Zoe’s zeal rewarded

The 23-year-old University of Western Australia law student co-founded a support group for young people suffering from eating disorders when she was just 14 years old, after her own battle with anorexia.

�I was admitted to the emergency department when I was 12 years old and spent the next five years as an outpatient,� Zoe said.

�I realised there was a very big gap from the full-time hospital care to people moving back home, which led to people being readmitted and institutionalised, so I decided to form a support group,� she said.

Since then Zoe has committed her life to helping others and her efforts were rewarded in the form of a scholarship.

WA�s Chief Justice Wayne Martin QC was on hand to present the Ciara Glennon Memorial Law scholarship to Zoe last week.

The scholarship awards students with $7500 to further their studies in recognition of their contribution to the community in a charitable, cultural, religious or sporting area.

The scholarship was named in honour of 27-year-old lawyer Ciara Glennon, who disappeared from Claremont in March 1997.

Zoe is humble about her long list of achievements, which include furthering the cause of women, Aboriginal health, refugees and justice issues.

�I plan to do an honours thesis in indigenous women-led solutions to family violence,� Zoe said.

�It will allow me to continue that research before starting my associateship in the Federal Court,� she said.