Meet OJ, a member of the Australian Epilepsy Project’s Clinical Trials team. She is passionate about creating change in healthcare and inspired to work alongside individuals with a shared vision of changing the lives of people living with epilepsy.
What is your role at the AEP?
Outcomes and Follow-up Officer
Why the AEP?
My mum has an epilepsy diagnosis, so I intend to pay it forward by contributing to epilepsy research and I believe in the AEP’s vision; creating an impact and making a difference in people’s lives by providing individuals who have experienced a first seizure or diagnosis of epilepsy, with advanced testing. Testing they would normally not have access to through standard care pathways.
What do you hope to achieve?
I hope to play a small part in achieving the vision of the AEP in changing lives for the better.
Proudest moment or achievement?
My personal growth over the last two years.
All-time favourite meal?
Ice cream. Yes, it can be a meal.
Current streaming recommendation?
I’m not much of a TV show person.
Current book you are reading?
Atomic Habits by James Clear
What advice would you give your 12-year-old self?
Who would you most like to meet, or have met?
John C. Maxwell (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Maxwell)
No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker who has sold more than 24 million books in 50 languages. Often referred to as America's No. 1 leadership authority.
I admire him for his leadership qualities and coaching.
Finish this sentence… I believe the most important thing in life is…
Being true to yourself and your values.