AWST) Tuesday 23 April 2019
Finalists announced – June 2019
Awards ceremony – Tuesday 13 August 2019
See Past Winners for more information.
For further information about the Premier’s Science Awards please contact Nicole McCallum by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (08) 9222 0744.
WA Science Ambassadors
Winners in the Premier’s Science Awards are important ambassadors for science and participate in public engagements promoting science to the wider community. If you are interested in involving an award winner in an event or activity, please contact them directly using the WA Science Ambassadors Directory. Alternatively, please contact email@example.com
The Premier’s Science Awards are proudly sponsored by Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and Woodside.
2019 Ceremony Photos
WA Science Hall of Fame
The Premier’s Science Awards are proudly supported by Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, Notre Dame University and The University of Western Australia.
Photo credit: MCB Photographics and Cathy Fogliani
Video credit: In Shot Productions