OT student project to benefit health services in Heathcote

An Occupational Therapy student project has found a strong need for more allied health services in Heathcote. Ella Fitzpatrick, Meisha Dedman and Lucy McCracken-Bell surveyed health professionals and local residents, and liaised with Heathcote Health management, for their final-year project, presented at this week’s annual OT student conference. “We believe we have completed some very... Continue Reading →

I am passionate about people’s everyday lives, which are often taken for granted – Dr Nastaran Doroud

Occupational Therapy lecturer Dr Nastaran Doroud brings a unique perspective to her Bendigo classes, and not just because of her international experience, although that’s a benefit, too. Nastaran’s PhD research into considering people’s everyday lives and their stories of resilience and recovery in mental illness informs her values and teaching. It all began when she... Continue Reading →

OT student awarded alongside his peers

A snap decision on the eve of enrolment has paid off well for occupational therapy student Harley Hayes. Last week Harley was recognised at the Bendigo Campus’ annual prize ceremony with the Lynne Cooper Bendigo Regional Occupational Therapy Award for outstanding academic and professional placement achievement. The fourth-year student enrolled in occupational therapy directly after... 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 →

Fate in Central America

We love this photograph of Tarlee Thompson, 4000 metres above sea level, on top of Volcano Acatenango, Guatemala. On top of the world. All those thoughts it conjures about expanding your horizons, they’re pretty well spot on, too. Since Tarlee graduated from the Bendigo campus with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters Occupational Therapy... Continue Reading →

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