2014 Churchill Fellows

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New South Wales

Ms Kylie Beckhouse Concord NSW
To investigate the administration, delivery and current innovations in legal representation schemes for children - USA, UK

Miss Alesha Bleakley Kincumber NSW
The Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Churchill Fellowship to study the dichotomy in technology education of the future, the role of hand skills and the role of CAD/CAM technology in the production of designed solutions - USA, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Finland

Ms Katie Bourne Sydney NSW
The Donald Mackay Churchill Fellowship to examine the technological resources utilised by
international law enforcement agencies to assist in tracing the proceeds of crime - USA, Netherlands, UK, Canada

Dr Alexandra Campbell Randwick NSW
To understand and prevent degradation of coral reefs - Fiji, USA, Brazil

Mr Philip Campbell Bowral NSW
To determine the effects of media images in influencing unsafe behaviour in disasters - New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK

Ms Isobel Crealy Penshurst NSW
The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to investigate language and cultural inclusion programs illustrating best practice in the integration of adolescent refugee students - Canada, USA

Magistrate Hugh Dillon Drummoyne NSW
To develop guidelines for best practice in Australian coroners’ courts, especially the training of coroners - Canada, UK, Germany

Professor Kate Dolan North Wollongong NSW
To investigate Managed Alcohol Programs for the homeless - USA, Canada, UK, Spain

Ms Sandra Evans Curl Curl NSW
To research performance, composition and pedagogy in intercultural music between jazz musicians and Indian musicians - India

Ms Debbie Georgopoulos Dulwich Hill NSW
To investigate social housing waiting lists to prioritise assistance for homeless people - Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, UK

Ms Alix Goodwin Lapstone NSW
To identify programs that prevent abuse of people with disabilities who use direct payments to purchase services - UK, Sweden

Mr Jonathan Graham Five Dock NSW
To investigate non-court based models for resolution of post separation parenting when one parent is also a perpetrator of family violence - UK, Ireland, Sweden, USA, Canada, New Zealand

Detective Sergeant Kirsty Hales Hornsby Heights NSW
To study methods for improving the risk assessment, behavioural interviewing and management of
registered sex offenders by police - UK, Canada

Dr Reece Hinchcliff Bronte NSW
The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Churchill Fellowship to improve Australian road safety policy processes by enhancing knowledge translation amongst key stakeholders - Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, UK

Dr Belinda Liddell Darlinghurst NSW
To establish links between brain imaging evidence and human rights/refugee frameworks - USA,
Denmark, Switzerland

Mrs Robyn MacRae Tumut NSW
The Blakeney Millar Foundation Churchill Fellowship to investigate the use of photography programs to increase educational outcomes and community involvement of disadvantaged youth in both rural and urban areas - USA, Canada, UK, Ireland

Ms Julia Mansour Darlinghurst NSW
The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to investigate the situation of women defendants in domestic violence incidents in comparable legal jurisdictions - UK, USA, Canada

Dr Shekeeb Mohammad Wentworthville NSW
To undertake specialised training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with Basal
ganglia disorders - UK, USA

Dr Kirill Monorosi Avalon Beach NSW
The Mr and Mrs Gerald Frank New Churchill Fellowship to find previously unpublished piano works by master composers, edit and make them available for teaching and performance in the form of modern critical editions - Russia, Germany

Ms Gabrielle Mordy Bronte NSW
To explore processes and structures operating to support artists with disabilities to participate within mainstream art networks - USA, UK

Mr Ben Naparstek Darlinghurst NSW
To examine non-profit models for funding investigative and public service journalism - USA

Mr Paul Reichstein Redfern NSW
The Gilbert Spottiswood Churchill Fellowship to develop skills for the teaching and directing of
Shakespeare in correctional facilities - USA

Dr Oran Rigby Balmain NSW
The Dr Lena Elizabeth McEwan and Dame Joyce Daws Churchill Fellowship to utilise robotics and
telemedicine to leverage trauma medical advice to rural, regional and remote civilian Australian citizens and military personnel - USA, Canada

Mr Dean Saddler Murrumbateman NSW
To develop an Indigenous employment and retention strategy that can be utilised across all Australian law enforcement agencies - USA, Canada

Mr Bernard Shakeshaft Armidale NSW
The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Churchill Fellowship to explore alternative organisational and
funding models for programs supporting youth at risk - USA, Canada

