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The judges deliberated and agreed that Winner Dr Madeleine Ferrari from University of Sydney, Runner-up Dr Laura McCaughey, from University of Technology and Nisharnthi Duggan from The University of Sydney as the Wild Card would go through to the National Finals to be held on Wednesday 29 April.

The Australian public voted Julianna Kadar, Macquarie University their favourite FameLab 2020 Online Live presentation. 

 

The 2020 semi-finalist winners for New South Wales are:

WINNER
Dr Madeleine Ferrari, University of Sydney – Self-compassion and adolescence.
ONLINE HERE
Self-compassion 101, how teaching self-compassion to young people can prevent future mental health disorders.

RUNNER UP
Dr Laura McCaughey, University of Technology Sydney – Tackling the antibiotic resistance crisis.
ONLINE HERE
For the last 80 years the cure for bacterial infections has been antibiotics, but what can be done when dangerous bacteria becomes resistant?

WILD CARD
Nisharnthi Duggan, The University of Sydney – A surprising treatment for stroke.
ONLINE HERE
Studying an unlikely hero, minimising brain damage after stroke with venom from funnel web spiders.

AUDIENCE CHOICE
Julianna Kadar, Macquarie University – Sharks can wear Fitbits too.
ONLINE HERE
Tagging sharks with Fitbits to study activity patterns and behaviour of Port Jackson sharks.

 

Key dates

National final: Wednesday, 29th April, online-live to the Judges and recorded:

    • National Final audience voting opens for 72hrs from Thursday 30 April, 2020.
    • National Final winners announced Monday 4 May, 2020.

International final: October 2020 – Cheltenham Literature Festival, United Kingdom.