Further information

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

Board of the Graduate Research School Dean's List

In recognition of an outstanding thesis, at least three 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 will be offered for the best work accepted for publication by an enrolled HDR student from any discipline.


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 in question 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.

2017 Winners and Special Commendations

Biological Sciences winner - Nicole Bezemer

Centre of Excellence in NRM
Paternity analysis reveals wide pollen dispersal and high multiple paternity in small isolated population of the bird-pollinated Eucalyptus caesia (Myrtaceae)

Clinical Medicine and Dentistry co-winner - Nicola Bondonno

School of Biomedical Sciences
Acute effects of quercetin-3-O-glucoside on endothelial function and blood pressure: a randomized dose-response study -
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Medicine and Dentistry co-winner - Amy Page

School of Medicine
The feasibility and effect of de-prescribing in older adults on mortality and health: a systematic review and meta-analysis-
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Mathematics, Physical Science and Engineering winner - Hongyi Jiang

School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering
Three-dimensional direct numerical simulation of wake transitions of a circular cylinder
Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Social Sciences (Qualitiative) & Humanities winner - Heath Williams

School of Humanities
Explicating the key notions of co-presence and verification in relation to Husserl’s use of the term direct to describe empathy
Human Studies

Social Sciences (Quantitative) winner - Timothy Ballard

UWA Business School
An Integrative Formal Model of Motivation and Decision making: The MGPM
Journal of Applied Psychology