The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were awarded by the Prime Minister on 19 October 2016.
Prizes for science
- Prime Minister's Prize for Science awarded to Professor Richard Shine AM [652KB PDF] [311KB DOCX] for his work using evolutionary principles to address conservation challenges.
- Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year awarded to Associate Professor Kerrie Wilson [609KB PDF] [282KB DOCX] for optimising the global allocation of scarce conservation resources.
- Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year awarded to Professor Richard Payne [660KB PDF] [296KB DOCX] for his revolutionary drug development technologies.
Prizes for innovation
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation awarded to Professor Michael Aitken AM [618KB PDF] [266KB DOCX] for creating and commercialising tools that are making markets fair and efficient.
- Prize for New Innovators awarded to Dr Colin Hall [645KB PDF] [342KB DOCX] for his contribution to creating a new manufacturing technology.
Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools awarded to Mr Gary Tilley [617KB PDF] [321KB DOCX] from Seaforth Public School in New South Wales, for contributions to science teaching, and mentoring the next generation of science teachers.
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools awarded to Ms Suzy Urbaniak [661KB PDF] [342KB DOCX] from Kent Street Senior High School in Western Australia for her contributions to science teaching, and inspiring our next generation of scientists.