Grants and Scholarships
2019: $750 travel grant from the Australasian Plant Pathology Society – for attendance at the society’s annual meeting in Melbourne, Australia
2017: $1000 travel grant from EMBL Australia – for travel to a bioinformatics course at the European Bioinformatics Institute in the UK
2017: $1300 grant from the William Macleay Scientific Research Fund of The Linnean Society of NSW – for project ‘Genetic factors influencing biocontrol bacteria colonisation of plant surfaces’
2017: Awarded Australian Government Research Training Program PhD Scholarship ($26,682 per annum)
2015: $750 grant from The Joyce W. Vickery Scientific Research Fund of The Linnean Society of NSW – for project ‘Extrafloral nectaries and nectar of Australian native wild cottons’
2015: Awarded Macquarie University Research Training Pathway Scholarship for second year of Masters of Research ($25,849)
2014: Awarded Macquarie University Research Training Pathway Scholarship for first year of Masters of Research ($16,000)
Awards and Prizes
2018: Excellence in Sessional Teaching Award from Macquarie University Faculty of Science and Engineering – for going above and beyond the expectations of a sessional teacher. I co-developed a valuable mini-research project to give students a realistic research experience in BIOL229 Comparative Physiology. I also presented on building a digital profile & professional social media use in BIOL391 Biology Capstone.
2018: Winner of poster prize for presentation titled ‘Identifying genes important for bacterial colonisation of plant surfaces using genome-wide screening’ at Bugs by the Beach 2 in Newcastle Australia.
2016: University Medal in Biology – for exceptional academic excellence throughout undergraduate and Master of Research studies
2015: Macquarie University Merit Scholar – for achieving GPA of 4 out of 4
2015: Second place in poster competition at Macquarie University Undergraduate Research Conference (MacqCon), title: ‘How does elevated carbon dioxide change extrafloral nectar?’.
2001: Inducted into Golden Key Honour Society – for academic achievement in the top 15% of students