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Career Sessions Podcast

The Career Sessions podcast showcases the unique and inside stories of people working in their careers.

Hosts, Dr Stephanie Champion and Dr Tamara Agnew hold PhDs in public health and health science. We are researchers and academics who are driven by our desire to really understand the world that exists outside of our own bubble. The Career Sessions podcast was an idea born out of that natural inquisitiveness.

In the first series, Steph and Tamara meet 12 extraordinary people including

  • Professor John Coveney, Professor of Global Food, Culture and Health at Flinders University;
  • Deputy Leader of the South Australian Labour Party, Dr Susan Close;
  • Program Manager at Inspiring South Australia, Dr Sheryn Pitman;
  • Managing Director of the Australian Wine Research Institute, Dr Mark Krstic; and
  • Young Tall Poppy of the Year recipient, Dr Cameron Shearer

In the podcasts, the guests reflect on their time as a PhD candidate, explain their project, talk about how they got to where they are now, and where they are going in the future. They also offer advice for people who might be considering a PhD in their future.

We hope to inspire the next generation of scientists and researchers. The podcast is a unique careers resource for schoolteachers, university lecturers and student support services. We think this will also be of interest to anyone who takes an interest in hearing podcasts about other people’s stories.

By inviting a mix of speakers from a wide field of academia, industry and science communicating, we are showcasing the wide variety of opportunities for researchers once they have completed their PhD.

The first series of Career Sessions is supported by Inspiring South Australia, and will launch 24 August. Find it anywhere you get your podcasts.