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AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH Level 2, 43 Hunter Street Parramatta 2150 PO Box 3455, Parramatta 2124 Ph: (02) 8837 1900 Fax: (02) 9635 5042 Email: admin@arh.org.au


AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH Level 2, 43 Hunter Street Parramatta 2150 PO Box 3455, Parramatta 2124 Ph: (02) 8837 1900 Fax: (02) 9635 5042 Email: admin@arh.org.au


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ABOUT US Our Vision, Mission and Work Donations and 2020 Funding Our Structure Our Board Our Research Committee Our Staff and Representatives Financial Support Friends and Companions Promotional Material and Merchandise 2020 Events Rotary Club and District Fundraising National Symposiums Promotion and Communication Awards Research Overview

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MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Research Project Grants - Mental Health of Young Australians Postdoctoral Fellowships Ian Scott PhD Scholarships Australian Rotary Health PTSD Scholarships

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GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Research Companion & Funding Partner PhD Scholarships Index - PhD Scholarships

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PROGRAMS Indigenous Health Scholarships Rural Medical Scholarships Rural Nursing Scholarships

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It is our vision to be a catalyst for projects that improve the quality of life for people who are least able to assist themselves.

Our mission is to create better health for all Australians through improved education and advancements in knowledge through medical research. We support excellence in research in an effort to provide both preventative and curative solutions for a broad range of health conditions.

Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. In addition to mental health research, we also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health scholars. Australian Rotary Health has a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community. Mental Health Research Since the year 2000, Australian Rotary Health has focussed its funding on mental health research. In 2012 this focus narrowed to the ‘Mental Health of Young Australians’, and in 2013 research projects focussing on the ‘Prevention of Mental Health’ were included.

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General Health Research Australian Rotary Health engages with a variety of funding partners to provide research PhD scholarships. These projects encompass a broad range of general health areas including cancer, heart disease, children’s health, motor neuron disease, diabetes and more. Rural and Medical Nursing Scholarships Australian Rotary Health provides scholarships for medical and nursing scholars to undertake placements at a rural and remote health care service. Scholars experience what these facilities have to offer and provide an incentive to pursue a career in rural Australia upon graduation. Indigenous Health Scholarships These scholarships support Indigenous scholars to undertake tertiary training in nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, dentistry and other health related degrees at university. These scholarships help to overcome barriers to tertiary study and qualification.

Australian Rotary Health was established as a charitable fund in 1981 by Rotarian PP Ian Scott and the Rotary Club of Mornington, Victoria, to research the mystery of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Gaining acceptance from District 982 (now D9820) for the project, the Rotary Club of Mornington discussed their vision at the Regional Rotary Institute in front of the current and past RI officers. A Steering Committee was appointed to develop the fund and each Australian District accepted the concept. With the generous support of Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts, Australian Rotary Health has funded over $48 million in research. Australian Rotary Health has since welcomed individual, commercial and government supporters.

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ABOUT US The financial year of Australian Rotary Health ends on June 30 each year. Donations for research over the past 16 years were:

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019

2020 Project Grants (up to $70,000 pa) Australian Rotary Health provides grants for research relating to the mental health of young Australians for up to three years per project. 9 Ian Scott PhD Named after the founder of Australian Rotary Health, Ian Scott Scholarships provide financial support to PhD students conducting research into mental health. 6


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Australian Rotary Health offers four fellowships to early career researchers in the area of mental illness prevention. These are named after the first four chairman of Australian Rotary Health. 53 Funding Partner PhD Scholarships (up to $30,000 pa) Jointly funded by a Rotary Club or District, Australian Rotary Health and a University, for research into any health area. 1 Rural Medical Scholarships ($5,000 pa) Provide incentives for students to complete at least one year of medical placements in a rural area.

7 Rural Nursing Scholarships ($12,500 pa) $50,000 Provides an incentive to complete their 3rd year major clinical placement and graduating year in a rural or remote area.

These scholarships are a partnership between a Rotary Club or District and the State or Commonwealth government to provide scholarships for Indigenous Australians.

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All 21 Australian Rotary Districts have contributed over $800,000 to Australian Rotary Health 19 Rotary District (9455, 9465, 9500, 9520, 9550, 9600, 9630, 9650, 9670, 9675, 9685, 9700, 9710, 9780, 9790, 9800, 9810, 9820 and 9830) have contributed in excess of $1,000,000 5 Districts (9650, 9675, 9685, 9800 and 9810) have contributed over $2,000,000 4 Districts (9675, 9685, 9800 and 9810) have contributed over $3,000,000 2 Districts (9675 and 9685) have contributed over $4,000,000 1 District (9675) has contributed over $5,000,000

Membership of Australian Rotary Health entitles Members to attend the Annual General Meeting, which is generally hosted at the Zone 8 Institute. Membership fees are $50 on joining and $10 per annum (plus GST). All Members of Australian Rotary Health, as stated within the Constitution, must be Rotarians. Applications for Membership should be directed to: The CEO Australian Rotary Health PO Box 3455 Parramatta, NSW 2124

The administration of Australian Rotary Health is conduced from Parramatta, NSW. Costs are minimal due to the high level of honorary service rendered by members of the Board and supporters at the District level.

The success of Australian Rotary Health in each Australian Rotary District is directly related to the quality and enthusiasm of our District Representatives and associated Committees. 8


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To promote ARH to all Rotary Clubs in their District using a variety of promotional material To personally visit each club, where possible, as guest speaker at least once a year, disseminating contribution level data and other information To maintain verbal/written contact with clubs To target non-participating clubs for special attention To suggest to each club or group of clubs that it conducts fundraising project for ARH and assist them in doing so To promote and generally support all fundraising projects To suggest to each club or group of clubs that it conducts fundraising project for ARH and assist them in doing so To promote and generally support all fundraising projects To allocate a number of clubs to each committee member, preferably clubs with which they have a close relationship To hold committee meetings regularly; to collect information as to the club’s activities, to discuss the distribution of information to clubs and to co-ordinate assistance to fundraising projects To provide minutes of committee meetings to the DG and the ARH Director to keep them informed of District activities To arrange (with the consent of the DG) to conduct a segment at the District Assembly and PETS To liaise directly with the region's Director on all District and Club matters To prepare a quarterly report from the District of which they are responsible which will be presented at each Board meeting. This report will include details of all interaction with clubs and recommendations on proposed actions to improve relationships

quested by a Director Liaise with their regions District Governors, District Governors Elect and District Governors Nominee and to assist when requested Develop a working relationship with the District Governor to ensure maximum promotion and support of the Australian Rotary Health Ensure there is opportunity at District Conferences for Australian Rotary Health to be presented Brief incoming committee members about Australian Rotary Health 9


ABOUT US Australian Rotary Health is governed by a Board of 10 Directors who are Rotarians from around Australia. Directors serve for a limited term to ensure fresh ideas and enthusiasm.

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ABOUT US The Research Committee is a voluntary committee appointed by the Board.

BA (Psychology), MLitt (Psych), PhD (Psych) Psychology, NSW

BAppSc(OT), MBBS, MHlthServMt, PhD General Practice, SA

BA, M.Psychol, GDipComp, PhD, DSc, FASSA Psychology, VIC

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BSc (Hons), PhD, FASSA, FAPS Psychology, QLD

B.Med Sci, MBBS, FRANZCP, CertChildPsych, MD Psychiatry, QLD

BSc (Psych), MSc (Psych), PhD Psychology, NSW

BA (Hons), M.Psychol, PhD, MAPS, FAPS Psychology, NSW

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E: jessica@arh.org.au

E: maddison@arh.org.au

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His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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The Late Royce Abbey AO (1982-1987) The Late Geoffrey Betts AM (1988-1990) The Late Colin Dodds (1991-1993) The Late Bruce Edwards AM (1994-1995) The Late Bruce McKenzie OAM (1996-1997) Ted Atkinson (1998-1999) Terry Edwards AM (2000-2001) Denis Green (2002-2003)

Australian Rotary Health is classified Charity. Donations are tax deductible.

John Ranieri (2004-2005) Ian Oliver OAM (2006-2007) Terry Lees (2008-2009) Noel Trevaskis OAM (2010-2011) Terry Grant (2012-2014) Jeff Crofts (2015-2017) Gregory Ross (2018-2020)

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Many areas of research are tragically underfunded in Australia. Donations provide an invaluable income stream that help Australian Rotary Health fund vital research, education and awareness programs throughout the country. We rely on donations from individuals, Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and Districts, corporations and trusts to continue this work.

The workplace giving program operates through an employer’s payroll system and provides employees with a tax effective and simple way to donate regularly to Australian Rotary Health. Workplace giving programs also help employers foster community-business partnerships and encourage a higher level of employee morale within their organisation. If you would like to know more or are interested in providing workplace giving at your place of employment, please contact our office on (02) 8837 1900 or email admin@arh.org.au 16


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Making a will is important at any stage of your life. It ensures that when you pass away, your estate will be handled the way you planned. Furthermore, making a will ensures that your assets will go to the people you choose, giving you peace of mind that your affairs are in order. Including a bequest in your will is also one of the easiest ways to continue supporting your community after your death. By bequeathing to your favourite charity you can also from having access to your funds or property during your lifetime, resulting in less strain on you and your family.

Australian Rotary Health has worked with legal professionals who have offered to assist you in the preparation of a will. Please contact our office for known legal professionals. To find out more about making a bequest, contact us today on: (02) 8837 1900 or admin@arh.org.au.

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To recognise those who support us, Australian Rotary Health enables donors to become a ‘Friend’, or .

Individuals who donate $100 or more are eligible to become a Friend of Australian Rotary Health. Contributions are cumulative and the following recognition levels are available: Friend Bronze Friend Silver Friend Friend Diamond Friend Individuals may choose to credit their donations through a nominated Rotary Club and will receive a pin and certificate to recognise their contribution.

Donors who contribute $5,000 or more to Australian Rotary Health are eligible to become a Companion. This level of recognition is available to: Corporations or nominees of corporations Estates or their nominees Trusts or their nominees Individuals (whether Rotarians or not) or their nominees Rotary Districts and/or Rotary Clubs or their nominees 18


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A framed certificate and a pin is presented to Companions who can, if they desire, credit the contribution through a nominated Rotary Club. Pins signifying the level of support have a ruby, emerald or diamond chip. Contributions are cumulative and the following recognition levels are available: Companion Gold Companion Ruby Companion Emerald Companion Diamond Companion

Research Companions are PhD Scholarships named after their donors. They play a vital role in helping shape the future of Australia’s medical landscape and contribute to a healthier future for Australians. Research Companions (donors) are able to choose a specific area of research to fund. The scholarship is then awarded to a PhD student completing research in that nominated

Companion (3 years) Funds one PhD researcher for the term of their PhD, which is a maximum of 3.5 years. Companion (10 years) Funds up to three PhD researchers over a ten year period. Companion Funds PhD researchers in perpetuity. 19


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Promotional brochures and Australian Rotary Health pull up banners are available for any Rotary or public promotional activities. You can request them from are the Australian Rotary Health office at no charge. For the latest copy of the Annual Report, go to issuu.com and search for Australian Rotary Health. Limited hard copies are available upon request.

Australian Rotary Health In Memoriam envelopes are available upon request from our office. These are used when a mourner might request funeral attendees make a donation in lieu of flowers. 20


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With Health in Mind By Paul Henningham $20

Eco bags $1.50 Hat Day Pins $2

Hat Day clip-on mini bears $2

Hat Day ribbons $2

1. Understanding

4. Vision

2. Care

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3. Direction

6. Amazement


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Lift the Lid on Mental Illness October 10, 2020 Lift the Lid on Mental Illness is Australian Rotary Health’s national fundraising campaign to raise money for mental health research. 100% of proceeds go to funding research into helping those affected by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and many other illnesses. On World Mental Health Day in October 2019, a number of businesses, individuals, and Rotary Clubs got involved in Lift the Lid around Australia. They did this by hosting Hat Day events, collecting donations at train stations and local cafes, and setting up awareness tables at Bunnings Warehouse stores. To be involved in 2020 keep an eye on the Lift the Lid Facebook page: www.facebook.com/liftthelidevent or visit: www.hatday.com.au

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FACTS BOOKLET 2020 2020 Wellness Expo February 29, 2020 The 2020 Wellness Expo is a free community event in Hobart, Tasmania, run by West Moonah Community House and Australian Rotary Health. More details: www.taswellnessexpo.com

Ride to Conference 2020—Rotary District 9790 “The Four Rivers Ride” March 14-19, 2020 Rotary District 9790 is raising money for Australian Rotary Health research again in 2020, at their Ride to Conference "The Four Rivers Ride" on 14-19 March. The 557km route is from Albury to Albury via Lake Hume Resort, Tallangatta, Bright and Beechworth, averaging 92km per day.

