Physiotherapy: Christine Polmear

Christine Polmear works as a Clinical Risk and Data Manager and Physiotherapist at Western Health and St Vincent’s Health.

What led you to study at the University of Melbourne?
Reputation as best physiotherapy course in Australia and family in Melbourne

What are your strongest memories of your time at the University of Melbourne?
The friends I made for life. I met my two of closest friends in my physiotherapy degree and they are now more like family.

What goals did you set yourself when you finished University and have you stuck to that plan?
To continue to learn as much as possible and I think I have stuck to this.

What/who motivated you at University?
My friends and peers in my course and myself.

What advice do you have for current students?
Never stop learning, thinking or questioning. Enjoy your student life as you will look back on it wistfully one day! Most importantly, always be grateful for the chance to receive higher education and the opportunities and choices it gives you, and don’t take these for granted.

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment since graduating? Making a difference to a number of complex patients’ outcomes on an individual level as a physiotherapist, and on a broad level in my clinical risk management role.

What does being successful mean to you?
Achieving the goals you set for yourself and being happy and at peace both personally and professionally.