2020 Churchill Fellowship Award Recipients

112 passionate and determined Australians are now officially confirmed as the 2020 recipients of the Churchill Fellowship award!

Australian Capital Territory

Fiona Buining ACT Ainslie

To investigate urban farm ventures that provide vocational pathways for aspiring food growers – Canada, US, UK, Netherlands

Cara Kirkwood ACT Rivett

To explore how Indigenous peoples, cultures and values are embedded throughout colonised Parliaments – New Zealand, New Caledonia, Canada, Norway, Finland

Robyn Lewis ACT Chapman

To explore the use of Yoga within Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for people with a diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia – New Zealand, US, UK

Malcolm McLeod ACT Dickson

To visit leading international drug checking services to rapidly improve the analytical chemistry capabilities in Australia – Austria, Netherlands, Portugal

Camille Schloeffel ACT Campbell

The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to explore ways activists and universities can work together to prevent sexual violence on campus – US, UK

Leonard Weiss ACT Forrest

The Mr and Mrs Gerald Frank New Churchill Fellowship to assist and observe renowned conductors with leading orchestras – US, Austria

New South Wales

Danielle Allen NSW Greenethorpe

To explore integrated responses to non-fatal strangulation domestic violence victims – US, Canada

Adam Clarke NSW Newcastle

To investigate leading global actions to transition cities to a resilient low carbon economy – Singapore, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain

Leila Enright NSW Redfern

To study how theatres reach representation and cultural dexterity in hierarchy, programming and development – US, UK

Kalia Forde NSW Turvey Park

The Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Churchill Fellowship to explore innovative ways of teaching traditional texts in secondary English – Singapore, UK, Ireland, Canada

Peter Frazer NSW Sydney

The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Churchill Fellowship to identify policies, strategies and treatments used overseas that protect vulnerable road users and workers – US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Malaysia, New Zealand

Paul Fung NSW Hunters Hill

The Paul Tys Churchill Fellowship to investigate clinical service models that integrate mental health care with General Practice – US, Canada, UK, New Zealand

Jeremy Heathcote NSW Redfern

To gain an international perspective on the work being undertaken in First Nations communities on Mental Health – US, Canada, New Zealand

Chloe Hicks NSW Darlinghurst

To gain international learnings that will ensure effective implementation of Renewable Energy Zones – US, Mexico, UK, Germany, South Africa

Andrew Hurst NSW Bourke

To explore diversionary methods to change behaviours in domestic violence offenders – UK, US, Canada

Arif Hussein NSW Petersham

To ensure access to justice and procedural fairness in Australia’s refugee determination process – New Zealand, Canada, UK, Germany, Greece

Nadine Manion NSW Summer Hill

The Dr Iain C. Medgett Churchill Fellowship to investigate vocal technique and care of the transgender singing voice in the applied voice studio – UK, US, Canada

Adam McCurdie NSW Kurraba Point

To collaborate and integrate with leading US tech providers to enhance Humanitix’s social impact – US

Matthew Minehan NSW Randwick

To investigate world-class training for embedding ethical behaviour within police agencies – China, UK, Ireland, US, Canada

Justin Morrissey NSW Blackheath

To identify strategies that can foster socio-economic development in the Creative Industries – China, UK, Germany, US

Summer Petrosius NSW Arding

The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to eliminate the social isolation experienced by 3 in 5 Australian parents of children with disabilities – UK, Canada, US, New Zealand

Donna Purcell NSW Mount Kuring-gai

To study leadership models that remove barriers to employment for people with disability – US, UK, France, Switzerland

Fleur Ramsay NSW Chippendale

To develop a best practice Indigenous led program for a mainstream environmental law organisation – US, Canada, Guam

Nicole Rankin NSW Bulli

The Leslie (Les) J. Fleming Churchill Fellowship to explore strategies that enable people from deprived communities to screen for lung cancer – UK, Netherlands, US, Canada

Stephen Robinson NSW Croydon

To investigate responses from religious leaders to violent attacks on houses of worship – New Zealand, Indonesia, US

James Rowland NSW Hobartville

To investigate the use of blood products in the pre hospital setting – USA

Nick Sellars NSW Sutton

To optimise good decision-making and probity in government grant administration – UK, Belgium, US

Carly Stanley NSW St Peters

To investigate community-led responses and innovative approaches to the criminal justice system – US, Canada