2020 Ride for Medical Research —Rotary District 9810 March 15-20, 2020 The 2020 Ride for Medical Research is Rotary District 9810’s 34th annual bike ride in support of Australian Rotary Health. This ride has contributed in excess of $1.1 million over the past 34 years to Australian Rotary Health research.

Melbourne Celtic Festival March 17, 2020 Melbourne Celtic Festival is a family friendly event and all ticket proceeds will be directed to Community Mental Health programs through Australian Rotary Health which will focus on the bushfire affected areas as well as supporting the important welfare work of Seafarer’s mission.

42nd AGFR Tournament April 19-24, 2020 Each year the Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians meets in an Australian town or city for a week of golf. This year, profits from the Golf Tournament will be donated to Australian Rotary Health in support of mental health research.

Rotary Rides Canberra Five Peaks Challenge April 26, 2020 Woden Rotary Club are supporting Australian Rotary Health again this year as they take on the five peaks (and a bonus sixth peak) of Canberra on their bicycles. More information: www.rotaryrides.org.au

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ABOUT US Banish the Black Dog Ride May 30-31, 2020 The Banish the Black Dog Ride is a relaxed cycling tour promoted by the Rotary Club of Townsville Central to raise awareness of mental health issues in the community. The ride’s major donation recipient is Australian Rotary Health. For more information: banishtheblackdog.org.au City2Surf 2020 August 9, 2020 Run with the City2Surf Legends, or start a team of your own, to support Australian Rotary Health in City2Surf. Visit city2surf.com.au for further details.

For all upcoming Australian Rotary Health events, visit: https://www.australianrotaryhealth.org.au/events/

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Adopt a Scientist ‘Adopt a Scientist’ is a campaign initiative of ‘Lift The Lid on Mental Illness.’ Supporters will have the opportunity to become a ‘friend’ of the mental health research ARH funds that are donated through Universities, other institutions and among independent researchers. They can make a one-off adoption contribution or can choose to support research on a monthly basis. Adopting a Scientist is more than a ‘donation’. It is playing an active part in important scientific research that makes a contribution to advancing our understanding of how the world works and how our minds work within it.

You may choose to donate in the following mental health areas:

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Depression Anxiety Youth Mental Health Suicide and Self-Injury Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Eating and Body Image Disorders Substance Abuse Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia

To find out more, visit: https://www.adoptascientist.com.au/

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Over the years a number of Rotary Clubs across Australia have shown great initiative in developing specific projects to aid Australian Rotary Health. It is our policy is to encourage such activities and promote them through newsletters and Rotary Down Under magazine. Clubs are provided with support to develop their own fundraising projects at a time that is convenient to their members. Alternatively, they may use one or more of Australian Rotary Health’s fundraising initiatives to get the ball rolling. Recent Fundraising Projects Auction nights Swimming events Guest speaker certificates Bicycle rides Walking events Flower and plant sales Balls/Concerts Trivia/Red Faces Nights Golf Days Holiday Tours Raffles Sweeps Calendars Race Days If your Club or District is currently conducting a particular project to aid Australian Rotary Health, please advise us as soon as possible so that we can assist with publicity. 26


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National health symposiums have been hosted by Australian Rotary Health over the years. Previous Symposiums have focused on Cot Death, Muscular Dystrophy, Health of the Ageing, Adolescent Health, Family Health and Mental Health. The latest Symposium was held in May 2013 titled “Prevention of Mental Disorders across the Lifespan: Setting New Directions for Research and Implementation”. This Symposium brought together 25 of Australia’s leading mental health professionals working in “prevention”. Outcomes from this symposium have included the establishment of The Alliance For the Prevention of Mental Disorders, the introduction of community health forums, run by Australian Rotary Health in partnership with Rotary Clubs, which will inform Australians of what they can do to prevent mental disorders, and the commitment of new funding for further research into mental health prevention.

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Australian Rotary Health engages in a number of promotional activities throughout the year in an effort to raise awareness for the need for health research and educational funding.

Newsletters Produced twice a year - in spring and autumn - newsletters inform readers about our current activities and are used to encourage clubs and individuals to contribute to Australian Rotary Health. E-newsletters are also sent out on a fortnightly basis. To sign up to receive newsletters, contact our office. Rotary Down Under Features Australian Rotary Health publishes a bi-annual four page spread in the Rotary Down Under magazine. These features appear in the December/ January and the May issues of RDU. Speakers at Club Meetings District Representatives or members of their committee aim to visit every Rotary Club to provide updates on current Australian Rotary Health initiatives. Promotional Brochures Full colour brochures that can be used at both club level and for the general public are available for promotion and distributing information.

Display Banners Each District has access to portable multi-purpose display material. Clubs wishing to make use of this material should contact their Australian Rotary Health District Representative.

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District Conferences Australian Rotary Health Directors, District Representatives and ARH staff can arrange an excellent district conference segment for your club, including a keynote speaker or report session with our DVD, the Perpetual Trophy presentation and more. Special Club Awards Where clubs have reached contributions of $250, $500, $1,000, $1,500 and $2,000, then increments of $1,000 per member, an Australian Rotary Health Director or District Representative can present a certificate of appreciation at an important function such as a District Conference, club anniversary, or similar.

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ABOUT US Australian Rotary Health “Medal” The Board of Australian Rotary Health awards an annual ‘Medal’ to an individual who has made a contribution of outstanding service to Australian Rotary Health. The Medal is the second highest award of meritorious service, after Life Membership (which ARH bestows), and is awarded annually. Recipients are presented with a framed cer and commemorative pin. Past Recipients 2003: Loch Adams (deceased), Fred Hay (deceased), Professor Michael Sawyer OAM & Fay Jackson 2004: Noel Trevaskis OAM 2005: Philip James Francis 2006: Paul Henningham OAM (deceased) 2007: Professor Anthony Jorm 2008: Dick White OAM 2009: Geoff Kennedy (deceased) 2010: Ron Beslich OAM 2011: Peter Lean 2012: Rob Henry (deceased) 2013: Geoffrey Bailey (deceased) & Joy Gillett OAM 2014: Dean Brown AO & Bob Aitken AM 2015: David and Karen Brown 2016: Keith Henning OAM 2017: Melvin Gray 2018: Lindsay Morgan 2019 Recipient The winner of the Australian Rotary Health “Medal” in 2019 was PDG Phil Lacey. Phil was a director of ARH from 2006 to 2010, the last year having served as Vice Chairman. Phil is now an Ambassador of ARH and continues to speak about our work at Rotary Clubs and other events. 30


FACTS BOOKLET 2020 Dick White District Achievement Award This Award is bestowed in honour of Past Australian Rotary Health Director, PDG Dick White, who dedicated a long service to Australian Rotary Health, including his tireless efforts as Chairman of the Rotary Health Safari and the Great Australian Bike Ride.

Selection is made by the Executive Committee of ARH, in conjunction with Dick White or his representative. Criteria includes the hosting of a major promotional event, a significant increase in donations, a significant increase in Friends of ARH or other major contribution.

Past Recipients 2010: District 9810 (VIC), for their annual bike ride to District Conference. 2011: District 9680 (NSW), for their financial contribution to Australian Rotary Health, particularly during 2011. 2012: District 9550 (QLD) for their major annual fundraising event, Banish the Black Dog Ride. 2013: District 9830 (TAS) for initiatives including Sally’s Ride, the Ulverstone Health Expo and their many Funding Partner PhD Scholarships. 2014: District 9675 (NSW) for introducing the ARH Golden Microscope Award and support for Indigenous Health Scholarships and Funding Partner PhD Scholarships. 2015: District 9650 (NSW) to acknowledge the support of District Governors and, in particular, their partners for naming ARH as the “Partner Project” in each consecutive year from 2011/12 to 2015/16 and before that in 2008/2009 and 2006/2007. 2016: District 9810 (VIC) to acknowledge the support of Rotarians in this district and, in particular, raising $1 million over the past 30 years through their annual 5-day bicycle ‘Ride to District Conference’ event. 2017: District 9830 (TAS) for their role in increasing awareness of Australian Rotary Health by introducing several Funding Partner PhD Scholarships and by hosting annual health expos. 2018: District 9570 (QLD) for their role in promoting mental health in their communities through forums and events. 2019: Districts 9450 and 9460 (WA) for supporting ARH in a variety of ways, including their joint ARH Lift the Lid on Mental Illness annual forum. 31


ABOUT US Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Impact Award (Previously the Knowledge Dissemination Award) Australian Rotary Health sponsors an annual award for knowledge dissemination through the Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR). The award is given to a person who has shown outstanding service in the promotion of evidence-based interventions, implementing them into practice or making the public more aware of their existence. Research has produced a large body of evidence-based knowledge about effective treatments. However, many who would benefit from these treatments are often unable to access them as they are not made routinely available. Open to all clinicians, researchers, consumers and organisations, the awardee is given a plaque and expenses of attending and presenting their research at the annual SMHR meeting. The winner is available to address Rotary meetings in the 12 months after accepting the award.

Past Recipients 2008: Professor Helen Christensen & Kathy 2009: Professor Perminder Sachdev 2010: Betty Kitchener AM 2012: Professor Jan Copeland 2013: Dr Marie Yap 2014: Dr Lexine Stapinski 2015: Professor Eoin Kennedy 2016: Dr Christina Marel 2017: Dr Cath Chapman 2018: Dr Sally Hunt Dr Laura Hart (pictured above) was the 2019 recipient of the Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Impact Award, for her work on ‘teen Mental Health First Aid’, which is now available to schools across Australia and internationally. 32


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Australian Rotary Health has funded over $40 million of research into a range of health and medical areas. As national health priorities have changed over time, so has our research focus. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Cot Death)

Environmental Health Problems of the Aged

Adolescent Health

Family Health

Ross River Virus

First Aid, Pre-hospital Treatment

Mental Health

Mental Health of Young Australians 2012 to Prevention of Mental Health Disorders 2013 to 33


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Overview Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest funding bodies of mental health research in Australia. We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas. Our current research programs include: • • • • •

Mental Health Research Project Grants Ian Scott PhD Research Scholarships (mental health) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (mental health) Funding Partner PhD Research Scholarships (general health) Research Companion PhD Research Scholarships (general health) Special Research Grants (general health, collaborative funding)

Mental Health Since 2000, Australian Rotary Health has directed the bulk of its funding towards mental health research. In 2010 we specified this focus to the Mental Health of Young Australians aged 0-25 years. In 2013 this also included the prevention of mental disorders. Prevalence and Stigma Almost 50% of Australians will experience a mental disorder during their lifetime. This includes depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and more. The annual cost of mental illness in Australia has been estimated at $20 billion, which includes the cost of lost productivity and labour force participation. Mental illness is the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term work incapacity. 34


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The Funding Gap According to the World Health Organisation, one of the most significant barriers to improving mental health treatments is the small focus of mental health in the public health agenda and the implications for funding. Research funding largely depends on government or private funding which can be easily affected by political policy and the economic climate. Therefore, Australian Rotary Health established a permanent “fund� to offer funding for research on a reliable basis. Australian Rotary Health is dedicated to continuing worthwhile contributions to community health in Australia. Through research, education and awareness, we hope to reduce the myths, misunderstandings, negative attitudes and stereotypes of mental illness that result in stigma, isolation and discrimination. Success So Far Australian researchers have played a crucial role in appraising and transferring new technology from overseas for the benefit of all Australians. They have found successful cures, treatments and preventative therapies which have improved the lives of many, both locally and around the world. The success of funding from Australian Rotary Health is attributed to the donations it receives from generous supporters, particularly Rotarians and Rotary clubs in Australia.

