Flinders’ inspirational unsung hero recognised

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Flinders scoops the pool – Unsung Hero of SA Science Robyn Flook and Unsung Hero of SA Science Communication Andrew Stapleton.

Flinders University researcher Robyn Flook’s inspiring battle to help other people’s brains whilst battling cancer that has spread to her own, has featured in today’s Adelaide Advertiser.

Ms Flook, who was named the Unsung Hero of South Australian Science at the state launch of National Science Week last night, has been focused on the management of the South Australian Brain Bank since its inception in 1993.

She began working at Flinders in Professor Bill Blessing’s Neurology Laboratory within the Departments of Medicine and Human Physiology at Flinders in May 1989.

In spite of her own challenges, Ms Flook told The Advertiser that she had much more to do and that there was still too much to learn at the SA Brain Bank for her to give up now.

The full article can be read here.

Flinders University’s Dr Andrew Stapleton also took out an award at the Science Week awards, as Unsung Hero of South Australian Science Communication. Research associate Dr Stapleton works at Flinders’ Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology at Tonsley.

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