Join us for this week's roundup of inspiring Scholar news...
Notre Dame Alumni in Focus
Dr Georgia Behrens, 2022 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar, has featured in The University of Notre Dame’s Alumni in Focus digital publication. In the article, Georgia has shared her ambitions to transform Australia’s healthcare system, so it is ‘more sustainable, resilient and equitable to deal with the massive health challenges heading our way this century’. Georgia will be commencing a Master of Science in Public and Environmental Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine later this year.
Featured Podcast –Sophie Rose
Sophie Rose, the 2022 Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO John Monash Scholar, is currently Assistant Curator of International Art at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, graduate from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours) in Art History. Sophie has since executed several exhibitions of contemporary and historical art at the Queensland Art Gallery. For her Scholarship award, Sophie will be attending the prestigious Bard College, in upstate New York, USA. This college is well known for its specialised curatorial program and it is here that Sophie will expand her skill set by undertaking a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies. Listen to her podcast episode here.
Marianne Haines, the 2018 Origin Foundation John Monash Scholar, currently completing a PhD in microbiology at the University of Calgary in Canada, has had her research published by Elsevier: Pilot-scale outdoor trial of a cyanobacterial consortium at pH 11 in a photobioreactor at high latitude. Marianne’s work focuses on scaling up algal cultivation to produce new bioproducts. Marianne believes that scaling technology in an economic and sustainable way is the key to taking science out of the laboratory and into the real world.
Accountability in law firms
Zoe Bush, the 2019 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar has co-authored an article published in The Saturday Paper, Doing Harm. The article argues the need for Australian law firms to be held accountable for representing organisations that support fossil fuel projects, in the same way banks have been held to account previously. Zoe is a senior climate change litigator at the Environmental Defenders Office and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Western Australia (UWA) Law School.
Protecting endangered environments
Dr Emma McIntosh, the 2014 BHP John Monash Scholar shares her academic and professional journey, since completing her DPhil in Geography and the Environment at Oxford University. She is currently responsible for managing grant applications on behalf of Arcadia, an organisation that supports endangered cultural heritage, protects endangered ecosystems and promotes access to knowledge. Read her story to discover the crucial work she does towards restoring unique and biodiverse areas of land and sea.