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When the path of medical research was the wrong fit, President of the Adelaide Nursing Students’ Society (ANSS), Jessica Park, found her calling in clinical nursing. Now, as she looks to complete her postgraduate studies, Jessica couldn’t be more excited to see what else life will bring her.
Inspired by her grandfather to pursue a career in engineering and health, Dr Jiawen Li is now continuing her family’s legacy in STEM. Recently named a 2021-22 Superstar of STEM, Jiawen hopes to be a strong female role model for her daughter, Stella.
By day, Ryan Dorrian is a happy-go-lucky PhD student looking to improve spinal cord injury treatment. By night, he’s on the hunt for the best ramen restaurants the world has to offer, and cheering on Liverpool for another Premiership victory.
On top of being a second-year health and medical sciences student, Shrutika Mane juggles a range of other roles, including being an entrepreneurial dance teacher, TEDx presenter, Headspace Youth Ambassador, and Miss India Australia – just to name a few. Add all this to majoring in public health during a global pandemic and you could say Shrutika has her hands pretty full. She wouldn’t have it any other way.
A first-year human biology course steered 2020 Three Minute Thesis winner, Khalia Primer, on a path to biochemistry and genetics. Working on her PhD in SAHMRI’s Vascular Research Centre, Khalia hopes to understand the effects of diabetes on blood vessel cells and vascular complications.
In between being a full-time mother of three, Dr Claire Jones balances the worlds of biomechanics and mechanical engineering as she explores the tandem of her multidisciplinary research.
Many might know clinical titleholder, Professor Greg Crawford, as the organist for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Declaration Ceremonies but he has been a part of the University of Adelaide community since his undergraduate studies. Now working at SA Health, Greg continues to explore many areas of clinical care and research, while nurturing his love of music.
With an initial interest in chemical engineering, Emma Solly eventually found her passion in medical research. Now a PhD candidate with the University and SAHMRI, Emma is excited to publish her first lead author research paper this year.
The COVID-19 pandemic threatened to throw a spanner into Associate Professor Leonie Heilbronn’s work, but 2021 presents new hope for her clinical trials investigating diet.
Back in 2008, Elyce Kenny was among the first cohort of undergraduate nursing students at the University of Adelaide. Though she had a successful career in the clinical environment, Elyce always knew her heart was in education. Now, over 10 years later, she’s back at the University teaching our next generation of nurses.