Dhairy Shah

Bachelor of Health Sciences
Vice-Chancellor's Scholar

Dhairy has been offered a Provisional Entry Pathway into the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Queensland and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Originally from India, Dhairy grew up in Australia and completed his primary and secondary education in Toowoomba. He attended St Mary’s College Toowoomba, holding the position of Vice-Captain and graduating as Dux in 2020. Living through the pandemic in Year 12, Dhairy found the various challenges enabled him to grow not only personally but also as a leader within his school community. Dhairy achieved an exceptional ATAR result and was awarded the UQ Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship. He credits these achievements to his perseverance and those people who have supported him along the way.

Outside of academia, Dhairy has a keen interest in sport, particularly cricket. During his high school years, he was also heavily involved in debating and social justice initiatives.

Dhairy has always been passionate about innovation and was a finalist in the inaugural Gen-In Innovation Challenge and Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards in 2018. His experiences in United Nations and UNICEF forums have shaped his understanding of global leadership and the role of innovation in solving the world’s pressing issues. More specifically, Dhairy is interested in helping to address the inequities and issues in healthcare - which have been highlighted by the pandemic - through his pursuit of a career in medicine and beyond.

Dhairy is honoured to be a Liveris Academy Scholar for 2021 and is excited for the opportunities ahead.

Dhairy Shah