2016 Conference Scholars


The Circular Economy to Food Security

29-30 August 2016, Canberra

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2016 Conference Scholars

We are continuing our successful conference scholarships to encourage young people in their study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research. This year, the Crawford Fund supported 48 young Australians from every State and Territory. See the full list of scholars, and their sponsors, below. The program for the Conference Scholars’ activities on the 29 and 31 August is now available, and you can learn more about the speakers here.

ACT Committee
Shumaila Arif, Charles Sturt University
Nur Bahar, Australian National University (ANU)
Brittany Dahl, ANU
Ross Dennis, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Agriculture
Sam Periyannan, CSIRO Agriculture
Jianping Zhang, CSIRO

NSW Committee
Sally Beer, University of New England
Megan Hounslow, Western Sydney University
Matthew Kolisnyk, The University of Sydney
Luisa Olmo, The University of Sydney
Asher Taccori, University of Wollongong

Qld Committee
Ali Bajwa, The University of Queensland (UQ)
Tarni Cooper, UQ
Rebecca Cotton, University of the Sunshine Coast
Aloesi Dakuidreketi, UQ
Sophie Donatini, UQ
Chloe English, CSIRO
Tansyn Noble, James Cook University
Alejandro Trujillo-Gonzalez, James Cook University
Yu Zuang, UQ

Vic Committee
Sophia Callaghan, The University of Melbourne
Thea Camino, The University of Melbourne
Heather Smillie, The University of Melbourne

NT Committee
Gianna Bonis-Profumo, Charles Darwin University

WA Committee
Xixi Li, CSIRO
Olivia Tate, University of Western Australia

SA Committee
Jessica Mackay, University of Adelaide
Maryam Shirmohammadi, University of South Australia

Tas Committee
John Otto, University of Tasmania
Suresh Panta, University of Tasmania
Elya Richardson, University of Tasmania

Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE SA Division)
Sara Blake, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
Anh Pham, University of Adelaide

Australian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society (AARES)
Rohan Yargop, Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide

Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC)
Thomas Taylor, The University of Western Australia

Central Queensland University (CQU)
Talitha Best, CQU
Addis Benyam, CQU
Elisha Vlaholias-West, CQU

Elanco Animal Health
Jemma Seyfang, University of Adelaide

Gardiner Foundation
Jo Newton, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources AgriBio
Mitchell Dodds, The University of Melbourne

Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Thomas Williams, CSU
Shiwangni Roa, CSU

Marcus Oldham
Pete Orrell, Marcus Oldham College

University of New England (UNE)
Thida Hlaing, UNE

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Timothy Nugent, USQ
Aastha Malhotra, USQ

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
Natasha Jamieson, USC

Victoria Committee 2015 Conference Scholars
Victoria Committee 2015 Conference Scholars

If you would like to nominate and support a young person for a full scholarship that includes travel and accommodation, conference attendance, mentoring throughout the event and a day’s worth of special activities and engagement before and after the conference, you can contact Cathy Reade for further information. The cost for a full scholarship is $2000. We have had tremendous feedback from delegates on the benefits in having young people involved, so we hope many who attend the conference will help us in these endeavours.You can also donate as part of the registration process, or through our Donate Online facility on our website. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be issued for this purpose.