Telethon doctor wins top award

Dr Hannah Moore, a researcher for the Telethon Kids Institute, has won the Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year award.
Dr Hannah Moore, a researcher for the Telethon Kids Institute, has won the Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year award.

TELETHON Kids Institute researcher and St James resident Hannah Moore has been named Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year at the 2015 Premier’s Science Awards.

Dr Moore is a Senior Research Fellow at the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at the institute, where she is investigating how to prevent and reduce serious respiratory infections in children.

Her primary focus is respiratory syncytial virus which is the most common infection for young children admitted to hospital.

She was named Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year for developing the first model for how the disease develops and spreads.

She said she was incredibly honoured to receive the award.

“It was unexpected and I look forward to using the award to promote child health research, infectious disease research in children and the important contribution women and mums make to science,” she said.