The General Sir John Monash Foundation, Australia's leading national scholarship program, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Paul Ramadge as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Ramadge brings to the role extensive national and international leadership experience in higher education, cross-cultural engagement, funding, not for profits and media organisations.
As National Reconciliation Week begins Monday 27 May, Karri Walker, 2023 Victorian Government John Monash Scholar and Dr Brett Shannon, 2021 Australian Universities’ John Monash Scholar, share the significance of this week and the importance to reconcile the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait.
The General Sir John Monash Foundation recognises those who have fought for our freedom, those currently serving and those future generations. Your bravery and dedication will be honoured and remembered.
Arlie McCarthy, 2017 David Turner John Monash Scholar, has been accepted to go on the Antarctic expedition, Homeward Bound. She is a marine ecologist, interested in animals like mussels, barnacles and crustaceans that live on the seabed or on human structures like ships. Her current research focuses on the risk of introducing non-native marine species to Antarctica, especially via biofouling on ships. We spoke with Arlie about her professional journey since receiving the John Monash Scholarship, this new opportunity and what leadership means to her.
Dr Brent O'Carrigan, 2015 NSW Premier's John Monash Scholar, has recently been appointed as co-lead of the Urologic Malignancies Programme at the University of Cambridge Cancer Centre. He is principal investigator for a broad portfolio of academic and commercial clinical trials in both kidney cancer and melanoma, including cellular therapy trials. We spoke with Brent about his professional journey since receiving the John Monash Scholarship, his new role and what leadership means to him.
The theme of International Women's Day
is Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future. We speak to John Monash Scholars Dr Gemma Sharp, 2007 John Monash Scholar, Emily Ragus, 2021 Judith Neilson Foundation John Monash Scholar 'Cross Sectoral', and Freya Jansens, 2019 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar about their work in the gender equality space.
Dr Alexandra Phelan, 2013 Pratt Foundation John Monash Scholar, has come a long way since completing her studies at Georgetown University. She is a globally recognised expert in global health law, with expertise in international law and infectious diseases and the impact of global change events on health, including planetary health issues such as biodiversity and climate change.
On Remembrance Day 2022, We asked Major Nathan Johnson, 2018 Pratt Foundation Commemorative Defence AAA John Monash Scholar, Lieutenant Hannah Phelps, 2021 Chairman's Circle John Monash Scholar and Captain Amrinder Ghuman, 2021 ANZAC Centenary John Monash Scholar what Remembrance Day means to them.