Dr Chhaya Mehrotra

Emeritus Professor Byron Kakulas

Obstetrician gynaecologist Dr Chhaya Mehrotra has joined the team at Western Ultrasound for Women.

Professor Andrew Turpin is the inaugural Lions Curtin Chair in Ophthalmic Big Data, a joint appointment by the Lions Eye Institute and Curtin University. He will take up the post in November.

The Perron Institute has launched a new award, the Byron Kakulas Medal, celebrating innovation in health and medical research, in honour of its founding director Emeritus Professor Byron Kakulas.

Associate Professor Juliana Hamzah has received $496,715 from Perkins Institute and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute to commercialise the first drug to dissolve arterial plaque. Perkins vascular engineering researcher Nik Bappoo has received $500,000 to help market a device to improve the success rate of cannulas.

Telethon Kids Institute and UWA autism researcher Dr Gail Alvares has won a WA Government Future Health Research and Innovation Fund translation fellowship to lead work into early anxiety intervention for children with autism and their families.

Clinical audiologist and lead researcher at Ear Science Institute Australia Dr Bec Bennett is a finalist in the 2022 Premier’s Science Awards for her work into the social, emotional and psychological impact of hearing loss.