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Dr Robert Gillies

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: Monash University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Positive social change

Dr Robert Gillies

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: Monash University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I am currently employed as a medical doctor at the Alfred Hospital, specialising in mental health, and I am a Co-Founder of the Australian charities HoMie, Charity Tap, Yarra Swim Co, Conscious Creative Limited, and Dream Larger. I was the 2016 Young Australian of the Year for Victoria, as well as an honouree of the Queen's Young Leaders Award, and winner of JCI's 'Ten Outstanding Young Person's of the World Award'. I hold university degrees in philosophy, public health, medicine and biomedicine, and in 2019 I will commence a Masters in Mental Health. I play the double-bass with the Royal Melbourne Hospital's Doctors Orchestra, and I also love bushwalking, writing and drawing. I want to effect positive change within the mental health sector through policy, advocacy, research and organisational leadership over my lifetime.

Skills & Expertise

  • Mental Health
  • Not-for-profits and Charities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research
  • Philosophy

"I hope to one day lead creative research projects, establish innovative medical enterprises, and eventually lead change on a systems level through policy, politics and public health interventions."


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