The Ramsay Centre has announced its 2021 scholarships with twenty young Australians awarded funding of up to A$85,00 per annum to study at the world's leading universities, including Tarinee Kucchal who will be studying a Master of Public Policy at Harvard University.
Dr Tarinee Kuchal is a medical practitioner and public health professional from Melbourne who obtained her medical degree from Monash University and has worked at the Austin and Alfred Hospitals. She is passionate about global health systems strengthening, last-mile service delivery, cancer screenings and prevention, innovative financing for healthcare, and global health diplomacy. She is currently completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Queensland and simultaneously works as the first Australian research fellow at Harvard Medical School's Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, where she focusses on increasing access to surgical, obstetric and critical care in austere settings. With her World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship, she will pursue a Master of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, to equip her to translate her public health research into real-world change, with particular focus on Australia's indigenous communities and the Asia-Pacific. In her spare time Tarinee enjoys travelling, hiking and tennis. The scholars were selected by a panel of eminent Australians chaired by NSW Solicitor General Michael Sexton SC and including members of the Ramsay Centre Executive and Board. Selection criteria included strength of character, leadership, and services; academic achievement; future goals; and a commitment to advancing a richer and deeper understanding of our civilisation.