Alyce grew up in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne at the base of the Dandenong Ranges and is an avid bush walker. She is currently in the third year of the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree.
Prior to studying medicine, Alyce completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University and a Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours at Deakin University. She worked as a Public Health Nutritionist in remote Indigenous communities throughout Cape York and the Torres Strait. Alyce maintains her passion for nutrition and continues to be involved in research in health workforce developments in remote areas, teaching nutrition to Aboriginal health workers and has recently returned from the World Health Organisation Headquarters in Geneva where she undertook an internship in the non-communicable disease department.
In addition to Indigenous health, Alyce is enthusiastic about improving the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers and refugees and was involved in a community dinner program with asylum seekers in Brunswick for a number of years, has worked as a migrant settlement case worker for Burmese and Rwandan refugees and also assisted in setting up a bulk billing allied health service for newly arrived refugees in Cairns, Queensland. Alyce hopes that once she graduates she can continue to work in underserved communities in Australia as well as overseas and would love to engage in some international field work with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Red Cross.
Alyce has travelled widely and completing the Kokoda Trail is one of her life ambitions. Alyce’s grandfather served in Papua New Guinea in World War II and she is keen to experience first-hand the environment and the terrain that soldiers, like her grandfather, endured.
'I look forward to the challenges our team overcomes as we work together towards a shared goal. As a Resident Tutor at Trinity, I hope that through the Trinity Leadership Challenge I am able to enhance my leadership and mentoring skills to be a more effective tutor and mentor. Lastly, I believe that this adventure will be one of special significance and will provide me with key experiences and lessons learnt that I will cherish and reflect on for life.'