Since day one of my degree at Melbourne, I’ve been living my dream"
My studies taught me the pleasure of working together with people – something I still value highly now
Increasingly, new trainee patent attorneys are required to have a strong technical background, given the complexity of the inventions they will be working on.
I have very fond memories of getting hypothermia underneath Portsea Pier, while I tried to trace the outlines of colonies of ascidians onto bits of plastic.
I knew that overseas artists had always been engaged in environmental issues, and overseas there was an movement and community being developed. I thought that we could do something akin to that here, and even bigger.
I still use a lot of what I learnt, especially applying my understanding of disease mechanisms and using that framework to approach problem solving, design and innovation in an industry setting.
[My exchange] was a wildly different experience of tertiary teaching, with just 20 students in my programme and a novel range of subjects from Practical Neurophysiology to Golden Age Spanish Literature.