Dr Julie Hides

Dr Julie Hides1993 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

I was born and raised in Brisbane and studied Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. I returned to the Department of Physiotherapy to complete a Master of Physiotherapy Studies program in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1990 and then went on to complete my PhD at the University of Queensland in 1996. For my PhD, I conducted a randomised clinical trial that investigated the effect of low back pain on a deep back muscle (the multifidus), the natural course of recovery of the muscle and the effectiveness of specific exercises on multifides muscle recovery and recurrence of symptoms.

On the basis of this research and that of my three co-researchers (one of whom is Professor Paul Hodges who was the 1994 Menzies scholar in the Allied Health Sciences), we established the Joint Stability Assessment Clinic at the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. I am the Clinical Supervisor of this research clinic, which assesses the ability of the muscles to protect the spine and hence provide pain relief and decrease recurrence of symptoms.

Apart from this I regularly teach in this area, have co-authored a textbook and work part time at the Mater Public Hospital in Brisbane.

I also have a hectic family life. It is a busy life but a fulfilling one.

Dr Anne-Marie Hill

Dr Anne-Marie Hill2008 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Anne-Marie Hill holds the degree of Master of Physiotherapy (2001) from Curtin University of Technology.

Her PhD project "The role of patient education in prevention of in-hospital falls in the older population" was carried out at the University of Queensland.

Anne-Marie is one of only ten titled Gerontological Physiotherapists in Australia. In 2011 she was awarded an early career grant by the Foundation to support her research into falls prevention for older patients after discharge from hospital.

Jan 2012

Professor Paul Hodges

Professor Paul Hodges1994 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

PhD (Physiotherapy), PhD (Neuroscience)

Current position
Professor and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow in the Division of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland and Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health. Paul has doctorates in both physiotherapy and neuroscience and his work blends neurophysiological and biomechanical methods to understand the control of movement and stability and how this changes when people have pain.

2006: Awarded the ISSLS Prize from the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. This is the premier international prize for back pain research.

Dominique Hogan-Doran

Dominique Hogan-Doran1994 Menzies Memorial Scholar in Law

Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences), University of Sydney, 1990

Bachelor of Laws (Hons I), University of Sydney, 1992

Bachelor of Civil Laws (Hons I), University of Oxford, 1995

Master of Laws, University of Sydney, 2004

Practitioner's Certificate in Mediation, Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, 2013.

Awards / Prizes / Distinctions
Convocation Medal, University of Sydney

Nancy Gordon Smith Prize at Graduation, University of Sydney

Current position
Barrister at Law, New South Wales Bar since November 1995

Career History
Research Director to Chief Justice A.M. Gleeson, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1993

Adjunct Lecturer, Executive MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management UNSW, 2001 - 2002

Justin Hogan-Doran

Justin Hogan-Doran1998 Menzies Memorial Scholar in Law

Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences), 1994, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Laws (Hons I), 1996, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Civil Laws (Hons I), University of Oxford
Master of Philosophy (Distinction), University of Oxford - thesis examining commercial jurisdiction in cyberspace

John Morris Prize for Conflicts of Laws, Oxford

Current position
Barrister at Law, New South Wales Bar since February 2003

Lecturer (part-time) in private international law and public international law at the University of Sydney, where he also coaches the Law School’s Jessup International Law Mooting team.

Career History
Solicitor with Mallesons Stephen Jaques in its Banking and Finance Group.
Legal Officer at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
Management Consultant for McKinsey & Co, London and Dublin.
Boston Consulting Group, Sydney, Financial Services section.
Read at the Bar with James Stevenson SC and Peter Whitford SC.

Justin was a serving member of Australian Army Special Forces (Commandos) and is currently a part-time legal officer in the Australian Army Legal Corps, posted to the ADF Military Law Centre at Randwick Barracks.

Associate Professor John Hooper

Associate Professor John Hooper2000 NHMRC/R G Menzies Fellow in Biomedical Science

John took up his Fellowship in 2001 at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA. His Fellowship research involved investigation of new proteolytic targets for inhibition of tumour induced angiogenesis - in lay terms we were looking for new ways to stop the spread of cancer. Currently my research is aimed at understanding the molecular changes that lead to cancer so that new approaches can be developed to treat this disease.

