2010 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellows of the highest order

13 May 2010

I am delighted at the range and quality of applicants that Deakin's researchers have attracted in this round, says Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Walker.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Lee Astheimer, is pleased to announce the awarding of 18 new Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowships to start in the second half of 2010.

The scheme attracted an outstanding field of applicants from around the world and across a broad range of disciplines.

The quality of applicants was so impressive that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Walker, has tripled the funding available to appoint new Fellows.

“I am delighted at the range and quality of applicants that Deakin’s researchers have attracted in this round," said Professor Walker.

Professor Astheimer said: “I am confident that these bright young minds will underpin Deakin’s push to build a vibrant culture in our areas of research strength and assist in putting the University on the international map in research.”

2010 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowships – Successful Applicants

Successful Applicant Topic Supervisor/s Institute/SRC
Alison Carver Individual, social and environmental correlates of children’s active transport and independent mobility D Crawford,
K Hesketh
Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (C-PAN)
Brad Broughton Does G Protein Estrogen Receptor Signalling Improve Stroke Outcome? JA Donald,
AC Ward
Molecular and Medical Research Group (MMRG)
Chintha Chamalie Novel light-based non-invasive sensing techniques for diagnostic and therapeutic applications P Pathirana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (ITRI)
Christopher Moore Presentational and interpersonal communication and Australian gamers: Digital games and implications for society, culture and industry D Marshall Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention (CMII)
Hongxia Wang Superhydrophobic fabrics for desalination of seawater X Wang ITRI
Jianyu Xiong Nanoporous Titania on Titanium-based Implant Materials for Controllable Drug Delivery P Hodgson ITRI
Jitraporn Vongsvivut Development of Synchrotron-IR and Vibrational Microspectroscopic Techniques for Early Detection of Diseases and Trace Chemical Analysis C Barrow Centre for Biotechnology, Chemistry and Systems Biology
Katherine Wheatley Looking through the eyes of a predator: establishing the health of the oceans using animal-borne cameras on marine mammals J Arnould Centre for Integrative Ecology
Ming Wen Nanocrystalline Ti-based Shape Memory Alloy for Biomedical Applications C Wen ITRI
Nicola Ridgers Examining Factors that Influence Children’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours during Weekday and Weekend Days J Salmon,
A Timperio
Paul Fox Travelling and standing still: England, Empire, America and the Australian imagination: 1860-1972 A Witcomb CMII
Sandrine Loriet Nutrition in infancy and childhood: implications for obesity prevention D Crawford,
K Campbell
Siyeng Ye Study of low pathogenicity and high pathogenicity influenza A viruses in various animal models JS Stambas,
AC Ward
Sugumar Dharmalingam Rapid Molecular Diagnostics using microfluidic technology LX Kong ITRI
Weiwei Lei Synthesis and new quantum confined optical properties of III nitrides (GaN, AIN and InN) with various nanostructures Y Chen ITRI
Xiao Kai Hu Nano-Particulate Reinforced Porous Titanium Scaffold for Biomedical Applications C Wen ITRI
Yoko Harada Enquiry into “The Fight of the Century”: The Whaling Dispute between Australia and Japan D Walker Alfred Deakin Research Institute (ADRI)

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