My name is Richard Macliver and am originally from Bunbury, Western Australia. I have always wanted to be involved in healthcare, but was never sure in what capacity that would be. I went to UWA and I eventually graduated with a major in anatomy and human biology. I quickly realised that this did not actually mean much and was left seeking answers to what I can do.
I started work at a physiotherapist as reception staff and quickly moved into helping run the practice more efficiently, created a new program for cardiovascular risk assessments and coordinated a research project on ice compression garments after surgery.
I was then approached by Elastoplast to be the sales representative for WA and was involved in setting up, running and maintaining the sporting side of their sales stream.
I now work as a health scientist and business development manager for a medical technology company.