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Read about some of the inspiring journeys and life-changing stories, directly from our clinicians, patients and volunteers.

Alice Leung, a smiling woman wearing a green scarf.

Alice Leung — volunteer story

Alice particularly loves to chat with patients. She speaks English, Cantonese and conversational Mandarin. “Some of them love sharing their life experience, which can be a very lovely connection. Sometimes you are there at the right time when they j...

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Associate Professor Blake Dear, a smiling man in a suit, standing in front of a MindSpot sign.

Online pain clinic — clinical story

Associate Professor Blake Dear is co-director of Macquarie University’s not-for-profit eCentreClinic, the psychology research unit that came up with a new online pain course as part of its role to develop and evaluate treatments for common health co...

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Two nurses talking to a patient.

Future nurses — graduate program story

The groundwork for this innovation was laid with the launch of MQ Health's Nurse Education and Research Strategy 2019–2022. Deb O’Neill, Executive Director of Nursing at MQ Health, is driving its implementation as a key component of providing ...

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Oluwatosin 'Tosin' Akinya-Ojo

Student internship — education story

Oluwatosin (Tosin) Akinya-Ojo came to Macquarie University to study for a Master of Public Health. Her long-term goal is to return to her home country of Nigeria and work to improve health care systems. Initially, she found the course challenging, because...

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Jordan Griffiths, a second-year Doctor of Medicine student, standing in front of some anatomical models and other medical equipment.

Clinical Science to Medical — education story

From an early age, Jordan Griffiths aspired to work in healthcare, but she wasn’t completely sure medicine was the right career. So she first completed a Bachelor of Clinical Science at Macquarie, a pathway to medical studies, before enrolling for a...

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