2013 Alfred Deakin postdocs named

25 October 2012

And each year the standard of applicants gets higher, says Professor Lee Astheimer.

The 2013 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellows have been announced.

"I wish to congratulate all the successful applicants," said Deakin's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Lee Astheimer.

"Each year the standard of the applicants gets higher,

"This is particularly pleasing because the Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowships are a key part of the growth of research at Deakin."

The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships were established to support excellence in research undertaken in areas of research strength at Deakin University.

The Fellowships, known colloquially as the Alfie D's among the growing cohort of successful early career researchers who have won them, are designed to support early career researchers.

The winners are:

Faculty of Health

Dr Jenny Veitch (Prof. Jo Salmon, C-PAN)
The role of the neighbourhood built environment on physical activity and sedentary behaviour among youth and adults

Dr Trina Hinkley (Prof. David Crawford, C-PAN)
Physical activity and screen-based entertainment in young children - stability, determinants and psychosocial outcomes

Dr Catherine Milte (Dr Sarah McNaughton, C-PAN)
Investigation of dietary patterns and nutrient intake associated with successful ageing in the Australian population

Bosco Rowland (Prof. John Toumbourou, MHWR)
The link between community density of alcohol outlets and children’s alcohol consumption

Dr Clifford Liongue (Prof. Alister Ward, MMR)
Regulation of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 5 signalling by β-Cell Lymphoma 6a and its role in immunity and cancer

Dr Adrienne O’Neil (Prof. Michael Berk and Dr Felice Jacka, Psychiatric Health)
Targeting depression for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD): the role of diet in risk reduction

A/Prof. Paul Bennett (Prof. Bridie Kent, QPS)
Improving the physical function of people with end stage kidney disease on dialysis

Faculty of Arts and Education

Dr Amit Sarwal (Prof. David Walker, CCG)
Cross-Cultural Diplomacy: Indian Visitors to Australia, 1947 to 1980

Dr Sally Percival Wood (Prof. Baogang He, CCG)
Australia’s Engagement with ASEAN: The Importance of Culture

Alfred Deakin Research Institute

Dr Brian Coffey (A/Prof. Kevin O’Toole, ADRI)
Rethinking environmental policy: Beyond a wicked problem?

Faculty of Science and Technology

Dr Da Li (Dr Wenrong Yang, BCSB)
The preparation of porous bio-ceramic composites and their application in wastewater treatment

Dr Pimm Vongsvivut (Prof. Colin Barrow, BCSB)
Development of Synchrotron-IR and Vibrational Microspectroscopic Techniques for Early Detection of Diseases and Trace Chemical Analysis

Dr Vincent Careau (A/Prof. Peter Biro, CIE)
Do individual differences in metabolic sensitivity to temperature affect behaviour, performance and life-history in ectotherms?

Dr Mylene Mariette (A/Prof. Kate Buchanan, CIE)
The physiological basis of breeding plasticity and maternal effect modulation in response to climatic conditions in the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata

Dr Dale Nimmo (Prof. Andrew Bennett, CIE)
When, where, who and how? Integrating species traits and environmental data to predict ecological change

Dr Zuyuan Yang (A/Prof. Yong Xiang, Science and Technology)
Separating mutually correlated signals through sparsity analysis

Institute for Frontier Materials

Yong Du (A/Prof. Tong Lin, IFM)
Novel methods to prepare advanced thermoelectric nanocomposites and fibrous devices with high performance

Dr Abu Zafar Sadek (Dr Jane Dai, IFM)
New generation of titania nanotube arrays for high performance photovoltaic and sensing device applications

Dr Wren Greene (Prof. Roger Horn, IFM)
Investigation and development of biological anti-adhesive coatings

A/Prof. Ping’an Song (Prof. Qipeng Guo, IFM)
Flame-retardant polymer nanocomposites with functionalized cellulose nanofibres

The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowships are a key part of the growth of research at Deakin, says Professor Lee Astheimer. The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowships are a key part of the growth of research at Deakin, says Professor Lee Astheimer.

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