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FameLab Australia 2020 National Final

We are finally here! Our 2020 Australian National FameLab Final has arrived and we couldn’t be more proud of the STEM researchers all over Australia who were a part of this year’s competition. As we did in each semi-final, we asked you to vote for your audience favourite. This helped us to know who you want to hear more from so we can bring you more STEM brilliance over the next few months. The FameLab fun does not need to stop when the competition ends for 2020.

Our National Final was judged by;

  • Professor Steven Tingay Deputy Director, The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
  • Natasha Mitchell Presenter, ABC Radio National science, technology and culture program and podcast, Science Friction
  • Helen Salmon Director Australia, British Council






Cody Frear
The University of Queensland
Out with the old, in with the Noo-Noo.


Dr Madeleine Ferrari
The University of Sydney
The Most Important Relationship is the One with Ourselves: Self-compassion and Adolescence.


Nisharnthi Duggan
The University of Sydney
Maybe We Shouldn’t Be Scared of Spiders?


Samuel Hinton
The University of Queensland
Can You Year the Big Bang?

Anu Rajendran
Swinburne University of Technology in Victoria
Autonomous Life Support Systems for Astronauts.

Lynn Nazareth
Menzies Health Research Institute/Griffith University in Queensland
Discovering Ways to Protect Your Brain.

Dr Emily Brogan
Edith Cowan University in Western Australia
Improving Treatment for People With Aphasia.

Emma Aspin
University of Adelaide in South Australia
The Great (but Gross) Grape Detective.


Dr Darja Kragt
The University of Western Australia
No More Bad Leaders!

Valeria Senigaglia
Murdoch University in Western Australia
Dolphins’ Facebook.

Sarah Belet
Monash University in Victoria
Maths, Medicine and Mosquito Sex.

Dr Laura MacCaughey
The University of Technology Sydney
Tackling the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis with Antibiotic Discovery.

Message from our FameLab Australia National Partner, The Western Australian Museum