Dean Smith and Vonda Malone are the inaugural winners of the McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership, a new, non-partisan award recognising courageous, visionary and collaborative political leadership.
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a way to quantify the cost of maintaining a secure water supply, allowing authorities to better plan for the future and avoid costly responses to low water levels.
Doctors will be better able to predict breast cancer risk thanks to pioneering work led by University of Melbourne researchers, who have identified heritable but non-genetic markers for breast cancer susceptibility.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria have CT scanned all 13 known Tasmanian tiger joey specimens to create 3D digital models, allowing them to study their skeletons and internal organs, and reconstruct their growth and development.
The role of gender has been largely neglected despite playing a critical role in cardiovascular health, University of Melbourne academics have highlighted in the prestigious American Heart Association Journalof Circulation.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.