Internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Professor Glenda Halliday FAA FAHMS from the University of Sydney is the 2022 NSW Scientist of the Year.
Professor Halliday, who received a prize of $60,000, is one of 10 exceptional researchers, innovators and educators honoured in the 2022 Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said Professor Halliday received the award for her ground-breaking work on neurodegenerative diseases, which has changed the way we diagnose and treat these conditions globally.
Professor Halliday’s research looks at how the human brain is affected structurally and biochemically by neurodegenerative diseases.
Her current focus is on the underlying causes of the non-Alzheimer’s neurodegenerative diseases – particularly Parkinson’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.
“It is incredibly satisfying to know our work is recognised by our peers in this way, even though we feel there is always more work to do,” Professor Halliday said.
“I hope this award will inspire those I am working with and others to find the cures needed in this area of research.”