Ms Jessica Sparks Keiraville NSW
To investigate and identify information and education barriers to the normalisation of organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes for Australian patients, their families and our communities -
Argentina, UK, Spain, Belgium, USA, Canada, South Korea

Mrs Elena Swegen Bungwahl NSW
The Wildman River Stock Contractors Churchill Fellowship to investigate the application of robotic milking and latest industry developments facilitating improvement of animal welfare and management standards for dairy buffalo - Spain, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden

Dr Sue-Anne Wallace Neutral Bay NSW
To investigate self-regulatory codes of conduct and complaints handling in the not-for-profit sector - UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, USA

Dr Peter Weston Sydney NSW
The Australian Biological Resources Study Churchill Fellowship to establish a database of floral characters for researching the iconic Australian plant family Proteaceae - South Africa, France, UK, Austria 



Mr Gavin Ackerly Croydon VIC
To investigate how to access the entrepreneurial potential of asylum seekers and refugees using a Humanitarian Innovation Platform - USA, UK, Switzerland, Kosovo, Kenya, India

Ms Catina Adams Greensborough VIC
To observe strategies for engaging young parents to improve outcomes for vulnerable children - New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada

Dr Sivacarendran Balendhran Glen Iris VIC
To create high performance electronic memory devices by combining exotic two-dimensional materials - USA

Magistrate Jennifer Bowles Malvern VIC
To review options for residential therapeutic treatment for young people suffering substance abuse/mental illness - New Zealand, UK, Sweden

Ms Kate Breen Footscray VIC
The AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship to investigate the use of inclusionary zoning requirements to support the delivery of affordable housing - USA, Canada, UK

Miss Jenna Breen Southbank VIC
The Mr and Mrs Gerald Frank New Churchill Fellowship to study low horn performance methods in the world’s top orchestras - USA, Germany, UK

Dr Nadine Brew Richmond VIC
The Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship to study the monitoring of brain blood flow to prevent brain injury in preterm babies - USA, Spain, Japan

A/Prof Brenda Button Somers VIC
The Sir William Kilpatrick Churchill Fellowship to gain expertise in life supportive treatment for patients bridged to lung transplant on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation - France, Austria, Germany, Belgium, USA

Ms Megan Connelly Altona VIC
The Stuart and Norma Leslie Churchill Fellowship to investigate dance training, coaching and rehabilitation methods used in international companies and schools - USA, UK, France, Russia

Mr Stephen Farrow Prahran VIC
To improve the decision-making processes of the Victorian Adult Parole Board - USA, Canada

Ms Eleanore Fritze Northcote VIC
The Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship to better protect the human rights and dignity of people with disabilities, who are detained and subjected to compulsory treatment in closed environments, through the use of innovative legal services - USA, UK, Hungary

Superintendent Craig Gillard Anglesea VIC
To study emerging and innovative crime prevention practices related to rural crime - UK, USA

Mr David Glazebrook Frankston South VIC
To investigate how organisations provide support and education to people with disabilities and mental illness so they can have positive, lasting and respectful relationships and partnerships - Canada, USA, UK

Mr Nicholas Gorman Surrey Hills VIC
To investigate key aspects of fish and fish roe production for the Australian domestic and export market - USA, France, Italy, Norway, United Arab Emirates

Ms Melissa Griffiths Castlemaine VIC
To improve the criminal justice experience of victims and witnesses involved in the prosecution of serious crime - USA, UK, Kenya

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

Miss Anna Horvath Melbourne VIC
To enhance Australian law enforcement understanding of the American DEA’s national communications database, their international covert money laundering operations, and how they can be fused within Australian law enforcement - USA

Dr Jennifer McGinley Parkdale VIC
To learn new strategies to enable people with Parkinson’s disease to increase physical activity to improve health and quality of life - UK, Netherlands, USA

Mr William Nicholson Cranbourne VIC
To ascertain the most effective ways of teaching and practicing Indigenous culture in the modern world - New Zealand, USA, Canada

Associate Professor Anna Peeters Northcote VIC
To identify obesity prevention policies most likely to improve social inequalities in obesity - Netherlands, UK, USA

Mr Amgad Rezk Bayswater VIC
To analyse needle-free pulmonary delivery of peptide for the treatment of Osteoporosis patients - Singapore

