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2023 Winners

South Australian Scientist of the Year


Professor Helen Marshall

Professor Marshall is a nationally and internationally recognised leader in vaccine research, particularly for her work in preventing deaths and disability from life threatening infections such as meningococcal disease.


Innovator of the Year sponsored by Novatech


The Chrysos PhotonAssay Team

Chrysos’ PhotonAssay™ technology replaces centuries-old methods for measuring gold and other valuable metals in mineral ores with a clean, green and super-fast X-ray technology.


PhD Research Excellence 


Dr Hayley Leake

Dr Leake is a scientist and physiotherapist dedicated to improving the management of chronic pain in adolescence.


STEMM Educator of the Year – Primary or Secondary School Teaching sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Telstra

Mrs Christie Evans

Mrs Evans has partnered Foundation to Year 7 students with more than 25 companies to solve 44 different authentic problems in the last six years, across multiple schools to extend her students understanding and passion for STEMM.


STEMM Educator of the Year – University or RTO Teaching sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Telstra


Ms Jill Bauer

With a diverse 25-year career in the wine industry, Ms Bauer brings a passion for wine science and building community and culture to her innovative approach to teaching.


Excellence in Science and Industry Collaboration 


Science to revive lost oyster reefs

This collaboration has revived an extinct ecosystem to restore fish production and water quality for the enjoyment of people, and to provide economic opportunities.

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