Fiona Newall is the Director Nursing Research at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.
What led you to study at the University of Melbourne?
Academic affiliation with The Royal Children's Hospital and access to excellent research supervision.
What are your strongest memories of your time at the University of Melbourne?
Academic support, collegiality of fellow research students.
What goals did you set yourself when you finished University and have you stuck to that plan?
To continue to integrate high quality research with questions identified from clinical practice to improve patient outcomes.
What/who motivated you at University? My Supervisors.
What advice do you have for current students?
Study what your a passionate about and you don't have to know exactly where you're going in order to pursue academic development
What would you say is your greatest accomplishment since graduating?
Supporting current students through research supervision to appreciate the contribution good research can make to improving clinical outcomes.
What does being successful mean to you?
1. Enjoying the work I do;
2. Being challenged by what I do;
3. Knowing that what I do is making a positive difference