Specialist in IVF, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Senior Registrar Mater Hospital, Medical Lecturer University of Queensland
Speech extract from the Awards and Acknowledgement Evening 2012
It was a walk down Memory Lane to come back to Brigidine after graduating 20 years ago. I wasn’t exactly a star pupil in the traditional sense but I think I took advantage of a variety of things that I really enjoyed doing. Apart from all the school dances, formals and semi- formals, I remember taking part in Public Speaking, a Rock Eisteddfod and a fashion parade. Drama was the subject I enjoyed most and I remember playing lots and lots of sport. I was a Prefect and Athletics Captain back then, mainly because it was hoped these roles would keep me out of trouble!
When I told my family I was going to be Guest Speaker at Awards and Acknowledgement Evening, my brother piped up “Why you, it’s not like you’ve done anything!” That’s what it’s like being in a family of high achievers. But the truth is, upon reflection, I reckon I have achieved something; I get to do what I love every day: something that I’m passionate about, something that amazes and excites me and I get to help people along the way. I think that’s an achievement, don’t you?