Entries by Rochelle Gunn

Vaccine research to help address ‘tsunami of food allergies and eczema’

By Liz McGrath Gladymar (Glady) Perez Chacon’s favourite place in Perth is the City Library. “My quiet time is spent reading, I love the library,” says softly spoken the Venezuelan-born Forrest scholar who’s completing her PhD in Public Health at Curtin University and the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at the Telethon Kids […]

New Forrest scholars probe mysteries big and very small

The Forrest Research Foundation will inject world-class knowledge into the Western Australian research community,  with six new scholars to conduct their PhD research at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Curtin University and Edith Cowan University (ECU). Professor Paul Johnson, Warden of the Forrest Research Foundation, welcomed the new scholars and the potential discoveries their studies […]

Dr Jessica Buck – one of Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM

Forrest Fellow Dr Jessica Buck has today been named one of Australia’s official Superstars of STEM for her work into childhood brain cancer. Dr Buck’s work aims to find better treatments for kids with cancer. Dr Buck is one of 60 brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who want to step into the […]

Manou’s mind – the spark that may help shape our future electricity supply

By Liz McGrath German-born Manou Rosenberg smiles when she admits she gave living in Western Australia a ‘test run’, two years before she was selected as a Forrest Foundation Scholar. “I’d always been fascinated by Australia, without even really knowing why,” she says. “There was something about the vastness of the land that intrigued me.” […]

Forrest Foundation responds to COVID with 13 new research fellowships

The Forrest Research Foundation has responded to the research funding crunch caused by COVID-19 by appointing 13 post-doctoral Prospect Fellows to continue their outstanding research at Western Australian universities. Prospect Fellowships provide 18 months of funding, together with mentoring and a professional development program, to ensure that these brilliant early career researchers can continue with […]

Applications now open for 2021 Forrest PhD Scholarships – the brightest minds, the best research, the biggest impact.

We attract the brightest minds from around the world to conduct bold and exciting doctoral research at any of Western Australia’s five universities. Forrest PhD Scholarships are offered to students who have exceptional academic profiles and who have the desire, drive and imagination to undertake doctoral research of the highest standard. Academic excellence is a […]

$3 million research boost to support ideas and innovation in WA

The Forrest Research Foundation has today announced a new $3 million Prospect Fellowship Program to bring Australia and New Zealand’s brightest recent PhD graduates to Western Australia to continue their ground-breaking research. The program supports the research and innovation Australia needs to prosper in a post-COVID-19 world, when funding for early career research is increasingly […]

How a childhood passion led Forrest Scholar Ana from Argentina to London to ground-breaking research among the Kimberley’s world-famous rock art

By Liz McGrath Growing up in Buenos Aires with its seductive but omnipresent noise and energy is about as far from the breathtaking wilderness of Western Australia’s remote Kimberley Region as you can get. But for Ana Paula Motta her childhood in the birthplace of the tango, coloured by a lifelong love of animals, set […]