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An update on my career pathway from having been a previous mature age Nursing student of the Flinders University who has always pursued a career in my chosen field :Nursing.
I graduated in 1992 and firstly worked in the community in position of disabilities service officer for IDSC for 7 years and during this period involved myself with experience often doing clinical lifestyle careplans within the team at the Southern Metro branch. I then moved into a role of Registered Nurse at Minda Inc for a period of 8 years and duting this time pursued further studies at The University of Adelaide in 2004 gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Science: Evidence-Based Practice. This gave me the ability to advance into a Clinical Nursing role at Resthaven Inc through my research as a Continence Nurse Advisor. To this date I am continuing to enjoy this very interactive role a two Resthaven sites and have conducted a clinical trial administering pear juice as a natural form of aperient for frail aged residents. The study proved mostly successful. My next venture will be to conduct a trial in peri-anal skin care. Stay tuned.
I am now the Chief Executive Officer of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria.
Also completed DipSc (1995), MSc (1997) and a PhD (2003) and am married to a Plant Scientist in CSIRO Plant Industry in Darwin. Have one child and am self-employed. I am eternally grateful to the adult entry scheme, and I believe at the time I was one of the only students accepted in this scheme from outside of the state. I was then working as a farmer in central Queensland. It is 20 years this year since I was accepted at Flinders.
[BA '91, BA Hons '92]
After graduation I completed a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management at UniSA in 1993, and a Licentiate with Honours in Musicology from the Australian Society of Musicology and Composition in 2006. I am employed as a part time administrative assistant at Flinders, and I am also a professional musician. My Celtic folk band Rose 'n Thorns will be releasing its first album "Fair Maids and Vagabonds" in mid 2008, and my newly formed French early music duo Lumiere is about to make its first appearance at the Gumeracha Music Festival.
Currently employed as a Forensic Scientist by the South Australian Government.
I am currently working as a Project Officer reviewing WHIS of the Biosecurity Unit of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. Also undertaking an MBA at CQU.
[BA (Hons) '74, DipEd '75, GCertTourism '10, PhD '09]
Left Flinders after graduating from the Drama Centre in 1975. Started a theatre company (Globe) and then joined the Adelaide Festival Centre as a Community Arts Officer. Stayed at the Centre as Assistant Administrator of the Adelaide Festival until heading to Canberra in 1984 after that year's Adelaide Festival to take up the post of Director of the Arts Council of the ACT. Left the Arts Council to set up my own event design and management company, Visible Management Pty Ltd, which has run since 1986. Joined Flinders Tourism in 1999 and set up the festivals and events courses there. Appointed Head of Tourism from August 2010. Still consulting to events and have recently worked as creative producer with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and currently working with the Adelaide Royal Show. Finished my PhD in 2009.
[BA (Biology, Psychology) 1986]
After several years using my degree in psychobiological research, funding cuts meant a new path. Photography had always been a passion and 15 years ago the plunge into the pro photo world was taken. There have been a myriad of unique experiences in between. My specialization is location photography using natural light for both national and international advertising, corporate and editorial clients. Whilst now not directly using my degree, the knowledge gained enhances the appreciation of the world around. View my online portfolio.
[BSc 1991 BMedSc Hons 1992 GradDipEd 1993]
Resident of University Hall 1988 to 1998. President of House Committee, tutor, senior tutor and council member. Worked for the International Centre and STA Travel.
Married to Sara who I met at Flinders when she was an exchange student from the USA in 1997. We have a son Nicholas who is 2. Lived in Armidale NSW from November 1998 to January 2004 where I was Acting Principal of Mary White College and later Master of St Albert's College.
In January 2004, we moved to Perth where I am now Deputy Head of Trinity (residential college with 368 students) at the University of Western Australia.
After graduation, I did the usual rotations, anaesthetics, paediatrics and then Diploma in Obsterics, preparing myself for the country. Worked in the Riverland 1991 - 1994. Mildura from 1994 onwards in General Practice. 12 months ago opened a new clinic 'Health Strategies' focusing on a more 'holistic' apporach, longer appointments with a strong early preventative and lifestyle management approach. Married Neil 1991, two children Ella and Kyle.
Minister, Uniting Church in Australia, Marion-Warradale Congregation South Australia. Accredited to administer Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator to individuals and groups for personal and team development.
[BA Hons, 1987; PhD, 1993]
Tutor at University Hall from 1987-1989. Part-time Tutor and Lecturer in Philosophy at Flinders from 1992-2000. I am now a Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Melbourne. I picked up a second PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2002 and am about to publish my third book. I have had the usual meandering academic career common for Arts graduates but have finally found a home. My wife, Alice Davies (nee Mok) [B.Ec (Accounting) 1989], worked as a Financial Accountant at a variety of places in Adelaide (including Mitsubishi motors) and now works three days a week as a Finance Manager at Monash University. We married in 1994 and we have a 3-year old son, William Jackson ("Jack").
[BEd 1993 BA Hons 1996]
Completed a Doctorate at The University of Queensland in 2000. Lives in Granada working as a corrector for a publishing company and author. Has just published a book INTERTEXTUALITY THROUGH OBSCURITY - The Poetry of Frederico Garcia Lorca and Luis de Gongora. The book explores the origins, aims, emission, and reception of the obscurity implicit in a significant selection of both poets' oeuvres including the Sonnets of Dark Love, Oda a Salvador Dali and Soledades to reveal the extent, timing, inevitability, as well as the nature of an intertextual relationship between Lorca and Gongora. For more details about the book visit the book's web page.