Dr Benjamin Veness is a medical doctor undertaking specialty training in psychiatry. He also has qualifications in accounting and public health, with a broad range of experience spanning corporate strategy, governance and advocacy. Benjamin’s Churchill Fellowship resulted in a ground-breaking report, ‘The Wicked Problem of University Student Mental Health’, that has been widely quoted in the media and other publications, and has helped catalyse significant changes within the tertiary education sector. Benjamin is regularly invited to present on this topic at conferences throughout Australia. While studying medicine, Benjamin represented 17,000 medical students as President of the Australian Medical Students’ Association, was awarded the Edmund Barton Medal from The University of Sydney, and was twice-elected to the Senate of The University of Sydney. He has written for a variety of mainstream and medical outlets, and is involved in national efforts to improve the mental health of medical students and medical practitioners.

Project

The Monash University Churchill Fellowship to explore innovative prevention and early intervention strategies to improve the mental health of university students

The Monash University Churchill Fellowship to explore innovative prevention and early intervention strategies to improve the mental health of university students

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Benjamin Veness

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