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Reflections on Public Speaking

Reflections on Public Speaking

I have been very fortunate to have had a lot of opportunities to develop my public speaking skills, but also to have had great mentorship in the area. When my friend Vanamali, who had seen me speak in Fiji suggested that I’d be a good candidate for TEDxAuckland, I was really excited about the opportunity, and instantly sought to explore it.
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Reflections on the London Marathon

Reflections on the London Marathon

We need urgent action to beat an entirely avoidable problem. In this talk, drawing on both my own experience working on the frontline, and a growing body of literature on physician wellbeing, I outline the scale of the problem, and propose some much-needed solutions.
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Prioritising children’s mental health: looking at a broken system from a front line perspective

Prioritising children’s mental health: looking at a broken system from a front line perspective

I have been very fortunate to have had a lot of opportunities to develop my public speaking skills, but also to have had great mentorship in the area. When my friend Vanamali, who had seen me speak in Fiji suggested that I’d be a good candidate for TEDxAuckland, I was really excited about the opportunity, and instantly sought to explore it.
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Motivations for being a doctor – then and now

Motivations for being a doctor – then and now

Why Do You Want to Be a Doctor? It’s a question all medical students are asked when they apply for medical school, many whilst still a teenager. I recently spoke at James Cook University in Townsville, and one the students there asked me the same question again 12 years later. I found that my answer had significantly changed. [beautifulquote align="full" cite=""]As a doctor, I think it is an honour and a privilege to be given the opportunity to guide and support families through difficult emotions and uncertain times.[/beautifulquote]
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