Sonia Denisenko - Masters of Public Health, Principal Policy Officer, Health System Design

Sonia Denisenko - Masters of Public Health, Principal Policy Officer, Health System Design

We talk about her varied career journey - Sonia has had about 5 careers as clinician, researcher, project manager, educator and in public health. She explains in detail her career trajectory, taking advantage of tangents, how a Masters of Public Health and volunteering with the Australian Physiotherapy Association supported her path. Sonia also touches on what skills physios do and don't bring to public health roles and we get some insights into life at the Department of Health during the pandemic. Finally, Sonia describes her legacy at the Victorian Clinical Stroke Network establishing vital stroke units and telemedicine, and a few tips on QI cycles!

1.21 - Intro

1.43 - Career pathway

6.40 - Neuro Outcome Measures Manual - Physios 6+ years in Melbourne/Australia will remember!

11.30 - Working at the Victorian Department of Health

12.06 - Australian Physio Association Committee & Titling as an APA Neuro Physio

13.14 - Masters of Public Health, PhD or MBA?

15.55 - Skills physios bring to public health

19.00 - Sonia's average day post COVID

20.55 - Establishing community day-hospitals in Victoria

22.50 - Sonia's average day pre COVID

27.01 - Remote working before COVID

28.33 - Victorian Clinical Stroke Network - 10 stroke units across Victoria, Telemedicine to improve regional care access, scholarship program

33.30 - APA Neurology Committee - broadening perspectives

35.37 - Interested in a public health career?

38.03 - Safer Care Victoria, Opportunities for secondments

40.16 - Quality Improvement Methodology

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