Staff and Industry Q & A

Dr Gee Chong Ling

“The decision to be an education-focussed lecturer seems straight forward to me, as I strived for more opportunity to be able to work with our students in developing individuals during your learning journey.” 

 “Advice to my younger self? I am not a person that regret a particular decision, rather a person who reflect on every decision made and attempt to make a better decision if I could knowing that I wouldn’t be able to do that without my prior experience.”

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Dr Nirmani Wijenayake

“My career journey was completely unplanned. I ended up where I am almost accidentally… When I first started teaching as a PhD student, I loved figuring out ways to explain things in a way that others would understand it.” 

 “Doing a summer project or a Term long project in a lab with a supervisor will give you an idea about whether going into research is something you would enjoy. It is best to figure that out by doing something short term than committing your self to a year or longer by doing honours or a PhD.”

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Dr Richard Edwards

“I’ve always been interested in evolution – the evidence for it and how it works… combined with a love of organic chemistry at school, developed into a fascination with genetics… My research allows me to combine my interests in genetics and evolution with another one of my favourite activities, computer programming.” 

 “A career in science can be very rewarding, but is also very challenging. Keep your options open – both to what the science itself might reveal, but also the opportunities that might present themselves in the future.

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Mr Tim Curtis (Medtronic)

“My role is a territory manager at Medtronic… [incorporating] educations, product development and product support for clinicians. On a day to day basis, my role is to be inside Hospitals across NSW, discuss the products which I look after and how the benefit the patient, explain how they work and why they work.

“For a role like this, being able to communicate with people is the number one skill you need to have. That doesn’t mean you need to be extraverted or really confident, it means that you have to be able to get your point across in a way that people can understand”

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