After spending most of my childhood farming on Kangaroo Island, my focus shifted to elite cycling and representing my country on the world stage. I applied these unique experiences in adapting to change to continued academic success while following a passion for sustainable development and entrepreneurship, and experiences which strengthened a belief in the power of diversity and multi-disciplinary thinking. Faced with my own health challenges my PhD focuses on mechanically analyzing the heart to accurately predict the onset of heart attacks, with further expansion to predictive maintenance of infrastructure. I have a motivation for commercializing impact driven academic research so that Australia may flourish as a global innovation hub and thoroughly enjoy spending time drawing, painting and woodworking.
Skills & Expertise
- Sustainable development
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Mechanical Engineering & the cardiovascular system
- Public speaking
"This scholarship means so much more than just funding to complete my studies; it is recognition that the path I am on has the potential to benefit my fellow Australians, but more than that; it is a doorway to reaching my full potential as not just a researcher, but as a brother, a neighbor, a friend and as a global, Australian citizen."
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