Yaroslava Vasina NSW Elizabeth Bay

To explore virtual student mobility programs to increase participation of disadvantaged students – Japan, UK, Germany, Netherlands, US

Charlotte Wood NSW Chippendale

To identify innovative methods to drive cyber security awareness and behavioural change across Australia – France, Lithuania

Bernadette Zanet NSW Tumut

To investigate the relevance of design thinking principles on tourism business development – Canada, Netherlands, Denmark

Northern Territory

Dawn Beasley NT Millner

The Bob and June Prickett  Churchill Fellowship to research the use of traditional porcelain processes to inform contemporary art practice – China

Kelly Green NT Gunbalanya

To transcend the influence of Cultural Resistance on academic achievement in Indigenous schools – US, Canada, Mexico

Tom Morrison NT Alice Springs

The Bob and June Prickett Churchill Fellowship to research and assess UAV delivery methods of incendiary devices used in fuel reduction burning – US

Leonie Norrington NT Noonamah

To research and update home food gardening information for the north Australian tropical climate – Timor, Indonesia, India, Zimbabwe

Rebecca Ross NT Fannie Bay

To evaluate practical models to improve access to justice in isolated and disadvantaged communities – Canada, US, India,  South Africa

Nadine Tinsley NT Larrakeyah

The Bob and June Prickett Churchill Fellowship to study the education and training practices of Peritoneal Dialysis Units with first nation patients – New Zealand, Canada


Heather Batten QLD Runcorn

To improve transition of people with lower limb amputation from hospital to living in the community – Norway, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Ireland, UK

Kristin Berardi QLD Sherwood

The Mr and Mrs Gerald Frank New Churchill Fellowship to study with composers, singer songwriters and musicians to advance my skills – US, Germany, Austria

Kathleen Christopherson QLD Southport

To assess the efficacy of prosecuting the offence of coercive control – UK, Ireland

Cameron Cliff QLD West End

The James Love Churchill Fellowship to improve training on preventing and responding to domestic violence to Australian workplaces – New Zealand, US, Canada, UK, Finland

Carl Cutler QLD Murrumba Downs

To achieve quick clearance while maintaining evidence integrity at fatal and serious crashes – US, Canada, UK

Natano Faanana QLD Yamanto

The Gilbert Spottiswood Churchill Fellowship to investigate approaches to integrating First Nations culture into circus and theatre – Vietnam, Cambodia, China, South Africa, UK, Canada, New Zealand

Martin Garred QLD Mermaid Waters

To research land use approaches to assist in addressing Australia’s housing affordability crisis – US, UK, Denmark, Sweden

Helen Glazebrook QLD Jacobs Well

To investigate international best practice in corrections intelligence methodologies – China, UK, Canada, US, New Zealand

Gavin Hardy QLD Highgate Hill

To investigate the potential of community food forests & orchards – US, Canada, UK, Italy

Nick Marshall QLD Mermaid Waters

The Rodney Warmington Churchill Fellowship to improve community inclusion and reduce social isolation using activity in people with special needs – US

Stuart McGruddy QLD Bongaree

The Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship to build on the knowledge, experience and technology used in the freezing of whole soft berry fruits – Serbia, France, US, Chile

Michela Mitchell QLD Wights Mountain

To investigate venom discovery practices to develop a strategy to translate venom into bio-applications – Israel, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, France, UK, US

Joseph Monteith QLD Camp Hill

To improve Australian Defence Force healthcare through analysis of international military clinical governance systems – New Zealand, US, Canada, UK

Michael Roth QLD South Brisbane

The Auto Skills Australia Churchill Fellowship to understand how Light Electric Vehicles, including e-scooters, could improve transport systems – US, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, China, Singapore

Andrew Rozefelds QLD Wavell Heights

The Elvie Munday Churchill Fellowship to investigate the origins and history of the modern Australian Flora and the likely impacts of climate change – US, Argentina, UK, Germany

Elizabeth Williams QLD Darra

To improve the efficiency and success of eradicating fire ants and other invasive ant species – China, South Korea, Japan, US, Argentina

South Australia

Andrew Christian SA Green Patch

The Richard Rischbieth Churchill Fellowship to expand my knowledge and experience of seaweed production in an ocean-based environment – New Zealand, Vietnam, Norway, Faroe Islands, Belgium, Portugal, Canada, US

