Fellowships for Aussie pharmacists
LUCY Walker, owner of TerryWhite Chemmart Pharmacy in Goondiwindi, Queensland and Tasmania’s Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Samuel Halliday, have been named among the 112 recipients of the Churchill Fellowships for 2018.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established in 1965 to honour the former British Prime Minister, and fulfil his wish for people from all walks of life to travel the world to gain new knowledge and share ideas.
“Fellowships are awarded to everyday Australians who are passionate about challenging the status quo to create or make a positive impact on our society,” the Trust said in a statement announcing this year’s winners.
The Fellowships, worth around $30,000 each on average, aim to pay for travel for up to eight weeks for experts to undertake a range of projects across the globe, with the aim of “addressing challenges Australia is facing right now”.
Walker is being funded to “bring innovative global pharmacy practices to her rural community,” via a trip to Abu Dhabi, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Canada, the USA and New Zealand.
And Halliday will travel to the US, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Israel to “investigate variances of international approaches to the regulation of medical cannabis”.
Churchill Fellowship applications for next year open on 01 Feb 2019.