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Applications for all mental health funding opportunities are advertised in the Australian Medical Journal each year, and notified to all Australian universities and other research institutions. Mental Health Research Project Grants Since 2000, Australian Rotary Health has provided funding into Mental Illness through research project grants. In 2012 the focus narrowed to the Mental Health of Young Australians. Grants are currently awarded to projects up to $70,000 per annum. Projects can be three years in duration but funding must be renewed each year after a progress report has been provided. Each project goes through an intensive review process with progress for the first year being a major consideration for renewal for the second and third years. All grants are assessed by the Research Committee at an annual meeting, currently held in October. Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellowships Since 2013, these projects now focus solely on the Prevention of Mental Health Disorders. Up to four Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered at various times – the Royce Abbey Fellowship, the Geoffrey Betts Fellowship, the Colin Dodds Fellowship and the Bruce Edwards Fellowship. These fellowships are for three years and are currently valued at $75,000 per year. Again, progress reports must be provided to ensure continuing funding. Fellowship applicants will undergo an interview and selection process by various members of the Research Committee, at the annual meeting.

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Mental Health PhD Scholarships Australian Rotary Health offers Ian Scott PhD Scholarships in the area of mental health, named after the founder of Australian Rotary Health. The scholarships are for three years and are currently valued up to $30,000 per year and paid as a tax-free stipend. In special circumstances, the scholarship can be extended to 3.5 years. Progress reports must be provided. Applicants undergo an interview by members of the Research Committee in November. General Health Funding Partner PhD Scholarships The Funding Partner PhD Scholarship program was introduced in 2004 to enable Rotarians the opportunity to support research in their chosen health area. It involves a 3.5 year commitment to a donation, from the Rotary partner. All Funding Partner PhD Scholarships also include a contribution from the university at which the successful applicant conducts their research. The co-contribution for funding is: Rotary Partner University Australian Rotary Health

$12,000 per year $11,000 per year $7,000 per year

All Funding Partner PhD Scholarships are managed by Australian Rotary Health and are advertised directly to universities and research institutions in the geographical area nominated by the Rotary Partner. The Rotary Partner selects the area of health – which must be kept relatively broad to enable a competitive selection. All applications are assessed, with the final selection made by Australian Rotary Health.

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National Scholarships in Veterans PTSD On ANZAC Day 2015, Australian Rotary Health announced its PhD Scholarship initiative the ‘Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship— Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Service Personnel and their Families.’ The inaugural PTSD PhD Scholarship was awarded to Kristin Graham at the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Adelaide. Kristin was investigating the link between common physical health symptoms and the development of mental illness. District Scholarship: PTSD in Emergency Service Workers In October 2015, ARH announced co-funding with District 9675 for a Funding Partner PhD Scholarship researching PTSD in Emergency Services. Research will look at in-depth ways workers experience PTSD and aim to alleviate the mental health burden on our Emergency Services. District Scholarship: PTSD in Military Veterans In 2019, a new scholarship was awarded, funded jointly by District 9790 and the RSL. The first project will study Psychological and Behavioural features of children of Veterans. This scholarship was awarded to Clinical and Counselling Psychologist Katrina Streatfeild.

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Through research s c h o l a r s h i p s , grants, and fellowships allocated by Australian Rotary Health, Australian researchers have received over $48 million since 1985.

1986 to 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

$5,520,018 $544,805 $550,530 $667,147 $778,047 $999,629 $1,581,453 $1,712,529 $2,745,274 $3,385,585 $3,416,928 $2,276,635 $2,563,620 $2,162,000 $2,180,149 $2,140,793 $3,249,493 $2,945,000 $2,121,814 $2,177,444 $2,289,684 $2,695,217

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Research Project Grants have been awarded annually since 2000 to a group of researchers for a one, two or three year period. In 2012 the program narrowed to a research focus on ‘The Mental Health of Young Australians’.

2012-2013 Professor Louisa Degenhardt National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre University of New South Wales, NSW 2012

Dr. Delyse Hutchinson National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre University of New South Wales , NSW Does treating maternal antenatal depression and anxiety prevent adverse Infant neurodevelopment outcomes? Professor Jeannette Milgrom Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation, VIC An individually randomised group treatment controlled trial of truce: An ACT based psychological intervention for young people who have a parent with cancer Dr. Pandora Patterson CanTeen Australia, NSW

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Associate Professor Peter Butterworth Australian National University, ACT 2012-2013

Dr. Sarah Bendall Centre for Youth Mental Health/University of Melbourne, VIC

2014-2016

Associate Professor Allison Waters Griffith University, QLD

2014-2016

Dr. Carolyn Schniering Macquarie University, NSW 2014-2015

Professor Jane Fisher Monash University, VIC 2014-2016

Professor Jane Pirkis University of Melbourne, VIC

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2014-2016 Dr. Laura Hart University of Melbourne, VIC

2014 Associate Professor Lyndall Strazdins Australian National University, ACT

2014-2016 Dr. Sophie Havighurst University of Melbourne, VIC

2014-2016 Professor Helen Herrman University of Melbourne, VIC 2014-2015

Associate Professor Judith Proudfoot Black Dog Institute, NSW The impact of intimate partner violence on child mental health in middle childhood Associate Professor Stephanie Brown Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VIC

2014-2016

Walk the talk: Phase 2 study of an online population-based 2014 intervention to improve the mental health of young people who are unemployed Dr. Vanessa Rose Western Sydney University, NSW

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PROJECT GRANTS

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2015-2017 Dr. Marie Yap Monash University, VIC 2015-2017 Dr. Matthew Spittal University of Melbourne, VIC 2015-2017 Dr. Lauren McLellan Macquarie University, NSW

2015-2017 Dr. Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz Deakin University, VIC 2015 Dr. Philip Batterham Australian National University, ACT

2015-2017 Associate Professor Maria Kangas Macquarie University, NSW 2015-2017 Professor Richard Mattick University of New South Wales, NSW

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MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Dr. Lisa Mundy Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VIC

2015

2015 Professor Clare Rees Curtin University, WA 2015-2017 Dr. Sophie Havighurst University of Melbourne, VIC

2017-2018 Associate Professor Susan Byrne University of Western Australia, WA 2017-2020

Dr. Helen O’Connor University of Sydney, NSW

2017-2019 Professor Gin Malhi University of Sydney, NSW

2017-2018 Associate Professor Anthony LaMontague Deakin University, VIC

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2018-2020

Dr. Marie Yap Monash University, VIC 2017-2019 Dr. Lexine Stapinski University of New South Wales, NSW 2017-2019

Associate Professor Ilona Juraskova University of Sydney, NSW 2017-2018 Dr. Jeneva Ohan University of Western Australia, WA

2017-2019 Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich Macquarie University, NSW 2017-2018 Dr. Alison Calear Australian National University, ACT 2017-2019 Associate Professor Melissa Green University of New South Wales, NSW

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MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING 2018-2020 Dr. Louise Mewton University of New South Wales, NSW

2018-2020 Dr. Delyse Hutchinson Deakin University, VIC

2018-2019 Dr. Sonja March University of Queensland, QLD 2018-2020 Dr. Caroline Donovan Griffith University, QLD 2018-2020 Dr. Elizabeth Elliot University of Sydney, NSW 2018-2020 Dr. Justin Kenardy University of Queensland, QLD

2018-2019

Dr. Sian McLean Victoria University, VIC

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2018-2020 Dr. Amanda Baker University of Newcastle, NSW 2018-2020 Dr. Sally Fitzpatrick Macquarie University, NSW 2018-2019

Dr. Tegan Cruwys University of Queensland, QLD 2018 Dr. Mark Boyes Curtin University, WA Project supported by the Stan Perron Foundation A brief, integrated parent mediated intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Professor Mark Dadds University of Sydney, NSW

2019-2020

Optimising caring contact: Using text messages to support people 2019-2020 after a suicide attempt Dr. Mark Larsen University of New South Wales, NSW Project supported by Patti and Neville Parsons 2019-2020 Expanding the reach & delivery of Media Smart-Targeted: An online intervention found to both reduce eating disorder onset & increase eating disorder remission Professor Tracey Wade Flinders University, SA 47


TAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Enhancing Treatment for Depression: A Randomised Trial of 2019-2020 Adjunct Memory Specificity Training Dr. David Hallford Deakin University, VIC Preventing adolescent mental illness & substance use through teacher-delivered interventions targeting personality risk 2019-2020 factors Dr. Erin Kelly University of New South Wales, NSW A pilot randomised control trial of a telephone delivered 2019-2020 transdiagnostic intervention for comorbid substance & mental health problems in young people Professor Leanne Hides University of Queensland, QLD The mental health trajectories of asylum seeking children & 2019-2020 parents facing insecure residency & immigration restrictions across 2.5 years of residency Professor Zachary Steel University of New South Wales, NSW An investigation of suicide & increasing episodes of non-fatal intentional self-harm among young women in Victoria. A case of 2019-2020 method-escalation? Angela Clapperton Monash University, VIC Improving the mental health of young Australians in sport: A 2019-2020 partnership project with the National Rugby League Associate Professor Allison Waters Griffith University, QLD Healthy Mind - A World-First Online Mental Health Tool for Young 2019-2020 Australians with Intellectual Disability’ Dr. Peter Baldwin University of New South Wales, NSW

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Improving mental health of young Australians with chronic illness: A pilot randomised controlled trial of online 2019-2020 self-compassion training Dr. Amy Finlay-Jones Curtin University, WA Project supported by the Stan Perron Foundation

Mindful Self-Compassion for LGBTIQ youth: A multi-site 2020 randomized controlled trial Associate Professor Ashleigh Lin University of Western Australia, WA Translating experimental neuroscience into clinical treatment: Preventing the return of fear in youth with anxiety disorders 2020 using memory reconsolidation mechanisms Dr. Carly Johnco Macquarie University, NSW Engaging Parents in Online Interventions for their Child's 2020 Behaviour Problems by Using Action Planning Dr. Jeneva Ohan University of Western Australia, WA Testing the impact of 'Breaking the Man Code' workshops on 2020 teenage boys' help-seeking, masculinity and suicide risk factors: A cluster randomised controlled trial Dr. Kylie King Monash University, VIC Getting ready for implementation: Investigating the optimal 2020 amount of therapist guidance for online treatments for Australian children with anxiety Dr. Lauren McLellan Macquarie University, NSW 2020 Randomised controlled trial of a transdiagnostic online program to reduce the symptoms of mental illness in Australian tertiary students Dr. Louise Farrer Australian National University, NSW 49


TAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING The LifeBuoy App: A randomised controlled trial of a mHealth intervention to help young people manage suicidal thoughts Dr. Michelle Tye University of New South Wales, NSW

2020

Treating traumatic stress and substance use in emerging adults Dr. Natalie Peach University of Sydney, NSW

2020

The SuperLearner project: Fast-tracking our understanding of risk and protective factors for substance use and mental health problems Associate Professor Tim Slade University of Sydney, NSW

Dr Michelle Tye

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

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Postdoctoral Fellowships have been available to early career researchers since 2003 to facilitate research into the field of mental health. They provide researchers with an annual salary of $75,000 for up to three years while they complete their projects. Four fellowships have been named in honour of the first four Chairmen of Australian Rotary Health; Royce Abbey, Geoffrey Betts, Colin Dodds and Bruce Edwards. ROYCE ABBEY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2003-2005 Dr. Maree Abbott Macquarie University, NSW 2006 Dr. David Hawes University of New South Wales, NSW Biochemical basis of cognitive deficits in Schizophrenia Dr. Elizabeth Scarr Mental Health Research Institute/University of Melbourne, VIC Neurocognitive deficits in young heavy drinkers Dr. Janette Louise Smith National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre/University of New South Wales, NSW

2008-2010

2014-2017

2018-2019 Dr. Erin Hoare Deakin University, VIC

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TAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Preventing the exacerbation of anxiety and alcohol use 2019-2020 comorbidity through cognitive re-training Dr. Katrina Prior University of Sydney, NSW

