Robert Street Prize

Awarded by the Board of the Graduate Research School for the thesis which has made the most outstanding contribution to its field in a given year

Previous Winners

GRS Dean's List

In recognition of an outstanding thesis, at least three Graduate Research School Board Members must nominate the thesis for an Honourable Mention in the Board of the Graduate Research School Dean's List. The nominations are considered by the Board for consideration.

Previous Winners

Publication Prizes

The Graduate Research School makes annual awards of Prizes for Higher Degree by Research Achievements. Each year, six prizes of $500 each are offered for the best work accepted for publication by an enrolled HDR student from any discipline. Queries should be directed to Dr Michael Azariadis, Graduate Education Officer.


To be eligible for a Publication Prize, a candidate must have been enrolled at UWA in a PhD, Professional Doctorate, or Master's by Research degree at the time the work was prepared and submitted for publication (in the case of work accepted for publication) or completed, displayed or performed (in the case of creative work).


Four copies of each application must be submitted to the Graduate Research School. The applications in each category are assessed by a panel of senior academic staff, representing a range of disciplines relevant to the work submitted.

2018 Winners

Biological Sciences co-winner - Claire Ross (School of Earth Sciences)
Active modulation of the calcifying fluid carbonate chemistry and seasonally invariant coral calcification at sub-tropical limits
Scientific Reports
Biological Sciences co-winner - Armin Scheben (School of Biological Sciences)
Genome editors take on crops
Clinical Medicine and Dentistry - Tina Lavin (School of Population & Global Health)
Does antenatal care timing influence stillbirth risk in the third trimester? A secondary analysis of perinatal death audit data in South Africa
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Humanities and Creative Works winner - Isabel Rousset (School of Design)
The Berlin Room
Journal of Architecture
Mathematics, Physical Science and Engineering winner - Charley Budgeon (School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing)
Constructing longitudinal disease progression curves using sparse, short-term individual data with an application to Alzheimer’s Disease
Statistics in Medicine
Social Sciences (Qualitiative) winner - Joseph Carpini (Business School)
A look back and a leap forward: a review and synthesis of the individual work performance literature
Academy of Management Annals
Social Sciences (Quantitative) winner - Joshua Howard (School of Psychological Science)
Testing a continuum structure of self-determined motivation: a meta-analysis
Psychological Bulletin