Allied Health

Episode 46 - Health Equality in an Unequal World with Jay Stiles

Have you ever wondered how we make decisions in Australia about health? Who came up with the anti-smoking laws and why? How should we approach childcare, high blood pressure, diabetes and or even just how many days we should work in the week? These are all issues that 30 year old Jay Stiles seeks to understand and influence as a Health Economist and Podiatrist.

Caspar and Jay caught up to chat all things how we as a country should prioritise our competing health issues and possible solutions to create equity in health outcomes. They journey through Jay’s career working on the frontline as a podiatrist in the western suburbs, within diverse and ageing communities, moving through to research into politician’s life expectancy and more. Fundamentally, Jay tries to understand how to use our limited health resources for the most benefit and to make Australians as healthy as possible.

This episode was hosted by Caspar Roxburgh, produced by Nina Roxburgh, edited by Charlotte Morton and features music by Big Gigantic.

Jay Stiles and Caspar at Lupine Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne.

Jay Stiles and Caspar at Lupine Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne.

Episode 17: The Beauty Industry with Rachael Hofer

Lets get real folks. A huge amount of people care about their skin. Whether its from a cosmetic perspective or for medical reasons, humans are both vain and concerned about their external physical imperfections. Join Caspar as he binge thinks his way through unchartered territory with guest, Rachael Hofer. Rachael works as a skin specialist in the beauty therapy industry, and shares her unique experience in an industry embroiled with misconceptions, under appreciation, and stereotypes about vanity. Rachael binges on why her work is an important service to society, and how some aspects of beauty therapy are far more medical than cosmetic…You may also learn a trick or two for dealing with your own skin problems! This episode was produced by Nina Roxburgh and features music by Big Gigantic.

Caspar and Rachael Hofer doing some serious bingeing in Caspar's natural bingeing habitat - the kitchen. 

Caspar and Rachael Hofer doing some serious bingeing in Caspar's natural bingeing habitat - the kitchen.