GEOFFREY BETTS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

2006-2007

Dr. Melanie Porter Macquarie University, NSW 2009-2010 Dr. Amanda Wood Monash University, VIC 2014-2017 Dr. Tonelle Handley National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre/University of New South Wales, NSW 2018-2020 Dr. Nicole Reilly University of Newcastle, NSW

COLIN DODDS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2007-2009 Dr. Jordana Bayer Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VIC

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2011-2013 Dr. Monique Robinson Telethon Institute for Child Health Research/University of Western Australia, WA 2015-2018

Dr. Laura Hart La Trobe University, VIC

Examining the comorbidity of mental health problems and 2020 alcohol and other drug use within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: A neglected area Dr. Breanne Hobden University of Newcastle, NSW

BRUCE EDWARDS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

2015-2018

Dr. Louise Mewton National Drug and Alcohol Centre/University of New South Wales, NSW Mind Your Mate: An Online peer intervention to prevent mental health and substance use problems in adolescence Dr. Louise Birrell University of Sydney, NSW

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2019-2020


MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING

In 2000, the Ian Scott PhD Scholarship was created to honour and recognise the founder of Australian Rotary Health. The late Ian Scott (1933-2001) had a broad vision to improve the health of all Australians, beginning with the cause and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Ian Scott PhD Scholarships are awarded annually for up to 3.5 years, to the value up to $30,000, for scholars researching a chosen area of mental health. 2000-2002 Caroline De Paola University of Melbourne, VIC 2002-2004 Melinda Andrews Curtin University, WA 2002-2005 Nathan Clunas University of New South Wales/Liverpool Hospital, NSW 2003-2004

Cali Bartholomeusz Swinburne University of Technology, VIC

2003-2004 Melanie Porter Macquarie University, NSW

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IAN SCOTT PHD SCHOLARSHIPS

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2004-2007 Christine Mavros University of Melbourne, VIC 2004-2007 Katherine Morley University of Queensland, QLD 2005-2008 Felice Jacka University of Melbourne, VIC 2005-2007

Kirstin Barchia Macquarie University, NSW

2005-2007 Julia Ellis Monash University, VIC 2006-2008 Donna Palmer University of Sydney, NSW 2006-2007

Kwok Ho (Christopher) Choy Mental Health Research Institute/University of Melbourne, VIC 2006-2007 Simon Boer Mental Health Research Institute/University of Melbourne, VIC

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MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING 2006 Timothy Silk Monash University, VIC

2007-2010

Michelle Banfield Australian National University, ACT

2007-2010 Tammie Money Mental Health Research Insitute, VIC

2008-2011

Esther Chan Monash University, VIC

2008-2011 Amy Dawson University of Wollongong, NSW

2008-2011

Sylvia Kauer Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VIC

2008-2010 Allison Milner (deceased) Griffith University, QLD

2008-2011 Magenta Simmons University of Melbourne, VIC

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IAN SCOTT PHD SCHOLARSHIP

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Laura Hart Orygen Youth Health Research Centre/University of Melbourne, VIC 2009-2012 Karissa Searle University of Melbourne, VIC

2011-2013 Paul Anderson Royal Melbourne Hospital/University of Melbourne, VIC 2011-2014 Rose Chesworth Florey Neuroscience Institutes/University of Melbourne, VIC 2011-2014

Carmel Sivaratnam Monash University, VIC 2011-2014 Ashley Skilleter University of New South Wales, NSW 2011-2013 Allan (Ben) Smith University of Sydney, NSW

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MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING 2011-2013

Kristi-Ann Villagonzalo University of Melbourne, VIC

2013-2015 Jessica Andrews University of Wollongong, NSW 2013 Siobhan Housden Deakin University, VIC

2013-2016

Edith Holloway University of Melbourne, VIC

2013-2014 Natalie Matosin University of Wollongong, NSW

2013-2015 Clare McCormack National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre/University of New South Wales, NSW

2013-2016 Aves Middleton University of Melbourne, VIC

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IAN SCOTT PHD SCHOLARSHIP

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Anika Martin National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre/University of New South Wales, NSW

2013-2015 Annie Brennan Brain Dynamics Centre/University of Sydney, NSW

2014-2017 Maria Di Biase University of Melbourne, VIC

2014-2017 Katrina Prior University of New South Wales, NSW

2014-2015

Zoe Tonks University of New South Wales, NSW

2014-2017

Kate Young Monash University, VIC

2014-2017

Ryan Duchatel University of Newcastle, NSW

2014-2016 Jeremy Lum University of Wollongong, NSW

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MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING

2014-2016 Michael De Santis University of Wollongong, NSW 2014-2016 Marlee Bower Western Sydney University, NSW 2014-2017 Tara Hunt University of Wollongong, NSW

Reneta Slikboer Swinburne University of Technology, VIC

2015-2017

2015-2017 Breanne Hobden University of Newcastle, NSW 2015-2017 Lisa Gibson University of New South Wales, NSW

2018-2019 Angela Nicholas University of Melbourne, VIC

(Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Seaford (SA) in memory of Sally-Ann Bright.) 2018-2020 Rebecca Blackmore Monash University, VIC

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IAN SCOTT PHD SCHOLARSHIP

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Illaria Pozzato University of Sydney, NSW

2018-2020

2019-2020

2019-2020

2019-2020

2019-2020

2019-2020

2019-2020

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GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING

The relationship between combat exposure, the effects of post-traumatic stress and non-specific somatic symptoms Kristin Graham University of Adelaide, SA The investigation of the relationship between serving in the Australian Defence Force and common mental disorders Rebecca Sheriff University of Adelaide, SA

2015-2018

2016-2018

Research Companion PhD Scholarships and Funding Partner PhD Scholarships are co-funded by Rotary Clubs and individuals in a health area of interest. These projects can go up to 3.5 years and are worth $30,000 per year. 2004-2006 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer Districts 9640 & 9650 Bowelscan

Deepa Chauhan University of Sydney, NSW

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Multiple Sclerosis (MS) District 9800 MS Awareness Committee

2004-2008

Vilija Jokubaitis University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Rotary Club of Deloraine, TAS

Anna King University of Tasmania, TAS 2004-2006

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FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer Districts 9640 & 9650 Bowelscan

2004-2006

Dr. Francis Lam University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Arthritis Rotary Club of Toowong/Basil Shaw

2005-2007

Rotary Club of Toowong, QLD D9600 Simon Apte Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9780 Bowelscan

2005-2007

Lisa Chan University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Prostate Cancer District 9650

2005-2008

Ian Kwan University of Wollongong, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND Rotary Clubs of Carlingford & Belvoir-Wodonga, VIC The role of the unfolded protein response in MND ennica Winhammar University of Sydney, NSW

63

2005-2007


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Prostate Cancer District 9650

2006-2009

Nick Hardcastle University of Wollongong, NSW

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Malaria District 9650

2006-2008

Leia Hee University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9650 Bowelscan

2006-2008

Jaclyn Huiman University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Preterm Infant Nutrition Rotary Club of Thornlie, WA Fitting the pieces to the nutritional puzzle of the preterm infant Gemma McLeod University of Western Australia, WA Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rotary Club of Pakenham, VIC

Laura-Jane Oluich University of Melbourne, VIC

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2006-2009

2006-2008


FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Prostate Cancer District 9680

2006-2009

Elizabeth Tindall University of New South Wales, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Children’s Health Rotary Club of Dural, NSW

2007-2010

Ahmad Ali Aloqaly University of Technology Sydney, NSW Research Companion PhD ScholarshipHuntington’s Disease Rotary Club of Strathmore/Bartolina Peluso A mouse to man approach to studying early structural & cognitive changes in pre symptomatic Huntington’s Disease India Bohanna Howard Florey Institute, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Arthritis Rotary Club of Bankstown City/Melvin Gray

2007-2010

2007-2010

Miriam Jackson Royal North Shore Hospital/University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Pancreatic Cancer Rotary Club of Dural/Fred Barbagallo

Zaklina Kovacevic University of Sydney, NSW

65

2007-2010


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Children’s Health Hansen Yuncken

2007-2010

Victoria Leitch Child Health Research Institute/University of Adelaide, SA Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Blood Cancer Rotary Club of Orange North/Ian & Jean Simpson Family

2007-2010

Kristie Munro University of Wollongong, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Mental Health Rotary Club of Adelaide, SA

2007-2010

Amelia Searle University of Adelaide, SA Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Rotary Club of Bendigo South/Margaret Roberts

2007-2009

Rebecca Sheean University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Liver Metastases Rotary Club of Dural/Fred Barbagallo

Jessamy Tiffen Centenary Institute/University of Sydney, NSW 2007-2010

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2007-2010


FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Prostate Cancer Rotary Clubs of Pennant Hills, Winston Hills & Dural, NSW

2007-2009

Brian Tse University of New South Wales, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Rotary Club of Bendigo South/Margaret Roberts The role of the unfolded protein response in MND Adam Walker University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Children’s Health Rotary Clubs of Hamilton, Brisbane Highrise, & Stones Corner, QLD

2007-2009

2007-2009

Erin Wolfe University of Queensland, QLD Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Suicide Rotary Club of Parramatta City/David Henning Memorial Foundation Perceptions & expectations of one’s self: Mental health and suicide in men Luke Balcombe Griffith University, QLD

2008-2011

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9650 Bowelscan

2008-2011

Ryan Courtney

University of Newcastle, NSW

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GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Ovarian Cancer Rotary Club of Norwest Sunrise/Suzanne Moss-White

2008-2011

Austin Della-Franca Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Brain Cancer Rotary Riverside Clubs, NSW

2008-2011

Stephen Dowdell University of Wollongong, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Breast Cancer Rotary Club of Parramatta City, NSW

2008-2011

Elise Jackson Centenary Institute, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship – Mental Health Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay, SA

2008-2009

Marijeta Kurtin University of Adelaide, SA Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9650 Bowelscan 2008-2011 Linh Nguyen Austin Health/University of Melbourne, VIC

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FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Suicide Rotary Club of Sydney CBD/Nathan’s Bequest

2008-2010

Kristine Northey Curtin University, WA Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9780 Bowelscan

2008-2010

Timothy Smith Howard Florey Institute/ University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship- Bowel Cancer District 9650 Bowelscan

2008-2011

Matthew Thompson Monash University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship – Neuronal Development Patricia Hooton 2009-2010 Judith Allen-Graham Alfred Hospital/Monash University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Diabetes District 9680/Diane Erskine 2009-2010 Steven Gao University of Sydney, NSW

69


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Alzheimer’s Disease Rotary Club of Samford Valley/Chris &Gerry Ellis

2009-2012

Crystal Higgs University of Queensland, QLD

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9640 Bowelscan

2009-2012

Shir Lin Koh University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Brain Cancer Rotary Club of North Sydney/Ian McNair

2009-2013

Dan Lu University of Sydney/University of New South Wales, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer Rotary Club of Melbourne South/Esme Harris

2009-2012

Justine Marum Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VIC 2009-2012 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rotary Club of Whyalla/Fenwick Family

Jo Anne Schinke Stratton University of Melbourne, VIC

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2009-2012


FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship – Heart Disease Rotary Club of Parramatta City, NSW

2009-2012

Rhian Shephard Centenary Institute, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship – Kidney Disease 2009-2012 Rotary Clubs of Kellyville, Dural, Kurrajong & Gladesville/Rodney Tilden, Ted Atkinson & Bob McCullum

Owen Tang University of Sydney/Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer Districts 9640 and 9650 Bowelscan

Shu Wen Wen University of Melbourne, VIC 2009-2012

2009-2012

2010-2013

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Alzheimer’s Disease Rotary Club of Glenhaven/Ron Nichol

Marshall Dalton Neuroscience Research Australia/University of New South Wales, NSW Research Companion PhD Scholarship – Cognitive Impairment Rotary Club of Strathmore/Bartolina Peluso

Anna Devlin Deakin University, VIC

71

2010-2013


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING 2010-2013

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship Rotary Club of Parramatta City, NSW

Tonelle Handley University of Newcastle, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Spinal Injury Rotary Club of Parkes, NSW

2010-2014

Charles Lo University of Sydney, NSW 2010-2013 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Parkinson’s Disease Rotary Club of Parkes & Burwood, NSW Shoshanah Longmuir Howard Florey Institute, VIC

