Issue 2
Monday, 01 April 2019
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Territorian winners of Fulbright scholarships Dr Benedict Scambary (left), Dr Renee Bartolo and Professor James Smith. Image courtesy Australian-American Fulbright Commission
Territorian winners of Fulbright scholarships Dr Benedict Scambary (left), Dr Renee Bartolo and Professor James Smith. Image courtesy Australian-American Fulbright Commission

Three Territorians win Fulbright scholarships

Three Territorians associated with Charles Darwin University have won 2019 Fulbright scholarships, paving their way to undertake study or research in the United States.

They are Menzies School of Health Research Professor James Smith, who won a Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship, anthropologist Dr Benedict Scambary, who won a Fulbright postdoctoral scholarship, and environmental scientist Dr Renee Bartolo, who won a Fulbright Future Scholarship.

Professor Smith will travel to Vanderbilt University Nashville and to the University of Michigan next year to develop promising practice evidence guides to strengthen health promotion programs for young black men.

“My project will look at opportunities to reduce health inequities and improve policy and practice relating to young men’s health,” Professor Smith said.

“I’m excited to be working with international men’s health experts to identify and compare health promotion strategies that work best for young black men in the US and Australia. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn from each other.”

Dr Benedict Scambary, the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority and an NTU alumnus, will use his scholarship to continue research on livelihoods, aspirations and modes of alternate economic engagement in the context of treaties between American First Nations people and the state.

Dr Scambary will be based at Columbia University’s Anthropology Department in New York where he intends to forge research and collaboration opportunities as the NT embarks on the negotiation of a Treaty.

Dr Bartolo will use her scholarship to investigate the effective use of drones in environmental assessment and monitoring in collaboration with the National Unmanned Aerial System Project Office of the United State Geological Survey. See “CDU sets Fulbright Scholar on her way,” online at W: enews/stories/fulbright-scholar