2015 ANZAC Centenary John Monash Scholar Dr Phoebe Williams awarded $566K NHMRC grant
The Foundation is proud to congratulate John Monash Scholar Dr Phoebe Williams who was awarded an Investigator Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). She is one of three John Monash Scholars to receive a grant in this year’s round. These highly competitive grants are awarded to world-leading health and medical research projects improving the lives of all Australians. Phoebe will be establishing a new treatment regimen for neonatal sepsis in Australia and the local South East Asian region.
2014 BHP John Monash Scholar Dr Emma McIntosh writes on the importance of philanthropy and supporting conservation
Emma is a conservation scientist interested in the links between conservation researchers and practitioners and approaches to improve biodiversity conservation efforts. In this recent article for Alliance Magazine, Emma explains how philanthropy not only supports sustainability but also helps prevent future pandemics.
2007 John Monash Scholar Dr Owen Siggs guiding life-changing treatments with gene sequencing
Dr Owen Siggs has been working with CIRCA, a national Garvan-led collaboration of medical and scientific professionals that investigate the genetic causes of rare immune diseases. With Owen's expertise in genetic illnesses they have developed targeted personalised treatments to improve the quality of life for Karla, a four-year-old girl with a severely painful, rare immune disorder.
2005 John Monash Scholar Dr Katherine Daniell cited in The Conversation on Australia's water emergency
Water reform has been reassessed and fresh debate is now being invited to help understand and challenge previous science around it. Using a report co-authored by Dr Katherine Daniell, the article invites a conversation to help address and support the communities that rely on sustainable water supply.
2013 BHP John Monash Scholar Jillian Kilby speaks on "tele-commuting" and communities formed in rural Australia
Following trends on how Australians are now living further away from cities, Triple J's Hack program reported on what is making young Australians pack their bags. Jillian Kilby, founder of The Exchange in Dubbo, helps provide insight on how rural communities adapt and co-working communities build connections all around Australia.
2013 Pratt Foundation John Monash Scholar Dr Alexandra Phelan warns against immunity passports in The New Yorker
As the travel industry struggles to rebuild, the novel idea of immunity passports has been pitched to promise travel free from COVID-19. Dr Alexandra Phelan, a leading public health law expert, advises on how a system is most likely to reflect systemic biases, corruption and discrimination.