Allied Health

Donna Gayton

Job: School Psychologist

Industry/Sector: Allied Health

Having kids has helped me as a psychologist. And being a psychologist has helped me as a parent. Once I had kids and I was working as a psych, I began thinking ‘now I get it!’ with some of the parenting stuff.

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Health Taster Day – Launceston

The Health Taster Day offers a unique opportunity to visit the Launceston campus at the University of Tasmania and engage with staff across multiple disciplines in a day of activities. The day is designed for students in years 10-12 wanting to engage with experts in a range of health-related fields and participate in hands on activities …

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Jess Gala

Job: Child Safety Officer

Industry/Sector: Allied Health

I think it’s a really great career if you’re wanting variety. No two families you’re working with are the same. You’ll learn a lot about people, and hear so many life stories.

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Celia Beyer

Job: Senior Occupational Therapist

Industry/Sector: Allied Health

I like the variety of working with different people. I get to know people and develop a holistic picture of their life. Plus, there is a bit of problem-solving, and creative thinking involved to help people return to daily tasks and get home.

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Danielle Seadon

Job: School Health Nurse

Industry/Sector: Allied Health

There’s a lot of pressure on young people to know exactly what they want to be. But I think there are plenty of opportunities to go and experience things, and see what you like. And if you don’t like it, you can always pivot and try something else.

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Maddy Polegaj

Job: School Speech Pathologist

Industry/Sector: Allied Health

I love the human brain. Even when I was in Year 6, I used to always watch ‘Big Brother’ because I was fascinated by human behaviour

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Rebekah Cook

Job: Speech and Language Pathologist

Industry/Sector: Allied Health

The kids are so clever. They just need that little bit of time or practice, and you’re there helping them to get where you knew they could go. You get to play a little part in helping them reach their potential.

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Kendal Sylvester

Job: Nursing Student and Health Professional

Industry/Sector: Health and Community Care

Throughout high school I was never certain of the career I wanted to pursue. I had lots of ideas, but nothing jumped out as ‘the one’. I started thinking about the life I wanted and identifying where my skills and strengths might be best suited.

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