Edwina Menzies and Ian Albrey Higher Degree by Research Scholarship
Menzies School of Health Research is pleased to offer the Edwina Menzies and Ian Albrey Higher Degree by Research Scholarship for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. As one of leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
In partnership with Charles Darwin University, Menzies delivers high quality research degrees to PhD, Master by Research and Honours students. Our degrees address the major public health challenges in Northern and Central Australia, neighboring and international regions. Our students are supported and mentored by world-class researchers in their respective research fields.
About Edwina Menzies and Ian Albrey
Edwina Menzies grew up in Canberra and the Southern Highlands and worked as a lawyer in various organisations, including CSIRO, universities, start-up companies, and numerous Cooperative Research Centres. This gave her firsthand experience and insight into the challenges around funding for researchers. In later years, Edwina joined the board of the Menzies Foundation, which provided some funding, and the name, for the Menzies School of Health Research. Edwina is the granddaughter of past Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies.
Ian Albrey grew up in Brisbane. He worked for several years in various engineering, Research and Development and commercialisation roles including two involving CSIRO technology. During his work at CSIRO, he developed an interest in intellectual property law and undertook a law degree leading to legal positions in private practice and the Commonwealth Public Service, retiring in 2011.
Ian and Edwina have been long-term donors to Menzies School of Health Research and have an enduring commitment to supporting research that could lead to the betterment of the lives of Indigenous people.
For more information on how to apply or eligibility criteria please contact: Jasmina Sesar, HDR Coordinator Menzies School of Health Research via email or phone (08) 8946 8420.