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Diving head-long into life

19 August 2016

Diving head-long into lifeTwo-time Australian Olympic Diver and Harvard Menzies Scholar, Mike Murphy, says the transition from Olympian to the next phase of life presents significant challenges for many athletes.

But 20 years on from his last Olympic appearance, the message he’d like to give them is pretty clear: there is so much more to life.

Stop CMV – Bill is on the case

15 August 2016

Professor Bill RawlinsonWhat is the most common viral and infectious cause of congenital disability in Australia, present in about 2000 newborns every year?

No it’s not rubella or toxoplasmosis or even Zika virus. It is a virus so common half the population have been infected by adulthood and more than three quarters of people by the age of 40. But if you’ve had it, you probably didn’t even know.

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?