NSA ASM Student Award

The Nutrition Society of Australia ASM Student Awards acknowledges the best presentations by student NSA members at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Cash prizes are awarded for both oral and poster presentations. Students are eligible for these prizes at any time during their studies, however, they can only win one oral and one poster prize during their student period.


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for these awards, students must:

  • be a financial member of NSA, or have submitted an application to join NSA
  • submit an abstract (formatted strictly according to the instructions which are provided on the conference website when abstracts open) to the conference organisers
  • register as a delegate for the ASM (online registration usually commences in August)
  • complete their submission by the advertised deadline.

Students may also apply for an ASM travel grant to help cover the costs of travelling to the ASM. The online submission for abstracts, prizes and travel grants for the ASM usually opens in June.

New members must apply for student membership before 31 July (different dates may apply for virtual conferences) and pay any outstanding dues before the conference to be eligible for students awards at the conference (Annual Scientific Meeting) for that financial year. 

NSA Student Award recipients


  • Rebecca Russell (1st prize oral presentation)
  • Analise Nicholl (2nd prize oral presentation)
  • Lily Williams ((3rd prize oral presentation)
  • Cassandra Nikodijevic (1st prize poster presentation)
  • Virginia Chan (2nd prize poster presentation)
  • Jennifer McCann (3rd prize poster presentation)


  • Barbara Brayner (1st prize oral presentation)
  • Meghan Hockey (2nd prize oral presentation)
  • Alexandria Turner (3rd prize oral presentation)
  • Meghan Hockey (1st prize poster presentation)
  • Celeste Ferraris (equal 2nd prize poster presentation)
  • Linda Atkins (equal 2nd prize poster presentation)


  • Julia Kuszewski (equal 1st prize oral presentation)
  • Jay Jay Thuang Zaw (equal 1st prize oral presentation)
  • Jessica Davis (2nd prize oral presentation)
  • No oral presentation third prize awarded
  • Nicola Gillies (1st prize poster presentation)
  • Nahal Habibi (2nd prize poster presentation)
  • Megan Whatnall (3rd prize poster presentation)


  • Angela Genoni (1st prize oral presentation)
  • Matthew Snelson (2nd prize oral presentation)
  • Daniel So (equal 3rd prize oral presentation)
  • Alexandra Wade (equal 3rd prize oral presentation)
  • Kylie Abbott (1st prize poster presentation)
  • Celeste Ferraris (2nd prize poster presentation)
  • Erin Clarke (3rd prize poster presentation)


  • Lauren Houston (1st prize oral presentation)
  • Ruth Walbec (2nd prize oral presentation)
  • Rebecca McLoughlin (3rd prize oral presentation)
  • Ruth Walbec (1st prize poster presentation)
  • Margaret Murray (2nd prize poster presentation)
  • Andrew Constanzo (3rd prize poster presentation)


  • Felicity Pendergast (poster presentation)
  • Therese Fabio Coles (poster presentation)
  • Lauren Roach (oral presentation)
  • Yoone Kim (oral presentation)


  • Caroline Tuck (oral presentation)
  • Rachael Clarke (oral presentation)
  • Emma Beckett (oral presentation)
  • Kirrilly Pursey (poster presentation)
  • Rhenan Nealon (poster presentation)


  • Katherine Caldwell (1st prize for oral presentation)
  • Vanessa Vaughan (2nd prize for oral presentation)
  • Srepurna Malakar (equal 1st prize for poster presentation)
  • Wolf Marx (equal 1st prize for poster presentation)
  • Marta Pelinovskaia (equal 1st prize for poster presentation)


  • Lucinda Bell (1st prize for oral presentation)
  • Rebecca Leech (2nd prize for oral presentation)
  • Cintia Botelho Dias (3rd prize for oral presentation)
  • Emma Halmos (1st prize for poster presentation)
  • Kelsey Beckford (2nd prize for poster presentation)
  • Marina Lacovou (3rd prize for poster presentation)


  • Rachel Wong (1st prize for oral presentation)
  • Emma Halmos (2nd prize for oral presentation))
  • Sara Grafenauer (1st prize for poster presentation)
  • Chloe Goldsmith (2nd prize for poster presentation)


  • Nicola Lowth (1st prize for oral presentation)
  • Suzanne Abimosleh (2nd prize for oral presentation)
  • Sing Pei Tan (1st prize for poster presentation)
  • Melinda Phang (2nd prize for poster presentation)


  • Corey Giles (Prize for paper on animal nutrition or human nutrition using animal models)
  • Tom Wycherley (1st prize for oral presentation)
  • Emma Halmos (2nd prize for oral presentation)
  • Jessica Stewart (3rd prize for oral presentation)
  • Carly Moores (for poster presentation)


  • Jessica Biesiekierski (1st prize for oral presentation)
  • Regina Belski (2nd prize for oral presentation)
  • Rachel Thomson (3rd prize for oral presentation)
  • Carley Grimes (1st prize for poster presentation)
  • Senaka Ranadheera (2nd prize for poster presentation)
  • Bukola Babatunde (3rd prize for poster presentation)


  • Katherine Markwell (for oral presentation)
  • James Krahe (for poster presentation)


  • Jacqueline Barrett (for oral presentation)
  • Mahta Moussavi (for poster presentation)


  • Alicia Thorp (for oral presentation)
  • Sarah Cicerale (for poster presentation)


  • Roxanne Portolesi (for oral presentation)
  • Matthew Robertson (for poster presentation)


  • Jo Zhou (for oral presentation)
  • Wendy Foley (for poster presentation)


  • Tuesday Udell (for oral presentation)
  • Qian Zhang (for poster presentation)


  • Renate Zilkens (for oral presentation)


  • Nadia Attar-Bashi (for oral presentation)
  • Fiona Kelly (for poster presentation)


  • Dorota Pawlak (for oral presentation)
  • Mohammad-Reza Zarrinkalam (for poster presentation)


  • Qing Su (for poster presentation)


  • Graham Gardner (for oral presentation)


  • Christina Bursill (for oral presentation)
  • Fabien Dalais (for poster presentation)
  • Meegan Watts (for poster presentation)


  • XQ Du (for oral presentation)
  • Deborah McDonald (for poster presentation)


  • Malcolm D Riley (best overall student presentation)


  • Suzzane Byrnes (best overall student presentation)


  • No ASM held


  • Sarah Davies (best overall student presentation)


  • Steven Daly (best overall student presentation)


  • Susanna Holt (best overall student presentation)


  • David Cameron-Smith (best overall student presentation)