A Chief Investigator from the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Digital Enhanced Living has been recognised with an Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship for excellence in the health and medical research field.
Scientia Professor Helen Christensen AO FASSA FAHMS has been awarded the Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship for excellence in the health and medical research field. The award was announced by the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) recently as part of its annual research excellence awards.
Professor Christensen is the Chief Scientist and Director at the Black Dog Institute and a Professor of Mental Health at the University of New South Wales. As part of her role as Chief Investigator at the ARC Research Hub for Digital Enhanced Living, she is leading development work in the use of digital technology in the research into the prevention of mental illness.
The award is named after Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, an Australian who jointly won the 2009 Nobel Prize “for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.” Professor Blackburn was also known for her role as a mentor and advocate for women to become leaders in health and medical research.
The ARC Research Hub for Digital Enhanced Living congratulates Professor Christensen on her award.