The General Sir John Monash Foundation has awarded 18 scholarships to Australians that demonstrate excellence, leadership ability and vision to deliver positive impact for the benefit of Australia. Among the recipients include Notre Dame Medicine alumna Dr Georgia Behrens.
Dr Georgia Behrens is a medical doctor, advocate and board director working at the nexus of climate change and human health. She recently graduated with a Doctor of Medicine (Distinction), from the School of Medicine, Sydney, and also holds Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours) from the University of Sydney. During her medical studies, Georgia participated in United Nations climate change negotiations; coordinated policy briefings for the Medical Journal of Australia-Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change; published on planetary health and sustainable healthcare education; and held leadership positions with local and national student organisations.
“My career aspiration is to make Australia’s healthcare system more sustainable, resilient, and equitable as it faces the many challenges posed by climate change. I’m hoping to do this as a public health physician.”
With her John Monash Scholarship, Georgia plans to complete an MSc Public Health (Environment & Health) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
“This scholarship will help me take some really important next steps on that journey — training at one of the world’s great public health institutions, and learning how the National Health Service England is leading the world in healthcare sustainability.”
If like Georgia you are interested in public health or health service delivery and want to help shape an equitable, sustainable and healthy future, the new Master of Public and Environmentally Sustainable Health will equip you with the skills that you need. As a graduate of Notre Dame, you are eligible to receive a 10% fee reduction for our postgraduate programs.