How to Change a Life talks to people who have made life-changing decisions, and asks them - what happens next?
Hear from global industry leaders, passionate locals, and CQUniversity’s experts who explore the science of changing our lives.
Getting a voice with Sabi Kaphle
Sabi Kaphle didn’t want to be a midwife.
Forced into nursing school by her family as a teenager, the young Nepali woman felt powerless.
But when she saw how the health system was failing pregnant women, and the risk to lives of mums and babies, Sabi found her passion in giving them a voice.
First working for UNICEF and now as a Public Health lecturer at CQUniversity, Dr Kaphle shares her steps for tackling power imbalance, through purpose and persistence.
She also previews her debut book, Socio-cultural Insights of Childbirth in South Asia – Stories of Women in the Himalayas, available from July 2021.
This is the final episode for this launch season of How to Change a Life, hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQUni alumnus Tristan Barton.
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Finding answers to save lives with Darren Delaney
Former truckie and current CQUniversity PhD student Darren Delaney wants to know why accident investigators fail to find the cause of so many truck crashs, after seeing two of his best mates die on the roads.
Cultural caring and connecting with Sam Cooms
Noonukul Quandamooka woman Sam Cooms started on her career path determined to help her Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) community, and tells CQUniversity's How to Change a Life that becoming a mum to children with disabilities gave her new priorities and cultural understanding.
Transforming beaches with Sasha Job
Physiotherapist Sasha Job knows her work can change people’s lives.
And when patients are struggling to achieve mobility and fitness, she's seen first-hand that getting on the beach can make a huge difference.
This episode, the determined Bundaberg lecturer and researcher explains her mission to make our beaches accessible for everyone.
If you’re an Australian living with a disability or limited mobility, or if you’re aged over 65, complete Sasha's U-BEACH survey here.
How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQUni alumnus Tristan Barton.
Subscribe to How to Change a Life on your podcast app, and follow CQUniversity on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for more life-changing stories.
Starting to talk with Michael Bowles
When Brisbane dad and estimating manager Michael Bowles wasn’t coping, the first step to recovery was just starting to talk about it. Now researching suicide in the construction industry, the CQUniversity PhD student busier than ever – and his mission to help industry workmates has helped him find balance, too.
Crashing out and building back with Caitlin Peacock
CQUni Paramedic Science student Caitlin Peacock chose her career because she wanted to help people, and she made the decision while she was in prison. Now 21, she shares how a car crash and subsequent criminal charges became the worst days of her life, and how determination to take a different path pulled her through.
Really great storytelling. Every time a podcast finishes and I feel like I’m left wanting more!
Love the insight into building careers, and ideas for building them better.
Gotta Be Done’s Mary Bolling takes on the big questions with a fascinating bunch of people. Love the wit, warmth and empathy.