Bernadette Brady

BernadetteBrady2017 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences

Bernadette Brady graduated from a Bachelor of Applied Science with first class honours at The University of Sydney and went on to complete a Master of Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia in 2011 for which she was awarded a University Medal.

Bernadette is completing a PhD entitled ‘The inequities of chronic pain - responding with culturally responsive physiotherapy’ through Western Sydney University and Liverpool Hospital. The 2017 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences will help Bernadette complete the final two years of her PhD.

Professor Sandra Brauer

Professor Sandra Brauer

1996 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Sandy Brauer graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in physiotherapy and a University Medal in 1991. She worked as a physiotherapist at the Royal Brisbane Hospital before winning an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake her PhD.

Her PhD research was on the relationship between balance and falls in elderly people. It concentrated on the motor control aspect of balance and used electromyography to monitor muscle activity and dual force platforms to detect body motion.

Professor Brauer is Deputy Head of School, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland.


Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

2012 Robert Gordon Menzies Scholar to Harvard University

Matthew is an investment analyst who worked for an investment fund in San Francisco. He was formerly a pilot in the RAAF.

He is undertaking a Master of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and is interested in Australian investment opportunities and improving the management of Australia's superannuation capital.


Professor Chester Brown

Assoc Professor Chester Brown

2000 Menzies Scholar in Law

BA LLB (Melbourne) BCL (Oxon) PhD (Cantab)
Professor of International Law and International Arbitration
Associate Dean (International)
The University of Sydney

Teresa Brown

Teresa Brown2016 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences

Teresa Brown has been awarded the 2016 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences for her outstanding research that aims to reduce recovery times and shorten hospital visit duration for patients suffering from head and neck cancer. Teresa’s research – which is being conducted at the University of Queensland and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital – is the first study of its kind in Australia that examines the benefit of providing early nutrition support to patients who are not already suffering from difficulty eating or drinking.

In addition to her excellent research, Teresa has delivered oral and poster presentations around the world and at the time of award has published or co published over 15 journal articles.

Ricky Campbell-Allen

Ricky Campbell-Allen

2009 Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship to Harvard University


Masters of Education specialising in Education Policy and Management, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.

Grad Dip Education, University of Canberra

Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honors, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Current position:

Director of State and Federal Grants - Academic at Boston Public Schools

Maja Cassidy

Maja Cassidy

2008 Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship to Harvard University

Maja Cassidy, a Masters student at the University of New South Wales, graduated with 1st Class Honours in Electrical Engineering.

She is undertaking a Doctorate in Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Maja has undertaken research on developing high frequency readout systems for quantum computing devices.

Sept 2008

Amy Chandran

Amy Chandran2014 Menzies Scholarships to Harvard

Amy will undertake a Masters of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Amy Chandran holds a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Economic Policy from the Australian National University. She was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2012.

Prior to undertaking her studies at Harvard, Amy worked as a policy adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Amy has also worked with various non-profit organisations, including as a legal intern with Anti-Slavery Australia.

Dr Angela Chang


2002 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Dr Angela Chang holds the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Queensland. Her PhD project entitled “The effect of physiotherapy intervention in slow to wean intensive care patients” was carried out in the Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland.

Dr Chang lectures in Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland.

Sept 2006

Dr Andy Chien

Dr Andy Chien

2005 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Andy Chien holds the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland.

Andy's PhD project was entitled "Identification of minor neuropathy in whiplash associated disorders". The incidence of whiplash associated disorders (WAD) has risen dramatically in Australia. Up to 40% of injured patients will develop chronic symptoms and associated disability, resulting in substantial economic and personal costs. The pathophysiology underlying whiplash pain and persistent symptoms remains unclear and the lack of understanding of the mechanisms is an important factor preventing the development of effective treatment strategies.

Sept 2006

Brittany Coff

Brittany Coff

2012 Menzies Scholar in Engineering

Brittany holds a Bachelor of Civil and Structural Engineering from The University of Adelaide and won a University Medal in 2008. She will undertake an MPhil in Sustainable Development for one year at Cambridge University.

A water resources engineer with Sinclair Knight Merz in Adelaide, Brittany is passionate about sustainability and in particular its application to water resources planning in Australia. As vice-president of the South Australian chapter of Engineers Without Borders, she has a keen interest in working with indigenous communities and the education of Australian Engineers about humanitarian engineering. Brittany enjoys playing soccer and touch-football.

Oct 2011