2013 Churchill Fellows

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Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, the 25th Governor of Queensland (Australia) presenting Christina Waterson with a Winston Churchill Fellowship in July 2010 at Government House.

It’s that special time in the calendar when the new Churchill Fellows are announced by The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was founded in 1965 to assist Australians in their search for excellence overseas. It aims to encourage them to gain experience; foster international relationships and cultural exchange; and share this knowledge within Australia as well as the wider global community. The research supported by The Winston Churchill Trust is independent. One hundred talented Australians are awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship annually.

In 2010 I received a Churchill Fellowship. My fellowship took me to Japan, China and Turkey to research the origins or (as I put it) the space within the ancient patterns of these cultures. My experience through the Fellowship propelled me creatively and professionally to another level and continues to inform my practice every day. It was a life changing experience!

This year we welcome 19 new Queensland Churchill Fellows, each following research as diverse as their experience and backgrounds. Their areas of study include research to improve the treatment of head and neck lymphoedema; the economic integration of refugee women at risk; experience of the craftsmanship of men’s costume tailoring; plaster conservation in significant buildings; and the study of unmanned aerial vehicles. Pretty diverse don’t you agree and that is but a snap shot!

Each extremely talented and passionate new Churchill Fellow will undertake their unique overseas research in the coming year.

Salutations to the 2013 Churchill Fellows. Read the list of Fellows and the details of their research here.

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