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Tall Poppy Experience

The Tall Poppy Experience is one of Quantum Victoria’s FREE Expanding Horizons Statewide Events

Students engage with Tall Poppy Award recipients as they share their research in their specific STEM field.


Students rotate through several workshops and participate in a Q&A Session with the Tall Poppies during the day.


Students engage in a 1 hour Virtual Workshop showcasing Tall Poppies from different fields highlighting their research and their career journey to this point.

These workshops illustrate the importance, relevance and opportunities that science pathways provide for students who are interested in pursuing careers in science.

Dates for 2023

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12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Online via Teams
  • Dr Cassandra Wright - Public health, young persons' health

  • Dr Eleanor Sansom - Space

  • Dr Daniel Edgington-Mitchell - TBC

11:30am to 12:30pm, Monday 4th September 2023
2:00 to 3:00pm, Monday 4th September 2023
Online via Teams
  • Dr Cassandra Wright - Public health, young persons' health

  • Dr Soniya Yambem - Bioelectronics

  • Dr Vasileios Stavropoulos - Digital phenotyping, gaming

  • Dr Bernie Bissett - Intensive care rehabilitation & COVID-19

  • Dr Deborah Bower - Freshwater ecology, turtles

  • Dr Vishnu Prahalad - Geography, enviro science, conservation

  • Dr Jiawen Li - Biomedical & optical engineering

  • Dr Michelle Jongenelis - Health promotion

  • Dr Helen Green - Archaeological science, geochronology, rock art research, geochemistry

9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday 26th May 2023
Quantum Victoria
We are located at 235 Kingsbury Drive, Macleod West Victoria

Students will be engaging with the following Tall Poppies during this workshop:

  1. A/Professor Vasileios Stavropoulos - RMIT University,
    Research Field: Digital Phenotyping & Gaming

  2. A/Professor Enrico Della Gaspera - RMIT University,
    Research Field: Nanomaterials and nanotechnology

  3. Professor Tu’uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino - University of Melbourne,
    Research Field: Medical Research, Women’s Health

  4. A/Professor Michelle Jongenelis - University of Melbourne,
    Research Field: Health Promotion

  5. A/Professor Daniel Edgington-Mitchell - Monash University,
    Research Field: Aerospace Engineering