2020 Queensland Rhodes Scholar
Congratulations to Nicholas Salmon, a graduate from The University of Queensland and process engineer, who is 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. The scholarship recipient was announced on 22 October at Government House by His Excellency.
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.
2016 Rhodes Scholar
Harriet Horsfall studied a Bachelor of Justice at QUT and graduated with first-class honours. She has been accepted into the MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy at Oxford where she will build on her experience in international volunteering and NGOs.
2015 Rhodes Scholar
Brody Foy graduated from QUT with first-class honours in computational mathematics. He has commenced his DPhil (PhD) work in Computer Science at Oxford, modelling the spread of lung cancer, and is a member of New College.