2018 Tempe Mann Travelling Scholarship recipient Adrianne Jenner presents her findings

Please enjoy reading a REPORT by 2018 Tempe Mann Travelling Scholarship winner Adrianne Jenner on her work in the area of mapping treatment for aggressive brain cancer by developing a mathematical model that captured the formation of glioblastoma and determined ways of improving the therapeutic efficacy of virotherapy. 

Adrianne can be seen here presenting her poster at the recent Canadian Cancer Research Association Conference. Her travel to Seoul and the United States to complete this research work was funded by the generous members of the GW-NSW and the Tempe Mann Travelling Scholarship through the Education Trust. the scholarships and awards provided through GW-NSW continue to inspire women to pursue their educational goals.

We congratulate Adrianne on her research work and wish her very success in the future.


More from other outstanding Tempe Mann Scholars

As if we needed any more evidence of the efficacy of the scholarship program, some time ago we heard from some other ex Tempe Mann Scholars. Stephanie Duce produced her thesis on The form, function and evolution of coral reef spurs and grooves for the completion of her PhD in the Faculty of Science, School of Geosciences at USYD. (Thesis available on request.) Stephanie is now a Lecturer at James Cook University in Coral Reef Geomorphology.

Dr Deborah Apthorpe also shared her thesis and paper produced from it several years ago. Deborah completed her PhD in Psychology at USYD and is now a widely published lecturer at the University of New England and was previously a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow.

Direct evidence for encoding of motion streaks in human visual cortex(paper)

The role of motion streaks in human visual motion perception(thesis)


Dr Olivia Dun is now working in the School of Geography, University of Melbourne. She is a human geographer with a background in environmental science, migration studies and international development currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Geography. Her research covers social aspects of environmental issues, and her primary interests lie in the linkages between environmental change, natural hazards, and human migration/displacement as well as how social and cultural relationships with nature can shape and influence environmental protection and agriculture. Olivia is currently conducting research about ethnically diverse perspectives on the Australian environment, focusing on rural Victoria.

Dr Nicky Ringland is a Computing Education Specialist at the Australian Computing Academy and Outreach Officer at the National Computer Science School. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at the University of Sydney in 2015, and is a co-founder of Grok Learning, an online learning platform that teaches coding and technology. Nicky is passionate about teaching the next generation the skills they need to become the creators of tomorrow.