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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Month – a Nepali perspective

June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) awareness month and a time for increased engagement and conversation around this common condition. There are many many websites and blog posts on the risk factors, symptoms, treatment options and preventative measures so I think I’ll jump straight to my expertise – POP in Nepal. There is a high… Continue reading Pelvic Organ Prolapse Month – a Nepali perspective

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Hindsight is not always everything

It was not until I started writing up the results for a manuscript that I was suddenly and dramatically struck with most certain clarity! Upon reflection of my research study I found myself starting to question every decision made. This microscopic scrutinisation effortlessly highlighted every flaw, leaving me with a heavy sinking feeling. In hindsight… Continue reading Hindsight is not always everything

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Communicating in an Academic world: 101

It’s taken me almost two years to finally figure out how to respond to emails from those in the Academic world. ¬†During the first year of my PhD, email correspondence was fraught with misunderstandings, bruised egos and then meetings to clear up the misunderstandings. ¬†Email communication is tricky especially when you don’t know each other… Continue reading Communicating in an Academic world: 101

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We have ALL experienced racism

With all this media hoopla lately on discrimination, I‚Äôve been thinking a lot about my own situation. Upon deep self-reflection, I know for a fact that I‚Äôve been treated differently because of who I am and how I look.¬†¬† So who, may you ask, am I? I would say that I am a smallish white… Continue reading We have ALL experienced racism

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The second year slump: keeping motivated mid PhD

The first 14 months of my PhD were like a crazy rollercoaster that amazingly left me standing solidly at the end of the ride. ¬†There were so many ups and down with moments of¬†pure joy and immense concern. ¬†Within this first year I was able to see two ethics applications approved, conducted four research projects,… Continue reading The second year slump: keeping motivated mid PhD

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Women in the spotlight

My heart is so heavy. ¬†My twitter feed is full of stories showcasing the type of decisions that are and will be made in the USA with the current government. ¬†Even though I’m an Australian citizen, I lived in the USA for 10 years. ¬†I completed my Physical Therapy degree there and worked an additional… Continue reading Women in the spotlight