Build healthy communities

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accessibility tech researcher Dr Jordan Nguyen smiles at Riley who is sitting in his wheelchair

The (computer) science of feeling good

Have you ever considered using your computer science skills to create tech that really changes lives? This isn’t your average medtech career, computer science + wellness is all about creating accessible tech that responds to eye movements, or tracking health trends through big data.

3 surgeons standing over the operating table. Why are there so few female surgeons?

Why aren't there more female surgeons?

“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?

DR Shari Forbes, Forensic Science UTS

What is forensic science really like?

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.

What is an MRI? This powerful technology turns 40 years old

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 The MRI was discovered 40 years ago, but it’s far from outdated.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.

Sports engineers

Better athletes are made with sports engineers

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!

why study healthcare

Australia’s fastest growing jobs are in healthcare

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!)

Big data meets biology

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.

Mythbusting jobs: careers in care

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!

Apps acting against anxiety

Groundbreaking Australian anxiety apps, like MoodMission, are using psychotherapy to treat users’ negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.