Physiotherapy: Thomas Rollinson

Thomas Rollinson works as a Physiotherapist at Austin Health.

What led you to study at the University of Melbourne?
Quality of the physiotherapy academic and research programs.

What are your strongest memories of your time at the University of Melbourne?
The friends I made over the course of my degree.

What goals did you set yourself when you finished University and have you stuck to that plan? Initially I planned on getting a hospital job, getting 1 to 2 years of experience and then going to private practice. Instead I stayed in the hospital sector and have enjoyed my career so far in the ICU setting.

What/who motivated you at University?
Friends, clinical supervisors and academic staff.

What advice do you have for current students?
Try and enjoy the university experience while you study!

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment since graduating?
Winning the acute cardiorespiratory research award at the Australian Physiotherapy Association National Conference in 2018.

What does being successful mean to you?
The satisfaction for realising that you have achieved goals that you have set for yourself as well as receiving recognition for the work you have done.

The University of Melbourne really provided me with the basis I needed for clinical and research success in my career so far.