Menzies Foundation news

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

  • Jopling takes top job

    26-Feb-2018

    Peter Jopling AM QC, a respected barrister, has been elected the new Chair of the Menzies Foundation setting the stage for the Foundation to move into a new era.

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  • One of the best years of my life'

    05-Feb-2018

    As the new students arrive at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School to start Year 7, one of the people helping make them feel at home is Michelle Kerrin, who recently wrote about her experience as the Inaugural RG Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow.

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  • CEO and Board changes

    18-Jan-2018

    The 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.

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  • 30 years of outstanding Menzies research in Tasmania

    12-Jan-2018

    Today marks 30 years since the official opening of what was the Menzies Centre for Population Health Research in Tasmania (now the Menzies Institute for Medical Research), by the Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen KG, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KBE, QC, when he was Governor General of Australia.

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  • Scaling the heights to develop avalanche warning

    21-Dec-2017

    2017 Menzies Alumni President and Engineering Scholar, Dr Adrian McCallum, has just returned from an expedition to Nepal with his engineering students, exploring various aspects of earthquake risk and impact.

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  • Menzies Allied Health Research professor appointed

    21-Dec-2017

    Professor Michel Coppieters has been appointed as the Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health Research at the Menzies Health Institute in Queensland.

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  • Scholars granted over $10 million in latest NHMRC round

    13-Dec-2017

    Menzies Scholars and Fellows have been awarded fellowships and project grants from the NHMRC valued at over $10.7 million in the latest round of announcements.

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  • Serena takes her leadership to the next level

    11-Dec-2017

    Taking the big jump from feeling safe, supported and surrounded by family in a small town in Queensland to studying at the University of Melbourne, is an experience that will guide the mentoring efforts of the 2018 Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow.

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  • Can blood tests improve outcomes for cancer patients?

    29-Nov-2017

    Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson is on a journey to demonstrate the value of blood-based circulating tumour DNA testing in better treating and monitoring cancer patients. It's a journey which started as part of her NHMRC/Menzies Fellowship in Cambridge and has just been given a major boost with the CSL Centenary Fellowship.

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  • History challenge winner - Menzies contributed to a better world

    27-Nov-2017

    Leo Ng from Marist College in Canberra has taken out the National History Challenge special category 'Sir Robert Menzies and today's Australia' with an excellent essay addressing the question 'Did Sir Robert Menzies contribute to a better world?'.

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  • Opportunity knocks for Menzies Law Scholar

    20-Nov-2017

    From coffee with an ex-PM, to dinner at the House of Lords and a deep dive into legal theory at Oxford, it's a cracking pace of life for a Menzies Scholar in the UK - and Nathan Van Wees is loving it.

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  • Teaching exceeds Carina's expectations

    01-Nov-2017

    She 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.

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  • Paying tribute to Sir Ninian Stephen

    30-Oct-2017

    Chair of the Menzies Foundation, Professor Simon Maddocks, has paid tribute to former governor-general, The Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen, who helped shaped the Foundation as its Chairman from 1992-1998.

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  • Olsen powers up and plugs in

    11-Oct-2017

    Electrical 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.

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  • Call out for 2018 Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow

    28-Sep-2017

    The call has gone out for applicants to be the 2018 Sir Robert Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS).

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  • 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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