Dylan Crismani SA Grange

The Mr and Mrs Gerald Frank New Churchill Fellowship to document the musical instruments of Harry Partch so that they can be replicated in Australia – Germany, US

Michele Giles-Clark SA South Plympton

To address the gap in care for Australians living rurally and remotely with Huntington’s Disease – Peru, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela

Mary Leaker SA Belair

To gain insights into the impact of new domestic violence criminal offences on women’s safety – UK

Lewis Major SA Millicent

The Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to increase knowledge, entrepreneurialism and capacity in the Australian arts sector – UK, Belgium, Netherlands

Haydn McComas SA Banksia Park

To investigate learning and development options in leadership for volunteer firefighters – France, Denmark, Canada, US, New Zealand

David Pearson SA Adelaide

To better understand how communities around the world are reducing and ending street homelessness – Canada, US, Finland, UK

Helen Stone SA Torrens Park

To articulate a framework for the role of Palliative Care Pharmacist in community and aged care in Australia – Canada, UK, New Zealand

Kylee von Ohle SA Adelaide

The Donald Mackay Churchill Fellowship to optimise policing of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs through innovative investigation techniques – US


Kate Dobson TAS Howrah

The Gallaugher Bequest Churchill Fellowship to investigate effective strategies to minimise casualties during school attacks – US, New Zealand

Rebecca Heath TAS Hobart

The MPST Foundation Churchill Fellowship to establish and sustain Australia’s first Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship – Canada, US, UK

Craig Hoey TAS South Hobart

To investigate how Sweden and leading European countries are eliminating road trauma – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands

Philip Ladlow TAS North Hobart

To explore pioneering technology promoting neuroplasticity in people with brain injury and disease – Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, US, Canada

Celia Leverton TAS Franklin

The Yulgilbar Foundation Churchill Fellowship to identify regenerative farming practices to increase landscape, business and farmer health long term – US, Canada, Mexico

Anita Long TAS Richmond

The Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship to investigate development programs for young beekeepers that are scalable to an Australian context – UK, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland

Rose Nash TAS Kingston Beach

To ascertain if health literacy should be treated as a health, education and community issue – Finland, Denmark, Germany, UK, Ireland, Switzerland

Alex Newman TAS West Hobart

To research and experience best practice correctional examples in Scandinavia and Europe – Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, UK, Austria

Lincoln Quilliam TAS Lindisfarne

To investigate the key features and benefits of aspirational trail running destinations – UK, France, Switzerland, Norway, US, China, Japan


Cal Andrews VIC Coburg

To learn from specialised LGBTIQ+ homelessness services in North America and the United Kingdom – US, Canada, UK

Sam Birrell VIC Shepparton

To observe world’s best practice in co-operation between industry and secondary education – US, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Finland, UK

Anne-Marie Cade VIC Caulfield

To investigate best practice in Parenting Coordination as a dispute resolution tool after separation – US, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Israel, South Africa, Singapore

Gavin Collis VIC Upwey

The Auto Skills Australia Churchill Fellowship to develop new battery materials and processes for a Circular Economy – US

David Cowan VIC Malvern East

To investigate the development of evidence based policing across police agencies worldwide – US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Israel, India, New Zealand

Margie Danchin VIC Brighton

The Bob and June Prickett Churchill Fellowship to improve vaccine and risk communication to optimise COVID and routine vaccine acceptance and uptake – US, UK, Switzerland

James Deering VIC Mount Eccles

The Park Family Churchill Fellowship to learn the syllabi and methods of blacksmith training organisations and individuals – UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy

Camilo Demarco VIC Campbells Creek

To investigate how Indigenous/First Nations communities are using Culture to address family violence – New Zealand, US, Canada

Matthew Dwyer VIC Coburg North

To document the architectural design of a new youth custodial model that can address current crises – New Zealand, US, UK, Belgium

Daniel Engelman VIC Elsternwick

The Dr Dorothea Sandars Churchill Fellowship to develop best practice approaches for population mapping of scabies and tropical skin diseases – US, Canada, UK

Andrea Evans-McCall VIC Inverloch

To investigate employability skills development in inclusive learning environments – US, Finland, UK

Camilla Humphries VIC Red Hill South

To investigate orchard growing systems for improving Australian cider production – New Zealand, UK, France, Spain

Jennifer Kulas VIC Brunswick

To investigate innovative housing models for women – UK, France, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland

