Dr Gregory Fox
Rita and John Cornforth Medal for PhD Achievement
Greg is one of Australia’s pre eminent young health leaders. In 2009, he moved to Hanoi in Vietnam to start work on a PhD project focused on improving tuberculosis control.
At the time, the University had no research infrastructure in Vietnam, so Greg set about building it himself from scratch. He established a local research team, implemented a large scale TB screening research project with 36,000 subjects, and launched a collaboration with Hanoi’s National Lung Hospital.
He also found the time to conduct medical English classes and research methods courses for local health professionals. As a result of his PhD research, he has secured a major National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant for further work in Vietnam and has also won an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship. His leadership skills will have a long lasting impact on public health in Vietnam.