Eureka Prizes Judges

Judging the 2016 Eureka Prizes

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes and sponsors are deeply grateful to these individuals who freely gave their time and expertise to assist in prize judging.

  • Associate Professor Kathy Andrews, Head, Tropical Parasitology Lab, Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University
  • Kylie Andrews, Producer, ABC Science, Radio National
  • Professor Mike Archer AM, FAA, DistFRSN, FRZSNSW, FACE, FWAAS, Palaeosciences – School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, UNSW
  • Dr Amanda Barnard, OCE Science Leader, Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory, CSIRO
  • Associate Professor Michael Beard, Head, Viral Pathogenesis Research Laboratory, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, The University of Adelaide
  • Vanessa Beggs, General Manager Organisational Development and Innovation Initiatives, Commonwealth Bank
  • Professor Sharon Bell, Professorial Fellow, LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Katherine Belov, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), University of Sydney
  • Doron Ben-Meir, Executive Director of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, University of Melbourne and CEO UoM Commercial Ltd
  • Professor Paul Bernhardt, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland
  • Cherrie Bottger, Head of Children's Programming, Network Ten Pty Ltd
  • Leslie Butterfield, Non-Executive Director Greenearth Energy, Uniquest, RKF Engineering, and Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
  • Professor Aidan Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Research Council
  • Bobby Cerini, Manager, Inspiring Australia, Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre 
  • Kathy Connell, Director New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, ANZ
  • Professor Emeritus Jann Conroy, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University
  • Geoff Crane, Manager, National Science Week, Inspiring Australia, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
  • Professor Aaron Coutts, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
  • Sue Davidson, General Manager, Culture and Organisational Development, CSIRO
  • Anna Davis, Head of Science, Casimir Catholic College
  • Emeritus Professor Ian W. Dawes, FAA FRSN, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW
  • Professor David A. Day, Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor, Flinders University
  • Scientia Professor Dennis Del Favero, Executive Director Australian Reseach Council, Humanities and Creative Arts, Director iCinema Research Centre, UNSW
  • Dr Paul Di Pietro, Head of Innovation and Integration, Nuclear Science and Technology and Landmark Infrastructure, ANSTO
  • Professor Graham Durant AM, Director, Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
  • Professor Ben Eggleton, Director, CUDOS ARC Centre of Excellence, University of Sydney
  • Dr Mark Eldridge, Principal Research Scientist, Australian Museum Research Institute
  • Professor Bryan Gaensler, Director, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
  • Professor Kliti Grice, Founding Director, WA-Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre, Curtin University
  • Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
  • Dr Warren Harch, Defence Science and Technology Group Honorary Fellow, DST Group
  • Professor Margaret Harding, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Australian National University
  • Professor Philip Hogg, Director, ACRF Centenary Cancer Research Centre, The University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Matthew Hole, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University
  • Dr Will Howard, Assistant Director, Science Commercialisation Policy, Office of the Chief Scientist
  • Professor David N Jamieson, Professor of Physics, School of Physics, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director, Australian Museum Research Institute
  • Professor Maria Kavallaris, Program Head, Children's Cancer Institute and Director, Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, UNSW
  • Professor Anne Kelso AO, Chief Executive Officer, National Health & Medical Research Council
  • Professor Peter Leahy AC, Director, National Security Institute, University of Canberra
  • Professor Brendan Mackey, Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Programme, Griffith University
  • Lynne Malcolm, Executive Producer, Science Unit and Presenter, All in the Mind on ABC Radio National
  • Professor John Mattick AO FAA FAHMS HonFRCPA, Executive Director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice Chancellor and President, The University of Newcastle
  • Jennifer Metcalfe, Director, Econnect Communication; Sessional Lecturer, Science Communication, University of Queensland and the University of Rhine-Waal
  • Professor Anton Middelberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and International), University of Queensland
  • Professor Angela Moles, Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW
  • Professor William Moran, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, RMIT University
  • Dr Rob Morrison OAM, Flinders University, Director, Right Angle Publications
  • Professor Peter Nelson, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Performance and Innovation), Macquarie University
  • Professor Jim Patrick AO, DEng FTSE FIEAust, Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President, Cochlear Limited
  • Dr Jim Peacock AC, CSIRO Fellow; Distinguished Professor, University of Technology Sydney
  • Professor Andrew Peele, Director, Australian Synchrotron
  • Professor Anton Peleg, Professor and Director of Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University
  • Professor Judy Raper, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Wollongong
  • Professor Marilyn Renfree AO, Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne
  • Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Laureate Fellow and Director, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology, UNSW Australia
  • Professor Mark Schembri, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Director, Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland
  • Professor Margaret Sheil, Provost, Professor of Chemistry, University of Melbourne
  • Balbir Singh, General Manager, Technical Operations ANZ Region, 3M Australia
  • Dr Robin Torrence, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Australian Museum
  • Professor Robyn Ward AM, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President (Research), The University of Queensland
  • Robyn Williams AM, Presenter, The Science Show, ABC Radio National
  • Dr Kate Wilson, Executive Director, Science Division, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • Professor Iain Young, Head of School, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

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