Fellowship Holders 2011 - 2020
Barbara Williams Commemorative Fellowship
Mercedes McLean completed a Master of Conservation Biology at the University of Queensland in 2019. She grew up on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and her research examines climate change adaptation focused on collaborative management strategies for marine protected areas from an indigenous community perspective.
Freda Freeman Commemorative FellowshipSimone Maurer is a world class flute player and studying for her PhD in music at the University of Melbourne. She is researching how visual bias influences audiences' emotional perception of musical performance.
Betty Patterson Commemorative Fellowship
Audrey Harrison Commemorative Fellowship
Allanah Hunt holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Central Qld University, excelling in her chosen field of Creative Writing and Literary Studies. She is currently enrolled in a PhD in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University, UK 9formerly the Cambridge School of Art) that involves the production of a work of creative writing in addition to a thesis. Her focus was the role of affect and the dehumanisation of race and gender through the social lenses of media and politics.
Freda Freeman Commemorative Fellowship
Simone Maurer completed a BMus (Hons) in Flute Performance, followed by a MPhil in Music Studies at the University of Cambridge (UK). She has chosen to combine both musicology and music performance at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis focuses on the impacts of body movements in flute performance, taking a music psychology approach.
Mary McSweeney CommemorativeFiona Russo, with an MBA from Southern Cross University and an extensive background in business, is the primary carer and advocate for her profoundly disabled daughter. Aware of the need for parents to be able to navigate the health, education and social services system, she has enrolled in an interdisciplinary PhD at University of Southern Queensland to address questions of how health professionals can best predict the support needs of carers of children with disabilities to enable them to effectively advocate for their children. This qualitative research will provide an evidence basis for the development of educational tools to enable parent-carers to be the best advocates they can.
Betty Paterson CommemorativeLaya Matindoos is from Iran and has a background an English Teacher and Translator. Her passion is education, but the career paths for women in Academia in Iran are very restricted. Laya is investigating the experiences of migrant women. She is a confirmed PhD student in the School of Communication and Arts at University of Queensland to investigate the ways in which Iranian women migrants, both economic migrants and refugees, have experienced their settlement in Australia and how they see themselves included and excluded. She has now conducted a significant number of interviews which she is now analyzing. Her preliminary results indicate a big divide between the ways that economic and humanitarian migrants see each other, and she is considering extending her study to interview some male migrants to see if this translates across genders.
Dorothy Davidson CommemorativeSarah Kilcoyne has upgraded her M. St in Legal Research to a D Phil at the University of Oxford to continue her research on young people with communication impairments and their capacities to participate in restorative justice processes. Sarah gained a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from the Flinders University of South Australia in 2004 and subsequently worked as a Speech Pathologist in education and health sectors in South Australia, Queensland and the United Kingdom. During her clinical practice she became aware of the prevalence of juveniles with communication impairment in the justice system and subsequently completed a B Laws (Honours). Sarah was admitted as a Solicitor in Queensland in 2011. Sarah subsequently completed a Masters of Laws (Health) (QUT) with special interests in children with communication impairment and their ability to access their legal rights in the criminal justice and child protection systems.
Freda Bage 3-year Fellowship
Phillipa (Pip) Coore has undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Communication (UQ) and Law (QUT). She came to study law after the death of her beloved grandfather resulted in significant legal proceedings concerning his will that impacted the entire family. At that time she recognised the gross inadequacy of laws in Australia protecting the rights of the Elderly, and carers of the Elderly. She has maintained her passion for change in this area has already spent time as a visiting scholar at the Oxford Institute of Population Aging in order to educate herself on the key sociological and demographic issues associated with the growth of ageing populations in developed societies. This led her to embark on a Masters in Law at Oxford University which she is now converting into a D.Phil at Oxford. Pip intends to return to Australia to redress the legal vacuums in Elder law that she has identified through her doctoral studies and to leverage her expertise to effect legislative change.
Commemorative FellowshipsDorothy Davidson Commemorative Award
Sarah Kilcoyne is a clinical speech pathologist (B Speech Path Flinders University, SA) and a lawyer (Bachelor of Laws, Charles Darwin University, Master of Laws (Health), QUT). She is currently working in the UK as a speech pathologist at the Oxford Craniofacial Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, having been recruited from Australia. Sarah has had a longstanding interest in the plight of juvenile offenders with communication disorders in the legal system, recognising the disadvantages that emerge for young people facing police interview and court proceedings when they additionally have a communication disorder.
In order to advance her capacity to advocate for change in this area, she has been accepted into a Master of Law at Oxford University to address the question: “Does Australia’s Youth Justice Conferencing Legislation facilitated restorative justice for juvenile offenders with communication impairments" Sarah plans to convert this into a PhD before returning to Australia to develop best practice for speech pathology in the legal sector.
Betty Patterson Commemorative Award
3-year FellowshipsJulie Hennegan is a UQ graduate in Psychology. She completed an MSc in Evidence Based Social Intervention at Oxford University and received a three-year Freda Bage Fellowship to help fund her PhD research on the relationship between menstruation management practices and school attendance in Uganda.
