Faculty Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision

2019 Phil Thompson

Phil Thompson is the main or co-supervisor of eleven current graduate research students, with eight students having completed since 2014 (21 completions in total).

His previous PhD supervisions have had excellent outcomes and his group’s alumni all are still active in science and have held or hold academic, research fellow and/or senior scientist positions at at Latrobe Uni, Melbourne Uni, the Florey, UQ, CRC-CTx, CSL, CSIRO, WEHI, Scripps, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, NIH, Uppsala and Tromsø.

As Associate Dean, Graduate Research from 2010 – April 2019, Phil has driven major progression in higher degree training in the Faculty. While we have seen increasing enrolments, and completions there has also been a commitment to continual review and redevelopment of our training program to develop the best possible training for our students.

2018 Joseph Nicolazzo

Joseph Nicolazzo is recognised for excellence in graduate research student  supervision with seven PhD students and two Masters (by research) students graduating from his lab since 2008. Joe has been heavily involved in student support and enhancement programs, including involvement in: GPEN 2012 conference, AAPS Student Chapter Chair & PSWC 2014 Education Day.

Publications from his students include six reviews and 38 primary manuscripts (including in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Journal of Neuroscience, and Brain Behavior and Immunity).

Furthermore, graduates from his lab have gone on to obtain fellowships and academic positions in highly respected research organisations (e.g. Alzheimer’s Association, NIH Fogarty, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, American Epilepsy Society).