WA’s researchers, academics, professionals recognised in Business Events Perth Aspire Awards

(L-R) ECU South West Dean Lyn Farrell, Regional Aspire winner Dr Stephanie Godrich, Regional Aspire winner Dr Naomi Godden, Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin.

A molecular geneticist investigating motor neurone disease and an engineer developing autonomous systems for space stations were among the 16 Aspire Award winners recognised by Business Events Perth at an award ceremony yesterday.

Now in its 21st year, Business Events Perth’s Aspire Awards sponsor local academics and researchers to attend (and often present at) a relevant international conference in their discipline, to further their professional development and profile Western Australia internationally.

“This year’s winners are an exceptional group of academics, medical researchers and professionals, many of whom are mid-career,” said Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin.

(L-R) Perron Institute CEO Steve Arnott, Aspire winner Dr Alex Tang, Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin.

“Attending business events like international conferences, help experts like this year’s Aspire Award winners collaborate and exchange knowledge with others in their field, generating ideas and fostering long-lasting global partnerships.

“By traveling to international conferences, these individuals connect with global experts and promote world-leading research taking place right here in Western Australia, showcasing us to the world.”

While international travel was not available, the winners would have three years to use the sponsorship to attend the conference of their choice.