Paula and Steven Beever present Professor Margaret Hellard (in Dr Nick Scott's absence) with the Jim and Margaret Beever Fellowship.
Burnet Institute econometrician Dr Nick Scott has been awarded the prestigious Jim and Margaret Beever Fellowship, which will support a world-first hepatitis C project into treatment as prevention for people who inject drugs.
The Fellowship is awarded to outstanding early career researchers in infectious diseases at the Institute to help retain and develop the talents of our bright young scientists.
Dr Scott studied modelling and analysis techniques as part of his mathematics PhD and joined Burnet to apply new ideas to further develop current understanding of drug market economies.
With the Jim and Margaret Beever Fellowship, he will investigate the cost-effectiveness of community-based hepatitis C virus treatment using direct-acting antivirals in people who inject drugs.
Burnet Institute’s Head of the Centre for Population Health, Professor Margaret Hellard said Dr Scott is a wonderful young researcher.
“We are delighted the Beever Fellowship is able to support Nick to continue his work at Burnet,” she said.
“Nick’s work will make a significant contribution in developing the Institute’s and Australia’s capacity in the complex and growing area of modelling.”
The Fellowship was established through a gift to Burnet Institute in the late Jim Beever’s Will as a tribute to his wife, Margaret.