So, after a brilliant time in Perth it was time to head to La Trobe University and meet with Professor James Boyd, Chair of Digital Health.
James had been the person I was originally going to meet at Curtin but had since moved on to La Trobe and so it's been great to have the chance to come across and meet him and to meet with teams here to see what other areas of potential collaboration there is.
To kick start the week I attended a tutorial session with James and got the brain working with Excel vlookups and pivot tables. It was great to meet the students and help them prep for their exam the following week. It was then on to meetings discussing both similarities in teaching and potential research collaborations with Melissa Graham.
Tuesday saw more of the same of meetings and some 'do you know?' with Daryll Archibald who used to work at the University of Aberdeen (Christine Bond and Peter Murchie, Daryll says hi) before getting him to agree to a trip to the Aberdeen Centre Health Data Science next year...watch this space. Then it was time to fit in a quick trip to the State Library to allow me some quiet time to get my notes written up (quite difficult when you're in awe of your surroundings - see picture).
Wednesday and it's a day in the City. First up a meeting at the Department of Health before heading to La Trobe's city campus. Then it was a Postgrad Expo in the evening, a chance to meet with the wider team and a look at the courses available.
Thursday and a busy day (does anyone else find Thursdays are always busy and full of meetings?). A meeting in the morning before giving my talk on the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science and then off to meet the Head of School.
And just like that my time at La Trobe is done, a big thank you to James for hosting me and to Margo Gillies who arranged both trips for me, she has been a star.
So now that is my 3 weeks over, but I won't be back at my desk for a couple more weeks as if you come all this way you have to do a bit of exploring. So, I'm off to fly to Brisbane and then hire a Campervan and drive to Sydney.