Inspiring achievers

Our inspiring achievers are amongst the latest contributors to Flinders fine standing in higher education, in Australia and overseas.

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NZ Medal for Flinders geographer

Flinders University’s Professor Iain Hay has been honoured by the New Zealand Geographical Society, which has presented him with its most prestigious award.


All round effort wins Merdeka Award

Elysia Low Pei Chin , a Malaysian student in the Nutrition and Dietetics course at Flinders, has received a Merdeka Award from the Australia-Malaysia Business Council of South Australia (AMBCSA).
  Flinders graduates in Cannes

Graduates see Cannes in close-up

Three Flinders screen graduates recently travelled to the 2011 Cannes film festival with mentor Mario Andreacchio, an established Adelaide-based producer and filmmaker.


A  tribute to 'tireless' community work

Kylie Stothers , a social worker and academic working at the Centre for Remote Health in Katherine, has won the Unsung Hero Award at the recent National Rural Health Conference in Perth. The award recognises "people who work tirelessly for their community and make an enormous contribution to local issues". It is presented every two years at the National Rural Health Conference.


Flinders graduate gets Mad Max mentor

Flinders screen studies graduate Amy Gebhardt has been chosen by legendary Australian film director and producer Dr George Miller to make a short film about the Australian summer experience for the YouTube and Screen Australia initiative, Map My Summer.


Award for delicate and difficult work

Flinders staff member, Ms Nettie Flaherty (pictured), a senior lecturer at the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs, has won the Mary Moylan Award for 2012.

Mangosteen research wins State biotech prize

Flinders medical biotechnology PhD candidate, Ms Jing Jing Wang , is the South Australian winner of the prestigious Ausbiotech-GlaxoSmithKline Student Excellence Award for the best presentation of PhD research, which is investigating a possible novel treatment for skin cancers.


Big roles on the small screen

Flinders graduates Melissa Bergland (left) and Melanie Vallejo are to continue in their starring roles in the Channel  7 drama series Winners and Losers as production heads  into a second season, to be screened in 2012.


Student wins Forensics Society medal

Flinders student Justine Fergusson has been presented with the Forensics Society of South Australia (FSSA) medal for the highest achieving student in the final year of the Bachelor of Technology (Forensic and Analytical Chemistry). The medal was awarded by Attorney General and Deputy Premier John Rau at the annual FSSA awards ceremony, held at Ayers House on 16 August, 2011.

2011 Asia Pacific Award

Professor John Miners has been awarded the ISSX 2011 Asia Pacific Scientific Achievement Award.

Flinders PhD student wins Chinese scholarship

International Flinders University postgraduate student Sam He has been awarded a Chinese non-government scholarship by the Chinese Scholarship Council, one of only 35 made to Chinese students in Australia.