Fellowship Awards 2021

Fellowships were awarded to the following for study in 2021:

The Mary McSweeney Commemorative Fellowship
Mikhela Bayes: Mikhela Bayes is from Brisbane, having graduated with a bachelor of Arts from UQ. She was working in Germany when accepted into the Master of International Affair at the Hertie school of Governance in Berlin. Mikhela’s area of interest is Peace Studies: noting the rise of populism, identity politics, and general mistrust in governmental institutions linked to community and the role of emotion.

The Margaret Mittelheuser Commemorative Fellowship
Elinor Buys: Elinor Buys is a construction lawyer who has moved into the area of social justice/labour rights. She graduated in law from QUT and moved to Oxford where completed a BCL there. She is now studying for MPhil, researching specific legal and regulatory interventions that may support the reduction of exploitative employment practices in the construction industry.

The Agnes Whiten Commemorative Fellowship
Wing Lam Ho: Wing Lam Ho is an agricultural scientist enrolled in MPhil at UQ where she is researching  how the nitrogen-fixing root nodules in soybean react to acid stress in soil, using advanced techniques in bioinformatics and molecular biology.