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Learning through leadership

10 April 2018

It’sSerena Thompson2 supplied2017 web often said that great leaders must “walk the talk”, and this is certainly something Serena Rae Thompson is striving to do. 

Serena is mentoring Year 7 students at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) through a 12-month Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellowship.

CEO and Board changes

18 January 2018

liz Gillies3 newsThe Menzies Foundation has kicked off the new year with a number of key leadership changes.

With over 20 years’ experience in social impact, philanthropy and leadership development, Elizabeth Gillies has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Menzies Foundation.

Teaching exceeds Carina’s expectations

1 November 2017

Dr Carina Dennis, mixing science and teachingShe could well be the prototype for the successful modern teacher.

Dr Carina Dennis has taken her evidence and research capabilities honed as a medical scientist, combined them with her communication skills as a journalist and editor, and is now using them to full effect in her third career as a teacher.

Olsen powers up and plugs in

12 October 2017

Engineering Scholar, Olsen Garland (third from left) with his LBS study groupElectrical engineer Olsen Garland has set a cracking pace in his first few months as a Menzies Scholar.

As part of the latest group of Menzies Scholars to arrive in the UK, Olsen has started his MBA at the London Business School (LBS) and says from orientation week on it has been nothing short of amazing.

A scholar’s early encounter with Menzies

7 September 2017

A young Glenn Withers advising Paul KeatingGlenn Withers is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Australian National University and University of New South Wales and was founding CEO of Universities Australia. He was awarded his RG Menzies Scholarship to complete a PhD in Business Economics within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in 1970, well before the Menzies Foundation was even contemplated.

What comes after a PhD?

27 July 2017

Teresa Brown 2The journey through a PhD is often about much more than just research. Being flexible, having patience and persistence, and the ability to work independently while managing research and clinical work were all a part of the challenge for 2015 Allied Health Scholar Teresa Brown who recently submitted her final thesis for review.