2010-2013

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Prostate Cancer Rotary Club of Parramatta City/Mark Gibbens

Kevin Loo University of Wollongong, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Childhood Cancer Rotary Club of Adelaide, SA

2010-2013

Le Myo Thwe Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Mental Health Rotary Club of Crows Nest/Hooton Family

Daniel Quintana University of Sydney, NSW

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2010-2013


FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Spinal Injury Rotary Club of Parkes, NSW

Dianah Rodrigues University of Sydney, NSW 2010-2013 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Epilepsy Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup/Lang Lang, VIC

2011-2014

Melissa Benson University of Queensland, QLD 2011-2014 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Stem Cell Rotary Club of Bondi Junction, NSW Derivation of skeletal myocytes from human embryonic stem cells Bianca Borchin Monash University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Rotary Club of Hunters Hill/Lloyd Binet

2011-2014

Rebecca Brown

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Melanoma Rotary Club of Wollundry Wagga Wagg/Gordon Braid

Dr. Matteo Carlino University of Sydney, NSW

73

2011-2013


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Depression Rotary Club of Parkes, NSW

2011-2013

Shantel Duffy Brain and Mind Research Institution/University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Phenylketonuria (PKU) Rotary Club of Pennant Hills, NSW Evaluation of a novel treatment strategy for PKU Naz Al Hafid Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9640 Bowelscan

2011-2014

2011-2014

Phuoc Huynh University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer Districts 9650 Bowelscan

2011-2015

Amy Masson Hunter Medical Research Institute/University of Newcastle, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Oncology Rotary Club of Liverpool West, NSW

2011-2014

Rayan Moussa University of Sydney, NSW

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Diabetes District 9680/Diane Erskine

2011-2014 Taria Ng University of Sydney, NSW

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FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) District 9685

2011-2014

Kate Roberts University of Wollongong, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Diabetes Rotary Club of Ballarat South, VIC

2011-2014

Anna Roy University of Victoria, VIC

2011-2014

Research Companion PhD Scholarship Neurological & Auto-immune Disorders York Family

Stephanie Shepheard Flinders University, SA Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Parkinson’s Disease Rotary Club of Parkes, NSW

2011-2013

James Shine University of Sydney, NSW 2011-2013 Research Companion PhD Scholarship – Alcohol Whitcroft Family

Monika Wadolowski National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre/University of New South Wales, NSW

75

2011-2013


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Breast Cancer Rotary Clubs of Parramatta City & Dural/David Henning Memorial Foundation

Jaesung (Peter) Choi ANZAC Research Institute/University of Sydney, NSW

2012-2015

2012-2014

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - HIV/AIDS Rotary Club of Sydney CBD, NSW

Dr. Damian Conway Kirby Institute/University of New South Wales, NSW

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Prostate Cancer Rotary Clubs of Dural & Penrith Valley, NSW

2012-2015

Anthony Espinoza University of Wollongong, NSW 2012-2014 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Rotary Club of Bendigo South/Margaret Roberts Janine James University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Alzheimer’s Disease Henning Family

Blagojc Jovcevski University of Wollongong, NSW

76

2012-2015


FUNDING PARTNER PHD

FACTS BOOKLET 2020 2012-2016

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Parkinson’s Disease Rotary Club of Mornington/Ron Fallaw Bevan Main University of Melbourne, VIC

2012-2015 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9780 Bowelscan

Michelle Palmieri Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, VIC

2013-2016

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Childhood Cancer Rotary Club of Sutherland/Harry Banks

Rebecca Dagg Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bipolar Disorder

2013-2016

Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund Emma Gliddon Deakin University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Rotary Club of Dural, NSW

Isabella Lambert-Smith University of Wollongong, NSW

77

2013-2016


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Research Companion PhD Scholarship - Mental Health of Young 2013-2016 Australians Lorraine & Bruce McKenzie

Sian McLean La Trobe University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9830 Bowelscan

2013-2016

Sarron Randall-Demllo University of Tasmania, TAS Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Pancreatic Cancer Ian Loxton

2013-2016

Dannel Yeo University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Depression Rotary Club of Parramatta City/David Henning Memorial Foundation 2014-2015

Ann Badger University of Wollongong, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Rotary Club of Cronulla, NSW

Monique Bax University of Wollongong, NSW

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2014-2016


FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Mental Health David Henning Memorial Foundation - Henning Family

2014-2016

Louise Birrell National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre/University of New South Wales, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Ovarian Cancer Rotary Club of Dural/Gudrun Delarue 2014-2016 Samantha Cosh Mater Medical Research Institute, QLD Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Melanoma Rotary Club of Toowong, QLD

2014-2016

Mareike Dahmer-Heath University of Queensland, QLD Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Cerebral Palsy Rotary Club of St Ives, NSW

2014-2016 Jarred Gillett University of Queensland, QLD Research Companion PhD Scholarship – Aboriginal Mental Health Kaiyu

Leonard Kanowski University of Newcastle, NSW

79

2014-2016


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Children’s Health Rotary Club of Blacktown City, NSW

2014-2016

Yang Kong University of Sydney, NSW

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Dementia Rotary Club of West Wollongong, NSW

2014-2016

Catherine Kubel University of Wollongong, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Adolescent Health District 9690

2014-2015

Larissa Lewis University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Melanoma Rotary Club of Toowong, QLD

2014-2015

Chiho Maranushi University of Queensland, QLD Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Children’s Health Rotary Club of Blacktown City, NSW

Yang Kong University of Sydney, NSW

80

2014-2016


FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Dementia Rotary Club of West Wollongong, NSW

2014-2016

Catherine Kubel University of Wollongong, NSW

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Adolescent Health District 9690

2014-2015

Larissa Lewis University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Melanoma Rotary Club of Toowong, QLD

2014-2015

Chiho Maranushi University of Queensland, QLD Funding Partner PhD Scholarship District 9650

2014-2019

Jasmina Markulic St Vincent’s Medical Research Institute Funding Partner PhD Scholarship Rotary Club of Dural, NSW

2014-2016

Lisa Oyston Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NSW 2014-2016 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Ovarian Cancer Rotary Club of Liverpool West, NSW

Joseph Po Western Sydney University, NSW

81

2014-2016


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Oncology Rotary Club of Cheltenham/John Richardson Fund Targeting metabolism in RAS driven Malignancies Aparna Rao University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Youth Homelessness Rotary Club of Adelaide, SA

2014-2015

2014-2016

Tom Steeples University of Adelaide, SA Research Companion PhD Scholarship – Parenting Terry Beslich Through the eyes of a child: The impact of parenting programs on young children Kelly Baird Macquarie University, NSW

2015-2018

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship – Mental Health of Young Australians Rotary Club of Richmond/Motto Fashions

2015-2018

Michelle Benstead Deakin University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Autism Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise, NSW

Kelsie Boulton Macquarie University, NSW 2015-2018

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FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9650 Bowelscan

2015-2018

Natalie Dodd University of Newcastle, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Brain Cancer Rotary Club of Caringbah, NSW

2015-2017

Susannah Hallal University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship – Childhood Cancer 2015-2017 Rotary Club of Sunbury/Isabella & Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund/Miette Skiller

Richa Kohli Monash University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Oncology Rotary Club of Belmont, WA

2015-2018

Sebastian Pohl Curtin University, WA Research Companion PhD Scholarship – Dementia Rotary Club of Strathmore/Bartolina Peluso

Dr. Bridget Regan La Trobe University, VIC

83

2015-2017


GENERAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Autism Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise, NSW

2015-2019

Simone Thomas Deakin University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Brain Cancer Rotary Club of Templestowe/Dine for a Cure/Ann Henderson

2015-2017

Thomas Ware University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Alzheimer’s Disease Rotary Club of Adelaide, SA

2015-2019

Lauren Whyte University of Adelaide, SA Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bipolar Disorder Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund

2016-2019

Melanie Ashton Deakin University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Kidney Disease Rotary Club of Blacktown City, NSW Defining the role of kidney dendritic cells in kidney disease for potential therapies Titi Chen University of Sydney, NSW

84

2016


FUNDING PARTNER PHD

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Melanoma Rotary Clubs of Kiama & Gerringong, NSW

2016-2020

Sheena Daignault University of Queensland, QLD Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Rotary Club of Cronulla, NSW

2016-2018

Thanuja Dharmadasa University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Kidney Disease District 9650/Jack Wilson Improving the outcomes of children with end stage kidney disease Dr. Anna Francis University of Sydney, NSW

2016-2017

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Depression Rotary Club of Parramatta City/David Henning Memorial Foundation 2016-2019 An online cognitive behavioural therapy program for women with depression in the perinatal period: A randomised controlled trial Siobhan Loughnan University of New South Wales, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Genes Terry Orr Jay Nakamura Monash University, VIC

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2016-2018


GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Blood Cancer Rotary Club of Richmond, VIC

2016-2019

Steven Ngo Monash University, VIC 2016-2019 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Primary Lymphoedema Rotary Club of Dural, NSW

Jane Philips Flinders University, SA Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Genes Terry Orr

2016-2018

Elizabeth Senn Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Children’s Health District 9650/Kerry Anderson

2016-2019

Blake Smith Murdochs Children’s Research Institute, VIC 2016-2019

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship Rotary Club of Devonport, TAS

Harsha Suresh Western Sydney University, NSW

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Anorexia Nervosa District 9690

2017-2019

Rachel Brownlow University of Sydney, NSW

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Suicide Rotary Club of Smithton, TAS Suicide and self-harm hospitalisation among young people in Tasmania: An epidemiological study of suicide risk and the provision of care in the acute settings Nicole Hill University of Melbourne, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship District 9685 PTSD in Australia

2017-2019

2017-2019

Ivana Kihas University of New South Wales Research Companion PhD Scholarship - Mental Health of Young Australians 2017-2019 Lorraine & Bruce McKenzie Scholarship

Ali Kodsi Swinburne University of Technology, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship Rotary Club of Terrigal, NSW

2017-2019

Emma Laird University of Melbourne, VIC

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Blood Cancer District 9650/All Stars

2017-2018

Erin Lawrence University of Melbourne/Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Mental Health Ten Islands Tassie Tag Along Tour 2016

2017-2019

Amelia McGuinness Deakin University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Pancreatic Cancer Ian Loxton

2017-2020 Norbaini Abdol Razak Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, WA Research Companion PhD Scholarship – Bowel Cancer Rotary Club of Keilor/Judith Annette Thompson 2017 Madeleine Tancock University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease Rotary Club of Spring Bay, TAS Advanced Diffusion Weighted Imaging Techniques and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping in the Assessment of Motor Neuron Disease 2018-2020 Anjan Bhattarai Monash University, VIC

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Research Companion PhD Scholarship – Mental Health Kaiyu

2018-2020

Amy Coe University of Melbourne, VIC 2018-2020 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Mental Health Rotary Club of Balwyn, VIC Secondary Trauma and Rural Youth: Understanding relationships, peer support and vulnerabilities of young people in rural environments Erin Dolan University of Melbourne, VIC

Bowel Cancer

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Gastroparesis Rotary Club of Devonport, TAS Characterising the role of interstitial cells Cajal (ICC) in human stem cell-derived gut organoids Daphne Foong Western Sydney University, NSW

2018-2020

2018-2020

2018-2020 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bipolar Disorder Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund A brain imaging study of social and emotional processing in bipolar disorder Lisa Furlong University of Melbourne, VIC

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Parkinson’s Disease Characterisation of pre-clinical Parkinson's disease David Henning Memorial Foundation Jasmin Galper University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Suicide Rotary Club of Toowong/Basil Shaw Translation and replication of a successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth suicide prevention and wellbeing intervention Mandy Gibson Griffith University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Depression Rotary Club of Liverpool West, NSW

2018-2020

2018-2020

2018-2020

Noor Saleem Mohammed Jarbou University of Wollongong, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Mental Health 2018-2020 Rotary Club of Sydney, NSW Evaluating the effectiveness of a trauma informed parenting intervention for Indigenous parents’ mental health and attachment quality Michelle Kenny University of New South Wales, NSW 2018-2020 Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Mental Health of Young Australians Rotary Club of North Balwyn, VIC Co-designing a decision-making tool to assist GPs and practice nurses in the decision to report child abuse Jacqueline Kuruppu University of Melbourne, VIC 2018-2020

