Rhodes Scholar in Medicine
Dr Claudia Paul, a Wiradjuri woman from Broken Hill, has achieved a lot in her 26 years, but her goals are even more impressive.
During her time at university, she was a student representative with the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association, and was active in a mentoring group that fostered links between Indigenous medical students and medical practitioners.
She now hopes to be one of the first (if not the first) female Indigenous surgeons in Australia and to eventually establish a surgical outreach service for rural and remote areas.
Assistant Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Gloria Strzelecki is the Assistant Curator of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, where she was previously in the role of Associate Curator, Australian Paintings and Sculpture and also Project Officer: Artistic Programs. Gloria has held positons at Adelaide Central School of Art as Gallery Manager and at Carrick Hill as Freelance Curator where she curated Kathleen Sauerbier: A Modern Pursuit and Jacqueline Hick: Born Wise. She is also the author of two publications for Wakefield Press that coincided with the aforementioned exhibitions. She was also co-director and co-curator of A Room of Her Own, a contemporary art space established with fellow curator Elspeth Pitt.
Jim is the Chair, an Executive Director, former CEO and co-founder of innovative defence industry company Nova Systems.
He is a former air force fighter pilot and test pilot and holds a Master of Business Administration, a science degree and has completed the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program.
Jim is a member of the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Advisory Committee, the council of the University of South Australia, the board of the Adelaide Festival and AmCham, and a non-executive director of Australian Naval Infrastructure.
Julia Henning is a budding ethologist, currently studying her honours in animal behaviour, investigating feline epilepsy. But before she ever met science, Julia was a professional singer and composer, touring Australia, hitting number 1 on the triple j unearthed charts and having her music featured on Channel 10's hit series 'Offspring'. From performing at the Sydney Opera House to researching Wildebeest in South Africa, Julia believes that our dreams and ambitions should be as resilient and adaptable as we are.
Pei Qin (Sabrina) Ng
Pei Qin (Sabrina) Ng is currently a PhD candidate at The Plant Epigenetics and Reproduction group/Research centre of Grains for health, The University of Adelaide. She is interested in using big data, molecular techniques, and cutting-edge sequencing technologies to understand how plants respond to their environmental stimulus via RNA processing.
Through her PhD, she deciphers messages encoded on RNAs with their respective modifications ie.”punctuation marks", hence a “plant whisperer”. She is interested in basic research as she believes the best solutions to problems often comes with the profound understanding of the system itself. She is active on twitter science communication @PNgsabrina, runs a blog called “The Dataminer’s Diary”,and occasionally a guest blogger for platforms like Editage Insights.
Shrutika Mane is a Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced) student at the University of Adelaide. Born in the UK and brought up in India and Australia, she has a unique understanding of people and cultures from across the globe. A News presenter, National award-winning debater & Small business owner - all by the age of 20.