Mary McSweeney Commemorative
Audrey Harrison Commemorative
Freda Freeman Commemorative
Margaret Mittelhauser Commemorative
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
Freda Bage 3-year Fellowship
Molly Budtz-Olsen 3-year Fellowship
Hillary Nye is a J.S.D. candidate at New York University School of Law, where she also received her LL.M. in legal theory, in 2011. She gained her LL.B in 2008 and B.A. in 2009, with majors in philosophy and political science, from the University of Queensland. Hillary works primarily at the intersection of the disciplines of philosophy and law. In particular, she is interested in methodological questions about the way in which we put forward and defend positions in legal philosophy. Her work questions the dominant place of conceptual analysis in answering jurisprudential questions, and draws on philosophical pragmatism for new ways to approach the core questions in the field. Her doctoral project uses this critical methodological approach to explore the connection between the Rule of Law, autonomy, and law. Her work has been funded by NYU, as well as the Institute for Humane Studies, which twice awarded her a Humane Studies Fellowship.
Jacqueline Murdoch is a junior doctor who has worked most recently in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. She has a BSc/BA (2004) and MBBS (Hons.) (2010) from the University of Queensland and is currently undertaking a Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Jacqueline is enrolled in the Health and Social Behaviour concentration and is particularly interested in community women's health interventions and gender-based violence prevention. Her achievements at UQ include being awarded the Ben Adsett Memorial Prize for Community Health and the Eric W Peet Memorial Prize for Medical Ethics. She intends to return to Australia to complete general practice and public health training and to combine a clinical and academic/policy career.
Nisha Yadev - The potential to use one’s knowledge for improvement and benefit of community, country and individual is the greatest significance of Education. My educational aspirations consist of PhD in Pharmaceutics under guidance of the international researchers of University of Queensland. On the other hand, my career vision is to one day be able to deliver contribution towards improving global public health. I was among the top 5% students of my university during my bachelors however I topped my university for scoring highest score in my masters. I have number of seminar, conferences and publications to my credit. After my masters, I started working as a Research Executive in Research and Development organization involved in development of novel drug delivery systems. This desire and determination aroused my interest towards the ongoing research work at the University of Queensland.
Uzma Sehrish has a Mathematics degrees from the University of Punjab, Lahore and Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Quetta, Pakistan, where she lectured in Mathematics from 2006-2011. Since 2011 she has completed a coursework MSc at QUT and is enrolled in a Masters of Applied Science (Research), which she plans to articulate to a PhD. Her research is at the interface of Mathematics and Biological Sciences and involves the mathematical modelling of growth factor delivery to cutaneous wounds. Her work thus aims to provide theoretical insights into the design of a drug delivery system to improve wound healing. On completion of her studies at QUT, Uzma plans to return to a University position in her home province, Balochistan, which is particularly deprived of tertiary educators.
|Natalie Elms has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from RMIT. After a number of years working in the international corporate sector, Natalie returned to study and is currently enrolled in an MA(Research) in Business at QUT, studying selection processes for corporate board membership. She has been accepted into a PhD program at the same institution to continue her research into behavioural corporate governance through a qualitative study of the barriers to womens’ participation on corporate boards. A PhD in this area will not only provide evidence for why women’s participation on corporate boards is so marginal, but also will enable Natalie to switch fully into an academic career.
Morenikeji is a BSc Mathematics graduate from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma from the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences which attracts academically excellent students. She is enrolled in PhD in the Science and Engineering Faculty of QUT commencing in 2013. Her proposed research integrates mathematical modeling and epidemiology with the aim of improving understanding of the immune response to infections of Chlamydia Trachomatis. Morenikeji intends to return to Nigeria to apply her research outcomes both in informing public health policy and identifying risk factors for preventative medicine.
Caitlin is BA(Hons)/LLB(Hons) graduate of UQ who is currently completing her DPhil at Oxford University. She is researching the implementation of interim constitutions in countries during the peace-building process after conflict. This area of modern constitution-making has received little academic attention and her research will be highly regarded. She aims to work in an advisory legal capacity to bodies such as the UN supporting states in constitution building before returning to academia in Australia. Her outstanding academic record resulted in the award of a 2009 Rhodes Scholarship (Queensland) which fully funded the first three years of her MPhil/DPhil studies and now just covers tuition for the remaining time.
Jennifer is graduate of both UQ (B Commerce, 1979 & PGCert Nursing, 2011) as well as QUT (B Nursing, 2009). She recently converted from a MSc to PhD (QUT) and is researching the processes and practices around the transition to palliative care for people living with metastatic melanoma. Her studies to date have identified significant gap in practice relating to this specific but common and aggressive form of cancer. Her studies examine the transition to palliative care from the perspectives of both the patients and the medical practitioners. Jennifer's personal journey catalysed her career change and provide her with unique experience and passion to succeed evidenced in her excellent academic record.
Onanong is graduate of Thammasat University (Thailand) and is currently enrolled in a PhD at UQ studying the implementation of Shariah law in Indonesia. She is a skilled linguist which enables her to access government records in Indonesia and ultimately in Holland. Her research will provide valuable understanding in the processes of implementation fo Syariah law in the Thai context but also more widely in the context of Islamic law across the South East Asia region. Onanong is already a high regarded academic at one of Thailand's leading Universities and this research will enhance her expertise and status as an expert in Indonesian history and Islamic law.