John Ferris Memorial Award
Honouring the life and work of Dr John Ferris
Dr John Ferris was a cherished identity at ANSTO. He graduated from the University of Adelaide in South Australia with a B.Sc (Hons) and from the University of Tasmania in 1986 with a Ph.D in Limnology. John joined ANSTO in 1991, following post-doctoral work with the Australian Antarctic Division and the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia. He brought considerable expertise in ecosystem studies involving algae which was to be the basis of both his research contributions within ANSTO's Institute for Environmental Research and more recently in environmental management in safety and radiation services. John became involved in biomonitoring and environmental management at ANSTO and was responsible for ANSTO's Annual Environmental Report for many years. He was a significant contributor to ANSTO's ISO 14001 certification. In more recent times, John's research interests focussed on radiation effects on non-human biota and his work contributed to international thinking in this area.
Current scholar Lydia Mackenzie with ANSTO supervisor Prof Henk Heijnis.
John Ferris Scholars
Lydia Mackenzie 2013 - 2015
Jamie Howarth 2008 - 2009
John Dawson 2009 - 2011
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