Two Northern Tasmanians have won University of Tasmania alumni awards.
Distinguished radiation oncologist Dr Stan Gauden received the 2019 Northern Alumni Award for Excellence for outstanding contribution to healthcare.
Dr Gauden has been at the forefront of cancer services in the North and North West of Tasmania for more than two decades, pioneering new treatments and techniques, including brachytherapy - a targeted and effective form of radiation.
He is the Director of the Northern Cancer Service, which includes the WP Holman Clinic, North West Cancer Service, and the Oncology Unit at the Mersey Community Hospital.
"It is a privilege to receive this award; the university nurtured me through the initial years, and it lays the foundation for one to develop one's talents," Dr Gauden said.
Eco-tourism entrepreneur Tara Howell won the 2019 Northern Young Alumni Achievement Award.
After graduating from a Bachelor of Business, Ms Howell founded her own marketing consultancy, before joining forces with S.Group as a partner.
She then established Blue Derby Pods Ride, a luxury adventure mountain biking experience and rainforest accomodation. This year, Ms Howell co-founded Change Overnight, a 31-bed hotel where guests can 'give back' to nominated charities during their stay.
"I feel very humbled to receive this award, I had an exceptional time studying at the University of Tasmania and my studies provided me with the foundations from which to build my career," she said.