Four Flinders alumni, three of whom are also Flinders staff members, are among the nine South Australians awarded Churchill Fellowship in 2013
Nursing graduate, Karen Glaetzer, is an experienced and practicing Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner in Flinders Clinical Effectiveness, Palliative and Support Services at the Repatriation General Hospital, and her Fellowship will allow her to visit the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands to investigate improved care for individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities who require palliative care.
Biomedical Engineering and Science graduate, Courtney Ryder, is a Lecturer in Indigenous Health at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-being at Flinders University and her Fellowship will take her to New Zealand, the United States and Canada to undertake an investigation and development of curriculum framework for best practice simulation teaching in Indigenous health.
Dr Trudi Mannix, a nursing graduate, is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders and will visit the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada is recommended to investigate programming which aims to reduce stress and facilitate bonding between pre-term infants and their parents.
Originally from Iraq, Marwa Shabbar, a Law and Behavioural Science graduate, is a Solicitor with the Women’s Legal Service of South Australia and will be travelling to Turkey, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco, to develop an understanding of the cultural, tribal and religious barriers facing Middle Eastern women in disclosing/reporting domestic violence.
The Churchill Trust was established in 1965 to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill by awarding overseas research Fellowships known as ‘Churchill Fellowships’. Churchill Fellowships allow individuals to travel overseas to further their knowledge in a particular field, before returning to make a real contribution to Australian society. Applications are assessed on merit, the demonstrated need for the proposed research, the perceived benefit to Australia and a willingness to share the overseas findings and knowledge with the Australian community.