As a catalyst for achievement, the Menzies Foundation's vision is to identify and promote the next generation of Australian leaders, invest in world class health research and advance initiatives of national importance.
Established in memory of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, the Foundation is a non-political, not-for-profit organisation.
Professor Suzanne Chambers has been appointed as the Inaugural Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health Research at the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.
Following hot on the heels of the appointment of Professor Sheena Reilly as the first Director of the Menzies HIQ, the team at Griffith University is set to lift the profile of allied health research in Australia.
15 April 2015
Former head of the Commonwealth Public Service, Terry Moran AC, has joined the Menzies Foundation Board.
Mr Moran was the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria from 2000 and later Secretary of the Federal Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2008 to 2011. His current roles include Chair of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority in NSW and National President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
8 April 2015
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The Menzies Health Institute Queensland is being launched at Griffith University tomorrow, making it the fourth in a prestigious group of health and medical research institutions around Australia to carry the Menzies name.
The Menzies Foundation is proud to be a founding partner of the Institute and Chairman of the Menzies Foundation, Brian Doyle AM, and Professor Allan Cripps, Pro Vice Chancellor (health) at Griffith, have recorded a video explaining philosophy of the partnership.
2 April 2015
Dr Si Ming Man, recipient of the 2015 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship, is the first author of some ground-breaking research on deadly infectious diseases, published recently in leading scientific journal Nature Immunology.
In fact the research, which focuses on the highly virulent and often fatal infectious bacterium, Francisella tularensis, is receiving significant attention worldwide.
The research findings were generated by Dr Man and his colleagues at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.