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CRE Scientist receives Tall Poppy Award

Date posted: 02nd of November 2016

Dr Ruth Thornton from the University of Western Australia Child Health division received a Tall Poppy award on Monday the 31st October at Edith Cowan University. The award is given out by the Australian Institute for Policy and Science as part of their Tall Poppy Campaign, which recognises the achievements of outstanding young researchers in the sciences including technology, engineering, mathematics and medical research.

Ruth was awarded in recognition for her research work in respiratory and middle ear infections which aims to understand why some children and adults are more susceptible to infections and to identify mechanisms of bacterial persistence.  Congratulations Ruth!

Ruth’s research in ear disease was recently covered by 7 News

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