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A Stellar Lourdanian in Oxford - 11 May 2018

It was my great pleasure to recently catch up with past pupil, Georgia Richards (2011), in Oxford, England.

Georgia is currently studying for a Doctor of Philosophy (known as a ‘DPhil’ in Oxford, or a ‘PhD’ in Australia) in Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford. Her research aims to understand and improve the evidence-base for the prescription of strong pain-killers (called opioids) and the use of over-the-counter pain relievers for the management of chronic pain.

Georgia has been awarded three scholarships to fund her studies at Oxford: a Rotary Foundation Global Grant, the UK National Institute of Health Research School of Primary Care Research Studentship and the Naji Foundation DPhil Scholarship in the Public Understanding of Evidence-Based Medicine.

After her PhD is complete, Georgia plans to continue her research and teach at a leading university. One day, she hopes to attain the title of Professor and supervise and mentor the next generation of aspiring researchers.

Georgia’s first visit to England and Oxford was made possible by the Australian Women’s Weekly and Qantas, Women of the Future Award, which she won in 2016. The grant she received allowed Georgia to travel to Oxford, meet with world leaders in Evidence-Based Medicine and become inspired and determined to follow her dream of studying at Oxford.

We are very proud of Georgia and her continued success in this very important area of research.

If you wish to follow Georgia’s research progress, you can find her Oxford profile here


Kath Perrier

Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching