Meet Emily- BodyMatter’s Office Manager

We are thrilled to introduce Emily Stewart as our Office Manager. Please join us in welcoming Emily in this role as she continues to pursue further studies in Psychology. Emily is passionate about supporting people in recovery from eating disorders and an invaluable asset to our team. We thought you would be interested in finding out more about her.

NICKNAME: Em

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor of Health Science (Epidemiology) and I am currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Psychology at Sydney Uni.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Completing my Bachelor of Health Science was a huge achievement for me, as well as getting into the University of Sydney to study Psychology. Another achievement of mine was hosting a High Tea charity event in 2016, where I raised $4,000 for the Butterfly Foundation.

WHY DID YOU PURSUE PSYCHOLOGY?

I began my Graduate Diploma of Psychology with the aim of acquiring skills to help people suffering from an Eating Disorder. I am absolutely loving learning psychology and am excited to be able to use it to help others in the future.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK AT BODYMATTERS?

I feel very fortunate to work at BodyMatters as they have a highly regarded national reputation. My work at BodyMatters also allows me to study psychology and work in an area that I am passionate about at the same time.

YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE:

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS:

I hope to be a Clinical Psychologist working in the field of eating disorders. I also hope to be able to speak fluent Japanese, as this will enhance my experience during future trips to Japan.

FAVOURITE SPORTS OR ACTIVITIES:

I am really enjoying group boot camp on Bondi beach at the moment! I have been waking up early so that I can exercise with the sunrise. It always feels amazing to start the day that way. After boot camp I have been jumping into the ocean – also an amazing feeling first thing in the morning!

FAVOURITE HOBBIES OR INTERESTS:

I love reading a good book and spending time with my two guinea pigs. I also love to be outdoors – whether this is at the beach or in the mountains. My partner and I also enjoy doing the Bondi to Bronte walk whenever we get a chance!

WHAT IS YOUR SECRET SKILL:

Organisation! I own three different planners.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU:

Melissa Ambrosini and Dr Laura Hill.

WHO WERE YOUR CHILDHOOD HEROES:

Sailor Moon and Xena the warrior princess.

3 THINGS YOU WOULD TAKE ON A DESERT ISLAND:

  1.     My guinea pigs (Louise and Raeleen)
  2.     My family + partner (hopefully I can count this as one category!)
  3.     Favourite fruits and vegetables to grow

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE INDULGENCE:

Messina ice-cream. Yum!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE:

Wonder Women – I saw this on the plane and almost watched it a second time!

FAVOURITE PLACES TO TRAVEL:

Japan is my favourite travel destination so far. My dad and I hiked part of the Kumano Kodo there a couple of years ago and I became fascinated with the smaller towns and Japanese culture. We stayed at a Buddhist temple in Mount Koya, which has been my favourite travel experience.

IF YOU DIDN’T PURSUE PSYCHOLOGY, WHAT OTHER PROFESSION WOULD YOU PURSUE:

If I didn’t study Psychology, I would still want to pursue my passion of helping people with eating disorders. To do this, I would either try to get into medicine to become a psychiatrist, or study Nutrition and Dietetics.

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