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Daniel D'Hotman

2017 Recipient

Daniel is a fourth-year medical student at Monash University with experience in bioethics, journalism, policy, and economics. His long-term goal is to achieve global impact as a thought leader in public policy, to improve the lives of those in Australia and abroad.

Daniel has completed bioethical research at the University of Oxford, and he is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics. He recently interned in Australia Post’s digital department as a Strategy Analyst.

Daniel has been involved with health policy work at national and international levels. As part of his role at the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA), Daniel led a team of six medical students to compile a ‘Global Food and Nutrition’ policy, which informed advocacy efforts and resulted in publication of an article in The Sydney Morning Herald. He also represented Australia at the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) general assembly in Mexico, where he helped formulate a mental health policy that reflected the broad views of IFMSA member nations.

Daniel is passionate about mobilising diverse groups of people to promote collaboration and engineer social change. In early 2017, he led a team that launched the philanthropic movement ‘Effective Altruism’ in Australia. In 12 months, the charity raised more than $800,000 for effective public health interventions. Combined media coverage reached 1.2 million Australians.

Away from medicine, Daniel enjoys writing journalistic and academic articles on various topics. His articles have been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Herald Sun, Brisbane Times, The Lancet, The Conversation, and Public Health Ethics.

Daniel is honoured to be awarded the BCG Scholarship. He intends to use it at the end of 2017 to join the last 50 miles of Sir Robert Swan’s 600-mile expedition to Antarctica. It will be the first polar expedition to be powered entirely by renewable energy and Daniel plans to make the most of the experience by working with partners such as Shell, NASA, and Patagonia to launch a social impact fund to invest in renewable energy technologies.

Daniel is excited by the opportunity BCG presents to gain exposure to a broad range of industries with a global emphasis, and to developp a diverse skillset. BCG’s leadership at in technology and health policy will allow him to further his experience and knowledge of the fields that he believes will be so pivotal in shaping our collective future.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys hiking, snowboarding, photography, any sport that involves a ball, and travelling to interesting counties. Next on the travel-bucket-list? Backpacking through Central and South America to learn Spanish and salsa.

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