2022 Queensland Rhodes Scholar
Tahlia Smith holds a Bachelor of International Studies and a Diploma of Languages from University of Queensland. At Oxford, she plans to complete a MPhil in International Relations. Ms Smith is multi-lingual and has worked for French Government in education, the Ecuadorian Government in diplomacy and the Australian Government in counter-fraud and international trade. Working as a public servant during the COVID-19 pandemic gave her a deep understanding of the critical importance of effective public policy and international collaboration during times of uncertainty. She will use the knowledge and skills gained at Oxford to address complex public policy challenges in Australia.
2022 Australia-at-Large Rhodes Scholar
Kathryn Woodward holds a Bachelor of Medical Science with Distinction and will complete her Doctor of Medicine degree from Griffith University in 2022. She has been elected a 2022 Australia-At-Large Rhodes Scholar and intends to complete an MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine followed by MSc Comparative Social Policy at Oxford. Ms Woodward is passionate about public health and its focus on improving the health of entire populations. She is Deputy Chair of CanTeen Australia and has held leadership and volunteer roles with the Australian Medical Students’ Association, Children’s Health Queensland, Consumer Health Forum of Australia, and Youth Cancer Services.
2021 Queensland Rhodes Scholar
Justin Clarke will graduate from University of Queensland in 2020 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Science (Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) with a primary focus on computational fluid dynamics and hypersonics and a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics). He plans to complete a DPhil in Engineering Science at Oxford’s Thermofluids Institute to model hypersonic (speeds much greater than the speed of sound) pulse tunnels. Mr Clarke is a former elite level AFL professional sportsperson and has been employed at Boeing Defence Australia as a student engineering intern. He is an assistant coach for the Western Magpies and a Queensland Brain Institute Concussion ambassador
2020 Queensland Rhodes Scholar
Nicholas Salmon, a graduate from The University of Queensland and a process engineer, was Queensland’s 2020 Rhodes Scholar. Nicholas is a keen debater and has held senior roles in debating, including as President of the Australian Debating Federation. He is also a violinist with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.
2020 Australia-at-Large Rhodes Scholar
This is the third consecutive year that a Queenslander has been the recipient of the Australia-at-Large Rhodes Scholarship. Ms Sophie Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Peace and Conflict Studies/Studies in Religion) from The University of Queensland. Ms Ryan is the first graduate from St Ursula’s College (Toowoomba) to become a Rhodes Scholar. While at Oxford Ms Ryan intends to study a Bachelor of Civil Law and Master of Philosophy in Law.
2019 Queensland Rhodes Scholar
Jordan English holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (with First Class honours) from The University of Queensland. Jordan has worked with Brisbane law firms in dispute resolution. As an Indigenous lawyer, Jordan was an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ambassador throughout his studies, mentoring Indigenous high school students considering tertiary education. After studying at Oxford, Jordan plans to return to Australia to practise at the Queensland bar with the ultimate aim of being in a position to be appointed as a judge of a State or Federal court.
2019 Australia at Large Rhodes Scholar
Dr Daniel D'Hotman holds an MBBS (Hons) from Monash University, and a BMedSc (Hons) from Oxford and Monash universities. Dr D'Hotman has contributed to public health initiatives through volunteer roles, has authored policies on global food and nutrition, mental health, and digital health, and published in journals, including The Lancet. He will study an MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology at Oxford.
2018 Queensland Rhodes Scholar
Dr Beth Hamilton graduated with First Class Honours and a University Medal from Griffith University last year. Dr Hamilton intends to pursue a Master of Science in Global Health Science and Epidemiology at Oxford University with a goal of working in a global health organisation such as World Health Organisation (WHO).
2018 Australia at Large Rhodes Scholar
Damian Maher attained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (English Literature and Ancient History) and Bachelor of Economics from The University of Queensland. He intends to pursue a Master of English (1900-present) at Oxford University and has taken literature into the public sphere through various leadership and volunteer roles he has held.
2017 Rhodes Scholar
Ellen Cliff graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) in Chemistry and Marine Science. She intends to study a DPhil (PhD) in Earth Sciences at Oxford, with the aim of becoming a leading ocean biogeochemistry researcher.