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Magazines : Our Place - Geelong Region Magazine 2011
TANIA GOES TO WAR A Geelong mum is a leading light in the battle to eradicate world-wide malaria Dr Tania de Koning- Ward ..."I hope what I have shown is that, with good support behind you, it's possible to have a fulfilling research career and a family life as well. '' Photograph: Peter Ristevski TANIA de Koning-Ward's war on mozzies has got personal over the long, warm, wet season which has passed for Geelong's summer. "I hate those blood-sucking things,' ' she says. " ey're everywhere at the moment and they really go for me. " ey attack me like crazy." ey also like the blood of her young daughter, who comes up in large welts after being bitten, Dr de Koning-Ward says. "I'd like to get rid of them, every last one of them,' ' she says vehemently. What the Highton mother-of-two is "working on" The Geelong region has much to offer researchers and professionals seeking a work-life balance. MANDY SQUIRES chats to leading local researchers 24 GEELONG ADVERTISER
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