Fellowship Holders 2000 - 2010
B Eng (JCU)
Elizabeth is currently at Oxford University completing a PhD in robotics research. Her robots are programmed to explore and map unknown environments.
Sarah Holland-Batt **Jennifer Greenwood
B Ed (Exeter), Education PhD (Leeds)
Jennifer is completing a PhD in Philosophy at UQ. Her project explores emotion and metaphor and she draws on many disciplinary perspectives to inform her research.
Vimbai Nyemba (see 2008-09)
BSc (UQ), Med (QUT)
Jane is completing her PhD project in the Business school at UQ. Her project provides a model describing and explaining how people in organisations manage workforce diversity. The topic emerged in response to her work as research manager at the Diversity Council Australia, a membership-based association that assists Australian organizations to provide inclusive and equitable workplace environments. At this time, she noticed there was a lack of guidance for managers on how to manage workplace diversity effectively. The model she develops will provide evidence-based guidance to managers on how to manage diversity effectively and assist organisations design and implement more effective diversity training. The fellowship has enabled her to finish writing her thesis.
Kiah is completing her PhD at UQ. Her research is directed at ethical trade and in particular women's understandings of local social and environmentally sustainable livelihoods. She is looking at the contributions of regulatory and nonregulatory models for achieving this.
2008-09Marian Heckenberg (see 2001-02)
BA (Hons I), MPhil, C.dec.
Jennifer is studying towards a PhD in Classics and Ancient History at UQ. She will be undertaking a trip to the U.K. in mid-2009 to further her research into illness as a mechanism of social interaction in the Roman world to A.D. 235. Jennifer also has a career as a Senior Housing Analyst for the Queensland Government.
Dip HE(Med Sci) Northumbria, BBioSci Griffith
Currently in medical school at St.George's University studying towards a Doctor of Medicine.
BSocSci UQ, MSc Human Rights LSE
Sasha studied towards an MSc in Human Rights at the London School of Economics conducting fieldwork in Sierra Leone on women's rights. She has since been working on Sudan at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International and has plans to begin her PhD.
Sujeevi Samanthi Nawaratna
M.A. with Distinction (Kings College London), M. Mus.St. (GU), B.A., B.Ed.St. (UQ).
Christine is a teacher with Education Queensland and a musicologist. She is presently reading for her D. Phil at Oxford University. Her research project on Victorian oratorio festivals looks into a much neglected area of musicological research.
MSc (Distinction) Advanced Structural Engineering, DIC. (Imperial College London), BEng, Civil (Hons Class 1), The University of Queensland
Caitlin is a structural engineer specializing in maritime structures and bridge design. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 and was employed by SKM for almost 5 years before taking leave to study her Masters in Advanced Structural Engineering at Imperial College London. The Audrey Jorss Commemorative Fellowship (AFUW Qld) helped to make this year of study possible. Caitlin is now employed in London with Flint and Neill Partnership.
BComp (Information Systems and Psychology; Monash), MA (Psychology; University of Denver)
Nicole is currently undertaking a PhD in Psychology at UQ. She is studying how infants respond physiologically to meaningful sounds in their environments. She is also concurrently doing a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at UQ.
Sonja Read (nee Brown)
LLB (Hons 1) (UQ), BSc (Neurobiology and Psychology) (UQ), GradDip PLEAT (UQ), LLM (UPenn)
Senior Associate at Minter Ellison Lawyers working in the health regulatory and bioscience intellectual property area.
Dr Katherine Wynn
BAppSci (MedSci), BAppSci (Hons I), PhD
Katherine carried out her PhD at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research on aspects of the immune response to human cytomegalovirus, both in healthy and immunocompromised individuals. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Biochemistry at Cardiff University, Wales.
BSc (Biochemistry; The Chinese University of Hong Kong), MPhil (Anatomy; The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Ada is in her third year of her PhD study in Griffith University. She is conducting her research project on the genetic influence of alcoholism and alcohol craving, in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
2006-07Carla J. L. Atkinson**
BSc Marine Biology/Oceanography (Joint Hons); MSc Marine Biology
Carla carried out her BSc and MSc studies at the University of Wales, Bangor and is now commencing her PhD within the School of Biomedical Science at UQ. Carla is interested in the sensory biology of sharks and rays. Her PhD looks at the sense of taste in sharks and rays, a subject of which very little is known. Carla also has publications on the electroreceptive system in sharks.
