Kate takes a well-earned break from the lab and has a chance to talk about her work back home

After a challenging and rewarding 14 months of my new life in Canada, in April this year I headed back to Adelaide, Australia to visit my family and friends, and importantly seek out some sunshine and the ocean.

 A beautiful autumn day down at the beach (Brighton, SA, Aus)

A beautiful autumn day down at the beach (Brighton, SA, Aus)

There were lots of lunches down the beach and dinners in the city so I could spend quality time with the people I have missed and see how Adelaide had changed in my absence. I also took the opportunity to catch up with my PhD supervisor and my previous lab members, and I was asked to be interviewed for a magazine put out by the student association at UniSA, to talk about my transition to Canada and my life as a scientist.

With a keen interest in science and an undergraduate degree from UniSA, Kate is now pursuing a post-doctoral degree in Canada. She speaks to us about her journey from Adelaide to Ontario and her work as a scientist.
— In[ter]view: Kate Parham

One of the highlights of my trip was going to see my favourite sports team Port Adelaide Power play Australian rules football, something I really miss while here but thanks to the internet I don’t have to miss out completely!

 Australian rules football. Port Adelaide vs. Carlton (we won!!) @ Adelaide Oval, SA, Aus.

Australian rules football. Port Adelaide vs. Carlton (we won!!) @ Adelaide Oval, SA, Aus.