For Denzil it was the Christian ethos of serving others that initially drove him to become interested in healthcare. He undertook the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours), majoring in Bioengineering Systems. This gave him a solid knowledge of health and disease – and highlighted areas of interest for further study.
During his degree Denzil volunteered with Global Consulting Group, mentored primary and high school students at his local community groups and ran a small tutoring/consulting agency.
The highlight for me has been encountering peers who have become true friends - and academics who have become true mentors.
He is currently working at the University as a Research Assistant charting the future of macro-scale healthcare in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Department of Finance, and supporting research projects in Professor Frank Caruso's Nanostructured Interfaces and Materials (NIMS) Group, in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
"Do not underestimate the extent of the opportunity you have at Melbourne to gain access to individuals who possess a wealth of domain knowledge and expertise. If you are willing to take initiative, hustle, and freely offer your time in exchange for the opportunity to learn, you will find people who are only too ready to give you a shot," Denzil says.