Laura is an American student who is enrolling for a Masters in Economics at the University of Queensland. She is studying the history and economics of stolen wages.
LLB (Hons 1), BSc (Biomedical Science) (UQ), LLM (Dist) (Edin)
Shih-Ning is a lecturer at the School of Law at QUT. She teaches and researches in the health law area.
UQ BA (Hons I) in English; Uni Medalist, MA (Cornell), PhD (Cornell)
Janice Ho graduated with a B.A. (Hons I) from the University of Queensland in 2001 and was the recipient of a University Medal. She subsequently received her M.A. and Ph.D degrees in English literature from Cornell University in 2005 and 2008 respectively. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder; her areas of research include twentieth-century British literature and culture, modernist literature, and postcolonial literature and theory.
BMusic (Griffith University), M. Mus. (Royal Academy of Music, London), M. Arts (Phil) (UQ)
Melody has a Masters of Music from the Royal Academy of Music in London and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from University of Queensland. She has received a number of awards including the APRA Professional Development Award in the Classical category (2009) and the 3MBS National Composers Award (2009), and has participated in several national workshops such as Modart2009, the TSO Composer School 2009 and KPO development program. She is currently completing a Doctorate of Music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, USA.
BSc (Hons I)(UQ)
Sani is in her second year of PhD in bioengineering. Her project is on adult stem cells as healing substrate.
LLB (Hons I) (UQ)
Gabrielle is enrolling for a Masters at Melbourne Uni on constitutional law in Asia/Pacific region
Megan is the recipient of the Australian Federation of University Women-UQ Fellowship Fund and is working towards a Master of Philosophy degree.
Rebekah has a BA (Hons I) and a University Medal from the University of Queensland. She is currently working on a PhD in literature at Cambridge University. Her topic is the work of Henry James.
DPhil (Law) and MPhil (International Relations), Oxford University, Hons I in Government, UQ; BA and LLB, UNSW.
Ingrid's doctoral project focused on the domestic implementation of public international law agreements, especially human rights law agreements. Now working at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, and also teaching international law at the American University of Paris.
Dr Clementina Lwatula
Master Public Health(Qld)
Clementina is a medical doctor from Zambia who has extensive experience with the effects of HIV on the lives of women and children. She obtained a Master of Public Health at UQ. Her topic was the prevention of and counselling for HIV infection, especially in women. Clementina rejoined her previous employers, SOS Children's Village of Zambia Trust (www.soscvzambia.org.zm) when she returned to Zambia where she contributed significantly establishing a clinic for providing free antiretroviral therapy to the community there especially orphans and poor women. The clinic commenced on 1st November 2007. In January 2008 Clementina joined The University of Zambia, (UNZA) as Head of the University Health Services. UNZA is Zambia's largest research and training institution which was established in 1965, just one year after independence from Britain.
Norita is studying for a PhD in social work at UQ. Her topic is indigenous incarceration, especially the extent to which rehabilitation programs in Australian and New Zealand jails are relevant to and effective for indigenous people. In order to complete her study, she must travel around Australia and New Zealand to interview relevant parties. Norita has a B.Soc Wk from UQ and has 13 years experience working the field.
Bsc (Hons I) (UQ)
Tamyka is finishing her PhD full-time in Human Movements studies at UQ. She has a BSc (Hons I) in Physics from the University of Queensland and is now completing a project on computational modelling of sensorimotor control and movement.
Sara Busilacchi (see 2004-05)
2004-05Caragh Brosnan (see 2002-03)
BSc (UQ), LLB Hons 1 (UQ), LLM (Harvard)
Kate is a University medalist from the University of Queensland. She holds a BA (1998) with a major in French, an LLB (2002) with first class Honours from the University of Queensland, and an LLM (2005) from Harvard Law School. Kate is currently working in the International Arbitration Practice Group of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, and is based in Mexico City. She is Assistant Editor of World Arbitration & Mediation Review, published by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and lectures on international alternative dispute resolution at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. Kate is also a fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and a member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Working Group II (Arbitration & Conciliation).