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - PTSD Rotary Clubs of NSW, NSW To assess the effect of exposure to suicide on firefighters Tara Lal University of New England, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Mental Health of Young Australians District 9800 Prevalence of, and risk factors for, depression in young Australian women Lucy Marsh Monash University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship Rob Henry Natural therapeutics coupled with nanotechnology; advancing GBM treatment efficacy in invertebrate and cellular models. Jake Mazur Deakin University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Alzheimer’s Disease Rotary Club of Holroyd/David Holz Determining the intracellular trafficking pathways of tachykinin-copper (II)-receptor complexes and elucidation of the fate of copper Resmi Menon Western Sydney University, NSW

2018-2020

2018-2020

2018-2020

2018-2020

2018-2020

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Thrombosis District 9830 Thrombin Responsive Nanoparticles of Prophylaxis and Treatment of Acute Thrombosis Jason Palazzolo Monash University, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - PTSD District 9750 (9675) PTSD A Neurobiological Evaluation of Surf Therapy for Australian Defence Force Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Bryan Peck University of Sunshine Coast, QLD

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2018-2020


GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Kidney Disease 2018-2020 District 9650/Jack Wilson Patient centred mobile health technology to improve self-management and health outcomes in children and adolescents with kidney transplants James Tang Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Mental Health Rotary Club of Parramatta City/David Henning Memorial Foundation Cannabidol: a new preventative treatment for schizophrenia? Gabriela Visini Western Sydney University, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Dementia Rotary Club of Woy Woy/Eric Abrahams An Ontology to Represent Dementia and Dementia Care Knowledge in Computer Readable Format Zhenyu Zhang University of Wollongong, NSW

2018-2020

2018-2020

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Drug Resistant Infections Rotary Club of Applecross, WA Research to inform and evaluate a community level campaign to increase 2019-2020 awareness and change behaviours in relation to antimicrobial use Aaron Alejandro Murdoch University, WA Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Prostate Cancer Rotary Club of Blacktown City, D 9790 & D 9830 Geographical and Temporal Distribution of Prostate Specific Antigen Testing Across Australia Ankur University of Sydney, NSW

2019-2020

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rotary Club of Gisborne, VIC Interrogating TAM receptor activation for therapeutic benefit in multiple 2019-2020 sclerosis Negar Asadian Florey Neurosciences Institutes, VIC

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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Alzheimer’s Disease 2019-2020 Bing Taylor Cognitive Ageing and the Interplay between Biological, Psychological and Environmental Factors Kayla Corney Deakin University, VIC

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer

2019

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship – Bile Duct Cancer Rotary Club of Sandy Bay/Michael Chivers Synthesis and Evaluation of Sialyltransferase Inhibitors Hyo Jeong (Minnie) Kim Bond University, QLD

2019-2020

Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer District 9675/Heather Newbould Development of Innovative Chemotherapeutics that Target ATP- Binding Casette (ABC) Family Proteins Expressing Cancers to Overcome Multidrug Drug Resistance Lionel Leck University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - PTSD District 9790/RSL Clubs of Victoria Psychological and Behavioural features of Children of Australian Defence Force Veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Katrina Streatfield University of Newcastle, NSW

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2019-2020

2019-2020


GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) District 9650/Alaine Davidson Proteomic and molecular investigations into the diagnosis and progression of Motor Neuron Disease by the identification of biomarkers found in plasma Hannah Suddell Macquarie University, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Melanoma Rotary Clubs of Chelsea & Mt Druitt & Val Henry/Rob Henry & George Malone Which one is the malignant mole? Scarless biopsy for early diagnosis of melanoma Rachel Teh University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Cerebral Palsy Rotary Club of St Ives, NSW Early natural history and clinical markers of motor severity, motor type and topography in infants with cerebral palsy Anna te Velde University of Sydney, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Children’s Health Rotary Club of Kew, VIC Peanut Specific Antibody Diversity and Affinity During Peanut Oral Immunotherapy: for Therapy Monitoring and as Predictive Tool Win Lei (Nicki) Shwe Yee University of New South Wales, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Bowel Cancer Rotary Clubs of District 9465 (WA) Predicting colorectal cancer metastatic risk: the tumour immune microenvironment, ciruclating turmour-derived exosomes, their integrins and tumour DNA as biomarkers of disease progression Ryan Cohen University of Western Australia, WA

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2019-2020

2019-2020

2019-2020

2019-2020

2020


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Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - PTSD Rotary Club of Noosa Daybreak, QLD Oral Ketamine Trial on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (OKTOP) Grace Forsyth University of Sunshine Coast, QLD

Research Companion PhD Scholarship - Alzheimer’s Disease Rotary Club of Strathmore/Bartolina Peluso Amyloid, Tau and Reactive Astrocytosis in the Development of Alzheimer's Diseease: A Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Study Natasha Krishnadas Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rotary Club of Gisborne, VIC Towards developing dendritic cell therapy for multiple sclerosis based on promoting Mertk signalling Vivien Li Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Diabetes Rotary Club of Croydon/Enid Beatrice Farmer FutureHealth Today: Changing the course of Type 2 Diabetes Rita McMorrow University of Melbourne, VIC Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Migraines Joan E Swanson Brain structural and functional changes in indivdiuals with chronic migraine Tiffani Mungoven University of Sydney, NSW

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2020

2020

2020

2020

2020


GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Suicide 2020 Rotary Club of Deloraine, TAS Tackling the Real Tassie Devil: Towards Best Practice for Youth Suicide Prevention in Regional and Rural Tasmania Laura Smith University of Tasmania, TAS Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Neurological Disease Rotary Club of West Wollongong, NSW 2020 Development of an innervated full thickness human skin model by 3D printing Mitchell St Claire-Glover University of Wollongong, NSW Funding Partner PhD Scholarship - Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Rotary Club of Cronulla, NSW L-proline-mediated mechanisms driving neural differentiation from mouse embryonic stem cells Sally Vuong University of Sydney, NSW

By Research Companion/Funding Partner

Districts District 9465 Rotary Clubs of District 9465 (WA) – pg 94 District 9640 Districts 9640 & 9650 Bowelscan - pg 62, 63, 71 District 9640 Bowelscan – pg 70, 74 District 9650 Districts 9640 & 9650 Bowelscan - pg 62, 63, 71 District 9650 – pg 63, 64, 81 District 9650 Bowelscan – pg 64, 67, 68, 69, 74, 83, 89 District 9650/Kerry Anderson – pg 86 District 9650/All Stars – pg 88 District 9650/Alaine Davidson – pg 94 District 9650/Jack Wilson– pg 92

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District 9675 District 9675/Heather Newbould – pg 93 District 9680 District 9680 – pg 65 District 9680/Diane Erskine – pg 69, 74 District 9685 District 9685 – pg 75 District 9685 PTSD in Australia – pg 87 District 9690 District 9690 – pg 80, 81, 87 District 9750 Rotary District 9750 (9675) PTSD – pg 91 District 9780 District 9780 Bowelscan – pg 63, 69, 77 District 9790 Rotary Club of Blacktown City, D9790 & D9830 – pg 92 District 9790/RSL Clubs of Victoria – pg 93 District 9800 District 9800 MS Awareness Committee – pg 62 District 9800 – pg 91 District 9830 District 9830 Bowelscan – pg 78 District 9830 – pg 91 Rotary Club of Blacktown City, D9790 & D9830 – pg 92

Rotary Clubs Rotary Club of Adelaide, SA Rotary Club of Adelaide, SA – pg 66, 72, 82, 84 Rotary Club of Applecross, WA Rotary Club of Applecross, WA – pg 92

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Rotary Club of Ballarat South, VIC Rotary Club of Ballarat South, VIC – pg 75 Rotary Club of Balwyn, VIC Rotary Club of Balwyn – pg 89 Rotary Club of Bankstown City, NSW Rotary Club of Bankstown City/Melvin Gray – pg 65 Rotary Club of Belmont, WA Rotary Club of Belmont, WA – pg 83 Rotary Club of Belvoir-Wodonga, VIC Rotary Clubs of Carlingford & Belvoir-Wodonga – pg 63 Rotary Club of Bendigo South, VIC Rotary Club of Bendigo South/Margaret Roberts – pg 66, 67, 76 Rotary Club of Blacktown City, NSW Rotary Club of Blacktown City, NSW – pg 80, 84 Rotary Club of Blacktown City, D9790 & D9830 – pg 92 Rotary Club of Bondi Junction, NSW Rotary Club of Bondi Junction, NSW – pg 73 Rotary Club of Brisbane Highrise, QLD Rotary Clubs of Hamilton, Brisbane Highrise, & Stones Corner, QLD – pg 67 Rotary Club of Burwood, NSW Rotary Club of Parkes & Burwood, NSW – pg 72 Rotary Club of Caringbah, NSW Rotary Club of Caringbah, NSW – pg 83 Rotary Club of Carlingford, NSW Rotary Clubs of Carlingford & Belvoir-Wodonga – pg 63 Rotary Club of Chelsea, NSW Rotary Clubs of Chelsea & Mt Druitt & Val Henry, Rob Henry & George Malone – pg 94

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Rotary Club of Cheltenham, VIC Rotary Club of Cheltenham/John Richardson Fund – pg 82 Rotary Club of Cronulla, NSW Rotary Club of Cronulla, NSW – pg 78, 85, 96 Rotary Club of Crows Nest, NSW Rotary Club of Crows Nest/Hooton Family – pg 72 Rotary Club of Croydon, NSW Rotary Club of Croydon/Enid Beatrice Farmer – pg 95 Rotary Club of Deloraine, TAS Rotary Club of Deloraine, TAS – pg 62, 96 Rotary Club of Devonport, TAS Rotary Club of Devonport, TAS – pg 86, 89 Rotary Club of Dural, NSW Rotary Club of Dural, NSW D9685 – pg 65, 77, 81, 86 Rotary Club of Dural/Fred Barbagallo – pg 65, 66 Rotary Clubs of Pennant Hills, Winston Hills & Dural, NSW – pg 67 Rotary Clubs of Kellyville, Dural, Kurrajong & Gladesville/Rodney Tilden, Ted Atkinson, & Bob McCullum – pg 71 Rotary Clubs of Dural and Penrith Valley, NSW – pg 76 Rotary Clubs of Parramatta City & Dural & David Henning Foundation– pg 76 Rotary Club of Dural/Gudrun Delarue – pg 79 Rotary Club of Gerringong, NSW Rotary Clubs of Kiama, NSW & Rotary Club of Gerringong, NSW – pg 85 Rotary Club of Gisborne, VIC Rotary Club of Gisborne, VIC – pg 92, 95 Rotary Club of Gladesville , NSW Rotary Clubs of Kellyville, Dural, Kurrajong & Gladesville/Rodney Tilden, Ted Atkinson, & Bob McCullum – pg 71 Rotary Club of Glenhaven, NSW Rotary Club of Glenhaven/Ron Nichol – pg 71

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Rotary Club of Hamilton, QLD Rotary Clubs of Hamilton, Brisbane Highrise, & Stones Corner, QLD – pg 67 Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay, SA Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay, SA – pg 68 Rotary Club of Holroyd, NSW Rotary Club of Holroyd/David Holz – pg 91 Rotary Club of Hunters Hill, NSW Rotary Club of Hunters Hill/Lloyd Binet – pg 73 Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise, NSW Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise, NSW – pg 82, 84 Rotary Club of Keilor, VIC Rotary Club of Keilor/Judith Annette Thompson – pg 88, 93 Rotary Club of Kellyville, NSW Rotary Clubs of Kellyville, Dural, Kurrajong & Gladesville/Rodney Tilden, Ted Atkinson, & Bob McCullum – pg 71 Rotary Club of Kew, VIC Rotary Club of Kew Food Allergy – pg 94 Rotary Club of Kiama, NSW Rotary Clubs of Kiama, NSW & Rotary Club of Gerringong, NSW – pg 85 Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup/Lang Lang, VIC Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup/Lang Lang, VIC D9820 – pg 73 Rotary Club of Kurrajong, NSW Rotary Clubs of Kellyville, Dural, Kurrajong & Gladesville/Rodney Tilden, Ted Atkinson, & Bob McCullum – pg 71 Rotary Club of Liverpool West, NSW Rotary Club of Liverpool West, NSW – pg 74 , 81, 90

