Indigenous Health Scholarship 2018
University of South Australia, SA
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Scholarship Awarded 2018
Rotary Club of Elizabeth
How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?
My passion within the health profession lies with Occupational Therapy. At birth the doctors discovered I had a dislocated hip and as a result I spent the first three months in a hip brace to secure the ball and socket joint; failure to wear the brace would have resulted in a lifelong limp. As a result of this treatment I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a lifetime of health and fitness from a very young age.
After building on my interest of Anatomy and Physiology and developing more knowledge after successfully gaining a Certificate IV in Fitness and Health while completing my SACE, I have decided to base my career around helping, supporting and inspiring others to reach their health and fitness goals. Throughout my life I have witnessed first-hand the effects of numerous family members suffer chronic health conditions such as diabetes, strokes, osteoarthritis, cancer and pneumonia so I am passionate about helping others improve their quality of life.
Using the qualifications from my studies I have a desire to make a difference while having a positive impact on peoples lives through educating others about healthy lifestyle choices to help reduce their risk of chronic health conditions.