Sara is an Italian national currently in her first year of a PhD in Marine Sciences at James Cook University. Sara's project is to model the impact of reef line fishery on marine resources in the Eastern Torres Straight. Sara has a number of publications and professional experience in her field of fisheries biology. She chose to study at James Cook University in order to take advantage of the opportunity to both model the impact of fishing on the reef, as well as work with indigenous groups who make a living off of fishing in the area.
BPhty, MPhil, PhD
Thorlene completed her PhD studies on 'The immediate effect of physical activity on the postural stability of older people' through the University of Queensland in 2009. She is now working at the Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait at the Kingston Centre Gait Laboratory in Melbourne, and also as a Research Physiotherapist at the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne.
BSc (Hons 1) (ANU); BLaw (Hons 1, University Medal) (ANU)
Jodi is currently at Oxford, studying for a Bachelors of Civil Law. Her topic is human rights law and her particular interest is in how the rights of vulnerable individuals, particularly women and children, should be protected in situations that typically involve gross human rights abuses (these include war, refugeeism).
BSc Physics (ANU); B. Systems Eng (Hons) (ANU)
Anne is in her final year of a PhD in experimental aerospace engineering at the University of Queensland. Her topic is maximization of scramjet engine efficiency, which involves building scramjet engine models that can simulate the high heat generated in outer atmosphere flight. She is a member of the Hyshot team at the University of Queensland, one of the world's leading scramjet research teams.
2003-04Christine A. Bateup
BA/LL.B. (Melb.); LL.M. (Lond)
Doctorate of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) Candidate, NYU School of Law (specializing in constitutional theory)
Dr Janet Butler
PhD (La Trobe), BA (La Trobe), Dip Ed (La Trobe)
Whilst a Fellowship recipient, Janet completed a PhD in the History Program of The School of Historical & European Studies at La Trobe University, where she is now an Honorary Associate. Janet's thesis was a study of change in identity in response to the experience of war, and was centrally based upon the war diaries of an Australian Great War army nurse. She has published articles based upon her research in the Journal of Australian Studies (2003), Health and History (2004) and Australian Historical Studies(2006). Janet's work whilst on the Fellowship was awarded the 2004 Ken Inglis Prize by the Editorial Board of Australian Historical Studies, and the 2005 Max Kelly Medal, by the History Council of NSW. Her current projects reflect her continuing interest in the field of personal narratives, and the individual experience of war.
Penelope Dean (see 1995-96)
Monica is studying for her PhD in marine biology at James Cook University. She is an Italian National who is working on the sustainability of reef fish populations with a view towards understanding, "how little fish grow up to be big fish". Her work is directly relevant to Australian concerns at the moment, and in the long term she hopes to work for an international body involved in sea ecology.
Jennifer is completing her PhD in tropical wildlife. Her topic is the sustainability of aboriginal art carving practice in the Northern Territory. Her mission is to make sure that the aboriginal artists do not deplete the trees that they need to do their woodcarvings. Since this type of carving is apparently a fairly new tradition in the Northern Territory, it is important that sustainability practices be put in place now.
Elisa is a British national who is studying her PhD in geology at University of Queensland. She studies how earth originally developed an oxygen-rich atmosphere.
2002-03Dr Caragh Brosnan
BA (Hons) (Qld) PhD (Cantab)
Research Fellow, Centre for Biomedicine & Society, King's College London
Caragh's current research examines the views of scientists and clinicians involved in experimental neuroscience, with regard to the ethical, clinical, social and legal issues raised by the imperative to move from ‘bench-to-bedside’, or from research to treatment. This project forms part of the Wellcome Trust-funded LABTEC (London & Brighton Translation Ethics Centre) programme hosted at the Centre for Biomedicine & Society. Caragh received fellowships from AFUWQ-FFI in 2003 and 2005 which contributed to funding her PhD in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. With Bryan Turner she is editor of the Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education (Routledge, 2009), which builds on work developed during her doctoral studies.
Katherine R. Chambers
Vijaya Kumari Gothwal
Bacculareate in Optometry (BOpt) from Elite School of Optometry, Chennai, TN, India; Masters in Applied Science (by Research) from Queensland University of Technology
Occupation - Optometrist.
Head - Centre for Sight Enhancement, L V Prasad Eye Institute, India.
