Research hub develops in a cycle-obsessed city

  Forget gold, Bendigo is on the way to being famous for something else of value. Cycling biomechanics research. Cool, hey. Exercise physiology lecturer Rodrigo Bini says biomechanics research is popular all over the world, “but if you filter that down into who’s doing cycling research, it’s only a handful of places”. And we’re fast becoming one... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on speech pathology

We bring you a glimpse into the varied profession of  speech pathology via three of our alumna doing amazing work in their chosen field. Meg Allen “A career in speech-language pathology challenges you to use your intellect (the talents of your mind) in combination with your humanity (the gifts in your heart) to do meaningful work that... Continue Reading →

Lifetime of care leads to nursing degree

"I still can’t believe I’m a registered nurse,” says Sue McLean. But perhaps the La Trobe graduate is the only one surprised by that. It seems Sue has always been a nurse-in-training. And now, after completing her Bachelor of Nursing as a mature-age student in 2016, she’s official. Last month she started her graduate year at... Continue Reading →

Paige and the shop of opportunity

Most cash-strapped uni students love an op shop, but Paige Stephenson has an extra special relationship with her local. “I owe the op shop so much, it’s just incredible,” she says. The fourth-year paramedicine student has now entered her final semester, and she says she couldn’t have made it this far through uni without the... Continue Reading →

Time to talk about speech

It’s something most of us take for granted, but 1.1 million Australians have a communication difficulty, from toddlers to the elderly, and all ages in between. As such, the job of a speech pathologist is one of the most diverse in the health sciences field. This week is Speech Pathology Week, and many of our ‘speechie’... Continue Reading →

OT student beams dream job

There’s an old saying, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. Amy Whitten is your woman. The Masters of Occupational Therapy student is in her fourth and final year at La Trobe. And she’s just teamed up with a couple of local mums to open their own business. BEAM Bendigo is a... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Nerida’s story

Occupational therapy lecturer Nerida Hyett is completing a PhD based on community health and innovation through OT. She was asked to contribute her story for the book Celebrating Bendigo Women, which was launched last month. Here, we re-publish an extract of Nerida's story. It's an inspiring account of a Bendigo person, working hard to improve the community... Continue Reading →

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