Australia-APEC Women in Research
Fellowship 2018 participants announced
1 Aug 2018
The Australian APEC Study Centre today announced the 11 successful participants
for the Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship 2018.
The fellowship provides financial support for high-achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies to pursue research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions.
This fellowship aims to encourage the mobility of post-doctorate female researchers from the APEC region. It is designed to assist with the particular challenges female researchers face in undertaking cross-border research activities such as lack of flexibility and extra financial support for child care.
Every successful fellow will be conducting a research project that spans between 1-4 months. There are no restrictions on academic disciplines, therefore applicants from all academic backgrounds were encouraged to apply.
This year’s participants are from Thailand, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru and Chile. The research projects will look at a wide range of topics from nanoparticles, health literacy, urban water usage, legal reform and disease control.
Participants were selected after a lengthy and rigorous judging process, due to the high number of quality applications. The next round of the Australia – APEC Women in Research Fellowship will be open for applications on the 12th of February 2019.
The Australian APEC Study Centre acknowledges the funding support from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training in supporting the Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowships.
Congratulations to this year’s participants:
Dr Dakrong Pissuwan from Thailand who will be completing her project “Developing nanoparticles as a research tool” with the University of Sydney.
Dr Dinh Thi Thuy Ha from Viet Nam who will be completing her project “Exploration of the influence of health literacy and knowledge on self-management in multi-morbid chronic disease” with the Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Shin Ying Chu from Malaysia who will be completing her project “Developing a stuttering health program in Malaysia” with Macquarie University.
Dr Lena Le from Viet Nam who will be completing her project “Forging Strategic Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Opportunities and Challenges for Viet Nam in the Asian Century” with the Australian National University.
Dr Sharifah Nabihah Syed Jafaar from Malaysia who will be completing her project “Improved polycaprolactone microspheres for cell culturing” with the University of Melbourne.
Dr Thu Diem Nguyen from Viet Nam who will be completing her project “Determining the diversity of Streptococcal pathogens in tilapia towards informed, sustainable disease control in Mekong fish farming” with the University of Queensland.
Dr Maria Amalia Pesantes from Peru who will be completing her project “Indigenous health perspectives in medical school: The Australian experience and its implications for Peru” with the University of Melbourne.
Dr Paula Andrea Fernandez Arias from Chile who will be completing her project “Abortion Law Reform in Victoria: A Case Study” at Monash University.
Dr Thi Thuy Hang Vu from Viet Nam who will be completing her project “Screening for high nutrition and salinity stress tolerance in mungbean” with the Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Dwinanti Rika Marthanty from Indonesia who will be completing her project “Development of a leapfrogging strategy for Bogor City towards becoming Water Sensitive City” with Monash University.
Dr Pham Thi Hong Lien from Viet Nam who will be completing her project “Monitoring mangrove canopy health using remote sensing data in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia” at the University of Technology, Sydney.