Congratulations to Canberra’s 2014 Churchill Fellows

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THE Churchill Trust has announced their fellows for 2014 and six Canberrans have made the cut out of 106 nationwide.

Chief Executive Officer of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Paul Tys said “each individual selected to receive a Churchill Fellowship has demonstrated a commitment to benefiting the broader Australian community through building their knowledge and skills.”

“These are some very talented individuals with extraordinary potential to further the research in their respective fields. We congratulate them on their achievement and look forward to seeing the outcome of their Fellowships.”

The Canberra based fellows are:

  • Dr Leonard Brennan Curtin ACT
    To examine the difference between minor traumatic brain injuries from direct and indirect blast exposures – USA

  • Ms Joy Cocker Chapman ACT
    The Dr Dorothea Sandars and Irene Lee Churchill Fellowship to explore Advance Care Planning programs which respect and honour people’s wishes for health care including at the end of life care – Canada, USA

  • Dr June Liu Palmerston ACT
    To study the relationship between the myxoma virus and rabbits to understand the evolution of infectious agents for predicting emerging diseases in the future – USA

  • Dr Anthony Peacock Hawker ACT
    The Monash University Churchill Fellowship to investigate how businesses and universities work together to create innovation – USA, UK, Singapore

  • Mr Philip Piggin Watson ACT
    To develop my skills, experience and qualifications in teaching dance to people with Parkinson’s – USA, UK

  • Mr Scott Young Rivett ACT
    The ACT Government David Balfour Churchill Fellowship to advance capacity in vertical rescue resulting in safer and more efficient operations and training – Japan, France, Sweden, USA

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