The 2014 Award recipients demonstrated excellence in a research higher degree and were commended by their independent examiners for substantial contribution to their field of research.
Dr Yanbo Cheng, Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences)'Geological evolution of the World Class Geujiu Ore District, SW China: information from magmatism, mineralisation and microanalysis studies'
Dr Andrew Chin, Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science)'The biology and ecology of the Blacktip Reef Shark Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) and implications for management'
Dr Marina Farr, Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)'Estimating the demand for and economic value of 'Fish' in the recreational fishing and tourism sectors: general methodological issues and empirical findings relevant to the Great Barrier Reef'
Primary Advisor: Professor Natalie Stoeckl
Co-Advisor: Dr Stephen Sutton
Associate Advisor: Dr Simone Marsiglio
Dr Robert Holm, Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences)'Magmatic arcs of Papua New Guinea: insights into the Late Cenozoic Tectonic evolution of the northern Australian plate boundary'
Primary Advisor: Dr Carl Spandler
Co-Advisor: Dr Simon Richards
Associate Advisor: Associate Professor Gideon Rosenbaum
Dr Manish Kumar Jha, Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering – Civil)'Linked Simulation-Optimization Based Methodologies for Unknown Groundwater Pollutant Source Identification in Managed and Unmanaged Contaminated Sites'
Dr Morgane Moreau, Doctor of Philosophy (Biochemistry)'DNA replication of Escherischia coli: a comprehensive study of the Tus-Ter complex'
Dr Philippa Sharman, Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health & Tropical Medicine)'Identification of enzymes potentially involved in the formation of the oocyst wall of coccidian parasites'
Dr Amelia Wenger, Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology)'Suspended sediment and its effects on the behaviour and physiology of coral reef fishes'