2017 PhD & travel scholarships – overview

2017 PhD & travel scholarships – overview

In 2017, the Foundation awarded two new PhD scholarships to exceptional candidates who have the opportunity to work alongside some leading  researchers, academics and clinicians. The scholarships are awarded for the duration of their PhD studies which takes between 3 to 3.5 years to complete.

PhD scholarships provide recipients the opportunity to focus on their research project and studies rather than having to balance paid work with studies. They also equip future researchers with the tools required to excel and become the leaders of tomorrow.

The Michael G Kailis Research Scholarship was awarded to Mrs Karen Redhead

Karen Redhead with Dr Patricia Kailis AM OBE

Her thesis is entitled:

Sleep in pregnancy and the role of sleep disordered breathing in perinatal depression and pregnancy and fetal outcomes.


The Warren Jones/UWA Postgraduate Research Scholarship was awarded to Mrs Jocelyn Drinkwater

Len Hitchen with Jocelyn Drinkwater

Her thesis is entitled:

Ophthalmic complications in people with type 2 diabetes


The Barry Marshall Travel Award was awarded to Dr Lokesh Yagnik

Dr Lokesh Yagnik with Victor Paino

For his research project entitled:

Endobronchial Ultrasound Elastography: Mediastinal staging in Non-small cell lung cancer and technical factors

Dr Yagnik presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 18th World Conference on lung cancer.

In Yokohama, Japan 15th to 18th October 2017.