UTS expert Dr Dana Cordell recognised for breakthrough phosphorus research

24 October 2016

Dana Cordell with her awardUTS alumna and food security expert Dr Dana Cordell (PhD 2010) has been recognised for her international projects on food security and global phosphorus scarcity at the prestigious 2016 Advance Global Australian Awards held at the NSW Sydney on Friday 21 October.

The Advance Global Australian Awards recognised Dr Cordell, who is the Research Director at the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, for her innovative approach in tackling a complex ‘real world’ problems in Food and Agriculture, including her breakthrough projects focused on identifying phosphorus scarcity, tracking its life cycle and developing global and regional scenarios for its sustainable production and consumption, put the topic on international science and policy agendas.

Dr Cordell is recognised as one of Australia’s top environmental scientists, with her accolades including being awarded the Eureka Prize for Environmental Research 2012, named in the  Top 100 Most Influential People by Sydney Magazine and as one of The Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2013, and was the UTS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow from 2012-2015.

Last year, two UTS Luminaries and alumni were recognised in the 2015 Advance Global Australian Awards, including including health informatics researcher, Professor Carolyn McGregor AM (BAppSc Computing Science 1991; PhD 2003), and Afghan human rights champion, Nasima Rahmani (LLM 2007).