Higher Degree Student News

Alumni Newsletter 2018 HDR News

Postgraduate successes:

  • Thesis submissions: Vanessa Honson, Terry Ho, Charles Chung, Aryati Yashadhana, Ephrem Sitiwin
  • PhD awards: Dr Angelica Ly, Dr Emma Gibson, Dr Jack Phu, Dr Praveen Yerramothu, Dr Sowjanya Siddireddy, Dr Nayuta Yoshioka, Dr Rajini Peguda, Dr Ananya Datta, Dr Srinivasa Reddy Palleria
  • 12 new students commenced in 2018: Hari Peguda, Nahida Akter, Azadeh Tavakkolinasab, Sultan Alotaibi, Rajendra Gyawali, Melinda Toomey, Peter Wagner, Nicole Liu, Praveen Bandela, Wilson Luu, Vincent Khou, Gauri Shankar Shrestha
  • 11 students attended the 2018 ARVO conference in Hawaii. Rajini Peguda won the COREKnowledge game run by CORE at ARVO and received an iPad
  • 5 students presented at SEMO in April 2018: Zahra Tajbakhsh, Archana Boga, Revathy Mani, Emma Gibson and Ngozi Chidi-Egboka
  • 11 students attended the 2018 American Academy of Optometry conference in San Antonio, Texas
  • Praveen Yerramothu was invited to write a review article on "New therapies of neovascular AMD - Beyond anti-VEGFs" for the special issue of AMD from the Journal of Vision
  • Travel grants and scholarships to attend conferences awarded to the following students during 2018: Muhammad Yasir, Dinesh Subedi, Terry Ho, Emma Gibson, Memoona Arshad, Sidra Sarwat, Zahra Tajbakhsh and Parthasarathi Kalaiselvan
  • Revathy Mani was selected as a higher degree research student representative for the Faculty of Science Research committee. Her meta-analysis was published in the Brain Injury journal on 18 June 2018.

Postgraduate Club

Postgrad club continues to run weekly on Thursdays from 10-11AM with a range of interesting talks and fabulous speakers. We have had talks on basic statistics by Professor Eric Papas, how to use Endnote by Dr Alex Hui, how to manage your supervisor by Professor Fiona Stapleton and considerations before deciding on an overseas post doc by Dr Barbara Zangerl, advice of conference travel by Professor Mark Willcox and which journal to choose for publication by Dr Wolf Villalta.  The weekly club has proven to be very popular amongst our students.

Annual Postgraduate Conference

The 2018 annual postgraduate conference was held during July at UNSW. Postgraduate students showcased their work in 12 minute presentations and had the opportunity to answer questions from the audience. After their talk they were interviewed by a Review Committee; a requirement of UNSW to establish their progress. 

Item Date: 

Tuesday, 3 July, 2018