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Becoming an Endometriosis advocate with Public Health

In 2016, Anika Buining was diagnosed with Endometriosis, a chronic pelvic pain condition which affects an estimated 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years*. It is the widespread prevalence of this chronic condition and the lack of any long-term treatment options that led her down the path of Public Health at Griffith University. Read More

Finding a place in Community Controlled Health

Hayley Roxburgh is part of both the Wiradjuri and Bundjalung Peoples from different regions within New South Wales. Hayley is graduating from the Bachelor of Child and Family Studies. She selected this degree to support young children and their family who are currently going through hardship. Her desire to be the person families could turn for support particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic was also an influence on her studies and wanting to graduate. Read More

Recovering from a sports injury with psychology: Rachel’s story

Born in Zimbabwe, Rachel Kapnias is a third-year international student from South Africa completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with Griffith University. In her own words, she recounts why she decided to become a clinical psychologist with a research interest. Read More

Unique relationship makes midwife out of mother

When Yvette Clark connected with a student midwife during her pregnancy, it opened her eyes to an exciting career. She had such a positive experience, she is now a student… Read More

From Nursing to Rural Medicine: Emma’s calling

Emma van Hougenhouck-Tulleken is in her final year of Doctor of Medicine at Griffith University. She completed her two years of clinical placement in rural settings and calls this experience a privilege. Read More

A career for those who really care

Brett Earle is a Bachelor of Social Work student. He was drawn to the field based on his desires to help… Read More

Griffith’s Gold Coast campus an obvious choice for health students

One students’ story about finding what they needed right on their doorstep, thanks to Griffith  When Grace Mitchell began researching her options for… Read More

A stepping stone to a career in cyberpsychology

Before studying at Griffith, Leigh-Chantelle built a career in marketing, consulting, and increasing awareness for veganism, with a variety of roles that took her around the world. In 2020, she will graduate with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), a degree that will help her discover her new-found passion for cyberpsychology, digital wellbeing, and digital communication. Read More

Finding balance and building confidence with Midwifery at Griffith

Registered Nurse Angela Serena returned to Griffith University in 2020 to take on the Bachelor of Midwifery and achieve her dream of… Read More

Studying Pharmacy to work with Aboriginal patients in rural and remote locations

Georgina Morris, third-year student, shares her advice for students who hope to build a career in pharmacy and healthcare and her plans for the future. Read More