Dr Victoria Cox

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE JOHN MONASH SCHOLAR

Victoria has an MBBS and BMedSci with 1st Class Honours from Adelaide University. She is a former SA Open Breastroke Champion (holding current state swimming records) and now enjoys competing as a long-distance open water swimmer and ironman triathlete. She is committed to long-term generational change in Indigenous health and has undertaken a number of placements in the Northern Territory with a focus on paediatric heart and skin diseases, as well as a Medical Internship at the World Health Organisation in Geneva.

Victoria conducted the MPhil in Evidence Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at Oxford University between 2016-2018. She is interested in the development and implementation of community healthcare programs in Indigenous communities. She is continuing her research at Oxford with the DPhil in Primary Health Care where she will investigate the impact of digital health interventions in different socioeconomic populations. She plans to work at the intersection of clinical medicine and evidence based research influencing healthcare policy in the future.

Victoria is an accomplished sportswoman and was the first Australian to complete the ‘triple crown’ of open water swimming (the English Channel, Catalina Channel Swim in California and the Manhattan Island Swim) within one season in 2017. Whilst at Oxford, Victoria plays with the Oxford University Australian Rules Football Club, is the Junior Dean at Jesus College and was President of the Oxford University Australia New Zealand Society in 2017-2018.