A Q&A with Inspiro scholarship recipient Amy Imms

Amy Imms received the major Inspiro tertiary health scholarship to put towards her studies and placement. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS. 278879_01

1. What is something people don’t know about you?

I am such an open book that I think I would struggle to think of one – maybe that I cannot stick to one form of exercise for too long! I love to run, lift weights and do Pilates but I seem to cycle between being obsessed with one of them at a time.

2. Why did you pick health sciences as your career path and what are you studying?

I am studying a Doctor of Physiotherapy – I chose Physio because I wanted to have a positive impact on people’s health in a varied, diverse career with lots of room for improvement and different experiences within the one profession!

3. What do you enjoy most about studying your degree and being in the health field?

Being able to meet and help so many people from all walks of life.

4. Where do you hope your career takes you in the future?

I hope I get to experience as many aspects of Physio as possible, across Victoria and other health systems around the world.

5. How do you hope to make a difference in your chosen field but also in your community engagement activities?

I would love to continue to advocate for and raise money for Myeloma Australia in support of my mum, and I would love to become more involved with local high schools in supporting them into healthcare careers.

6. Which four guests, dead or alive, would you invite to a dinner party?

My nan, my grandma, Michelle Obama… and Beyoncé. Bit of a mixed bag but a lot of fun too!

7. Who do you admire the most?

My mum – she has persevered through so much adversity including being diagnosed with two different types of cancer, one incurable, and has remained a ray of sunshine.

8. What are some of your hobbies?

I love the ocean so anything sun, sand or water I love – surfing (badly), swimming or paddle boarding & exercising. Can I count brunch as a hobby?

9. What is your favourite book and/or film?

I don’t think I could ever choose a favourite book but my favourite recents are Jane Eyre & Honeybee. My favourite movie of all time is Patch Adams.