Rosie Dawkins


Rosie Dawkins

2007 Harvard Menzies Scholar

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Dr Rosie Dawkins holds degrees in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and a Bachelor of Medical Science with First Class Honours, both from the University of Western Australia.

Dr Dawkins is interested in childhood hearing loss, particularly in Aboriginal communities, and delivery of medical services to rural and remote communities. Rosie's plans include working in major teaching hospitals with outreach work in regional and remote communities.

Dr Dawkins was awarded the Scholarship to study a Master of Public Health specialising in International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Studied at: Harvard University

Current Biography

Dr Rosie Dawkins is vitreoretinal surgeon. She has expertise in all areas of vitreoretinal surgery including retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, complicated lens problems, and diabetic retinopathy. She has a strong interest in new developments in vitreo-retinal surgery.

Dr Dawkins undertook ophthalmology training in Melbourne at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital (RVEEH). She subsequently completed a Fellowship in Medical and Surgical Retina in Cambridge. Here she developed an interest in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of inherited retinal detachments, as well as training in all aspects of medical and surgical retina. On her return to Melbourne she completed a further Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at RVEEH.

Dr Dawkins has a strong interest in research, with an appointment at the University of Melbourne. Her laboratory research and Masters degree were undertaken at Harvard University. Dr Dawkins is also engaged with global ophthalmology, and previously lived in Timor-Leste, providing ophthalmology services as well as training local doctors and undertaking research for service development.

Scholarship Year: 2007

Fields of Interest

Medicine, Surgery, Hearing, Education, Public Health