Renee Sizer

Renee Sizer

Journalist and past editor

Hails from: Willunga, South Australia. Renee has lived in Perth since 2009.

Past life: Renee joined the ScienceNetworkWA team as a journalist in 2011 and went on to work as editorial assistant and editor. She has a journalism degree majoring in broadcast news, public relations and politics.

Favourite science: Renewable energy technologies, human biology and anything that works towards solving a problem. She loves working for ScienceNetwork because of the diversity of topics and the wealth of information she can learn from experts in their fields.

Loves: Keeping busy. Renee juggles a hectic social life, dancing, reading anything she can get her hands on, wining and dining and planning dream holidays.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 06:00

The past year in science: top 10 articles

Bestof2013AN ACTION packed year for science in Western Australia, we saw our Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley step down from the role, while the Premier Colin Barnett took on the Science Portfolio and opened the ‘Office of Science’.

orangesVCANTIOXIDANT intake during pregnancy and its association with the development of allergic disease has been assessed in research by local and international collaborators.

karri forestTHE impact of projected climate change on water resources and water dependant ecosystems in south-western Australia has been assessed in extensive research by the CSIRO’s Water for a Healthy Country (WfHC) Flagship.

ToddlerFoodA MOTHER'S eating habits highly influence her child’s food preferences according to research that involved a large cohort of mother–child pairs across Brisbane and Adelaide.

scrubbersRECENTLY published research has given insight into the uses and performance of sulphur impregnated activated carbons (SIAC) in mercury adsorption.

exercise employeeEMPLOYEE’S experiences of workplace exercise incentives have been investigated as part of a University of Notre Dame (Fremantle) PhD study. 

road resurface01PERTH councils and businesses have enlisted the help of Curtin University engineers to improve the use of recycled crushed concrete (RCC) in road building.

UWARESEARCHERS from UWA and the WA Geothermal Centre of Excellence have studied the use of geothermal energy to provide base load cooling for UWA’s Crawley campus.

parabolic troughWESTERN Australia’s concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) potential has been assessed in a world first study that has found previous assumptions overestimate realistic site suitability for the technology.

Water treatment01PERTH’S groundwater is set to receive a regular boost of treated wastewater come December 2012 as the ‘groundwater replenishment trial’ reaches success.

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