ARC Training Centre Director Professor Hala Zreiqat named exceptional women in NSW—8 March 2018

Pioneering biomaterials and tissue engineer Professor Hala Zreiqat has been awarded the 2018 NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year.

Professor Zreiqat, who is the Director of the new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineering was recognised by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Women, The Honourable Tanya Davies, for her extraordinary contribution to regenerative medicine and orthopaedic research in NSW, and an unwavering commitment to improving opportunities for women around the world.

“It is very humbling to be considered for this award as there are many other highly deserving candidates who contributed to NSW,” said Professor Zreiqat.

“Being Woman of the Year will give me more opportunity to reach out and expand my interactions with young people around NSW, not just those in the big cities or well-known schools and Universities, but also in regional remote areas.”

Professor Zreiqat is known for her work in developing the younger generation and is an avid supporter of upcoming Australian researchers; having mentored many postdoctoral researchers and supervised almost 70 PhD, Masters and Honours students.

Read more about Professor Zreiqat's research here.

Media issued by The University of Sydney.

Image: Professor Hala Zreiqat, winner of the 2018 NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year.
Credit: The University of Sydney.


Original Published Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018