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Trio of female researchers win research awards

Three health and medical researchers have won 2016 Women in Research Citation Awards from Thomson Reuters IP and Science, and the Australian National University. Dr Alize Ferrari is a research associate for the Psychiatric Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Research (PEABOD) Group based at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. She holds affiliate positions with the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Her research investigates the global epidemiology of mental and substance use disorders, the ecological risk factors and outcomes of mental and substance use disorders, and providing technical expertise to national and international mental health epidemiological surveys and burden of disease studies. Dr Annie Lau is a Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University, leading the Consumer Informatics team which focuses on patients and healthcare consumers. Her research program investigates the impact, design, and science of Information and Communications Technology on consumers, patients and their carers. Her interests lie in e-health, consumer informatics, health service engagement, social computing and human behaviour modelling. Dr Julie Schneider is a lecturer in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at the Faculty of Health Sciences and an Honorary Associate…