LECTURE: Reaching for the stars, one eclipse at a time
WHEN: Tuesday 16 February 2016
TIME: 5.45 for 6 pm
WHERE: Crowther Lecture Theatre, JCU, Cairns Campus
COST: Free, refreshments included
In this public lecture, I will talk about how following your dream and doing what you love can take you in some amazing directions.
After completing my formal training as a Clinical Psychologist, I worked for over 10 years in the UK NHS. It was during these years that I became an eclipse chaser. I then spent 6 years as Assistant Course Director of a doctoral training programme in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast. Exciting things started to happen when I began to bridge her professional and personal worlds together – I started to develop a new ‘alternative’ career.
I will talk about the exciting opportunities that have arisen simply doing what I love to do – including becoming an author, advising tourism groups, running eclipse tours, guest lecturing on cruise ships, and even networking with the BBC and NASA. I will also share some of the interesting things that are happening in the near future, including a year-long trip across the US for the 2017 total eclipse.
This inspiring lecture will provide an overview of the opportunities and barriers that have arisen, and will inspire the audience to think outside the box.
After the lecture, I will be available to chat, and signed copies of my latest book Totality: The Total Solar Eclipse of 2012 in FNQ will be available for sale, which includes surveys and interviews with locals from 2012.
Come along to this free lecture and be inspired by the story of how a local girl has reached for the stars, one eclipse at a time.
A full day workshop Turning your passion into a career is also available on the 15th February for those who wish to take action to achieve their dreams for themselves. Early registration is advised as places are limited.