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The Harold Woolhouse Prize

The Harold Woolhouse Fund was established by the University of Adelaide in 1996 for the purpose of offering a prize for the best PhD thesis produced in the Faculty of Sciences.

  1. There shall be a prize, known as "The Harold Woolhouse Prize", available for award each year.
  2. The value of the prize shall be $1,000, until otherwise determined by the Council.
  3. On 1 November of each year nominations for award of the prize shall be made to the Executive Dean by the Heads of School in the Faculty of Sciences of students whose postgraduate qualifications were successfully completed during that calendar year.
  4. The prize shall be awarded to the nominee deemed to have produced the best PhD thesis, on the basis of the reports of the external examiners of the theses, refereed publications, letter of support from supervisor and any other measurable attributes of quality.
  5. The award of the prize shall be made by the Council on the recommendation of a Committee appointed by the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences.
  6. When two or more nominees are of equal merit, the prize shall be shared equally.

Previous Winners

2016 Dr Henry Pepper, School of Physical Sciences
2015 Dr Phiala Shanahan School of Physical Sciences
2014 Dr Sarah Catalano School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
2013 Dr Krista Sumby School of Agriculture, Food & Wine
2012 Dr Benjamin Whelan School of Chemistry & Physics
2011 Dr Peter Moran * (Prize 1) School of Chemistry & Physics
2011 Dr Stephen Warren-Smith * (Prize 1) School of Chemistry & Physics
2011 Dr Thomas Wanger * (Prize 2) School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
2010 Dr Anna Sheppard School of Molecular & Biomedical Science
2009 Dr Clancy James School of Chemistry & Physics
2008 Dr Justin Payne School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
2008 Dr Philip Thomas School of Molecular & Biomedical Science
2007 Dr John Hedditch School of Chemistry & Physics
2006 Dr Marco Bartolozzi School of Chemistry & Physics
2006 Dr Su-lin Leong School of Agriculture, Food & Wine
2005 Dr Ross Young School of Chemistry & Physics
2004 Dr Mark Tingay Australian School of Petroleum

* NOTE: Due to a change in eligibility it was decided that for 2011 two prizes would be awarded covering two nomination periods:

Prize 1: Students whose postgraduate qualifications were successfully completed during the period July 2010 to March 2011

Prize 2: Students whose postgraduate qualifications were successfully completed during the period April 2011 to December 2011.

 

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