You may have seen the recent LTU intranet announcement which features a wonderful image of Claire Quilliam receiving the award which is given by Graduate Women Victoria to an applicant who is conducting research on issues of human rights and/or social justice at the local, national or international level.
Madeleine Capicchiano was a scholarship winner in 2007, who died suddenly and unexpectedly a few months after receiving her scholarship; she was working in the area of human rights.
Claire’s PhD research explores the frontline experiences of paperwork in group homes for people with intellectual disability. Claire is based at the La Trobe Shepparton campus and aims to submit her thesis via publication in early 2018.
“Graduate Women Victoria provides awards to women to recognise the barriers and challenges they may face through their higher degree journey.
I've experienced a number of challenges, including living rurally, having two children, a miscarriage and a number of health issues.
My amazing supervisors, professors Christine Bigby and Jacinta Douglas, and my husband Aaron have been crucial throughout this PhD journey. Having the support of my fellow LiDs HDR candidates has meant that I've never felt alone. I consider myself super lucky!“
I’m sure you will join us all in congratulating Claire.