Notre Dame community named finalists in Western Australian of the Year Awards

16 May 2023

Two members of the University of Notre Dame community have been nominated as finalists in the 2023 Western Australian of the Year Awards.

UNDA academic, Professor Yogi Yogesan along with researcher and former Notre Dame tutor Dr Adam Edwards are among twenty-one remarkable Western Australians to be selected for this year’s awards.

The Western Australian of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to our state by those born and bred in Western Australia, or those who have chosen to make Western Australia their home.

Dr Adam Edwards has been nominated under the Youth Awards category while Dr Yogi Yogesan has been recognised under the Professions Award.

The Awards celebrate excellence in business leadership, social entrepreneurship, and innovation; making a positive difference to the vibrancy of our state through arts and culture; inspirational role models in the Aboriginal community; positive social, scientific, and economic impact; achievement in sport; and improving the lives of Western Australians and the community as a whole.

Dr Adam Edward’s research is dedicated to reducing brain injury suffered by pre-term infants. His work focuses on infant strokes and other impacts causing babies to be deprived of oxygen and suffering as a result.

His contributions to infant brain injury research have been recognised through various appointments and awards.

Dr Yogi Yogesan’s exceptional achievements continue to raise the bar across his field. He has developed life-changing devices, such as technology to treat eye disease. His recent endeavour into digital health is a gamechanger for healthcare.

The University congratulates Yogi and Adam for being named as finalists.

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