Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence awarded to Dr Beatriz Martins
Dr Beatriz Martins, from the Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care (GTRAC) Centre, has been awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her PhD thesis titled “Built Environment and Frailty: Understanding the influence of neighbourhood on older people’s health”. Beatriz’s PhD was completed at The University of Adelaide under the supervision of Professor Renuka Visvanathan (Director, Adelaide GTRAC Centre) and Dr Helen Ruth Barrie (Acting Director, Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at The University of Adelaide). During her studies Beatriz was supported by a Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship, Nagoya University Joint Award with The University of Adelaide.
Dr Beatriz Martins is a geriatrician pursuing research in the relationships of frailty and the built environment in elderly people from Adelaide, Australia and Nagoya, Japan. Beatriz completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Residency in Internal Medicine and Residency in Geriatrics Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Dr Martins remains a collaborator of the Adelaide GTRAC centre and the CRE in Frailty and Healthy Ageing.