Lauren Levin VIC Malvern

To identify what legislative, regulatory and banking methods work in reducing online gambling harm – UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Germany, US

Belinda Luther VIC Surrey Hills

The Dr Dorothea Sandars and Irene Lee Churchill Fellowship to investigate and implement best practice physiotherapy in Australian paediatric palliative care – UK, Ireland

Richard Maddock VIC Clifton Hill

The AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship to explore the use of traditional Japanese wood-only joints in modern robotic building construction – Japan, US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria

Angela Morgan VIC Carlton North

The Sir William Kilpatrick Churchill Fellowship to develop a best practice approach to treating child speech disorders across Australia – UK, Netherlands

Selina Parry VIC Brunswick East

To implement a rehabilitation pathway for Australians who have survived an intensive care admission – US, Canada, Netherlands, UK

Steven Percy VIC Abbotsford

To understand the role of hydrogen in Australia’s energy future – US, Japan

Selena Pertzel VIC Richmond

The Stuart and Norma Leslie Churchill Fellowship to learn the latest techniques in wig and facial hair making, fitting and dressing – UK

Samantha Rowbotham VIC Port Melbourne

To develop guidelines for best practice skeletal trauma analysis in forensic anthropology – South Africa, Spain, Italy, UK, US, Argentina

Gary Savage VIC Emerald

To gain practical experience from overseas foundries to add to our sovereign capability in casting for defence and export opportunities – Canada, UK

Jonathan Underwood VIC Lower Plenty

To maintain public confidence in election infrastructure despite increasing cyber security threat – US, Canada, Belgium, Spain, Estonia, UK

Brendan Van de Duim VIC Sunbury

To identify proven risk based frameworks for serious sex/violent supervision order offender management – New Zealand, Canada, US, UK, France

Mark Wakeham VIC Preston

To visit successful just transition climate change collaborations to consider their applicability to Australian contexts – UK, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain

Matthew Wilson VIC Craigieburn

To investigate innovative court-based approaches to infants in care and protection proceedings – US, UK

Western Australia

Glen Blackwell WA Warwick

The Churchill Fellows Association of Western Australia Churchill Fellowship to establish diversionary practices for mentally and intellectually disabled persons engaging police – US, Canada, UK

James Boyd WA Doubleview

To investigate new global responses offering arts companies alternatives to ethical, private funding dilemmas – UK, US

Elissa Campbell WA West Leederville

The WA Department of Health Churchill Fellowship to explore models of palliative care for people living with dementia – New Zealand, US, UK, Netherlands, Singapore

Jessica Colleu Terradas WA Jolimont

The Dorothy and Brian Wilson Churchill Fellowship to identify effective language and literacy screening and intervention practices for at-risk students – UK, France, US

Bethwyn Green WA Dunsborough

To explore motives for livestock producers to take the lead and improve traceability law for food safety – UK, Canada, US, Uruguay

Tina Gunter WA Northam

To investigate methods of long term recovery from addiction through education, employment and social reintegration – UK, Italy, Netherlands, US

Sarah Joyce WA Wembley

To explore how health systems can innovate to reduce their environmental footprint – Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland

Carol Kaplanian WA Beaconsfield

The WA Department of Communities Churchill Fellowship to understand the perspectives of migrant and refugee women who have experienced family violence – UK, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Canada, New Zealand

I-Lyn Loo WA Como

To investigate drivers for regenerative agriculture to incentivise adoption of these practices in Australia – France, Switzerland, US

Hannah McGlade WA East Victoria Park

To investigate the establishment and foundation of the Sami parliaments particularly the extent of their vested power, responsibility and representative structure – Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland

Hayley Passmore WA Mount Lawley

To improve the management of youth with disabilities in Australian justice and secure facilities – UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

Nat Raisbeck-Brown WA Beaconsfield

To build and share new knowledge of Indigenous mapping techniques from First Nations people globally – Chile, Canada, Sweden

Kelly Rattigan WA Mosman Park

To improve psychiatric care and normalise the mental health care environment through design – US, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands

Julius Susanto WA East Victoria Park

To optimally operate a low inertia electricity grid with high penetration of renewable energy – US, UK, Ireland, Spain

Zainab Syed WA Mount Hawthorn

To investigate models for creating collaborative, inclusive and intercultural performing arts ecosystems – UK, US, Canada, Germany, Palestine

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