PhD Top Up Scholarships

Our PhD Top Up Scholarships offer additional financial support over three years to students with outstanding academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD studies in Western Australia in cancer-related research.  Research projects can be in the fields of laboratory, clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial and/or behavioural science.

All recipients are required to submit an annual report for each year of their PhD funding, for the report template visit the 'Recipients requirements' page.

Current PhD Top Up Scholarships Recipients

  • Ms Ciara Duffy - Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research
    Title 
    Treating the most aggressive breast cancers using molecules from natural substances
    Funding Period
    2017-2018
    Fully supported
    In the name of Gilmac Pty Ltd
  • Ms Jessica Kretzmann - University of Western Australia
    Title 
    Designing new materials that deliver gene therapies to breast cancer
    Funding Period
    2017-2018
    Fully Supported 
    In the name of the Ee Family
  • Ms Meenu Chopra - Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
    Title: Improving tumour detection using multimodality imaging
    Period: 2016-2018
    Supervisor: Dr Juliana Hamzah

  • Ms Britt Clynick - University of Western Australia
    Title: Investigation of carcinomas of unknown primary.
    Period: 2015-2017
    Supervisor: Katie Meehan
    Supported In the name of: The Joseph and Betty Pitschell Pain Relief Fund

  • Ms Olivia Ruhen - University of Western Australia
    Title:
    A holistic approach to improve breast cancer care
    Supervisor: Wendy Erber
    Period: 2015-2017
    Supprted in the name of: In the name of The Joseph and Betty Pitschell Pain Relief Fund

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Lions Cancer Institute PhD Top Up Scholarships

  • Ms Tracy Seymour -  Institution The University of Western Australia
    Title: The role of stem cell genes in aggressive human brain tumours.
    Supervisor: Anna Nowak
    Period: 2015-2017
     
  • Mr Philip Hardy - School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences,  University of Western Australia
    Title: Identifying chromosomal and molecular aberrations that correlate to various stress events in human and mouse liver models.
    Supervisor: W/Prof George Yeoh
    Period: 2013-2015

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Previous PhD Top Up Scholarships Recipients

  • Ms Joanne Gardiner - School of Biomedical Science, Curtin University
    Title: Does ageing impact on anti-cancer immune response?
    Supervisors: Prof Delia Nelson, Dr Connie Jackaman and Dr Cyril Mamotte
    Period: 2014
    Fully supported in the name of: William Barrett & Sons' Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
  • Mr Samuel Taylor, School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Western Australia
    Title:
    Tyrosine kinase inhibitors for treating c-Cbl and Flt3-driven leukaemias.
    Supervisor:
    Prof Wallace Langdon
    Period:
    2013-2015
    Supported in the name of:
    Estate of Patricia Anne Tothill
  • Mr Adam Passman - School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences, University of Western Australia
    Title:
    Establishing the molecular and genetic mechanisms of liver progenitor cell transformation and whether these are linked to hepatocellular carcinoma development in vivo.
    Supervisor:
    W/Prof George Yeoh
    Period:
    2011-2012
    Supported in the name of:
    (2012) Edward and Patricia Usher Cancer Research Assistance Fund; (2013) Ernst & Young
  • Mr Ben Hug -   School of Physics, The University of Western Australia
    Title: Advanced radiotherapy techniques - development and modelling of advanced radiation guided technologies.
    Supervisor: Prof Martin Ebert
    Period: 2012-2014
    Supported in the name of: (2012) Patricia New; (2013) Australia Post
  • Ms Jennifer Girschik -  WA Institute for Medical Research
    Title: Lifetime sleep quality as a risk factor for developing breast cancer.
    Supervisor: W/Prof Lin Fritschi
    Period: 2011-2012
    Supported in the name of: Australia Post

  • Mr Gregory Levin -  School of Exercise and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University
    Title: Mental health, cognition and quality of life in cancer survivors: the effect of physical exercise.
    Supervisor: Prof Rob Newton
    Period: 2011-2012
    Supported in the name of: Johnstone & Finnegan Grant

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