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Rotary Club of Melbourne South, VIC Rotary Club of Melbourne South/Esme Harris – pg 70 Rotary Club of Mornington, VIC Rotary Club of Mornington/Ron Fallaw – pg 77 Rotary Club of Mt Druitt, NSW Rotary Clubs of Chelsea & Mt Druitt/Val Henry, Rob Henry & George Malone – pg 94 Rotary Club of Noosa Daybreak, QLD Rotary Club of Noosa Daybreak, QLD – pg 94 Rotary Club of North Balwyn, VIC Rotary Club of North Balwyn Youth Mental Health – pg 90 Rotary Club of North Sydney, NSW Rotary Club of North Sydney/Ian McNair – pg 70 Rotary Club of Norwest Sunrise, NSW Rotary Club of Norwest Sunrise/Suzanne Moss-White – pg 68 Rotary Club of Orange North, NSW Rotary Club of Orange North/Ian and Jean Simpson Family – pg 66 Rotary Club of Pakenham, VIC Rotary Club of Pakenham, VIC – pg 64 Rotary Club of Parkes, NSW Rotary Club of Parkes, NSW – pg 72, 73, 74, 75 Rotary Club of Parkes & Burwood, NSW – pg 72 Rotary Club of Parramatta City, NSW Rotary Clubs of Parramatta City & Dural/David Henning Memorial Foundation – pg 76 Rotary Club of Parramatta City/David Henning Memorial Foundation– pg 67, 78, 85, 92 Rotary Club of Parramatta City, NSW – pg 68, 71, 72 Rotary Club of Parramatta City/Mark Gibbens – pg 72

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Rotary Club of Pennant Hills, NSW Rotary Clubs of Pennant Hills, Winston Hills & Dural, NSW – pg 67 Rotary Club of Pennant Hills, NSW – pg 74 Rotary Club of Penrith Valley, NSW Rotary Clubs of Dural and Penrith Valley, NSW – pg 76 Rotary Club of Richmond, VIC Rotary Club of Richmond/Motto Fashions – pg 82 Rotary Club of Richmond, VIC – pg 86 Rotary Club of Samford Valley, QLD Rotary Club of Samford Valley/Chris & Gerry Ellis – pg 70 Rotary Club of Sandy Bay, TAS Rotary Club of Sandy Bay/Michael Chivers – pg 93 Rotary Club of Smithton, TAS Rotary Club of Smithton, TAS– pg 87 Rotary Club of Spring Bay, TAS Rotary Club of Spring Bay, TAS – pg 88 Rotary Club of St Ives, NSW Rotary Club of St Ives, NSW – pg 79, 94 Rotary Club of Stones Corner, QLD Rotary Clubs of Hamilton, Brisbane Highrise, & Stones Corner, QLD – pg 67 Rotary Club of Strathmore, VIC Rotary Club of Strathmore/Bartolina Peluso - pg 65, 71, 83, 95 Rotary Club of Sunbury, VIC Rotary Club of Sunbury, VIC/Isabella & Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund/Miette Skiller – pg 83 Rotary Club of Sutherland, NSW Rotary Club of Sutherland/Harry Banks – pg 77

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Rotary Club of Sydney, NSW Rotary Club of Sydney, NSW - pg 90 Rotary Club of Sydney CBD, NSW Rotary Club of Sydney CBD/Nathan’s Bequest – pg 69 Rotary Club of Sydney CBD, NSW D9675 – pg 76 Rotary Club of Templestowe, VIC Rotary Club of Templestowe/Dine for a Cure/Ann Henderson – pg 84 Rotary Club of Terrigal, NSW Rotary Club of Terrigal, NSW– pg 87 Rotary Club of Thornlie, WA Rotary Club of Thornlie, WA – pg 64 Rotary Club of Toowong, QLD Rotary Club of Toowong/Basil Shaw – pg 90 Rotary Club of Toowong, QLD – pg 79, 80, 81 Rotary Club of West Wollongong, NSW Rotary Club of West Wollongong, NSW – pg 80, 81, 96 Rotary Club of Whyalla, SA Rotary Club of Whyalla/Fenwick Family – pg 70 Rotary Club of Winston Hills, NSW Rotary Clubs of Pennant Hills, Winston Hills & Dural, NSW– pg 67 Rotary Club of Wollundry Wagga Wagga, NSW Rotary Club of Wollundry Wagga Wagga/Gordon Braid – pg 73 Rotary Club of Woy Woy, NSW Rotary Club of Woy Woy/Eric Abrahams – pg 92 Rotary Clubs of Mackay, QLD Combined Rotary Clubs of Mackay, QLD – pg 95 Rotary Clubs of NSW Rotary Clubs of NSW – pg 91

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Rotary Riverside Clubs, NSW Rotary Riverside Clubs, NSW – pg 68

Individuals Alaine Davidson District 9650/Alaine Davidson—pg 94 All Stars District 9650/All Stars—pg 88 Ann Henderson Rotary Club of Templestowe/Dine for a Cure/Ann Henderson – pg 84 Bartolina Peluso Rotary Club of Strathmore/Bartolina Peluso pg 65, 71, 83, 95

Basil Shaw Basil Shaw – pg 63, Rotary Club of Toowong, QLD/Basil Shaw – pg 90 Bing Taylor Bing Taylor – pg 93 Bob McCullum Rotary Clubs of Kellyville, Dural, Kurrajong & Gladesville/Rodney Tilden, Ted Atkinson, & Bob McCullum – pg 71 Chris & Gerry Ellis Rotary Club of Samford Valley/Chris & Gerry Ellis – pg 70 David Holz Rotary Club of Holroyd/David Holz – pg 91 Diane Erskine District 9680/Diane Erskine – pg 69, 74 Dine for a Cure Rotary Club of Templestowe/Dine for a Cure/Ann Henderson – pg 84 Enid Beatrice Farmer Rotary Club of Croydon/Enid Beatrice Farmer – pg 95

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Eric Abrahams Rotary Club of Woy Woy/Eric Abrahams – pg 92 Esme Harris Rotary Club of Melbourne South/Esme Harris – pg 70 Fenwick Family Rotary Club of Whyalla/Fenwick Family – pg 70 Fred Barbagallo Rotary Club of Dural/Fred Barbagallo – pg 65, 66 George Malone Rotary Clubs of Chelsea & Mt Druitt/Val Henry, Rob Henry & George Malone – pg 94 Gordon Braid Rotary Club of Wollundry Wagga Wagga/Gordon Braid – pg 73 Gudrun Delarue Rotary Club of Dural/Gudrun Delarue – pg 79 Hansen Yuncken Hansen Yuncken - pg 66 Harry Banks Rotary Club of Sutherland/Harry Banks – pg 77

Heather Newbould District 9675/Heather Newbould – pg 93 Henning Family Rotary Clubs of Parramatta City & Dural/David Henning Memorial Foundation– pg 76 Rotary Club of Parramatta City/David Henning Memorial Foundation – pg 67, 78, 85, 92 Henning Family – pg 76 David Henning Memorial Foundation - The Henning Family – pg 79 David Henning Memorial Foundation – pg 90 Hooton Family Rotary Club of Crows Nest/Hooton Family – pg 72 Ian & Jean Simpson Family Rotary Club of Orange North/Ian & Jean Simpson Family – pg 66

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Ian Loxton Ian Loxton – pg 78, 88 Ian McNair Rotary Club of North Sydney/Ian McNair – pg 70 Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund Ian Parker Bipolar Research Fund – pg 77, 84, 89 Isabella & Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund/Miette Skiller Rotary Club of Sunbury, VIC/Isabella & Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund/ Miette Skiller – pg 83 Jack Wilson District 9650/Jack Wilson – pg 85, 92

Joan E Swanson Joan E Swanson – pg 95 John Richardson Fund Rotary Club of Cheltenham, VIC/John Richardson Fund – pg 82 Judith Annette Thompson Rotary Club of Keilor/Judith Annette Thompson – pg 88, 93 Kaiyu Kaiyu – pg 79, 89 Kerry Anderson District 9650/Kerry Anderson—pg 86 Lloyd Binet Rotary Club of Hunters Hill/Lloyd Binet – pg 73 Lorraine & Bruce McKenzie Lorraine & Bruce McKenzie – pg 78, 87 Margaret Roberts Rotary Club of Bendigo South/Margaret Roberts – pg 66, 67, 76 Mark Gibbens Rotary Club of Parramatta City/Mark Gibbens – pg 72

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Melvin Gray Rotary Club of Bankstown City/Melvin Gray – pg 65 Michael Chivers Rotary Club of Sandy Ba/Michael Chivers – pg 93 Miette Skiller Rotary Club of Sunbury/Isabella & Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Fund/Miette Skiller—pg 83

Tumour

Motto Fashions Motto Fashions/Rotary Club of Richmond, VIC – pg 82 Nathan’s Bequest Rotary Club of Sydney CBD/Nathan’s Bequest – pg 69 Patricia Hooton Patricia Hooton – pg 69 Rob Henry Rob Henry – pg 91 Rotary Clubs of Chelsea & Mt Druitt/Val Henry, Rob Henry & George Malone – pg 94 Rodney Tilden Rotary Clubs of Kellyville, Dural, Kurrajong, & Gladesville/Rodney Tilden, Ted Atkinson, & Bob McCallum - pg 71 Ron Fallaw Rotary Club of Mornington/Ron Fallaw – pg 77 Ron Nichol Rotary Club of Glenhaven/Ron Nichol – pg 71 RSL Clubs of Victoria District 9790/RSL Clubs of Victoria – pg 93 Suzanne Moss-White Rotary Club of Norwest Sunrise/Suzanne Moss-White – pg 68 Ted Atkinson Rotary Clubs of Kellyville, Dural, Kurrajong, & Gladesville/Rodney Tilden, Ted Atkinson, & Bob McCallum - pg 71

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING Ten Islands Tassie Tag Along Tour Ten Islands Tassie Tag Along Tour 2016 – pg 88 Terry Beslich Terry Beslich – pg 82 Terry Orr Memorial Fund Terry Orr Memorial Fund – pg 85, 86 Val Henry Rotary Clubs of Chelsea & Mt Druitt/Val Henry, Rob Henry & George Malone – pg 94 Whitcroft Family Whitcroft Family – pg 75

York Family York Family – pg 75

By Topic Aboriginal Mental Health – pg 79 Adolescent Health – pg 80, 81 Alcohol – pg 75 Alzheimer’s Disease – pg 70, 71, 76, 84, 91, 93, 95 Anorexia Nervosa – pg 87 Arthritis – pg 63, 65 Autism – pg 82, 84 Bile Duct Cancer – pg 93 Bipolar Disorder - pg 77, 84, 89 Blood Cancer – pg 66, 86, 88 Bowel Cancer – pg 62, 63, 64, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 74, 77, 78, 83, 88, 89, 93, 94 Brain Cancer – pg 68, 70, 83, 84 Breast Cancer – pg 68, 76 Cerebral Palsy – pg 79, 94 Childhood Cancer – pg 72, 77, 83 Children’s Health – pg 65, 66, 67, 80, 86, 94 Cognitive Impairment – pg 71 Dementia – pg 80, 81, 83, 92 Depression – pg 74, 78, 85, 90 Diabetes - pg 69, 74, 75, 95

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Drug Resistant Infections – pg 92 Epilepsy – pg 73 Genes – pg 85, 86 Glioblastoma – pg 91 Hearing Health – pg 87 Heart Disease – pg 71 HIV/AIDS – pg 76 Huntington’s Disease – pg 65 Kidney Disease – pg 71, 84, 85, 92 Liver Metastases – pg 66 Malaria – pg 64 Melanoma – pg 73, 79, 80, 81, 85, 94 Mental Health of Young Australians – pg 78, 82, 87, 90, 91 Mental Health – pg 66, 68, 72, 79, 88, 89, 90, 92 Migraines – pg 95 Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – pg 62, 63, 66, 67, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 85, 88, 94, 96 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – pg 62, 64, 70, 92, 95 Neurological and Auto-immune Disorders – pg 75, 96 Neuronal Development – pg 69 Oncology – pg 74, 82, 83 Ovarian Cancer – pg 68, 79, 81 Pancreatic Cancer – pg 65, 78, 88 Parenting – pg 82 Parkinson’s Disease – pg 72, 75, 77, 81, 90 Phenylketonuria (PKU) – pg 74 Preterm Infant Nutrition – pg 64 Primary Lymphoedema – pg 86 Prostate Cancer – pg 63, 64, 65, 67, 72, 76, 92 PTSD – pg 87, 91, 93, 94 Spinal Injury – pg 72, 73 Stem Cell – pg 73 Suicide – pg 67, 69, 72, 87, 90, 95, 96 Thrombosis – pg 91 Youth Homelessness – pg 82

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING

The year 2000 was the first time Australian Rotary Health provided grants to researchers to study a board variety of mental health areas. Australian Rotary Health was one of the first organisations to fund this kind of research and awarded grants annually for a one, two or three year period. This continued until 2012, where the focus switched to the mental health of young Australians, which remains a strong focus today.

