University graduates awarded Gates Cambridge Fellowships

April 14 / 133

Recent Melbourne graduates Sabrina Anjara, Stephanie Mawson and Sandra Neoh have been awarded 2014 Gates Cambridge Trust Fellowships to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

They are three of only seven Australians to be named this year, selected from 3,647 applicants worldwide.

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) Professor Pip Pattison congratulated the new fellows.

“We wish them well in their research endeavours,” she said.

Sabrina Anjara completed Psychology and Asian Studies at the University and did her Master of Science at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

Her PhD is part of a global WHO Quality Rights Program, looking at how to make a sustainable shift in attitudes and practices towards mental health and to promote the rights of people with mental illness in Indonesia.

Stephanie Mawson is a History graduate whose PhD thesis will look at the experience of empire in the Philippines and broader Spanish Pacific region from the vantage point of non-Europeans.

Dr Sandra Neoh graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2006 and subsequently completed specialty training in endocrinology in 2013.

Her project will focus on the impact of continuous glucose monitoring (a new technological device) on the dietary behaviour of pre-pregnant and pregnant women with Type 1 Diabetes.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship was established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. It funds postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

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