The training that I received at UTAS has an impact on almost everything I do in the work place and allows me to be a true professional in my field.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Clinical Psychology
I currently work as a Clinical Psychologist for the IWK Health Centre in Canada. The IWK Health Centre is a hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia that provides care to women, children, and youth from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Although it may sound clichéd, the thing I enjoy most about my current job and industry is helping people. With my current role I'm working with troubled adolescents. At times it's challenging, but it's all worth the effort when you know that your intervention has had a positive impact on a developing mind.
My highlight of studying at the University of Tasmania has to be the handing in of my PhD Thesis! It was the culmination of almost five years of work, so it was incredibly satisfying to finally submit.
I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to assist with my studies, so I feel that I am perpetually indebted to UTAS. The academic program was excellent and the staff were exceptional, especially my supervisors for my PhD.
A career in my industry is fulfilling, but not for the faint hearted. It is for those who have the drive to study for the better part of a decade and a desire to help those with psychological issues, it's a fulfilling profession with excellent career opportunities.
The word Health means a lot to me, specifically mental health. It's an area of health that has evolved significantly over the last century – and continues to do so today. Proper treatment of mental health issues can have a profound impact on a person's life. This is what motivates me to go to work each day.
The best things about living and studying in Tasmania are the natural beauty and bustling restaurant/café scenes. Any given week my husband, dog and I would go hiking in the Tasmanian wilderness and visit one of Hobart's excellent cafes for brunch with friends.