Gladys M Brawn Fellowship
The Gladys M Brawn Fellowship Scheme was established by Leslie Harold Brawn and, at his request, the scheme began when he passed away in 1995. Mr Brawn wanted the then Faculty of Medicine to establish strong research leadership that would enable the University to expand medical research and provide a permanent memory of his late wife Gladys. Mr Brawn began donating his possessions and money to the University in 1985. At the time of his death his donations were worth $5 million.
The Gladys M Brawn Senior Research Fellowship
Launched in 1995, the key aim of the Brawn Fellowship was to attract outstanding career scientists with international reputations to Newcastle, and to retain them. It was the first fellowship scheme in Australia to actively recruit fellows and, partly due to this Fellowship scheme, the University of Newcastle's Faculty of Health and Medicine is now a national and international leader in health research. A generous support package is available.
Applications for Senior Brawn Fellowships are open all year round.
The 2018/2019 Brawn Annual Report is available for viewing.
Current Senior Brawn Fellows
|Name||Fellowship Period||Research Area|
|Professor Amanda Baker||2009 - Present||Psychological treatments of comorbidity with a focus on drug and alcohol problems|
|Professor Geoff Isbister||2014 - Present||Improving Health Outcomes in Drug Overdose and Envenoming|
|Professor Clare Collins||2016 - Present||Nutrition and dietetics focusing on developing, delivering and evaluating nutrition interventions for prevention and treatment of weight related chronic conditions|
|Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin||2016 - Present|
Development and clinical trial of computer- and internet-delivered treatments for people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol/other drug use problems
|Professor Murray Cairns||2017 - Present||Mechanisms for gene regulation in neurodevelopment and their role in complex neuropsychiatric disorders|
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