The Prime Minister and Minister for Science and Technology awarded the 2022 prizes.

The 2022 recipients are a tribute to Australia’s world-class science community, and to the critical role that teachers play in inspiring the next generation of Australian scientists and innovators.

The recipients also reflect Australia's commercialisation capabilities, with 2 recipients in both the Prize for Innovation and Prize for New Innovators categories.

Prize recipients

Professor Trevor McDougall AC

2022 Prime Minister's Prize for Science

Adjunct Professor Alison Todd and Dr Elisa Mokany

2022 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

Dr Nick Cutmore, Dr James Tickner and Mr Dirk Treasure

2022 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

Mr George Pantazis

2022 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools

Ms Veena Nair

2022 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools

Professor Si Ming Man

2022 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year

Dr Adele Morrison

2022 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year

Associate Professor Brett Hallam

2022 Prize for New Innovators

Dr Pip Karoly

2022 Prize for New Innovators

Watch the event highlights

The Hon Anthony Albanese: Tonight we celebrate remarkable individuals drawn from all across Australia. 

Australia is home to some of the world's leading scientists.

We make breakthroughs and discoveries that are the envy of the world.

The winners tonightit's not just about giving due recognition.

It's also about inspiring.

The extraordinary range of scientific achievement is testament to talent, courage, determination,and the curiosity that lights the fuse.

Rae Johnston: This year's recipients are a testament to the incredible work undertaken by our nation's scientists.

I am sure that they will continue to be at the forefront as we map a path for the future and inspire the next generation.

George Pantazis: Thank you.

The Hon Ed Husic: We are all here because we believe in the value and the power of Australian ideas to improve not only the well-being of our nation but to make a global impact.

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science