Flinders Biomedical Engineering and Science graduate, Courtney Ryder, has been awarded a 2013 Churchill Fellowship. Courtney, a Lecturer in Indigenous Health at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-being at Flinders University, will use her Fellowship to travel 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.
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.
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Flinders University celebrated 20 years of teaching biomedical engineering and 15 years of biomedical engineering graduates at an Alumni Dinner in December 2012. As the first University in Australia to offer a biomedical engineering undergraduate degree, it gives us great pride to see our graduates succeed in their chosen careers and personal lives. Congratulations Courtney!