2021 Fulbright Scholars announced
Professor Andrew Walter and Dr Marlon Perera are the 2021 University of Melbourne Fulbright Scholars.
Professor Walter, from the School of Social and Political Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award.
His research explores how politics influences the governance of capital flows at national and global levels. He has worked in international banking and previously held tenured academic positions at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Recently, Professor Walter’s award-winning research has shown how the accumulation of household wealth over the past century has transformed the management and political consequences of financial crises. His current inter-disciplinary research project, supported by the Australian Research Council, explores the nature, causes and consequences of the securitisation of foreign investment in politically sensitive sectors, critical infrastructure and data assets.
He will use his time at School of International Service (SIS) at American University in Washington DC to investigate foreign investment policy in the United States and to develop research and policy networks that will be invaluable resources for his research team.
Dr Perera, from Austin Health, has been awarded a Fulbright Future Scholarship (funded by The Kinghorn Foundation).
He is a urological surgeon accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He completed his medical degree through The University of Melbourne and urological training in Queensland.
Dr Perera has an interest in uro-oncology and minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He actively participates in clinical research and has recently submitted a PhD (Urology) through the University of Melbourne. Dr Perera has published extensively in prostate cancer and several publications have been featured in the major authoritative guidelines, including the European Urologic Association (EUA) and the American Urologic Association (AUA) guidelines for the treatment of prostate cancer.
He will spend his time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York for continuing research in imaging in prostate cancer. Dr Perera also aims to further advance technologies of PSMA PET imaging in advanced prostate cancer.
Professor Adrian Little, Pro Vice-Chancellor International, said: “The Fulbright scheme provides an outstanding opportunity for scholars at the University of Melbourne to showcase their knowledge on the international stage. It also enables the university to bring outstanding scholars to Melbourne, thereby enriching the campus environment and contributing to building the community of Fulbright scholars around the world.”
Five US scholars have been awarded Fulbright scholarships and will be hosted at The University of Melbourne next year, pending travel restrictions.
- Jade Livingston from California Institute of Technology has been awarded a Fulbright Future Scholarship (funded by The Kinghorn Foundation).
- Arthur (Trey) Carlisle from Soka University of America has been awarded a Fulbright Postgraduate Award.
- Millicent Sullivan from University of Delaware has been awarded a Fulbright Future Scholarship (funded by The Kinghorn Foundation).
- Sandra Shefelbine from Northeastern University has been awarded a Fulbright Future Scholarship (funded by The Kinghorn Foundation).
- Heather Holmes from University of Nevada-Reno has been awarded a Fulbright Future Scholarship (funded by The Kinghorn Foundation).
View this video for more on the 2021 University of Melbourne Fulbright Awardee Professor Andrew Walter and for more information on the Fulbright Program.