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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.
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.
Passionate about rural health and making a difference, Dr Katrina Morgan has been working remotely in South Australia for nearly 15 years. Technology over the past few months has improved connectedness for staff and students at the Adelaide Rural Clinical School, but she won’t miss all the PPE required at her clinic.
Maintaining a study routine has not been easy for nursing student, Remi Watson. But learning some new skills and taking time out to work on her health has had a positive impact on her wellbeing over the past few months. Read the full story in our latest instalment of Connected Conversations.
Working longer than normal and skipping breakfast has been some of the consequences of the past few months for Dr Denice Higgins. We chatted with Denice about her various roles and how working in forensic odontology isn’t something that can be done from home in our latest edition of Connected Conversations.
Being part of setting up a brand new school and physiotherapy program during a pandemic has definitely had its challenges for Dr Rutger de Zoete! Added to this, Rutger has not been able to relocate to Adelaide and meet his new colleagues in person. Despite the unusual start to his new role, Rutger has maintained his enthusiasm and productivity over the past few months. Read all about it in our latest instalment of Connected Conversations.
As a senior lecturer and infectious disease epidemiologist in the School of Public Health, Dr Adriana Milazzo has been studying and teaching students about infectious disease for many years. With public health currently in the spotlight, we talked with Adriana about how she has been actively involved in the frontline response to COVID-19.
Sally Morris, associate lecturer in speech pathology has been busy preparing the curriculum for the new degree launching in 2021, and providing guest lectures via Zoom. Having never worked from home before it has been a steep learning curve to set boundaries between home and work, and maintain a connection with a virtual audience. Read about Sally’s experience including her tips on separating work from home, in our latest Connected Conversations.
In our next instalment of Connected Conversations, we chatted with Dr David Foley about his extraordinary drive to care for others, especially those facing challenges and needing extra support both in his family, for his students and his community. The Adelaide Nursing School celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and David has been there since it was established, read on to learn about David’s compassionate approach to the past few months.
With the exciting arrival of allied health to the University in 2021, Dr Judi Nairn has been very busy over the past few months! As the Academic Lead for Learning and Teaching in the new School of Allied Health Science and Practice, Judi is part of the expert team developing the program for our inaugural cohort of physiotherapy, speech pathology and occupational therapy students. Read our next Connected Conversations to learn how Judi has maintained her wellbeing and love of teaching during this time.