In 2010, Australian Rotary Health funded 10 pilot research projects, which focussed on the mental health of young Australians aged up to 17 years. Most projects went on to receive further funding from government funding bodies.

From 2004 to 2010, Rotary Clubs, Rotary Districts, and other funding partners had the opportunity to contribute to ‘Funding Partner Research Grants’ in a nominated health research area. During this period, 32 Funding Partner Research Grants were awarded, until the program focussed on supporting PhD Scholarships.

Mental health services require frequent evaluation to ensure their treatment programs remain relevant and effective. From 2007 to 2010, Australian Rotary Health provided 20 Grants so research teams could evaluate these services in both rural and urban settings.

This 3 year program was a means of funding service evaluations to assess the effectiveness of rural health systems and improve services. A total of 5 projects were funded by Australian Rotary Health from 2007 to 2010. 110


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This 3 year program was a means of funding service evaluations to assess the effectiveness of rural health systems and improve services. A total of 5 projects were funded by Australian Rotary Health from 2007 to 2010. Australian Rotary Health has on occasion partnered with a number of funding organisations for collaborative research projects. The most recent special research grant was the ‘Beyond Bushfires: Community Resilience and Recovery Study’ led by the University of Melbourne between 2011 and 2013.

Indigenous Australians are faced with challenges across a range of socio-economic measures which can impact the health and wellbeing of Indigenous populations, both in a rural and urban setting. Through Indigenous Health Scholarships, Australian Rotary Health is supporting the next generation of Indigenous health care providers to achieve an education that will help them assist their communities. Each student enrolled in the program is provided with a $5,000 scholarship. First established in 2002 by PP Geoff Bailey and the South Australian Rotary Club of Mitcham, the program has expanded to all States and Territories, supporting students in a range of health areas including nursing, social work, physiotherapy, psychology and dentistry. The Indigenous Health Scholarship program is a collaborative project between Australian Rotary Health, participating Rotary Clubs, and the State and Commonwealth Governments. Administration costs are covered by the Commonwealth Government to assist in the ongoing success of this program.

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GENERAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FUNDING 2019 Recipients New South . Sponsored by Paul & Julia Reid & Dr King Gan. Christopher Henry - University of Newcastle, NSW - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Gloucester. Stevie Raymond - Deakin University, VIC - Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Parramatta. Allysha Baker - University of Newcastle, NSW - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Sponsored by David Henning Memorial Fund. Megan Torpey - University of New South Wales, NSW - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Keith Henning ‘City2Surf’ Julieanne Livet - Charles Sturt University, NSW - Master of Medical Radiation Science. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Sunrise Georgia Stewart - University of Wollongong, NSW - Bachelor of Nutrition Science. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Corrimal. Kimberley Green - Charles Sturt University, NSW - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Sutherland. Ryan Pieters - University of New South Wales, NSW - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Sydney Inner West & Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches. Louise Edwards - University of Sydney, NSW - Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology). Sponsored by Rotary Club of Marrickville. Allira Cutmore - University of New England, NSW - Bachelor of Social Work. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Orange. Destiny Powell - University of New England, NSW - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club Parramatta. Rory Vocale - Australian Catholic University, NSW - Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Turramurra. Shanice Griffen - University of Newcastle, NSW - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary District 9650 Inc. Taylor-Jai Mcalister - Macquarie University, NSW - Bachelor of Psychology. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Randwick. Russell Thompson - University of New South Wales, NSW - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Junee Australian Capital Territory Lily Coleman - University of Canberra, ACT - Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Tuggeranong.

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Victoria Shiloh Garofalo - Monash University, VIC - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Peter Lewis. Megan Kent - Monash University, VIC - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Belgrave & Dr King Gan. Renee Giblen - Monash University, VIC - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Dr King Gan. Rebecca Kelleher - LaTrobe University, VIC - Post Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Bright. Nicholas Martin - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary District 9780. Emily Soloman - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Box Hill. Samantha Taylor - -Monash University, VIC - Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Sponsored by Rotary Club of Glen Waverley & Dr King Gan. Emily Green - -Monash University, VIC - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Peter Lewis. Tala Mitchell - -University of Melbourne, VIC - Master of Public Health. Sponsored by Group 2 Clubs Rotary District 9790 Oceania Henry - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Boronia Medical Centre/Dr King Gan. Nikaela Genio - Endeavour Institute, VIC - Bachelor of Health (Myotherapy). Sponsored by Rotary Club of Geelong East.

Jessica Ping - Charles Darwin University, NT - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Dr King Gan. Gary Wallace - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Ian & Claire Graham. Queensland Alyssa Lampton - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Mareeba. Kerrilee Lampton - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Mareeba. Bradley Morgan - Central Queensland University, QLD - Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractice. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Mackay North. Kimberley Dejong - University of Queensland, QLD - Doctor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Toowong. Irene Kelly - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Cairns. Chrystal Endean - Australian Catholic University, QLD - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Cleveland.

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PROGRAMS Nathanial Motlap - University of New England, NSW - Bachelor of Psychological Science. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Cairns. Selma Kum Sing - Deakin University, VIC - Master of Public Health. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Townsville Daybreak & Dr King Gan. Tania Munro - Australian Catholic University, QLD - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Port of Brisbane. Taylor Emmerson - Griffith University, QLD - Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology. Sponsored by Rotary District 9600. Monique Saunders - Griffith University, QLD - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Runaway Bay. Sherice Ansell - University of Queensland, QLD - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Gympie Cooloola. Hannah Tilling - University of Queensland, QLD - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Woolloongabba.

Northern Territory Karlie James - Flinders University, NT - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Darwin. Nikki Kastellorizios - Flinders University, NT - Doctor of Medicine. Sponsored by Ian & Claire Graham. Sarita Richards - Flinders University, NT - Doctor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Darwin South & Dr King Gan. Byron Davis - Flinders University, NT - Doctor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Darwin. Kate Postans - Flinders University, NT - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary District 9790 Inc. Western Australia Jedda Salmon - Murdoch University, WA - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Willeton. Kristy-Ann Stewart - Murdoch University, WA - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Baldivis, Kwinana, Palm Beach & Rockingham. Tahnee Carter - Curtin University, WA - Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Como. Hira Rind - University of Western Australia, WA - Doctor of Dental Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Cockburn & Dr King Gan. Caleb Rivers - University of Western Australia, WA - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of East Perth.

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Corey O’Shaughnessy - University of Notre Dame, WA - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Ballajura-Malaga. Lucy Variakojis - University of Western Australia, WA - Bachelor of Science (Sports Science & Exercise). Sponsored by Rotary Club of Kalamunda. Ashlee Bence - University of Western Australia, WA - Doctor of Dental Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Matilda Bay. Corey Dalton - University of Notre Dame, WA - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Lindsay Cozens Aboriginal Education Trust Kerry Franklin - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). Sponsored by Rotary Club of Port Hedland & Dr King Gan. Patricia Elder (Johnstone) - University of Western Australia, WA - Bachelor of Dental Medicine. Sponsored by Lindsay Cozens Aboriginal Education Trust . Emma-Jane Hunt - University of Western Australia, WA - Bachelor of Science. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Balcutta.

Naomi Lloyd - University of Western Australia, WA - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Matilda Bay. Veronica Dolman - University of Western Australia, WA - Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Mundaring. Phoebe Strickland - University of Western Australia, WA - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Melville. South Australia

Aidan Barbo - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Adelaide. Stacey Bates - Flinders University, SA - Bachelor of Midwifery. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Coromandel Valley. Hannah Hughes - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Oral Health. Sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Salisbury & Regent Park. Jasmyn Lloyd - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Morialta. Marni McFarlane - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Hyde Park. Nina Oughton - Charles Darwin University, NT - Bachelor of Social Work. Sponsored by Coopers Foundation. Amy Pfitzner - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science. Sponsored by Dr M Mayo. Alessandra Morrissey - Flinders University, SA - Bachelor of Psychological Science. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Mitcham.

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PROGRAMS Selenia Mahoney - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Walkerville. Montanna Doudle - University of South Australia, SA - Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise & Sports Science)/Physiotherapy. Sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Gawler. Lisa Hanson - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Stirling/Mt Barker. Brooke Coleman-Oakes - University of South Australia, SA - Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy). Sponsored by Rotary Club of Elizabeth. Emily Sparrow - University of South Australia, SA - Bachelor of Midwifery. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Morialta. Loyola Wills - Flinders University, SA - Doctor of Medicine. Sponsored by Ralf Goll Scholarship. Casey Cameron - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Campbelltown. Sandra Lawrie - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Social Work. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Blackwood. Angela Campbell - Flinders University, SA - Bachelor of Medicine. Sponsored by Dr Helen Sage. Georgia Turner - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Adelaide. Taryn Poole - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Waikerie. Shanamae Davies - Flinders University, SA - Bachelor of Health Science. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Yankalilla. Patricia Lawson - Deakin University, VIC - Bachelor of Nursing. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Port Lincoln. Daniel Zweck - University of Adelaide, SA - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Sponsored by Professor Michael Sage.

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Rural medical facilities face a number of challenges including staff shortages, lack of funding and large geographical service areas. Since 2007, Australian Rotary Health has run a Rural Medical Scholarship program. Medical students are funded by a sponsoring Rotary Club or private donor to undertake a year-long rural placement and experience what these facilities have to offer. Rural Scholarships provide students with an opportunity to pursue a career in rural Australia when they graduate.

Sponsored in 2020 Elizabeth Skalkos (Western Sydney University, NSW) Bathurst Rural Clinical Sponsored by: Rotary Inspiration Woman Award (D9675 & D9685)

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In response to the need for more nurses in rural and remote areas, Australian Rotary Health launched a Rural Nursing Scholarship program in 2007. Using donations from Rotary Clubs and other donors, these scholarships are providing incentives for nursing students to complete their third year major clinical placement and graduating year in a rural or remote area. These scholarships also provide an incentive for nursing students to pursue a nursing career in rural or remote Australia upon graduation.

Rotary of Sales Rural Nursing 2020 Patricia Thompson (Federation University, VIC) Final Rural Placement - Central Gippsland Health (Sale) Post Grad Placement - Central Gippsland Health (Sale) Justine-Kirstie Scott (Federation University, VIC) Final Rural Placement - Bairnsdale Regional Health Centre Post Grad Placement - Bairnsdale Regional Health Centre Hana Vadarlis (Federation University, VIC) Final Rural Placement - Warragal Hospital Post Grad Placement - Central Gippsland Health (Sale) Megan Herbstreit (Federation University, VIC) Final Rural Placement - Bairnsdale Regional Health Centre Post Grad Placement - Bairnsdale Regional Health Centre

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Lisa Redenbach (Federation University, VIC) Final Rural Placement - Central Gippsland Health (Sale) Post Grad Placement - Bairnsdale Regional Health Centre Maddison McMillan (Federation University, VIC) Final Rural Placement - Central Gippsland Health (Sale) Post Grad Placement - Central Gippsland Health (Sale) Emily Rooney (Federation University, VIC) Final Rural Placement - Central Gippsland Health (Sale) Post Grad Placement - Bairnsdale Regional Health Centre

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