Canberra


The 5th Malaspina Award Ceremony took place at the Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra on Friday 18 November 2022 at 5:30pm. The event counted with the participation of: Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla, University of Canberra and SRAP Honorary President (Master of Ceremony) Ms Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive of the Australian […]

5th Malaspina Award Ceremony


Our member and Honorific President, Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla, Co-Deputy Director of the Health Research Institute and Honorary Professor of the School of Public Health, University of Canberra, and member of the CDRP, University of Sydney,  has received the 2022 Tom Trauer Award for his contribution to mental health service research […]

Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla receives the 2022 Tom Trauer Award


During this week I have participated, as SRAP President, in several events and meetings in Canberra and Sydney following the official visit of the Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade, and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, to Australia. First of all, I’d like to thank the staff at the Spanish Embassy in Canberra, particularly the […]

SRAP participates in events and work meetings with the Minister ...



SRAP is building more bridges in between Spain and Australia! On 15th June 2022 we were pleased to meet Manuel Muñiz (Provost of IE University and Founding Director of its Center for the Governance of Change) at the Residency of the Spanish Ambassador in Canberra to speak about potential collaboration opportunities. Thanks to […]

SRAP meets Manuel Muñiz in Canberra


Two of our members, Dr. Sofía Samper Carro (ANU) and Dr José Barrero (CSIRO) participated in the Pint of Science festival in Canberra. Both of them briefly talk about their experiences in this article. Experience by Dr Sofía Samper Carro (ANU) This year I had the pleasure to participate in the […]

SRAP participates in Pint of Science in Canberra


On 1st December 2021 the Spanish Embassy in Canberra hosted the 25th Science Diplomat Club event. These networking events are periodically organised by some European embassies and seeks to promote the relationships between diplomats and scientists with Australian Government agencies (Department of Health, ARC, Department of Industry). The invitation to the 25th Science […]

SRAP in the 25th Science Diplomat Club in Canberra



I am delighted to announce the 2021 SRAP Laureates Awards. These Awards aim to recognise the excellency of the contribution to SRAP from member who have actively participated in the Board. SRAP exists because we are a group of passionate researchers who dedicate significant hours on a voluntary basis driving […]

Marina Trigueros receives the 2021 SRAP Laureates Awards


Our member Dr Noelia Martínez (ANU) is leading the “ground segment” work package to Scope the use of the ANU optical ground station (OGS) to provide ground segment support for Arqit satellites. This work package includes a design study for a demonstration integrating the Arqit satellite payload simulator with the ANU […]

SRAP-IEAP member Noelia Martínez leads the ground segment to use ...


Dr José Barrero works as a Team Leader at CSIRO Agriculture and Food in Canberra (Australia) and is a SRAP-IEAP member. Jose’s team has developed a transgenic cowpea (also known as black eye pea) variety that is fully resistant to the insect Maruca vitrata. This legume is a key staple food in […]

Food security and transgenic crops: from the laboratory to the ...



SRAP-IEAP-ACT organised a Research Bites/Arts Meet Science the event More than Drawings. Exploring rock art through the lens of human cognition and climate change on the 11th of June 2021. For this public talk, we had the pleasure to welcome three international speakers, Dr. Inés Domingo Sanz (University of Barcelona), […]

Research Bites/Art Meet Science event in Canberra: More than drawings


On Thursday 11 March 2021, our member Dr Sofía Samper Carro presented her first Prehistory/Archaeology Workshop for over 30 ACT primary and secondary teachers. Dr Carro’s workshop included many fun, hands-on learning activities, and the first two topics dealt with Chronology and Stratigraphy. Working in small groups, participants embraced challenges […]

Prehistory and Archaeology workshop for primary and secondary teachers


Our SRAP-IEAP member, Dr. Sofía Samper Carro (Australian National University) has been interviews in the magazine My Scientific by Juan Luis Onieva Zafra. This interview was in Spanish, below we reproduce it completely.   Hola Sofía, es un placer tenerte en este número especial dedicado al talento científico español distribuido por el mundo. […]

Interview to Sofía Samper Carro in My Scientific



Our SRAP-IEAP member, Dr. Marta Yebra (Australian National University, ANU), has been appointed as Director of the “ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence“.   The ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence will undertake advanced research and develop hi-tech solutions to predict, identify and extinguish blazes before they become deadly. The ambitious program will […]

Marta Yebra appointed Director of the “ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre ...


