Outstanding Overall Health Alumnus of the Year 2016
Outstanding School Alumnus of the Year 2016
Dr Ajitha Sugnanam
Upon graduating in 2010, Ajitha took up a position within the Australian Defence Force. Recently promoted to Squadron Leader in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), she is one of only four active dentists to hold such a distinction. Ajitha provides her professional dental service on a NATO base in the Middle East, to service members and contractors supporting 43 nations.
Ajitha also provides humanitarian support in remote areas of India, Nepal and Cambodia through organising health camps, which she self funds.
Outstanding Health First Peoples Alumnus of the Year 2016
Dr Michael Baker
As as student, Michael who is an Indigenous Birri-Gubba-Yuggera man, was instrumental in setting up free dental clinics in remote Cherbourg through Hope4Health. Graduating in 2015, he now runs a successful dental practice in Toowoomba where he continues to provide free dental services for local charities, and both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Michael was the Queensland finalist in the 2016 Young Australian of the Year.
Outstanding Young Health Alumnus of the Year 2016
Dr David Houston
Dave graduated in 2008 in the foundation class of Griffith's Dentistry program. He is now Operations Manager and CEO of three practices in Queensland employing 10 dentists, several of whom are Griffith graduates. Dave has also co-founded a successful online marketplace and education platform for dental clinics around Australia, to compare and order dental supplies.