Mentors and supporters

The following individuals and their organisations have offered support for schools participating in the Hospital Immersion Challenge.

Please acknowledge any support they provide to you, and recognise that they also have busy working lives and need to balance their engagement with the Hospital Immersion Challenge with other ongoing priorities.

Where possible it would be good to organise opportunities for other schools to also be able to benefit from your engagement with these professionals.

Rees BarrettUnited Nations Association of Australia (WA) Schools Programs[email protected]Available to offer mentoring advice particularly related to project management, sustainability, systems and design thinking. Interaction by Zoom meeting, phone, email is preferred. Recognition of students involved who meet negotiated criteria, using UN brand.
Gabrielle JolliffeTeacher – Mt Lawley SHS
and Challenge Platform Researcher and Developer, Curtin University
[email protected]
Challenge Platform
– designing collaborative challenges
– using the challenge authoring tool
– delivery – first time users/ team structure/pitfalls/teething problems
– utilising Webex Teams within challenges – add bots
formative feedback – tips
– understanding the reports available in Challenge as early indicators of problems within teams
Dr Qassim SaadSenior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Design, School of Design and the Built Environment.
Curtin University

[email protected]
Developing early concept into innovative application
Create the application form considering function and interactional aspects
Consultation in the design process to create the physical for of the application
Produce the final form through digital modelling 3D printing & other techniques.
Pauline FarrellSkills for the Future[email protected]Happy to assist building online an blended learning strategy, operational plans, co-designing new curriculum, training ed leaders and assisting anywhere else that is appropriate.
Dr Michael OvensFaculty of Science, University of Western Australia[email protected]Sharing UWA’s STEM XR experiences for use in schools;
Collaboration in creating new digital STEM experiences;
Help with students and staff on how to use digital content creation tools (e.g. Unity, Blender, Photoshop, Substance)
Hosting workshops and events for teachers and students
Gina PearseCurtin University STEM Outreach[email protected]SciComm expertise, access to Science and Engineering researchers
Associate Professor Khoa DoAssociate Professor of Architecture at Curtin University[email protected]My expertise and where appropriate contribution in-kind time and support.
Ash RobertsInnovation Central Perth[email protected]Participating schools can access our technical expertise while working on solutions to the proposed challenges. Student groups could send their project plans in to us for feasibility advice.
Eleni TzaikosWestern Power[email protected]Team of facilitators/trainers – experience in VET and creation of new training courses related to renewables and new potential industries . Subject Matters Expertise in Energy, HR, Training – meeting facilitation.
Dr Zakaria QadirResearch Facility Manager, 3D Microfactory for Advanced Manufacturing, Curtin University[email protected]Research coordinator for AM, Material Scientist, Material Microscopist, Advanced Manufacturing, Powder Processing.
David HollandsHP[email protected]Mentoring, and connection to industry