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Past Pupil Needs Your Vote - 22 July 2016

Lourdes Hill College past pupil, Georgia Richards, needs your vote for the Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future competition.

Georgia, who graduated from LHC in 2011, has been shortlisted for the national competition due to her ground-breaking work in chronic pain research.

Georgia graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) with First Class Honours in Pharmacology last year and is now working to help alleviate the silent epidemic of suffering in Australia.

“One in five Australians suffers chronic pain, which costs the Australian economy $35 billion a year,” she said.

 “My research project in chronic pain was shaped from the time I worked as a pharmacy assistant when I became intrigued with the use and dependence on prescription medications, particularly strong pain-relievers like opioids.”

The Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future competition, established in 2013, aims to support young women aged between 18 and 30 who are working to help transform the lives of others.

Eight winners will share in a prize pool of more than $100,000, which includes prize money, Qantas travel bursaries and 12-month Qantas Club memberships. 

The ‘People’s Choice’ Award winner will receive $10,000 for her project and a $10,000 Qantas travel bursary.

The scholarship would allow Georgia to continue her work with world leaders into chronic pain research and treatment so she can continue to improve lives and influence healthcare.

You can vote for Georgia by visiting the Australian Women’s Weekly website. Voting closes on 3 August. 


Pictured below: Georgia Richards (right) with Assisant Principal - Learning and Teaching, Kath Perrier