Lindsay Christian Scholar Profile
Monday 20 June 2016
Lindsay Christian is a proud descendant of the Wiradjuri people, originating from Orange. He has completed a Master of Applied Science (Research) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (with Distinction) from Queensland University of Technology. Lindsay is currently a Roberta Sykes scholar, studying a MPhil in Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge.
Lindsay was a 2013 and 2014 Aurora Study Tour participant, and had this to say about his experiences:
“Being a part of the growing community of Indigenous scholars attending the Tour and graduating from overseas institutes is a fulfilling and inspiring journey. It allows Indigenous students from all corners of Australia to meet, form long lasting professional networks and friendships, and form a base of support for each other to strive to realise our full potential. While we could simply remain in Australia to study at our local university, the skills and training provided by these world leading institutes enable Indigenous scholars to return to Australia with a louder voice and the ability to enact truly beneficial changes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians alike.”
Lindsay was also a recipient of the Heart Foundation Australian Indigenous Scholarship in 2014-2015.
These scholarships are designed to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to undertake a PhD or masters by research in cardiovascular research.The duration of the scholarship is up to 2 years for a Masters and up to 3 years for a PhD, with a stipend of $40,000 pro rata per annum.
The goal of this scholarship is to strengthen the capacity and workforce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular research (including biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research). The Heart Foundation believes this will have a positive impact on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have increased mortality rates from heart disease than non-Indigenous Australians.
The Heart Foundation believes that researchers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage are uniquely placed to help address the cardiovascular health challenges of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples as they are likely to have a greater understanding of cultural and other issues related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. There are currently fewer researchers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage working in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular health than is desirable. Therefore, the Heart Foundation wishes to support the development of cardiovascular researchers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage through this scholarship.
Applications close 24th June, 2016
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