Outlook Magazine is the University of Wollongong’s flagship publication for alumni featuring stories about and by our incredible graduates from around the world.
Making an impact
The UOW community is made up of some incredible people. Here we celebrate alumni who are establishing themselves as tomorrow’s leaders.
Traversing career stereotypes
Throughout history, women and men have chosen careers that were either expected, inherited or simply all that were available to them. Choices were limited, particularly for women who were often guided into caring and nurturing roles such as nursing or teaching, while men were steered towards more physically taxing or technical endeavours.
Mothers of our inventions
Until recently, the research of women’s diseases has often been pushed to the sideline. As a result, many female-specific conditions have been misdiagnosed or ignored.
Supercharging the power of inclusivity
Growing up in Mombasa on the east coast of Kenya, Lilian Kikuvi was never consciously aware of being a woman of colour. The colour of her skin was irrelevant and as far as she was concerned she was no different to anyone else.
Imprisoned in body and mind
While the COVID-19 pandemic has seen many Australians experience separation and isolation over the past year, it has added an extra layer of despair to the lives of those behind bars, who have had little or no face-to-face contact with loved ones.
Food for thought
When it comes to mental health and behaviour, the brain has long been thought of as the primary therapeutic target – with mixed results and often undesirable side effects. But a growing body of evidence suggests that our diet and gut microbiota could play a much bigger role than first thought.