We talk about her varied career journey - Sonia has had about 5 careers as clinician, researcher, project manager, educator and in public health. She explains in detail her career trajectory, taking advantage of tangents, how a Masters of Public Health and volunteering with the Australian Physiotherapy Association supported her path. Sonia also touches on what skills physios do and don't bring to public health roles and we get some insights into life at the Department of Health during the pandemic. Finally, Sonia describes her legacy at the Victorian Clinical Stroke Network establishing vital stroke units and telemedicine, and a few tips on QI cycles!
1.21 - Intro
1.43 - Career pathway
6.40 - Neuro Outcome Measures Manual - Physios 6+ years in Melbourne/Australia will remember!
11.30 - Working at the Victorian Department of Health
12.06 - Australian Physio Association Committee & Titling as an APA Neuro Physio
13.14 - Masters of Public Health, PhD or MBA?
15.55 - Skills physios bring to public health
19.00 - Sonia's average day post COVID
20.55 - Establishing community day-hospitals in Victoria
22.50 - Sonia's average day pre COVID
27.01 - Remote working before COVID
28.33 - Victorian Clinical Stroke Network - 10 stroke units across Victoria, Telemedicine to improve regional care access, scholarship program
33.30 - APA Neurology Committee - broadening perspectives
35.37 - Interested in a public health career?
38.03 - Safer Care Victoria, Opportunities for secondments
40.16 - Quality Improvement Methodology