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David Sherwood

Western Australia, 2013

David Sherwood
  • Current Place of Residence: Perth

  • University: University of Western Australia

  • Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Science (2011)/ Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honours)

Dave is currently completing his degree in chemistry. Whilst at UWA, he won research placements at Monash University and the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland; and won the Fogarty Foundation Scholarship. He has remained closely involved with the Foundation’s on-going programmes to provide tutoring for disadvantaged high school students. Profoundly influenced by what he saw of unequal access to high quality education, in 2011 Dave established a not-for-profit company to organise tutoring for over 500 primary school students at 11 remote schools. For relaxation, Dave plays competitive sport - soccer, netball, badminton - and enjoys camping and water sports. Longer-term Dave hopes to contribute to broad educational reform, ensuring that an individual's life prospects are not restricted by their place of birth.