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Robert Street Prize

Awarded for the most outstanding thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy each year.

The award honours the career of Emeritus Professor Robert Street, AO, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia (1978-86) and eminent physicist.

Name Year Thesis Title Research Area
Dr John Host 1996 Narratives of the Past or Histories of the Present? Myth, Meaning and the Mid-Victorian Labour Experience History
Dr Peter Burton 1997 Glucocorticoid Metabolism in the Rat Placenta and Uterus Anatomy and Humany Biology
Dr Patrick Wheatley 1998 The Genesis of a King: the early life of Demetrius Poliorcetes, 336-306 B.C. History
Dr Tony Hughes-d'Aeth 1999 An atlas of a difficult world: A picturesque atlas of Australasia 1886-1888 English
Dr Thomas Ridsdill-Smith 2000 The application of the wavelet transform to the processing of aeromagnetic data Mathematics and Statistics
Dr Nicholas Anstey 2001 Nitric oxide and malaria Pharmacology
Dr John Hunt 2002 The evolution of parental care in the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus Zoology
Dr Suhejla Hoti 2003 Modelling the riskiness in country risk ratings Economics
Dr Eric May 2004 An advanced microwave apparatus for the measurement of phase behaviour in gas condensate fluids Physics
Dr Simon Young 2005 The trouble with tradition: Menagerie theory in judicial understandings of native title Law
Dr Amanda Hooper 2006 Genetics, biochemistry and postprandial lipoprotein metabolism in familial hypobetalipoproteinaemia Pathology
Dr Paul Stanwix 2007 Testing local Lorentz invariance in electrodynamics Physics
Dr Ionat Zurr 2008 Growing semi-living art Visual Arts
Dr Michael Rix 2009 Taxonomy and systematics of the Australian Micropholcommatidae (Arachnida, Araneae) Animal Biology
Dr Helena Viola 2010 How does the L-type Ca2+ channel regulate mitochondrial function in the heart Medicine
Dr Chandrakumar Balaratnasingam 2011 Interaction of optic nerve axonal transport and cytoskeletal changes in glaucoma Medicine
Dr Daniel Creedon 2012 Effects of electron spin resonance in cryogenic sapphire whispering gallery mode maser Physics
Dr Tracy Kinsella 2013 Dead Reckoning (Creative component) Crime and the parvenu: transgression in narratives of upward mobility (dissertation) Social Sciences
Dr Benjamin Grafton 2014 Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: The Attentional Basis of Positive Emotional Disposition Psychology
Dr Munawar Hayat 2015 Learning Techniques for Multi-Modal Facial Analysis Computer Science
Dr Clint Bracknell 2016 Natj Waalanginy (What Singing?):Nyungar song from the South-West of Western Australia Music
Dr Karl Grob 2017 Surgical exposure of the hip joint and femur with a special emphasis on the architecture and function of the quadriceps muscle group and femoral blood supply Human Sciences
Dr Rowan Lymbery 2018 Sperm competition and gamete interactions in a marine broadcast spawner Animal Biology
Dr Michael Wheeler 2019 Understanding the combined effects of exercise and sedentary behaviour on cognitive, metabolic and vascular function in older adults Human Sciences
Dr India Ella Dilkes-Hall 2020 47,000 years of Aboriginal plant use and monsoon rainforest connections in the Kimberley, northwest Australia Social Sciences
Doctor Charlie McLeod 2021 Improving the methodology for Patient-centred trials in cystic fibrosis (IMPACT-CF) Medicine
Dr Matt Hepburn 2022 The development of optical coherence elastography for applications in mechanobiology Engineering