29 October 2021: Congratulations to the winners of the prizes for Best Student and Best Early Career Researcher Presentations at our 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting. Qiang Li, a medical student from the University of Western Australia and Dr Anupama Bharadwaj, a research fellow at the Future of Work Institute, Curtin University were the winners of the Best Presentation prizes in their category, each receiving $750 prize money to help fund their Raine Study research ongoing.
Sponsored by the Raine Study’s longest-serving partner the Raine Medical Research Foundation and presented by RMRF Director Dr Amanda Cleaver, the prize winners were determined by a panel comprising research leaders from our partner institutions – Professor Colleen Fisher and Professor Trevor Mori (the University of Western Australia), Dr Darren Beales (Curtin University) and Dr Adeleh Shirangi (Murdoch University) – as well as Raine Study Gen2 participant Dr Claire Adams and Gen1 participant Cornel Scheibling, both members of the Raine Study Community Advisory Committee.
Qiang was one of eight students who presented at this year’s ASM. His paper provided an overview of his research project titled “Evaluating the distribution of foveal avascular zone parameters in a young, healthy population”, which is being conducted under the supervision of Raine Study researcher the Lions Eye Institute’s Professor David Mackey AO.
Anu was judged to be the best of the five early career researcher presentations at the event. Her research “Flexible work fosters a flexible future work-self: the interplay of job autonomy and self- efficacy inthe development of future work-self flexibility” is being conducted in partnership with Professor Sharon Parker and Associate Professor Patrick Dunlop, from Curtin University’s Centre for Transformative Work Design and Future of Work Institute respectively.
We wish them well and look forward to learning more about their future research success.