Join us for this week's roundup of inspiring Scholar news...
Transforming the future of Allied Health
Rebecca Keeley, 2022 Tim Fischer John Monash Scholar, has been profiled by Flinders University examining her achievements and looking towards her future opportunities as she embarks on her John Monash Scholarship studying for a Masters of Business Administration at Oxford University. During the pandemic, Rebecca began Outback Allies, a peer support and networking organisation designed to help health professionals working in rural and remote locations. Rebecca is currently a project officer-supporting ageing in the community at Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
Creating the next generation of financially ‘Savvy’ people
Stephanie Pow, 2013 NSW Premier’s John Monash Scholar and Harvard Graduate, has recently launched her startup, Crayon, through the ‘It Starts With Action’ Campaign, New Zealand. Crayon is creating a roadmap for every stage of parenthood by providing resources to help build financial confidence and wellbeing for future generations.
Enhancing battery technology is close to Tom’s heart – literally
Mr Thomas Jenkins, 2020 Wesfarmers John Monash Scholar, is currently undertaking an MBA specialising in Operations and Entrepreneurship at IE University, Madrid. Tom has composed a short article about his life and studies in Madrid and the developments he hopes to make in the field of enhanced battery technology. In 2018, after a cardiac arrest, Tom woke in hospital to find he had a Subcutaneous-Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator with a limited battery life.
Putting Theory into Practice on Return to Australia
Alice Crawford, 2021 Bob Hawke John Monash Scholar, recently graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School with a Master of Public Administration. As the country begins a period of new leadership, it is brilliant to have a General Sir John Monash Scholar in a supportive role in the new government Alice has returned to Australia to continue her work as an adviser to the Leader of the Australian Labour Party.
GPs can make a real difference
Dr Isabel Hanson, 2022 BHP John Monash scholar, is currently a locum at the Maari Ma primary health care service in Broken Hill. She recently spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald about the collapse of the health system and the trend in young doctors shunning GP training. Isabel will study for a MPhil & DPhil in Translational Health Sciences at Oxford University from September.