The Mannix Awards program recognises alumni and staff who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their personal and professional life, or for service to their community, state or nation. Winners are announced at the Gryphon Gala.
Dr. Fry, a New Zealand native, joined Mannix College in 2011 to study medicine at Monash University. He excelled academically and graduated with honors in the top 1% of Victorian medical students and won university prizes in Surgery, Geriatrics, and Ophthalmology.
During his time at Mannix, which spanned 2011-2012, he notably served as the MCSS Sports Rep and won the Principal’s Award for Academic Collegian of the Year.
His early career included editing the Australian Medical Student Journal and working as a Junior Doctor at Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. As a 2017 Rhodes Scholar, he pursued a PhD in clinical neurosciences at the University of Oxford, focusing on gene editing technology for inherited retinal degeneration. His research has led to over 20 publications and awards, including the 2021 Masters Meda.
Currently an ophthalmology registrar at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and a researcher at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, Dr. Fry is at the forefront of developing RNA editing technologies for inherited retinal diseases. We commend Dr. Fry’s outstanding contributions to ophthalmology and his ongoing commitment to developing treatments for vision loss, exemplifying the excellence and innovation fostered at Mannix College.