All Menzies Memorial Scholars
Anant (Dev) Tayal holds the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with First Class Honours and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Investment) (2008) from the University of Western Australia.
Dev will undertake the degree of MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge for one year.
An electrical engineer from Perth working with Energy Australia in Sydney, Dev wants to explore the relationship between engineering innovation, renewable energy and sustainable development particularly with respect to the problems of climate change.
He is president of the Energy Division of Engineers Without Borders in NSW, where he has initiated a remote assistance program for overseas renewable energy projects. He has spent three months volunteering as a renewable energy engineer in Laos.
In 2009, Dev received an Australian Youth Leadership Scholarship to represent Australia at a conference on future economic development in Delhi, India. He plays jazz clarinet, and is a keen runner, having completed the Sydney Marathon on behalf of the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Jane holds the degrees of LLB with First Class Honours and the University Medal (2009) and BA with First Class Honours and the University Medal (2007) from the University of Sydney where she was placed 1:281 in her graduating class.
Jane is undertaking the BCL/MPhil at the University of Oxford from October 2011 for 2 years.
Premala Thiagarajan holds the degrees of BA (pass) (2001) and LLB (H1) from Monash University (2002) and was placed 1/338 in her graduating class. During her academic career Premala gained the Supreme Court Prize.
Premala completed the 1 year BCL at Oxford.
David Thomas holds the degrees of BA with First Class Honours (2000) and LLB with First Class Honours (2002) from the University of Sydney. He was ranked 1/276 and awarded the University Medal in History and the University Medal in Law.
David took up his one year scholarship in October 2005 at Oxford University where he studied for the BCL.
Master of Clinical Psychology (1994), University of Queensland.
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Distinction) (1991), University of Queensland.
Bachelor of Arts (1990), University of Queensland.
2008 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences
Phillip Tully holds the degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology) with First Class Honours from the University of Adelaide (2004).
His PhD project entitled "Quality of life outcomes after cardiac surgery" was carried out at Flinders University.
Nicole Tyson holds the degrees of BA/LLB (H1) from the University of Tasmania (2000) and was placed 1/118 in her graduating class. During her academic career Nicole gained 14 prizes including the University Medal and has 6 publications.
Nicole completed the 1 year degree of Master of Studies in Legal Research at Oxford.