Menzies Foundation news

Official news, updates and media releases on the Menzies Foundation activities are available here.

  • Understanding cultural practices to improve pain management

    27-Sep-2017

    The results of a research trial by Menzies Allied Health Scholar and Liverpool Hospital Senior Physiotherapist, Bernadette Brady, will lead to the development of planning tools that practitioners can use to help them quickly explore a patient's cultural influences on their pain.

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  • A scholar's early encounter with Menzies

    07-Sep-2017

    Glenn 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.

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  • What comes after a PhD?

    27-Jul-2017

    The 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.

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  • Young leaders addressing mental health

    26-Jul-2017

    The Satellite Foundation's Menzies Young Leader program is in full swing!

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  • Making a contribution to Australian science

    17-Jul-2017

    2014 NHMRC/Menzies Fellow in Medicine, Dr Si Ming Man, has been presented the Jim Pittard Early Career Award from the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) for his growing body of research work.

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  • Founding father passes away

    03-Jul-2017

    One of the founding Directors of the original Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust, Robert White AO, has passed away peacefully aged 93.

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  • Michelle shares her stories of identity

    15-Jun-2017

    "My Aboriginal identity is me and I work hard to make sure it is something significant in my life, so everyone knows that I am proud of my heritage."

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  • Underground science at the Australian High Commission

    08-Jun-2017

    Liz Killen believes that Australian science is world-leading, and the more people that know about it, the better.

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  • Improving support for refugees and the countries that host them

    24-May-2017

    Working on one of the world's most intractable issues - how to improve the global response to historic levels of refugee displacement - has become a daily pursuit for Menzies Scholar, Patrick Wall.

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  • A year of consolidation and reflection

    15-May-2017

    The Menzies Foundation has released its 2016 annual report following the AGM on Friday 19 May.

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  • Realising dreams with focus and introspection

    11-May-2017

    Hard work, introspection, self-care and a long-standing commitment to the Dimboola community has resulted in Courtney Dove being awarded the $10,000 Menzies Centenary Prize.

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  • Out of the darkness - solving the fundamental scientific puzzle

    08-May-2017

    "Don't you want to know what makes up 80 per cent of the universe?" This is the scientific puzzle that drives Tracy Slatyer, a self-confessed nerd who overcame bullying to pursue her passions and now works to unravel the mysteries of dark matter.

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  • Menzies Fellow steps into UNSW Pathology leadership role

    24-Apr-2017

    Professor John Pimanda, haematologist and 2003 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow, has been appointed head of pathology at UNSW, expanding his role which already straddles clinical and academic roles.

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  • All expectations exceeded

    19-Apr-2017

    From campaigning for Hilary Clinton to tutoring in a local correctional facility, Harvard Menzies Scholar Sibella Matthews, is making the most of every minute on her scholarship in Boston and so far it has exceeded all of her expectations.

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  • New leaders, new focus for the Menzies Foundation

    28-Mar-2017

    The Menzies Foundation has recently undertaken a strategic review leading into its 40th year and will be shifting and refining its priorities.

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  • Grant helps identify soccer players with elevated cardiac risk

    26-Mar-2017

    The Heartbeat of Football has started its 2017 activities with a Heart Health Awareness Tent at Wentworth Park in Sydney, to educate soccer players about heart health as they head into a new season.

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  • Can history help make a better world?

    21-Mar-2017

    The 2017 National History Challenge is open for school registrations. The Menzies Foundation is sponsoring a special category in the National History Challenge for 2017, with primary school students encouraged to expand their knowledge of Sir Robert Menzies by answering the question 'How successful was Australia's longest serving Prime Minister in helping to create a better world in modern Australia?'

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  • Social impact - building a community of change

    10-Mar-2017

    Harnessing new technologies, using innovative teaching methods and thinking about business, law and social impact differently, are central to building the next generation of change-makers, according to 2012 Menzies Scholar Jessica Roth.

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  • A passion for problem solving and creativity

    03-Mar-2017

    A passion for maths and science coupled with a craving for creativity have steered Ashleigh Miller towards an architecture degree at The University of Melbourne with the support of a Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarship.

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  • A big ambition for first in family

    03-Mar-2017

    Driven by a passion for human rights and international politics, Sienna Amarant will be the first person in her family to attend university and will undertake a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and International Study thanks to the support of a Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarship.

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