Cancer Researcher, Celebrant, Goalkeeper and Entrepreneur: Tristan Clemons [PhD ‘14]

May 29, 2018

Dr Tristan Clemons is a research fellow at the University of Western Australia working on novel nanoparticle treatments for a range of diseases including cancer, heart disease burn and spinal cord injuries. He completed his PhD in 2014 and is now working as a National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Biomedical Fellow. In his spare time Tristan is a business owner with Get Flapped, bringing the Legionnaires hat back into fashion, and a member of the Kookaburras the Australian Men’s Hockey team.

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Twitter: @clemo_11 

Instagram: @getflapped 


Career wisdom for 21st Century leaders - Learn how to Play the Game and Accelerate Your Climb [Vanessa Vershaw, BA ‘92]

May 15, 2018

An Australian business  psychologist, Harvard Business School coach, entrepreneur, journalist and former executive with over eighteen years of extensive international organisational development and leadership consulting experience.  As an executive level practitioner, Vanessa is a highly regarded trusted advisor to high level executives and Fortune 500 organisations.  She has successfully managed both leadership and large-scale organisational development initiatives with executive teams and companies around the globe. An engaging business leader and innovative entrepreneur, Vanessa is passionate about developing leadership capability, unlocking human potential and building mindful, conscious and inclusive organisations.  She is known for her ability to assist her clients through deep and sustainable transformation with life changing and social impact. She has also held sessional roles in academia. Vanessa is a published author and in addition to her many industry articles released her first book Bitch Fight: Putting an End to Women Bullying Women in the Workplace in February 2016. Vanessa was also short-listed for the Telstra Business Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016.


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Celebrating 90 Years of the UWA Athletics Club

May 3, 2018

Today's podcast celebrates the 90th anniversary of the UWA Athletics Club. Future Olympian Cruz Hogan [BSc '15, BSc(Hons) '16] and Eric Isaachsen [MBBS '76] take us down memory lane to when sheep roamed McGillivray Oval and how the club has been making an impact at The University of Western Australia and Western Australian community for 90 years!