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Scott Hocknull (1977-) was born in Adelaide, South Australia. His family moved to Brisbane when he was 12. He enrolled in a B.Sc. at the University of Queensland in 1996, majoring in zoology and geology. He took his degree with Honours in 2000.
Hucknull worked at the Queensland Museum during his university studies. After graduation he became a curator in geosciences at the Queensland Museum. He became senior curator in 2002.
- Young Australian of the Year for Queensland, 2002
- National and Queensland Career Achiever, 2002
- Queensland Science and Technology Achiever, 2002
- National Career Achiever, 2002
- Centenary Medalist, 2003
- Neville Stephens Medal, Geological Society of Australia, 2005
- Riversleigh Medal, 2009
- Queensland's best and brightest - The Courier Mail, 2009
- Rising Stars of Queensland Science, 2015
- 10 Best of the Best of Queensland's 50 Top Thinkers, 2015
- "Young Australian of the Year 2002". National Australia Day Council. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
- Profile at UNSW.edu
- "Scott Hocknull - Faculty of Science - The University of Queensland, Australia". www.science.uq.edu.au. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- Museum, Queensland Government. "Dr Scott Hocknull". www.qm.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
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