Professor Simon Maddocks

Professor Simon Maddocks1987 Menzies Scholar in Medicine


Current position:
Vice-Chancellor, Charles Darwin University

Professional affiliations:
Director and Chairman: Governing Board, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin
Director: Pork CRC Ltd
Member: Governing Council of University of Adelaide
Member: Society for Reproductive Biology; Endocrine Society of Australia; Endocrine Society (UK); Society for Reproduction and Fertility (UK); Australian Society of Immunology; Society for the Study of Reproduction (USA); Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology; Australian Institute of Company Directors
Director of the Menzies Foundation since 1993

Career History:
Post-doctoral fellow at the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1995 Head of Department of Animal Science, University of Adelaide.
1998 Director of the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy Campus.
until 2014 Affiliate Professor of Animal Science, University of Adelaide
Chief Scientist, South Australian Research & Development Institute

Areas of Professional Interest:
Reproductive biology including identifying mechanisms by which male reproductive antigens can be targeted for immunological contraceptive technologies

Simon Malian

Simon Malian

2014 Menzies Scholarships to Harvard

Simon’s academic background and over eight years of professional experience have been focused on the intersection between economics and computation, with a special emphasis on using technology to make financial decisions. Simon has worked for IBM Business Consulting Services, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, and the Australian Government’s National Broadband Network Initiative.

Outside of work, Simon is passionate about social entrepreneurship and has been working on a charitable initiative called Golden Hint helps charities obtain advice on issues facing them. The name is inspired by the belief that providing expert advice (hints) can prove pivotal (golden) in transforming ideas into results.

Dr Kevin Man

KevinManheadshotweb2016 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow

Dr Kevin Man has been awarded the 2016 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship to further his research into circadian rhythm regulation on a cellular level. Kevin’s research will focus on understanding how genes regulate circadian rhythms, and the impact of disrupted cycles on cardiovascular and metabolic illnesses. His research may help with the development of tailorable therapies for immune related disorders such as asthma or type 2 diabetes.

Kevin’s research will be conducted at The University of California’s San Francisco campus and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Through the fellowship he aims to bring new research techniques back to Australia where new technologies are reinventing the types of experiments which can be conceived.

Kevin was awarded his PhD by University of Melbourne in 2015

Dr Si Ming Man

si ming man2015 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship 

Si Ming completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2007 and was awarded First Class Honours and the University Medal. He continued his research studies at UNSW and completed a MSc funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award. In 2009, Si Ming was awarded a highly competitive fully-funded Cambridge International Scholarship to pursue a PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK.

In 2013, he completed his PhD and was appointed a postdoctoral fellow in one of the leading labs in the field of innate immunity, located at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA.

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin2002 Menzies Scholar in Law

BA/LLB (Hons) First Class, University of Melbourne 2000
BCL (Dist), Magdalen College, Oxford 2003
MPhil, Magdalen College, Oxford 2004

Current position:
Barrister, 7 King's Bench Walk, Temple, London

Career history:
Solicitor, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London (2004–2007)
Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne (2002)
Articled Clerk, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne (2001–2002)

Other awards:
Spero Wilson Memorial Scholarship, University of Melbourne 2001

'Lost and Destroyed Evidence: The Search for a Principled Approach to Abuse of Process' (2005) 9 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 158
Professional/Other affiliations:
Commercial Bar Association

Areas of Professional Interest:
Insurance and reinsurance, shipping, professional negligence, private international law, restitution

Music, theatre, travel
Apr 2010

Sibella Matthews

Sibella Matthews Harvard2016 cropped

2016 Menzies Scholarship to Harvard

Sibella Matthews, a 26-year-old Sydney solicitor and policy advisor is passionate about the juvenile justice and child protection systems within Australia and plans on using her expectant degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University to better protect children’s rights. Sibella’s ambition is to use innovative policy reforms to bring the states and territories together to decrease the number of children in need of protection caught up in the criminal justice system

Patrick Mayoh

Patrick Mayoh

2015 Menzies Scholarship to Harvard

Patrick will study a Masters in Public Policy at the John F Kennedy School of Government and intends to use his strong China expertise and US public policy training to shape Australia's engagement with both the US and China. Patrick is a lawyer and foreign service officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Patrick graduated from the ANU with a Bachelor of Laws (first class honours), a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific studies (Chinese), a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Graduate Diploma in Asia-Pacific Studies. Patrick has been actively involved in the community, including volunteering with the St Vincent de Paul's night patrol van providing food and shelter for the homeless.

Dr Adrian McCallum

Dr Adrian Mccallum2007 Menzies Scholar in Engineering

Adrian McCallum holds the degrees of Bachelor of Civil Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia (2004), Bachelor of Science with Second Class Honours (1992) from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Meteorology with High Distinction (1996).

Adrian took up his scholarship in 2007 at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University studying for a PhD (Polar Studies).

Current position:
Researcher and Lecturer, Geotech & Enviro Engineering, School of Science, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast

I have various skills and research interests courtesy of a diverse 20-year career across the Australian Defence Forces. My primary research pertains to the use of snow as a construction material and the insitu assessment of snow mechanical properties. My domestic research interests focus on the interplay between science and engineering in ensuring our successful adaptation to climate change. Additionally I am captivated by the pursuit of science in the polar and alpine regions; ideally by light-weight and self-contained expeditions.

Jan 2012

Dr Maria McCarthy

Dr Maria McCarthy2007 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Maria McCarthy holds the degrees of Master of Applied Science (Family Therapy) (1998), a Postgraduate Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy (1992) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) (1985) from La Trobe University.

In 2010 Maria completed her PhD project entitled "Identification of psychosocial risk and traumatic stress in parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer" which was carried out at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne.

Feb 2011

Leisa McCarthy

Leisa Mccarthy2010 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Leisa McCarthy holds the degrees of Master of Community Nutrition from the University of Queensland (1997) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Nutritional Science) from the University of Canberra (1996).

Her PhD project is entitled "Household food security issues and impact on health outcomes in Indigenous Australian children aged 6 months to 4 years residing in the Darwin-Palmerston region of the Northern Territory" and will be carried out at the Menzies School of Health Research.

Sept 2010

Dr Jane McCormack

Dr Jane McCormack2009 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences

Jane McCormack holds the degree of B Health Science (Speech Pathology) with First Class Honours from Charles Sturt University (2002).

Her PhD project entitled "The experience and impact of childhood speech impairment" is being carried out at Charles Sturt University.

Aug 2009