Bachelor of Nursing graduate Christine Shanahan has been named ACU's 2018 Alumni of the Year.
The award was one of five presented to outstanding graduates at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday 29 November, 2018.
Christine Shanahan has worked the wards of Sydney’s hospitals, but she has also treated sexual violence victims in Sudan, diagnosed diseases from a tin shed in Timor Leste, opened a pharmacy in post-Soviet Turkmenistan, and nursed her way around a series of Australian outback hospitals.
After settling back home in Sydney, she unexpectedly changed direction and began working in palliative care. Even with all of her hard-won experience, Christine soon discovered she had found her calling.