Christine Ernst

Christine Ernst2014 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholar in International Law

Christine holds a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney. She received numerous academic prizes, including the prize for first place in Australian Constitutional Law. Christine was Associate to the Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel AC at the High Court of Australia.

In October 2014, Christine will commence the Bachelor of Civil Law degree at the University of Oxford in the field of international law, focusing particularly on the relationship between international human rights law and the rights and freedoms protected in Australia under the common law and the Constitution.

Nov 2013

Dr Marie Estcourt

Dr Marie Estcourt2001 NH MRC/RG Menzies Fellowship

Menzies Memorial Scholars Association, President 2009-2011

PhD, Division of Immunology and Cell Biology, John Curtin School of Medical Research.

Thesis: "Prime-boost immunization and the nature of the induced immune response"

Marie took up her Fellowship at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliff Hospital, Oxford University in March 2002. Her course of study was “Analysis of CD8 T cell memory generation following cell mediated vaccination strategies”.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Experimental Immunology, Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia.  Marie's work focuses on understanding T cell responses in persisting infections and interactions of T cells with the innate immune system.

Joel Fetter

Joel Fetter2005 Menzies Scholar in Law

Joel Fetter holds the degrees of BA and LLB with First Class Honours (2003) from the University of Melbourne. He was ranked 1/291 in his graduating class and awarded the Supreme Court Prize.

Joel undertook his one year LLM at the London School of Economics.


Assoc Professor Jennifer Fleming

Assoc Professor Jennifer Fleming1992 Menzies Scholar in Allied Health Sciences

1987: BOcc Thy (Hons I)
1996: PhD (University of Queensland) - Topic: Development of self-awareness following traumatic brain injury

Other awards and achievements
1987 University Medal (The University of Queensland) and the Mary Rankine Wilson Memorial Award
1995 Australian Postgraduate Award
1997 OT Australia Research Award Open Category

Current position/s
Conjoint Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital

Dr Sally Gainsbury

Dr Sally Gainsbury2007 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Sally Gainsbury holds the degree of Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney (2004). Her PhD project was entitled "Do irrational beliefs maintain problem gambling behaviour?".

Sally holds a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship from the Centre for Gambling Education and Research at Southern Cross University and is a Research Affiliate in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney where she completed a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology. Sally is the Associate Editor for International Gambling Studies, an academic peer-review journal that publishes a multi-disciplinary gambling paper.

In 2010, Sally was awarded a $25,000 allied health start-up grant from the Menzies Foundation to begin groundbreaking research at the Southern Cross University into internet gambling in Australia.  > more...

Aug 2010

Jane Galvin

Jane Galvin2011 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Jane holds a Master of Occupational Therapy (2007) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) (1991) from La Trobe University. Jane's PhD looks at the possibility of using virtual reality as a motivating and enjoyable way to engage children in repetitive rehabilitation activities following traumatic brain injury.

Originally from Bendigo, Jane is Senior Occupational Therapist at the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Melbourne and a group leader in neuro-rehabilitation research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She is also a board member of Occupational Therapy Australia and convenor of its Paediatric Special Interest Group.


Olsen Garland

Olsen Garland headshot2017 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering

Olsen Garland has been awarded the 2017 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering for his outstanding academic record, including the 2013 University Medal from the University of Newcastle, and his contribution to community.

Olsen graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with First Class Honours in 2013. He is the youngest-elected chairman of the Electrical Branch of Engineers Australia and acts as a mentor with university students. Olsen volunteers for the NSW SES and has competed in national cycling competitions.

Olsen was awarded the scholarship to complete an MBA at the London Business School.

Nick Gattas

Nick Gattas photo Harvard2016 cropped

2016 Menzies Scholarship to Harvard

A consultant and business analyst with McKinsey & Co in Sydney, Dr Nick Gattas, 26, is a graduate of the University of Queensland and holds degrees in Arts and Medicine. He plans to use his expectant MBA at Harvard Business School to complement his medical degree and one day open a private hospital as a prototype for all hospitals in Australia, utilising the highest degree of technology in the treatment and prediction of chronic illnesses.

Belinda Gibson

Belinda Gibson1983 Menzies Scholar in Law

1981 BEc, LLB (Hons) (Sydney)
1983-4 LLM (Hons) (Cantab) Gonville & Caius College - restitution and international trade law

Current position
Deputy Chair, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Career history
2007 ASIC Commissioner
Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney - specialising in transactional advice and in corporate and securities law; Partner in Charge (Sydney office), 2000-03.
Stephen Jaques & Stephen, Commercial Department
Norton Rose, UK, Mergers and Acquisitions Department
Director, Menzies Foundation Board
Director, Air Services Australia

Professional/Other affiliations
Menzies Memorial Scholars Association
Member: Macquarie University Graduate School of Management Advisory Council

Areas of Professional Interest
Corporate governance and accounting practices.
Jun 2010

Joel Gilbourd

Joel Gilbourd2016 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law

Joel Gilbourd has been awarded the 2016 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law for his outstanding community participation and leadership coupled with his excellent academic achievements. Joel has been deployed as an advisor to the Office of the Solomon Islands Ombudsman as part of the Australian Government’s Australian Volunteers for International Development program. He volunteers as a translator for two NGOs.

Joel was awarded numerous prizes and firsts (including in International Law, Criminal Law and Advanced French) during his Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours from the University of Sydney. He also established the University of Sydney Fine Arts Society and became its founding President.

Joel is the first Menzies Scholar to study at Georgetown University in Washington, which he selected partly due to its relationship with the World Bank. He will complete a Master of Laws (International Legal Studies LLM).

Lyndon Goddard

LyndonGoddard headshot2017 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law

Lyndon Goddard has been awarded the 2017 Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law for his outstanding academic record, including several Dean’s awards and voted as the 7th best Oralist in the world in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Lyndon graduated second in his class of 200 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Studies in 2013. He has volunteered at a community centre for disadvantaged high school students and was heavily involved with the UNSW Law Society and NSW chapter of GivingWhatWeCan, which evaluates the efficiency of charities.

Lyndon was awarded the scholarship to complete a Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge.