Parkville Precinct Student Awards

The Parkville Precinct Student Awards were held on Wednesday, 1 May at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Function Centre.

The annual event recognises the outstanding achievements of current and former Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, and RhD students from the Departments of Medicine and Radiology (RMH), Surgery (RMH), Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Clinical Pathology.

The Awards opened with a presentation by Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen from the Department of Psychiatry.

(L-R) Stuart Boggett, Kevin Lee, Elefteria Papastergiadis, Tanya Lupancu, Divyangana Rakesh, Marija Dinevska, Amy Hsu, Peter Nguyen, Romy Walker
(L-R) Stuart Boggett, Kevin Lee, Elefteria Papastergiadis, Tanya Lupancu, Divyangana Rakesh, Marija Dinevska, Amy Hsu, Peter Nguyen, Romy Walker

The NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Research Fellow talked about how she started her research career as a young PhD student and navigated the highs and lows of academia and everyday life.

She also shared some tips on creating opportunities for career advancement and personal development.

Congratulations to all the awardees and their supervisors.

Award Name of awardeeSupervisors

Richard Larkins Prize 2018 for Top Student in the RMH Honours Program


Chelsea Perera

Dr Bill Kalionis, Dr Maria Kokkinos, Dr Harry Georgiou, Professor Shaun P Brennecke

J.E. Taylor Honours Award 2018 (Clinical Pathology)

Helen Tower Dr Kara Britt
Department of Medicine and Radiology (RMH) Honours Award 2018 Zihao Zhang Dr Ming-Chin (Kevin) Lee, Associate Professor Andrew Cook, Professor John Hamilton
Department of Surgery (RMH) Honours Award 2018 Marija Dinevska Dr Stanley Stylli

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RWH/Mercy) Honours Award 2018

Chelsea Perera Dr Bill Kalionis, Dr Maria Kokkinos, Dr Harry Georgiou, Professor Shaun P Brennecke

Department of Psychiatry Honours Award 2018

Elefteria Papastergiadis Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen, Dr Vanessa Cropley

Master of Biomedical Science Best Research Project 2018

Stuart Boggett (Surgery RMH) Professor Colin Royse

Graham Brown Best Student Publication Prize 2018

Amy Hsu (Medicine RMH) Dr Adrian Achuthan

Graham Brown Best Student Publication Prize 2018

Reem Saleh (Medicine RMH) Associate Professor Andrew Cook, Professor John Hamilton
Nick Christopher PhD Scholarships 2019 Divyangana Rakesh (Psychiatry) Associate Professor Sarah Whittle, Dr Julian Simmons
Nick Christopher PhD Scholarships 2019 Tanya Lupancu (Medicine RMH) Dr Adrian Achuthan, Professor John Hamilton

Margaret and Irene Stewardson Fund Scholarship 2018 (Clinical Pathology)

Peter Nguyen Professor Jon Emery

Margaret and Irene Stewardson Fund Scholarship 2018 (Clinical Pathology)

Romy Walker Associate Professor Daniel Buchanan