Our member Sofía Samper Carro, Lecturer in Archaeology, School of Archaeology and Anthropology (College of Arts and Social Sciences – Australian National University, ANU, Canberra), has collaborated in a study recently published in Nature Communications,  titled  “Isotopic evidence for initial coastal colonization and subsequent diversification in the human occupation of Wallacea“. In the […]

Sofía Samper Carro collaborates in Anthropology research published in Nature ...


SRAP-IEAP member Elisa Martínez-Marroquín is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Canberra. Elisa holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering, a Master of Engineering, and PhD in Electronics Engineering. In 2013, she joined the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics at the University of Canberra, where she is […]

Celebrating the “Day of Girls in ICT” with Elisa Martínez-Marroquín



Like every year SRAP-IEAP participated in the International Day of Women and Girls in science celebrated on the 11th of February. This time our member Marina Trigueros, aka Cariboo Design, prepared a series of “Real Wonder Women” Biocomics highlighting several of our awesome female SRAP-IEAP members. This day is an […]

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ...


During the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebration the past 11th of February, we got invited to participate in an interview at the Spanish Program of the 2XX Community Radio. We would like to give a very special thanks for this great opportunity to the team of […]

Radio interview during the International Day of Women and Girls ...


The Final Report of our 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum that was held in Canberra, Australia, last 7th November 2019, is already available! It can be downloaded from here: High-resolution PDF file (15.7 Mb) Low-resolution PDF file (3.8 Mb). Thank you very much to those of you who contributed to this successful Forum, and […]

Final Report of the 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum



(Post only available in Spanish) El 11 de diciembre de 2019 se celebraron en Canberra los III Research Bites de la asociación. Inicialmente, estaban programados en el Visitors Centre de Mt Stromlo pero el alto riesgo de incendio en aquella zona nos obligó a realizar un cambio de sede con […]

III Research Bites in Canberra


(Post only available in Spanish, but the information about the events is in English) Después de una tanda bien larga de eventos organizados en 2019 por la Asociación de Investigadores Españoles en Australia-Pacifico (SRAP-IEAP), tenemos el gusto de invitaros a tres eventos de divulgación científica que van a tener lugar […]

Science communication events in December 2019


During the SRAP-IEAP Forum 5thAnniversary in Canberra the past 7th of November, we got the great opportunity to participate in a number of interviews at the Spanish Program of the 2XX Community Radio. We would like to give a very special thanks to the team of the 2xxfm radio, and in […]

Radio interviews at SRAP-IEAP Forum 5th Anniversary



On 12 November 2019, SRAP was invited to participate at the annual meeting of Spanish speakers ambassadors in Australia, organised by the Embassy of Spain in Canberra. 12 ambassadors attended the event as well as the director of the Cervantes Institute in Sydney. Dr Paula Llull attended the event in […]

Meeting with the Spanish speakers ambassadors in Australia


The Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) and the Embassy of Spain in Canberra announce that The Malaspina Award 2019 has been bestowed upon Loyola University Andalusia, Spain for enhancing Australia-Spain relations and providing new international research opportunities for Spanish and Australian researchers. Loyola University’s partnerships with five research […]

II Malaspina Award


The Outstanding Achievement in Research Utilisation award this year has gone to our member Dr Marta Yebra from the Australian National University and to the lead end-user Adam Leavesley from ACT Parks and Conservation Service. Marta and Adam were recognised with the award at #AFAC19 for their outstanding collaboration. Congratulations! […]

Outstanding Achievement in Research Utilisation award to Marta Yebra