Nancy Millis Award for theses of exceptional merit
This award is named after Professor Nancy Millis, who served as Chancellor of La Trobe University for 14 years from 1992 - 2006.
A 'legend' in the world of science, she was one of only five Australian scientists recognised on the 'Australian Legends' series of stamps in 2002. During her distinguished career, Professor Millis gained a string of scientific and civic accolades, including election to the Australian Academy of Science, an MBE and a Companion of the Order of Australia.
The Nancy Millis Medal is awarded to the authors of outstanding doctoral theses. Examiners are asked if they consider the thesis to be in the top five per cent of theses they have examined. Nominated theses are then assessed following the examination process and are considered for award through a selection process that involves the School's Director of Graduate Research. Final recommendations are approved by the Board of Graduate Research.
The following recipients received their award in 2020.
|Jamin Moon||Humanities and Social Sciences||Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Law, The Thirdspace and Decolonisation in Australia, Canada and Aotearoa/New Zealand|
|Catherine Papadopoullos||Humanities and Social Sciences||Recasting Transgression in Modernity Prohibition, Pleasure and Otherness|
|Margaret Perrott||Allied Health, Human Services, and Sport||Lumbopelvic Stability in Recreational Athletes|
|Pramod Subedi||Molecular Sciences||Investigating the Mechanisms to Fold Disulfide Bond Containing Virulence Factors in Salmonella|
|Karen Lee Twigg||Humanities and Social Sciences||Along Tyrrell Creek: An Environmental History of a Mallee Community|
The following recipients received their award in 2019.
The following recipients received their award in 2018.
|Larisa Bardsley||School of Humanities and Social Sciences||Returning Home: A Creative Exploration of Self|
|Andrea Bruder||School of Allied Health||The Role of Exercise in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Wrist Fracture|
|Miaomiao Cheng||School of Life Sciences||Understanding Cd Phytoextraction by Australian Native Cd Accumulator|
|Janni Christensen||School of Molecular Sciences||Structure and Interactions of Enzymes Functioning in the Diaminopimelate Biosynthesis Pathway|
|Kate Laing||School of Humanities and Social Sciences||Fighting for a new world order: The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in Australia 1915-1975|
|Daniel Lopez||School of Humanities and Social Sciences||Georg Lukács's Philosophy of Praxis|
|Kerry Nixon||School of Humanities and Social Sciences||Yeoman Farming in Rural Nineteenth-Century Victoria: A View of and from the Currie Diary|
|Elizabeth Orr||School of Allied Health||Messages for Good Practice from Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers and Social Workers in Hospitals in Victoria|
|Nina Riddell||School of Psychology and Public Health||A Systems Biology Approach to Refractive Errors and Associated Ocular Pathologies|
|David Snowdon||School of Allied Health||Clinical Supervision of Allied Health Professionals|
|Rochelle Tixeira||School of Molecular Sciences||Apoptotic Cell Disassembly Regulation and Function in Cell Clearance|
|Catherine Anne Bent||School of Psychology and Public Health|
|Hannah Leigh Mayr||School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport||The Effect of a Mediterranean Diet Versus Low-Fat Diet on Inflammation and Adiposity: an Intermediate Analysis of the AUSMED Heart Trial for Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease|
|Stephanie Paone||School of Molecular Sciences|
|Christopher John Taylor||School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences|
|Jason Andrew Wallis||School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport|
|Elena Wilson||Rural Health School|
|Christopher Smedley||School of Molecular Sciences||Developing Sulfur-Fluoride Exchange Click Chemistry|
The following recipients will receive their award at a special event, held at the Graduate Research School in December 2017.
|Slade Allen-Ankins||School of Life Sciences|
|Nang Seng Aye||School of Life Sciences|
|Amy Baxter||School of Molecular Sciences|
|Scott Doidge||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Claudia Araceli Garcia-Solis||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Andrew Gilbert||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Lisa Hanson||School of Allied Health|
|William Keeton||La Trobe Business School|
|Xuan Mai||La Trobe Business School|
|George Mbogo||School of Molecular Sciences|
|Alice Mora||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Amie O'Shea||School of Psychology and Public Health|
|Thanh Kha Phan||School of Molecular Sciences|
|Jayne Russell||School of Psychology and Public Health|
|Alex Schenk||School of Molecular Sciences||New Diamond Surface Terminations for Quantum Devices|
|Deborah Shnookal||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Ju Lin Tan||School of Molecular Sciences|
|Sarah Warby||School of Allied Health|
|Jennifer Wood||School of Life Sciences|
The following recipients received their award at a special event, held at the Graduate Research School in December 2016.
|Prue Atkins||School of Allied Health|
The influence of organisational context in the practice implementation process: identifying influential aspects of design intent in an innovative therapeutic outreach program for child protection clients.
|Emma Bland||School of Molecular Sciences|
|Wendy Bunston||School of Allied Health|
How Refuge provides 'refuge' to Infants : Exploring the ways in which 'refuge' is provided to, and experienced by, infants entering crisis accommodation with their mothers after fleeing family violence
|Imogen Clark||School of Allied Health|
|Shannon Couchman||School of Molecular Sciences|
|Gary Devilles||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Joseph Evans||School of Molecular Sciences|
|Leesa Hooker||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Joe Rae Latham||School of Psychology and Public Health|
|Umar Lubanga||School of Life Sciences|
|Alison Lugg||School of Education|
|Gustavo Portes||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Alin Rai||School of Molecular Sciences|
|Mark Scillio||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
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|Aryeh Solomon||School of Education|