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All Rhodes lead to Waite

More than a decade after winning a Rhodes Scholarship, Natalie Betts is rediscovering her passion for genetics and science in the world-renowned ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls. Dr Betts has spent the past 12 months working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Waite Campus after an 11-year hiatus from the laboratory while […]

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Yes, it really is rocket science

Since graduating with his MBBS in 2000, aerospace medical specialist Thomas Smith has scaled some lofty heights. The 2003 Rhodes Scholar has trained at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, conducted field research in the Peruvian Andes and delivered life-saving treatment in the air to patients across more than 20 countries. In 2012, the Oxford-based researcher returned […]

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Tamson’s path to academia

2003 Rhodes Scholar Tamson Pietsch nurtured her love of ideas and scholarship during her undergraduate days at the University of Adelaide. Whole afternoons spent in the Union Building, drinking coffee and debating ‘the big questions of life’ with fellow students set her on the path to a career in academia.

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Matt’s policy on science

2005 Rhodes Scholar Matt Wenham has enjoyed a varied career path, using his science degree to teach high school students in rural Malawi before crossing continents to Washington DC where he now works for a non-profit think tank that links scientists and policy makers.

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Jonathan weaves an academic web

In the tradition of Rhodes Scholars, Jonathan Webb has not only set a high scholastic bar, but pursued his love of the arts and packed in a few more activities while studying at Oxford, including a 100-mile cycle ride in the Cotswolds.

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Mark bound for Oxford in 2014

2012 Rhodes Scholar Mark Hassall has only just completed his medical degree but already has his eyes set on becoming a leader in Indigenous health. He will study for a Masters in Global Health Science when he attends Oxford University next year.

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Elizabeth’s ‘big picture’ view on life

As a double degree graduate, 1995 Rhodes Scholar Elizabeth Leane was able to combine her science and literature degrees in unexpected ways while studying at Oxford – and learn from such luminaries as Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking and Salmon Rushdie.

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Ben sets a high legal bar

2002 Rhodes Scholar Ben Allgrove set a high bar during his law degree at the University of Adelaide, taking out every academic prize on offer. In the decade since, he has carved out a highly successful career in London, keeping that bar well and truly raised as a partner in the law firm Baker & […]

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