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This is a careers forum with purpose. Each term, Science Gallery Melbourne will introduce your students to inspiring people who work to solve some of our most pressing global and local challenges that we as a community face.  

Students will hear not only about career journeys and industry connections, but how these professionals work across science, technology, engineering, arts and maths and use a range of transferable skills in the ways they work to make a difference in the world.

In the first STEAM Careers Forum, we focus on careers relating to mental health and community wellbeing. Students will hear from engineers who create wellbeing apps and resilient communities, psychologists who use data to help support young people living with mental health challenges, artists who work with technology to create a world without bias.  

Livestream

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Panellists

Emma Burrows

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Dr Emma Burrows is a neuroscientist exploring how environments can impact on our mental health and memory. Emma’s team study mice living in playful and positive environments. Her team explore how these positive environments impact on a mouse’s motivation, mood, brain growth and ability to learn and pay attention. It is her hope that understanding some of the complex drivers of motivation and the way we interact with our world will pave the way for healthier and happier ways of living. Wheel is part of her first experiments with humans. She knows your motivations will be more complex than mice and is looking forward to seeing the results.

Jennifer Nicholas

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Dr Jennifer Nicholas is an NMHRC emerging leadership Fellow in digital mental health Orygen and the Centre for Youth Mental Health at University of Melbourne. Jen’s originally from Sydney and completed her PhD at the Black Dog Institute – named after Winston Churchill’s description of depression – and did her postdoctoral research in Chicago, USA before returning to Aust and moving to Melbourne. Her research focuses on how technology and the internet can help increase the availability and reach of mental health treatment and support. In particular her work investigates how online programs, smartphone apps, and even virtual reality, can be integrated into youth mental health care to create flexible, engaging, and modern mental health services

Caithlin O'Loghlen

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Caithlin O’Loghlen (she/her) is a South Australian born and Melbourne/Naarm based performer. Since graduating from the Flinders Drama Centre in 2017, Caithlin has worked in touring children’s theatre, recorded radio plays and performed in several short film, theatre shows and live art installations. She was awarded ‘Best Onscreen Talent’ at the 2020 ReelGood Film Festival for her work in the short film Call Connect, directed by Indianna Bell and Jo Allen. She recently finished performing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for a development of ‘All The Things I Couldn’t Say’ (dir. Katherine Sortini), which has a full season at Rumpus programmed in 2023. Outside of performing, Caithlin works at an entertainer at a children’s hospital for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, at the Zoo and hustles various corporate and children’s facilitation gigs throughout the year. She is a proud MEAA member.

Emcee: Lee Constable

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Lee Constable is a TV & online presenter working across the Venn diagram of STEM, society and the arts to bring complex topics to audiences in new and exciting ways. Lee is best known for hosting Australian kids science and tech TV show, Scope (Network 10) from 2016-2020, founding Co-Lab: Science Meets Street Art, and publishing kids book, ‘How to Save the Whole Stinkin’ Planet’ (Penguin). Lee is a farm kid in the city with a background in science, humanities, and theatre, as well as a Masters in science communication. She talks science and sustainability on screens of all shapes and sizes including on her Twitch channel – ‘Constababble’. Her hobbies include scuba diving, cosplaying as Captain Planet, playing video games badly, and finding ways to laugh about the big stinkin’ problems that might otherwise make her cry! You can find Lee constantly babbling on most social media platforms as @Constababble.

Justin Trounsen

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Dr Justin Trounsen is a clinical psychologist and academic at Swinburne University of Technology. He was awarded a PhD in Clinical Psychology for his work exploring well-being in high-risk occupational settings and has worked as a clinician within forensic, clinical and community health settings. He has facilitated group interventions for compulsive hoarding, anger management, problem gambling, staff well-being and mental health training, and Indigenous men's support groups. Justin is a published researcher with expertise in well-being, resilience and positive psychology. He has presented on these topics at numerous national and international conferences and has experience in the development of psychological well-being programs that have been implemented within Australia and internationally.

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