Emma Ridley, senior ICU dietitian and manager of ICU Nutrition projects  at the Auspen/ANZIC Research Centre, located in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine of Monash University, has won a Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship for 2012  to study methods for determining the nutritional needs of critically ill patients.  She will visit sites in Canada, Israel, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was formed with the principal objective of perpetuating and honouring Sir Winston’s memory by the awarding of Memorial Fellowships to be known as ‘Churchill Fellowships’.  The aim of the Trust is to provide an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field.  It also aims to reward proven achievement of talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in their pursuit of excellence for the enrichment of Australian society.

The Churchill Trust  is enormously grateful for sponsorship from organisations and individuals who wish to have their name associated with the work of the Trust. 

Emma's fellowship is sponsored by Peter Mitchell , whose estate in 1954 made a bequest to the Churchill trust.  Peter was convinced of the need to ‘do something’ for the youth of Australia and the Churchill Trust honours his memory with the awarding of two Fellowships every year.

The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship is aimed at women under 30 and men under 21 in any field. It was established in 1988. Todate, 40 Fellowships have been awarded.

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