Currently pursuing PhD (as an external student) from Queensland University of Technology on pediatric low vision. Comparing self reports (regarding their functional vision abilities) of visually impaired school-going children with the performance-based assessment of the functional vision performance. Vijaya has developed a questionnaire that is reliable and valid - the L V Prasad Functional Vision Questionnaire (LVP-FVQ) as a part of her Master's research work. She is conducting her research at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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Dr Jane McAdam
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford)
Dr Jane McAdam (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford)) is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW. She is the Director of Research in the School of Law and the Director of the International Refugee and Migration Law project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. She is also a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre, and was the Director of its International Summer School in Forced Migration in 2008. She previously taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney and at Lincoln College at the University of Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate. Associate Professor McAdam holds two Australian Research Council Discovery Grants. The first supports her research on ‘Weathering Uncertainty: Climate Change “Refugees” and International Law’, including field work in Kiribati, Tuvalu and Bangladesh; the second is a grant held with two historians to examine ‘Immigration Restriction and the Racial State, c. 1880 to the Present’. She is the author of Complementary Protection in International Refugee Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007); The Refugee in International Law, 3rd edn (with GS Goodwin-Gill, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007); and the editor of Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2008) and Climate-Induced Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2010). She is currently working on a monograph entitled Climate Change, Displacement and International Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, forthcoming 2011). Associate Professor McAdam is the Associate Rapporteur of the Convention Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection Working Party for the International Association of Refugee Law Judges; an adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the legal aspects of climate-related displacement; and has been a consultant to the Australian and British governments on migration issues.
2001-02Dr Antonina Gentile
BA (Syd), M.Int.S (Syd), MA (Johns Hopkins), PhD (Johns Hopkins)
Member of the Transnational Contentious Politics Project, Cornell University
Music (Double Bass)
Dr Selena Ng
PhD (Cambridge, UK) in Mathematics (String Theory), College des Ingenieurs Management Program for scientists and engineers
Project Manager, COGEMA (part of AREVA www.areva.com), offering solutions to industrial clients worldwide for managing used nuclear fuel and highly radioactive waste.
Dr Nguyen Thi Kim Cuc
Research fellow, Assessment Research Centre, Department of Learning and Educational Development, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne
Dr Karen O'Connell
BA (Syd) LLB (Hons)(Syd) LLM (Col) JSD (Col)
Karen has a doctorate in law from Columbia University, New York, focusing on emerging genetic technologies. She is a lawyer at the federal Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and has an ongoing interest in discrimination law, human rights, feminist theory and biotechnologies of the body.
MFA, UCLA:BFA, SUNY Purchase
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, Arizona State University
Teaching and performing in Australia included: Opera Australia (2004), Sydney Dance Company (2002- 2004), National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (2004), University of Western Sydney (2002-2004)
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Dr Katrina Dean
PhD (Cantab.) MPhil (Cantab.)
Curator of the History of Science, the British Library
Associate Professor Shireen Fahey
PhD (Qld), MSc (SFSU), BA (Hons) (CSUN)
University of the Sunshine Coast, School of Science and Education Associate Professor, Coastal Zone Environments
Program Leader and Course Coordinator, postgraduate programs in Climate Change Adaptation. Teaching and Research areas: coastal systems dynamics, integrated coastal zone management, estuary and wetland systems dynamics, integrated environmental management. Shireen’s postgraduate students come from geographic regions spanning Africa (Tanzania) to Kiribati in the Pacific. Current research projects include: * Assessing the impact of climate variability and change on a community project while enhancing adaptive capacity: case study Shinyanga agriculture project Tanzania, *Erosion or shoreline retreat: A vulnerability assessment of Rainbow Beach in Queensland and implications for future management,* Potential sea level rise and coastal retreat along the western coast of Fraser Island, *Ecosystem-based assessment of the Sigatoka River system, Viti Levu Fiji and development of the management plan for sustainable use of the resource, *Adaptation and the coastal zone in South Tarawa, Kiribati and *Coastal ecosystem response to climate change.
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BSc(Mathematics)/BE(Electrical & Computer Systems) + LMusA(Violin)
Currently studying towards a PhD in pure mathematics (specifically, logic) at MIT, supervised by Professor Gerald Sacks.
Dr Renata L Riha
BMedSc MBBS FRACP MD FRCPE
Consultant in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh since 2004
Previously Consultant in Sleep and Thoracic Medicine at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane (2003 - 2004).