Our people

Our people – our researchers, students, alumni and staff – use the knowledge and skills they have gained at the University to change lives in Australia and around the world. These stories capture some of their journeys, discoveries and innovations.

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Plant power

Professor Daniel Tan is exploring a new role for the agave plant as a biofuel.

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Mozart’s modern protégée

Composer Sophie Spargo is proving herself a worthy modern successor to her hero, Mozart.

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Leaps and bounds

PhD candidate Joanne Mikl is combining two of her great passions: engineering and gymnastics.

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Closing in on a new cancer vaccine

PhD student Lara Malins is pursuing a vaccine to prevent epithelial cancers.

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Turning recycling into child's play

Professor Anita Bundy and her team are using recycling to make school playgrounds healthier.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) Shane Houston

Meet Shane Houston

Find out what our Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) has to say.

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Our 90-year-old graduate

Unlike her fellow students, Lis Kirkby can draw on almost a century of experiences for inspiration.

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Flying smarter

Professor Salah Sukkarieh and his team are taking pilotless aircraft to new heights.

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Thriving in the hot zone

Researcher Chris Dickman and his colleagues visit the desert to discover how we can conserve endangered environments.

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Footy star's future direction

Rugby league player Corey Payne has only just begun to change lives around him, off the field.

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The fight for food

The ground we walk on contains the potential to grow food to sustain us for years to come – if it is treated properly.

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The truth about sharks

Chris Neff's research is challenging our thinking about one of our most feared predators.

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Locusts and obesity

A voracious insect may help us unlock the secrets to preventing obesity.

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Going back to school

Our finest minds are inspiring the next generation of science and mathematics teachers – in primary school classrooms.