ELIZABETH LUNN

Emerging Talent Award 2015

Medicine (19 years old)

Elizabeth completed her schooling at Kristin School with a top score of 45 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the achievement placing her in the top 1% of more than one million IB students worldwide.

Now commencing tertiary studies, Elizabeth has been accepted into Gonville and Caius College University of Cambridge, into the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB, BChir) programme and will graduate in 2021. This university was specifically selected due to it’s unique medical degree structure which encourages a research-orientated study for third year students.

Having watched her Grandfather suffer from and succumb to Alzheimer’s disease, she plans to focus on Alzheimer’s research as a significant part of her career. Since completing a week at the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Elizabeth is particularly interested in the new frontier of Nanomedicine as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool and how Nanomedicine might be utilised in targeting Alzheimer’s.

In addition to her academic studies, Elizabeth continues to engage with the community and until her recent relocation to the UK, was a member of Raise Up (YMCA) and also Chair of the Raise Up International Committee which involved managing a group of leaders and organising events that positively impacted the international student community.

Elizabeth has a Gold Duke of Edinburgh award and was awarded academic excellence scholarships to three universities which she turned down in favour of Cambridge University.