I have published 32 papers and 26 conference abstracts and been awarded 3 patents and my research has been funded by grants and Fellowships totalling $3.6M from the NHMRC, the Cancer Council Queensland and other agencies.

PhD (Pathology), University of Queensland, 1999
BSc (H1), University of Queensland, 1994

Current position
Senior Research Fellow, Mater Medical Research Institute's Cancer Biology Group.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, School - Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland

Gail Hubble

Gail Hubble1997 Menzies Memorial Scholar in Law

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Master of Arts, Monash University
Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1), Monash University
Bachelor of Civil Law (Hons 1), University of Oxford

Current position/s
Magistrate, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Career history/highlights
Solicitor, Slater and Gordon (1994-1995)
Lecturer, Law Faculty, Monash University (1996-2000)
Senior Fellow (University of Melbourne)
Barrister, Victorian Bar (2001-2010)

Areas of Professional Interest
All areas of commercial and administrative law.

April 2004

Dr Nick Huntington

Dr Nick Huntington2006 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship

Dr Nick Huntington from the Deparment of Immunology, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, was awarded the 2006 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship.

Nick took up his Fellowship in 2007 at the Department of Cytokines and Lymphoid Development Pasteur Institute, Paris. His study is "Natural Killer cell development, survival and homeostasis".

Commended - 2006 Victorian Premier's Award for Medical Research:

"Dr Huntington’s work has focussed on two important cells of the immune system, the “natural killer” or NK cell and the B cell. His studies have demonstrated how an enzyme called CD45 is critical for normal NK and B cell function.

"NK cells search for malignant or infected cells and kill them using two weapons: direct cell lysis and secretion of factors to recruit other destructive cells. Dr Huntington showed that CD45 is essential for the latter property in NK cells.

Alastair Isles

Alistair Isles1994-95 Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship to Harvard University

1993: BA/LLB (Hons) - University of Melbourne
1995: LL.M - Harvard University
2000: S.J.D. Degree in environmental law and policy - Harvard University

Other awards and achievements
2004-05 Research and writing award from the John T and Catherine D MacArthur Foundation.

Current position/s
University of California at Berkely: Broad range of environmental policy issues. Current focus is on green chemistry policies and politics, product regulation, sustainable industry (seafood, food, and electronics), learning tools and information technology for environmental protection, and environmental health developments affecting chemicals. Expertise in law and science, climate change policies and energy.

Barrister and solicitor to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Courts of Australia.

Dr Misty Jenkins

Dr Misty Jenkins2008 NH MRC/RG Menzies Fellowship

Bachelor of Science (Hons), 2001, University of Melbourne
PhD, University of Melbourne

Misty took up her NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship in 2009 at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK. Her study is "Investigating how killer T cells deliver their lethal hit". Misty returned to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to complete the last 2 years of her Fellowship.

Dr Mark Jenkinson

Dr Mark Jenkinson1995 Menzies Scholar in Engineering

D Phil, Robotics Research Group, University of Oxford, in the area of Computer Vision. Thesis title: Saliency in Image Analysis supervised by Prof Sir Michael Brady
BE in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons I), University of Adelaide
BSc in Mathematical Physics (Hons I), University of Adelaide

Current position:

Head of Structural Image Analysis and Physics Modelling within the Analysis Group at the FMRIB Centre (University of Oxford)

Career History:

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI) is a recent non-invasive technique for investigating which areas in the living human brain are active when certain tasks are being performed. Mark's research at the FMRIB centre, Unversity of Oxford, has concentrated on relating functional and structural information in FMRI and on the modelling and correction of MR artefacts.  Co-founder and principal developer of the FSL software package, used in over 1000 laboratories worldwide. Research interests: Registration and Motion Correction of MRI/FMRI Brain Images, Modelling and Reduction of MR Artefacts, Anatomically-based Segmentation, Group Statistical Modelling, Shape Representation

Jul 2006