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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we highlight the work of one of our fellows, Prof Adrian Liston, a leader in immunology research who has uncovered the connection between psychological factors and the immune system.
Early screening for autism spectrum disorder will be improved in Victoria, thanks to the work of Menzies scholar Dr Josephine Barbaro and her colleagues at La Trobe University’s Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre.
Menzies scholar Olsen Garland has taken a break from studying his MBA at London Business School to return to Melbourne for an internship in business management. Although he's doing something completely new, his engineering background is proving very useful.
This National Science Week, we highlight the work of one of our scholars, Dr Adrian McCallum, who is committed to saving lives in avalanche and earthquake-prone areas after three of his colleagues died as they prepared for a Mount Everest expedition.
Menzies scholar Associate Professor Anina Rich has recently been elected to the Executive Committee of the Global Young Academy, which brings together young researchers to address global problems. Working alongside experts from around the world, Anina is the only Australian on the committee.
Back youth and take some risks was the advice of Sir Gustav Nossal AC, CBE, FRS when speaking recently about the Menzies Foundation’s new strategic approach to supporting entrepreneurs in science and technology.
The Menzies Foundation has used the occasion of its 40th anniversary to look back at achievements and to usher in a new era with some significant changes to its strategic direction.
New research on better practice models in philanthropy will help shape the way the Menzies Foundation tracks its impact. Our CEO, Liz Gillies, who is also an Honorary Fellow at the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre at the University of Melbourne, was the lead author of the Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practice Model report released this week.
The Menzies Foundation will relaunch its Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Law Scholarship later in 2018 with a focus on a pressing global legal issue: cyber security. Here, University of Melbourne law student and Menzies Philanthropy Intern, Charlie Summons, outlines the pressing need for a considered focus on protecting our data.
A story from our publication Taking the lead: 40 stories of impact, we explore how a group of people we've supported are using their expertise and passion for sustainable practices to ensure our world becomes cleaner, healthier, greener and more sustainable for future generations.
It's 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.
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.
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.