A veski inspiring women fellowship is awarded to Associate Professor Emma Sciberras, who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Deakin University, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

The veski inspiring women fellowship will support Dr Sciberras to remain connected with her work on the complex problem of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which affects around 300,000 young people in Australia.

Dr Sciberras is internationally renowned and sought after as a dedicated and enthusiastic research collaborator. Her research is internationally recognised and has already informed the development of two new interventions for children with ADHD focused on managing sleep problems and anxiety.

Dr Sciberras also plans to attend a leading international conference in her field with her baby. The veski inspiring women fellowship will allow Dr Sciberras to travel with a family member who can care for her baby while she attends the conference.

Not only will the veski inspiring women fellowship support Dr Sciberras to establish her own ADHD research lab across two institutions, but it will also enable her to foster the career development of 20 early career researchers working across this research program.

As a researcher and clinical psychologist, Dr Sciberras’ program has a strong translational focus. The support of the veski inspiring women fellowship will ensure that Victoria, and Australia more broadly, remain at the forefront of research into ADHD, particularly life course epidemiology and psychological interventions.