“I think people still expect surgeons to be gruff, old men.” says surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp. Only 8.5% of Australia’s surgeons are female, so why are Australian women shying away from the profession?
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Some jobs are shrouded in mystery, or eclipsed by stereotypes. We’re breaking down what is forensic science with real-life forensic scientist, Dr Shari Forbes of UTS, and it’s nothing like CSI.
UNSW Bragg Writing Prize runner up, Sienna Ters answers the question ‘What is an MRI?’ in her informative essay. The MRI was discovered 40 years ago, but it’s far from outdated. Sienna investigates just how essential this tech is to medicine today.
Redefine what’s possible in your career with the University of Sydney Engineering and IT degrees. You could break new ground in cancer research, like PhD student Bala Shammugasamy who is engineering orange peel supplements for cancer patients in remission!
Sports engineers work behind the scenes developing technology that can power up athletes’ performance or reduce the risk of injury. If you’re passionate about sports, consider pursuing your passion with sports engineering!
Athletes and sports teams know it’s good to have maths and computer science in their corner. That means there are plentiful opportunities across different sports for sport science jobs! We break down what they are, and how to get ’em.
Why study health? Australia’s fastest growing jobs are in healthcare. From the lucrative positions like doctors or GPs, to the helping hands of a nurse, your career options are endless (and all in high demand!)
Bioinformatics is research that uses information technology to better understand human biology. University of Queensland PhD student Alex Essebier is studying “her perfect fit”; a dual degree in science and IT.
Many care careers are still plagued by damaging stereotypes. We spoke to social worker Artemicia and nurse Gavin, about how they’ve renounced these stereotypes and created flourishing care careers!
Groundbreaking Australian anxiety apps, like MoodMission, are using psychotherapy to treat users’ negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Three experts peer inside their crystal balls to tell us: What does the future of health look like in 50 years? In 2075, we could be using medical robots, personalised medicine or wearable tech!
On Tuguy Esgin’s first day as an Aboriginal health worker, he was shocked by his first patient’s health markers. He’s decided to tackle noncommunicable diseases in Indigenous health through exercise and sports science.