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Ed McGlynnEd McGlynn
Bachelor of Podiatry

"Following a career in health science has provided a great opportunity to study human anatomy and physiology and use that knowledge to help people in need and make their lives a bit easier." Read more...

Mitchell Turner

Mitchell Turner
Senior registered nurse (resuscitation), St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst
Bachelor of Nursing

Mitchell Turner gets his daily fix of adrenaline in the busy emergency department at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. In just a few short years, he has risen from a graduate position to senior resuscitation nurse. Read more...

David Szumowski

David Szumowski
NSW Cricket Development Leader - Northern NSW; Executive Officer - Newcastle Cricket
Bachelor of Human Movement Science (now Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science)

As the national cricket coach of France for three years, David Szumowski helped develop cricket there and took the team from sixth to fourth in Europe's 2nd division." Read more...

Brad McCarthyBrad McCarthy
Principal Osteopath and Director at Allied Osteopathy Integrative Health Clinic
Bachelor of Clinicial Sciences (majors in Human Structure and Function; Osteopathic Studies) and Master of Osteopathic Medicine

"The degree was more than I expected. I can't say enough about the course structure and the lecturers. It was put together fantastically and well-delivered." Read more...

Thomas PattersonThomas Patterson
Exercise Physiologist
BJC Health

Thomas's career as an exercise physiologist began at the Lismore office of Konekt, a workplace health solutions specialist centre. He started as an intern, fulfilling the practical requirements of his degree. Thomas now works in an interdisciplinary health team at an arthritis specialist care centre, BJC Health in Sydney. Read more...

Meredith GardinerMeredith Gardiner
Occupational Therapist
Queensland Health

Occupational therapist (OT) Meredith Gardiner was offered a role as a casual occupational therapy assistant just four weeks into the final practical placement of her degree. Five weeks after she graduated, she began working as an occupational therapist. Read more...

Tobie BuckleyTobie Buckley
Registered Midwife, Cairns Base Hospital
Bachelor of Midwifery

"Being a midwife is the most amazing experience. You play and integral role in welcoming new life into the world by supporting women and families during such a profound life event." Read more...

Aaron RichardsonAaron Richardson
Clinical Coordinator (Projects)
Remote Area Health Corps

"One of the things that drew me to nursing was the ability to travel. Going through my degree, I thought I would I work in the UK and Canada, like many Australian nurses do, but instead I've travelled throughout Australia. I've had so many opportunities through nursing and I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing now if I didn't study at SCU." Read more...

Alira BayndrianAlira Bayndrian
Clinical Psychologist, Australian Psychology and Wellness Centre
Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, now Bachelor of Psychological Science (3 years) plus Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (1 year)

After graduating, Alira moved to Alice Springs to work for the Department of Health: providing therapeutic services to children, young people and their families with moderate to severe mental health issues. Read more...