Emily Ragus, 2021 Judith Neilson Foundation John Monash Scholar 'Cross Sectoral', was recently featured on Restore, a podcast hosted by paramedic Eoin Walker. In this episode, Emily discusses her current research at the University of Amsterdam and her first-hand experience of how climate change and natural disasters impact women. Emily is completing her PhD in Public Health, Humanities and Gender Equity, after which she intends to promote health equality as an effective diplomacy tool for Australia.
Congratulations Dr Sam Wills
The World Bank recently appointed Dr Sam Wills, 2010 John Monash Scholar, as their Country Economist for Kiribati and Nauru. Sam lived in Nauru as a child, which motivated his application for a John Monash Scholarship to study The Resource Curse (also known as the Paradox of Plenty) for his PhD at Oxford University. We wish Sam all the best in his new role and for a safe journey back to Sydney, where he will be based. Listen to Sam's intriguing John Monash Scholars Podcast here.
Are we living in a simulation?
The 2018 ANZAC Centenary John Monash Scholar Heather Muir has written a digital publication for the Nature Portfolio Physics Community. Her article explains the rationale behind her recently published research entitled: Emergence of the Fused Spacetime from a Continuum Computing Construct of Reality. She argues that the nature of space and time may be fused, based on the laws of computation. She suggests we are statistically more likely to be living in one of many simulated realities, rather than to be the single original simulator reality.
Australia and India unite to combat terrorism
The 13th meeting of the India-Australia Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism was held on the 4th of May 2022. Major General Roger Noble AO DSC CSC, 2008 John Monash Scholar and Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade represented Australia and led delegations of experts for this event. The two nations condemned terrorism in all forms and discussed ways to further enhance their cooperation in this sphere.
Prison health care to match community healthcare
Sarah Schwartz, 2019 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar, has co-authored an article for The Conversation: Victoria’s prison health care system should match community health care. Sarah works as a Senior Lawyer/ Advocate at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and is currently representing family members of Veronica Nelson, Ms Calgaret and Michael Suckling in coronial proceedings into their deaths in custody.