ASMR Medical Research Week® is organised each year by the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) to foster excellence in health and medical research and promote community understanding and support for medical research. In alignment with these goals, the Tasmanian Postgraduate Student Research Awards aims to recognise outstanding contributions to medical research by Postgraduate students, and provide an opportunity for them to share their research with the medical research community. The award recognises scientific excellence and achievement, as well as the ability of the candidate to communicate his/her research at a level understandable to the wider scientific community, and the potential value of the research to health and medicine.
Professor Richard Wilkinson – Scientist, Author and Advocate
Professor Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, co-founder of The Equality Trust and auther of the international bestseller “The Spirit Level”. Throughout a distinguished career examining the social determinants of health, Professor Wilkinson’s research has uncovered that economic inequality is the key driver for numerous health (and social) problems in developed countries such as Australia. The identification of this strong causal relationship has commanded a re-think of policy development with a renewed focus on addressing the underlying problem rather than treating specific health and social problems as unrelated phenomena.