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Managing the head space of a PhD

5 August 2016

Alisa Manuscript kategenius2009 Menzies Scholar in Engineering Alisa Selimovic says her PhD at Oxford University was an opportunity to learn about autonomy, pride, collaboration and for personal growth. While she says that her research is just a grain of sand in the bigger body of engineering research, she feels the experience was much more than developing academically.

A passion for water

12 July 2016

Coff Brittany with colleagues in Zambia croppedGrowing up in South Australia at a time of water scarcity signalled the beginning of a passion for water resource management for 2012 Menzies Engineering Scholar Brittany Coff.

A better thinker and a better lawyer than when I arrived

6 July 2016

Eleanor Mitchell In 2013 Eleanor Mitchell moved from Adelaide to Oxford with the support of a Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law to complete a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford University. Three years later with BCL, MPhil and an internship with the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva under her belt, Eleanor is now a trainee barrister at Matrix Chambers in London.

Leadership takes many forms - video released

26 May 2016

Premala Thiagarajan, 2004 Menzies Scholar in LawWhat do Australia’s highest profile neurologist researching treatment and prevention options for MND, researchers exploring safeguards to gambling addiction and improving treatment for glaucoma, a public lawyer who uses her legal skills to improve the relationships between people, and an architect who takes her design skills to disaster zones have in common?

Once in a lifetime - International Law scholarship

19 April 2016

Patrick Wall webThanks to the support of individual donors, law firms and the Australian government, 2014 saw the awarding of the inaugural Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law, named in honour of former Governor General of Australia, Sir Ninian, who was Chairman of the Menzies Foundation from 1992 to 1998.

Making speech pathology more accessible

12 April 2016

2009 Menzies Scholar in Allied Health, Dr Jane McCormackWhen Dr Jane McCormack worked on several initiatives aimed at understanding speech difficulties in children and improving the accessibility to speech pathology services in Australia, little did she know it would lead to a new role at the University of Sheffield in the UK.

Engaging with the US

22 March 2016

Patrick MayohWhen he headed off to Harvard late last year, 2015 Harvard Menzies Scholar, Patrick Mayoh, had some pretty clear goals.

One of them was that in his future career he wanted to use his public policy experience to help shape Australia’s engagement with the US.

20 years of fostering leadership in rural Victoria

11 March 2016

In 1894 Sir Robert MeBell familynzies, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister, was born in Jeparit, a small country town in far Western Victoria.

A century later the Menzies Centenary Prize, currently valued at $10,000, was created with the support of the Menzies Foundation and its Alumni to honour the legacy of Sir Robert and to support the dux of Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (the closest high school to Jeparit) to attend university.