MPhil in Biological Science (Plant Sciences)
Darwin College, Cambridge
Charlie Perkins Scholar 2020
Aurora Study Tour 2018
The final and possibly most valuable lesson learnt from the Study Tour was the confidence that Indigenous students do belong in institutions like those we visited, they are capable of being accepted on a merit basis and furthermore they are capable of succeeding while there. Being able to meet with Indigenous Scholars currently studying overseas at such prestigious institutions cemented in my mind the reality of postgraduate study overseas. Knowing that students have walked this path before me and succeeded so tremendously makes the experience seem far less daunting.
Audrey McInnerney is a Wiradjuri woman who will undertake an MPhil in Biological Science (Plant Sciences) at Darwin College, Cambridge. Audrey grew up on Barunggum land in Queensland. In 2018 she graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science in First Class Honours, majoring in plant science. Audrey is currently undertaking research in the Integrative Legume Research Group, within the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, also at UQ. She believes her research has the potential to contribute positively to agricultural productivity through identification of factor and pathways which may be manipulated to enhance agriculturally relevant plant traits.