How to Change a Life by CQUniversity Podcasts
Advocating to heal trauma with Caitlin Schiavone

Advocating to heal trauma with Caitlin Schiavone

April 14, 2022

Australia's domestic and family violence crisis has taken too many lives, and threatens countless more.

But victim/survivor Caitlin Schiavone is determined that her experience won’t define her, and she’s building a career to advocate for all women and girls who face violence.

An Australian delegate to this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 66, the passionate changemaker shares how studying CQUniversity’s Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice empowered her to take control of her story.  

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQU Communications. Music by CQU alumnus Tristan Barton.

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Following the dopamine with Aidan Baron

Following the dopamine with Aidan Baron

March 31, 2022

For Aidan Baron, realising his passion for paramedicine was a game-changer.

But building a career in the life-changing field meant fighting frustration, and a whole lot of social media.

And focusing on the people he could help, and the people making great health care happen, has driven a big career in research and practice for the paramedic innovator.

Aidan is CQUniversity’s Alumnus of the Year for Industry Excellence, and you can learn more about his work here.

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQU alumnus Tristan Barton.

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Facing fears to fight injustice with Nareeta Davis

Facing fears to fight injustice with Nareeta Davis

March 24, 2022

Imagine being told you're not good at study. And hearing it from a teacher at primary school.

For Nareeta Davis, overcoming stereotypes has been a lifelong battle. 

But the Cairns mum and award-winning solicitor has built self-confidence through faith in her own values, and determination to advocate for other people facing injustice.    

Nareeta is CQUniversity’s Alumnus of the Year for Early Career Impact, and you can learn more about her work here.

If you're thinking about new career options, explore CQUniversity’s STEPS pathway into study, and its flexible Law degree.

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQU alumnus Tristan Barton.

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Making ‘impossible’ happen with Dr Marjad Page

Making ‘impossible’ happen with Dr Marjad Page

March 17, 2022

Growing up, Marjad Page was scared of the hospital.

But the proud Kalkadoon, Waanyi and Gangaldida man was prepared to face fears, if it meant helping his people.

That purpose saw him achieve what seemed impossible, becoming a doctor and practicing on his Traditional Lands.

Dr Page is CQUniversity’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, and you can learn more about his work here.

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUniversity Communications. Music by CQU alumnus Tristan Barton.

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TRAILER: How to Change a Life series two

TRAILER: How to Change a Life series two

March 10, 2022

We all know our world needs some pretty big changes.

But how do you decide to start making those changes yourself?

How to Change a Life hears from people who have made life-changing decisions, and asks them - how do you start? And what comes next?

Presented by CQUniversity Podcasts and with weekly episodes from March 2022, you’ll hear from global change leaders, and passionate locals transforming lives around them.

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQUni alumnus Tristan Barton.

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Answering ‘how can I help’ with Selina Tomasich

Answering ‘how can I help’ with Selina Tomasich

March 3, 2022

Ever seen a problem, and not known how to help?

Selina Tomasich’s approach is simple: get skills, know them, use them, grow them. And always have a chat.

That’s how the inspiring founder and CEO of anti-poverty initiative Hair Aid built her confidence and her big-impact career, despite not finishing high school, and as she faced many more challenges along the way.

Selina is CQUniversity’s 2022 Alumnus of the Year for Social Impact. Learn more about her work here.

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUniversity Communications. Music by alumnus Tristan Barton.

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Getting a voice with Sabi Kaphle

Getting a voice with Sabi Kaphle

May 17, 2021

Sabi Kaphle didn’t want to be a midwife.

Forced into nursing school by her family as a teenager, the young Nepali woman felt powerless.

But when she saw how the health system was failing pregnant women, and the risk to lives of mums and babies, Sabi found her passion in giving them a voice.

First working for UNICEF and now as a Public Health lecturer at CQUniversity, Dr  Kaphle shares her steps for tackling power imbalance, through purpose and persistence.

She also previews her debut book, Socio-cultural Insights of Childbirth in South Asia – Stories of Women in the Himalayas, available from July 2021.

This is the final episode for this launch season of How to Change a Life, hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQUni alumnus Tristan Barton.

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Finding answers to save lives with Darren Delaney

Finding answers to save lives with Darren Delaney

May 10, 2021

Former truckie Darren Delaney wants answers.

Too often, the Brisbane transport stalwart has seen his workmates die on the job – and too often, investigators can’t say what caused the death.

Darren’s channelling his trauma, frustration and passion for trucking into action, as he pursues a PhD on truck accidents and safety.

The CQUniversity Associate Lecturer and PhD student hopes to create a national framework to standardise truck accident investigation.  

If you drive trucks in Australia, you can complete Darren’s driver survey here.

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQUni alumnus Tristan Barton.

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Cultural caring and connecting with Sam Cooms

Cultural caring and connecting with Sam Cooms

April 26, 2021

Noonukul Quandamooka woman Sam Cooms started on her career path determined to help her Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) community.

Becoming a mum to children with disabilities upended her world, and shifted her priorities.

This episode, Sam explains how her Indigenous values inform both her carer role, and her vision for a more inclusive society for people with disabilities – in Minjerribah, and nationally.

Sam is part of CQUniversity's First Nations Research Higher Degree Academy, the first of its kind in Australia.

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQUni alumnus Tristan Barton.

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Transforming beaches with Sasha Job

Transforming beaches with Sasha Job

April 19, 2021

Physiotherapist Sasha Job knows her work can change people’s lives.

And when patients are struggling to achieve mobility and fitness, she's seen first-hand that getting on the beach can make a huge difference. 

This episode, the determined Bundaberg lecturer and researcher explains her mission to make our beaches accessible for everyone.

If you’re an Australian living with a disability or limited mobility, or if you’re aged over 65, complete Sasha's U-BEACH survey here.

How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQUni alumnus Tristan Barton.

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