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Barry Appleton

Barry Appleton OAM (QLD, 1971)

To study developments in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nervous system in children - USA

Conversation: Gaining Traction


Lainie Anderson

Laine Anderson (SA, 2016)

To research the story of how pioneering South Australians won the 1919 Britain-Australia Air Race - USA, UK, France, Italy, Greece, India, Myanmar, Thailand

Conversation: Entrepreneurs



David Binks

David Binks (SA, 1966)

To study yacht building and design at major yacht building centres - USA, UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway

Conversation: Entrepreneurs 



Claire Braund (NSW, 2010)

To assess the impact of the introduction of boardroom gender quotas - Norway, France, UK

Conversation: Entrepreneurs




Dr Michele Bruniges AM (NSW, 2000) Keynote

The Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Churchill Fellowship to investigate ways to monitor, analyse and report progress in student achievement - Netherlands, USA, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong



Julie Buxton (VIC, 2016)

To explore truth and reconciliation models to acknowledge cultural rights of Indigenous Australians - South Africa, UK, Sweden, USA, Canada

Conversation: Cultural Understanding



Tracey Cain (NSW, 1996)

The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to develop skills in media policy formulation by observing the 1996 Presidential Elections both generally and at the White House - USA

Conversation: Gaining Traction



Nicole Canham (ACT, 2008)

To investigate the positive impact of culture in diverse communities - Belgium, France, UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela 

Conversation: Cultural Understanding



Joy Cocker (ACT, 2014)

The Dr Dorothea Sandars and Irene Lee Churchill Fellowship to explore Advance Care Planning programs which respect and honour people's wishes for health care including at the end of life care - Canada, USA

Conversation: Ageing


David Crotty (ACT, 1998) Keynote

The Australian War Memorial Churchill Fellowship to investigate procedures for the restoration of the Australian War Memorial's Lancaster aircraft - UK




Jason Cummings (ACT, 2016)

To explore innovative conservation Trust business models, partnerships, policy settings and community drivers to facilitate the adoption and tailoring of arrangements in Australia - UK

Conversation: The Environment and Sustainability



Peter Downs (ACT, 2013)

To investigate models of best practice in sport and physical activity programs that include people with disability particularly people with high support needs - USA, UK, Finland

Conversation: Vulnerable Communities


Brook Dixon (ACT, 2015)

To accelerate the creation, connection and application of digital city technology for citizens - Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, USA, Peru

Conversation: Future Cities



Ian Drayton (ACT, 2016)

To explore the use of creative arts to manage and promote recovery from Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - UK, USA  

Conversation: Arts Therapy



Bruce Ferrington (ACT, 2012)

To study the teaching of inquiry mathematics in primary classrooms - USA, Japan, Singapore

Conversation: Education



Robyn Forester (ACT, 2012)

To investigate support networks for Indigenous law enforcement officers - New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK

Conversation: Law Enforcement



Matthew Harper (ACT, 2005)

To study emergency evacuation planning, education and training - U.K., USA, Canada 

Conversation: Emergency Services



Andrea Ho (ACT, 2015)

To investigate practical strategies for improving cultural diversity in Australian media - UK, Sweden



Leanne Hodyl (VIC, 2014)

To investigate planning policies that deliver positive social outcomes in hyper-dense, high-rise residential environments - USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea

Conversation: Future Cities



David Holm (NSW, 2011)

To study the design of public places in the increasing urban density of Australia's growing cities - USA, China, UK, Japan

Conversation: Future Cities



Pat Jones (ACT, 1995)

To study fire investigation – United Kingdom 

Conversation: Emergency Services




Graeme Kelleher (NT, 1972)

To study developments in the assessment and control of the effects of engineering works on the environment - USA, Canada 

Conversation: The Environment and Sustainability



Ian Krimmer (NSW, 1992)

To investigate education and other programmes for young firesetters and child fire education programs - USA, UK

Conversation: Emergency Services



Dr Siwan Lovett (ACT, 2006) Facilitator

To investigate the feasibility of establishing an Australian Centre for River Restoration based on overseas models and apply to the A.C.T. as a pilot project - Singapore, U.K., Italy




Catherine McGowan AO, MP (VIC, 1990) Keynote

To study the consultative mechanisms used for communication between rural communities, government departments and agencies with particular emphasis on rural women - Canada



Karen Middleton (ACT, 2008) Facilitator

To investigate the role and operation of parliamentary press galleries in comparable organisations - USA, Canada, U.K., Ireland


Ben Newsome (NSW, 2013)

Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Churchill Fellowship to investigate best practice in science education via video conferencing - Canada, USA

Conversation: Education



Lauren Oliver (VIC, 2016)

To improve our ability to nurture the participation, knowledge, and potential of vulnerable young people - UK, USA, Nicaragua, India, South Africa

Conversation: Vulnerable Communities



Tony Peacock (ACT, 2014)

The Monash University Churchill Fellowship to investigate how businesses and universities work together to create innovation - USA, UK, Singapore

Conversation: Gaining Traction 



Philip Piggin (ACT, 2014)
To develop skills, experience and qualifications in teaching dance to people with Parkinson's - USA, UK

Conversation: Arts Therapy


Rebecca Prince-Ruiz (WA, 2015)

To investigate innovative programs of raising awareness, management and solutions to plastic pollution - USA, Netherlands, UK, Hong Kong 

Conversation: The Environment and Sustainability




Judy Saba (NSW, 2010)

To undertake a comparative study of diversity skills training and human rights integration in policing organisations - USA, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, UK

Conversation: Law Enforcement



Claire Seppings (VIC, 2015)

To study the rehabilitative role of ex-prisoners/offenders as peer mentors in reintegration models - UK, Ireland, Sweden, USA 

Conversation: Recovery



Helen Smith (NSW, 2011)

The Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Churchill Fellowship to investigate the use of education as a means of addressing cultural misunderstandings of Islam in Australian society - UK, USA

Conversation: Cultural Understanding


Nicholas Stuart (ACT, 2015): Facilitator

The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Churchill Fellowship to investigate the treatment of head injuries specifically concentrating on ways of reintegrating people into the local community - Thailand, Germany, Netherlands, UK, USA


Kate Tonacia OAM (ACT, 2011)

To study methods for eradicating the stigma and misconceptions surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - UK, USA, Canada 

Conversation: Recovery



Nancy Tingey (ACT, 1996)

To investigate ways to use art as a therapy for people with Parkinson's Disease - USA, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Canada

Conversation: Arts Therapy 



Helen Walker (ACT, 2007)

The Vincent Fairfax Churchill Fellowship to study innovative models of care for people diagnosed with early stage dementia - U.K.

Conversation: Ageing 




Prue Walker

Prue Walker (NT, 2008)

To investigate models of care for children with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - USA, Canada

Conversation: Vulnerable Communities



Sarah Wayland (NSW, 2005)

The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to study the international approach to counselling for families of missing persons focusing on the concept of unresolved loss - USA, Canada, U.K., Ireland

Conversation: Recovery



Tushara Wickramariyaratne (ACT, 2016)

To investigate models of psychological care for older transgender and gender diverse individuals - USA, Canada, Netherlands

Conversation: Ageing



Geoff Wilkinson (1985, VIC)

To study developments in police media relations with particular emphasis on police/community involvement initiatives - USA, Canada, UK, Hong Kong (1985)

Conversation: Law Enforcement



Jennie Young (NSW, 2005)

To study ways in which to use space and aerospace to inspire school students to follow career paths in science and engineering - USA, Norway, Germany

Conversation: Education



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