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After a successful career as a registered nurse of 15 years, Shannon Barnes now has her sights set on a PhD. Combining a passion for clinical healthcare and evidence-based research, she proves that the health industry opens doors to endless opportunities.
Science and art might be the furthest apart two disciplines can be but third-year PhD student, Yoko Brigitte Wang, recently found science communication—now combining the best of both worlds. A precursor to her interdisciplinary passions, Yoko’s research focuses on neuroscience and nutritional epidemiology and her inspiration dates back to her high school days.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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…
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.
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.