Robin Hill is the director of physics at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. We sat down to find out what he loves about his job.
How long have you been working in your current role? And how long have you been with Chris O’Brien Lifehouse?
I moved into my role 11 years ago when I moved from Liverpool Hospital to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. My team was part of the staff that moved over to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in late 2013.
Do you have a favourite quote or phrase?
I suppose this would be you can always learn something from adversity.
What is something interesting about you your colleagues don’t know?
That is a hard one, I think all my colleagues know that I am vegetarian. Maybe that I can play the trombone (learnt at school) but I do need to practice regularly.
How do your friends describe you?
Happy and optimistic.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like going for bike rides, enjoying eating out with my family and travelling around Sydney on Sundays when the weather is good. Any remaining spare time is usually spent with our two children.
What is something you want to achieve this year?
This is already done, in that we have just finished commissioning a new Truebeam linear accelerator in our department.
What do you love about working in science?
There are always new things to learn in science whether you are more hands on or theoretical. And for me it’s important to inspire kids to have a real interest in science and show them what it can do for other people. We want them to know that it’s a great foundation to build a career upon.