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.

Progress and Final Report template (98 kb) - all recipients are required to submit a final report within 3 months of the completion of the PhD.

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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