Ms Chelsea Roffey Brunswick East VIC
To explore strategies for influencing social change that enables and encourages girls to be the authors of their own lives - USA, Canada, Sweden, UK, India



Ms Hazel Brittain Tamborine QLD
To investigate models for making childbirth safe and accessible for rural women across Australia - UK, Canada, New Zealand

Mr James Farrell Carina QLD
To investigate how lawyers can empower communities to achieve change - USA, Canada, UK

Ms Fiona Guthrie Bardon QLD
To investigate the regulation, funding and operation of services designed to assist consumers in financial difficulty both for profit and not for profit - UK, USA

Mr Trevor Hart Maleny QLD
The James Love Churchill Fellowship to investigate traditional terroir cheese making using ingredients from immediate environs - Ukraine, Spain, Italy

Mr Stephen Hart Brisbane QLD
To study in situ, historical and contemporary figurative sculpture which has revitalised civic space - USA, Spain, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, UK

Mrs Jessica Hoey Pimlico QLD
The Dr Dorothea Sandars and Irene Lee Churchill Fellowship to investigate integrated management strategies and their potential application to crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef - New Zealand, Japan, USA, Canada

Ms Tracey Johnson Sunnybank QLD
To study models of bringing care out of hospitals and into the community for people with chronic disease - New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK

Mr Nigel Miller Taringa QLD
To instigate the establishment of a child protection law specialist accreditation program in Queensland - UK, Switzerland, USA, Canada

Dr Robert Mitchell North Ward QLD
To investigate models of postgraduate training in International Emergency Medicine - USA, UK

Sergeant Matthew Moloney Coen QLD
To research culturally effective police response to Indigenous persons in mental health crisis situations - Canada, USA, New Zealand

Dr Andrea Moor Ashgrove QLD
To broaden my knowledge through exposure to current theatre practice in Europe - UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Norway

Ms Kathryn Munro Kedron QLD
The Bob and June Prickett Churchill Fellowship to evaluate services to improve the management and quality of life for Australian children and adolescents with neuromuscular disorders and their families - USA, UK

Ms Jacqueline Reed Jamboree Heights QLD
To improve life outcomes for young people transitioning from statutory care to independence - Netherlands, France, UK

Ms Emma Robinson Charters Towers QLD
The Samuel and Eileen Gluyas Churchill Fellowship to investigate beef supply chain innovation with emphasis on achieving better returns for beef producers and a more viable beef industry into the future - UK, Canada, USA

Dr Arian Wallach Mount Perry QLD
To investigate the ecological effects of losing and recovering the Earth’s largest predators - India, Israel, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, USA

Ms Melissa Western Chermside QLD
To investigate improvised music theatre techniques and observe professional ensemble training – UK


South Australia

Mr David Bacchus Grange SA
To identify innovative and effective methods for the recruitment, training and management of volunteer marine rescue services - USA, Canada, UK, France

Dr Kate Barnett Linden Park SA
The Dr Dorothea Sandars and Irene Lee Churchill Fellowship to obtain an in-depth understanding from international leaders of designing, implementing and sustaining a ‘teaching nursing home’ - USA, Canada

Mr Stephen Bowers Norwood SA
To research specialist collections of historical blue and white ceramics to gain new understanding, inspiration and skills - USA, UK, Netherlands

Ms Kate Cameron Holden Hill SA
To explore international approaches to residential and alternative care for young people with developmental and intellectual disability and significant challenging behaviours - Denmark, UK, USA, Canada

Ms Virginia Hickey Crafers SA
The Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Churchill Fellowship to research interdisciplinary insights into decision making in different cultures and their practical application to improving the quality of board room decision making - Canada, USA, UK, Malaysia, Thailand

Ms Ellen Poyner Northgate SA
To investigate family violence and sexual assault prevention approaches, programs and evaluations - USA, Canada

Mr Justin Ranford Bridgewater SA
To study methods for reducing South Australia’s road toll by exploring coordinated emergency services training and rapid extrication techniques - Norway, UK

Ms Tory Shepherd, Adelaide SA 
To analyse how national inquiries into child sex abuse affect victims - UK, Ireland

Western Australia

Detective Superintendent Michael Bell East Victoria Park WA
To examine intervention programs for individuals at risk of or currently engaged in a violent extremism ideology - UK, Ireland, Sweden, Canada, USA

