Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health 2014
A Bachelor of Science graduate, Lisa works as an administrator and studied part-time to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health.
Before returning to New Zealand Lisa lived and worked overseas on a variety of community development projects in Australia and Mexico. It was during this time she saw first-hand the impact poverty had on health and well-being and the inequalities related to this.
“I am a strong believer that everyone regardless of wealth or background should have access to the same basic needs related to health. It's sad to see that even in New Zealand simple things that many of us take for granted such as living in a warm house and having nutritional/regular meals are still issues being faced by a large proportion of the population.”
Lisa found that being able to study and work had its challenges, especially finding the balance between work and family, but says she feels lucky to at least have had the opportunity to do so and hopes she can use what she’s learnt to make a difference somewhere along the line.
“I have met many inspirational people, dedicated academics and fellow students and I am really appreciative of the support and encouragement I have received from my managers in my decision to study Public Health.”
Lisa is now studying part-time towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (DPH).