Publications

Ambikairajah, A., Tabatabaei-Jafari, H., Walsh, E., Hornberger, M., & Cherbuin, N. (2020). Longitudinal changes in fat mass and the …

Ambikairajah, A., Ambikairajah, R., & Ambikairajah, E. (2019). The impact of improving feelings of relatedness on motivation and …

Ambikairajah, A., Walsh, E., & Cherbuin, N. (2019). Lipid profile differences during menopause: a review with meta-analysis. …

Ambikairajah, A., Walsh, E., Tabatabaei-Jafari, H., & Cherbuin, N. (2019). Fat mass changes during menopause: a meta-analysis. …

Ambikairajah, A., & Tisdell, C. C. (2019). E-Examinations and the Student Experience Regarding Appropriateness of Assessment and …

Ambikairajah, A., Devenney, E., Flanagan, E., Yew, B., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M. C., Hodges, J. R., & Hornberger, M. (2014). A visual …

Blog Posts

Researchers have found a link between obesity and shrinkage in an area of the brain responsible for memory and learning - the …

A PhD can be tough. This is not an uncommon statement made by those doing a PhD or who have watched someone do a PhD. However, I have …

Women who have gone through menopause may need to keep an eye on their cholesterol levels, according to new research from The …

A career in academia is stressful. There are constant pressures to “publish or perish”, find sources of funding to sustain your work …

Fat-mass continues to increase in middle-age women but menopause isn’t to blame, according to new research from The Australian National …

The Big Brother Scholarship

The founder of The Big Brother Scholarship, Mr Ananthan Ambikairajah, is an old boy of Sydney Technical High School. Ananthan is a neuroscientist, educator and science communicator who has taught in both high school and university environments. He has had extensive experience in mentoring, motivating and engaging students. Ananthan has been accepted into a PhD program at the Australian National University in Canberra and has been awarded an Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) stipend scholarship, to pursue research in the field of neuroscience. As a result of this, he has decided to use some of this money to make a positive impact. This has led to the conceptualisation of The Big Brother Scholarship.

The goal of The Big Brother Scholarship is to provide support for a student who is in need of some form of mentorship in their lives. This support will include a $500 stipend, in addition to monthly mentoring sessions, to help students with either their personal or professional lives. These monthly mentoring sessions will broadly be focused around goal setting activities, in addition to developing the skills to establish a strong professional and/or personal network so that students can achieve their goals.

The Big Brother Scholarship also aims to provide all prospective applicants with an opportunity to gain experience with key elements of an application process. Prospective applicants will gain experience with writing a personal statement, creating a resume, getting a document certified, reaching out to potential referees and responding to written application questions. The process of applying for The Big Brother Scholarship will provide prospective applicants with valuable feedback and insights, which will help facilitate their professional development.

Applications close 5pm, April 15th, 2021.

If you have any questions, please email thebigbrotherscholarship@gmail.com

Contact

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  • Room 2.19, Florey Building, 54 Mills Road, The Australian National University, Acton, ACT, 2601, Canberra, Australia
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