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Connected Conversations | Frank Donnelly

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After over 20 years at the University of Adelaide, Associate Professor Frank Donnelly stepped into the Dean of Nursing role amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Between managing the Adelaide Nursing School and continuing his own research, you might find Frank engrossed in the latest sci-fi book or training for his bucket list goal of running a marathon in every state and territory of Australia.

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Connected Conversations | Kyla Burman

Kyla Burman standing next to handrail by the beach

Associate Lecturer Kyla Burman’s interdisciplinary teaching practice encourages her oral health rural placement students to think laterally about their learning. Putting a spin on their ‘Whyalla Experience’, she guides them towards the next step in their clinical practice while promoting student awareness around rural employment post-graduation.

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Connected Conversations | Neha Lalchandani

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Public health has suddenly been thrown under the spotlight over the past year thanks to COVID-19 but, for Neha Lalchandani, it goes beyond the pandemic. Now in her second year of a Master of Philosophy (Public Health), Neha’s research blends public health and sustainability to hopefully create a better world for us all.

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Connected Conversations | Amelia Winter

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Inspired by her own experiences parenting two young children while undertaking her undergraduate studies, PhD student, Amelia Winter, hopes to find the link between health service provision and wellbeing in refugee families' ‘First 1000 Days’.

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Connected Conversations | Michael Gilmour

Image of Michael Gilmour sitting on a bed at the Adelaide Health Simulation.

What do you get when you combine health, robots, and acting? Simulation Technician, Michael Gilmour, tells us exactly what. Taking us behind-the-scenes at the state-of-the-art Adelaide Health Simulation (AHS), he reveals there's a little more 'lights, camera, action' than you might expect.

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Connected Conversations | Tom Sun

Tom Sun

Third year nursing student Tom Sun thrives on seeing his friends on campus to study with and hang out together. Like many of our students, it’s the personal connections that he’s been missing over these past few months. There have however been many positive moments such as friends stepping up to support Tom when he needed it most. Read on…

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Connected Conversations | Mohammad Afzal Mahmood

Mohammad Afzal Mahmood

With a strong passion for community and working in developing countries, Dr Mohammad Afzal Mahmood has been in high demand for his advice on public health outcomes both here and overseas. Taking his mobile office to some of Adelaide’s most picturesque locations we chatted to Afzal, riverside, about his work at the University and how he has adapted to the current needs of his students.

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Connected Conversations | Tamara Zhang

Tamara Zhang

We took a drive to the Barossa Valley to chat with recent dentistry graduate Dr Tamara Zhang about working in hazmat gear, discovering the joys of cooking at home and how she hasn’t missed eating out as much as she thought she would.

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Connected Conversations | George Dounas

George Dounas

Living and working in the Barossa Valley has had several unexpected positives for fifth year medical student, George Dounas. From discovering a new love of Aussie rules to learning family recipes from his yiayia to mastering virtual consultations – it has been a big year of finding new independence for George. We chatted to him one sunny day in Tanunda in our latest edition of Connected Conversations.

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Connected Conversations | Corinna Van Den Heuvel

Corinna Van Den Heuvel

Associate Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel has been a fixture at the University since she studied here 30 years ago. The academic, teaching and research powerhouse is also Interim Head of the Adelaide Medical School. We chatted to Corinna about her incredible staff, her desire to instil lifelong learning in her students and the energy on campus that she dearly misses in our latest edition of Connected Conversations.

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