Associate Professor Susan Benson Mt Hawthorn WA
The Dr Dorothea Sandars Churchill Fellowship to investigate innovative methods in medical education, health informatics and microbiology to improve the use of antibiotics and management of infection - Sweden, UK, Netherlands, USA

Ms Catherine Crawford Bassendean WA
To assess how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder affected youth in the criminal justice system are dealt with in other jurisdictions - New Zealand, Canada, USA

Ms Valerie Furphy East Victoria Park WA
To investigate cultural perspectives on sustainable social and emotional strategies that can be implemented by secondary school teachers to support mental health and wellness of gifted adolescents - Singapore, Hong Kong, UK, Slovenia, USA

Mr Andrew Gannon Crawley WA
To investigate and experience traditional Chinese comedy as a basis for cultural exchange - China, Taiwan, Japan

Dr Jean-Paul Hobbs Perth WA
To assess the impact of noise pollution on Australia’s fisheries species - UK

Mrs Nicola Hunter Claremont WA
To investigate innovative therapies to promote independence for tetraplegic patients - Canada, USA, UK, Sweden

Ms Rejane Le Grange Mosman Park WA
The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Churchill Fellowship to research appropriate interior lighting to enhance the visual and functional abilities of older people - Canada, UK, Germany, Norway, Netherlands

Mr Michael Morgan Subiaco WA
To enhance the quality of teaching and level of instructional excellence through effective and efficient observation, evaluation and reflection to positively influence outcomes for students - USA

Ms Rachel Mullins Nedlands WA
To research physiotherapy for the early rehabilitation of intensive care patients - USA, Canada, Belgium

Dr Vanessa Russ Bassendean WA
To investigate how public art galleries construct and represent national identity - USA, Hong Kong, Singapore

Mrs Belinda Wainwright Geraldton WA
The Department for Child Protection and Family Support Churchill Fellowship to explore opportunities for improving education attainment for children with an out of home care experience, especially for Aboriginal children - Netherlands, UK, Canada, USA

Sergeant Michael Wear Leeming WA
To study Marine Search and Rescue coordination together with technology used in search planning - USA, Singapore


Mr Stephen Bentley North Hobart TAS
The Gallaugher Bequest Churchill Fellowship to investigate effective models of re-engaging traumatised children with education - USA, UK

Mr Jonathan Duddles Sandfly TAS
To investigate how successful environmental charities have created a culture of philanthropy to build financial resilience and long term environmental outcomes - UK, Canada, USA

Dr Jonathan Lane Sandfly TAS
To improve the psychiatric care of Australian Defence Force veterans through the implementation of policy informed by international best practice in military mental health - USA

Mr Gavin Merrington South Hobart TAS
To research the latest heritage stained glass restoration techniques and isothermal protective glazing systems - UK, France, Germany, USA

Pastor Norman Reed Old Beach TAS
To create the role of prison based Family Support Workers in Risdon Prison and recruit/develop a team of workers - Singapore, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, France

Mrs Lesley Richardson Norwood TAS
The Park Family Churchill Fellowship to investigate the youth engagement, and industry collaboration strategies of high performing vocational and technical education systems (VET) - UK, Germany 

Australian Capital Territory

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

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Territory

Ms Mary Anne Butler Nightcliff NT
To further develop contemporary playwrighting skills - Ireland

Mr John Dahlsen Nightcliff NT
To work with master artists in elite woodblock and other printing methods - Japan, Netherlands

Ms Lyma Nguyen Darwin NT
To build expertise in the practice of international criminal justice by examining the operation of international courts and preparing victim representation in a genocide trial before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia - Netherlands, France, Germany, Cambodia

Ms Molly O’Shaughnessy Darwin NT
The Dorothy and Brian Wilson Churchill Fellowship to investigate innovative youth homelessness programs - UK, Canada, USA

Ms Sandra Wendlandt Millner NT
The Justice James Muirhead Churchill Fellowship to explore alternative and culturally specific programs which aim to divert Indigenous first time offenders from the criminal justice system - New Zealand, Canada, UK, Belgium, Germany, South Africa

External Territories

Mr John Christian Nortfolk Island ET
To investigate the storage of electricity produced by renewable generation - Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Greece, Japan, USA