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

GRS Publication Award

Each year, six prizes of $500 are awarded from the GRS 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 GRS ication Award 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.

2020 Winners and Co-winners

Biological Sciences - Rachael Zemek (School of Biomedical Sciences)
Sensitization to immune checkpoint blockade through activation of a STAT1/NK axis in the tumor microenvironment
Science Translational Medicine
Clinical Medicine and Dentistry - Michael Wheeler (School of Human Sciences)
Distinct effects of acute exercise and breaks in sitting on working memory and executive function in older adults: a three-arm, randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the effects of exercise with and without breaks in sitting on cognition
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Humanities and Creative Works co-winner - Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson (School of Design)
The End is Glorious, If We Only Persevere
John Stringer Art Exhibition, John Curtin Art Gallery
Humanities and Creative Works co-winner - Sally Farrah (School of Design)
Trajectories of Axonometry through Distances and Disciplines
Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
Mathematics, Physical Science and Engineering - Stuart Watt (School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing)
Reservoir computing using a spin-wave delay-line ring resonator based on yttrium iron garnet film
Physical Review Applied
Social Sciences (Quantitative) - Matthew Andreotta (School of Psychological Science)
Analyzing social media data: A mixed-methods framework combining computational and qualitative text analysis
Behavior Research Methods
Social Sciences (Qualitiative) - Timothy Budden (School of Human Sciences)
Overweight and obese men's experiences in a sport-based weight loss intervention for men
Psychology of Sport and Exercise