60 seconds with … Vincent Ho
Vincent Ho is a lecturer within the School of Medicine. He recently received a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for implementing clinically relevant, novel teaching approaches and curricular innovations that enhance the student learning experience.
Find out more about Vincent in his staff profile below…
How long have you worked at Western?
I've worked at the University for five years and the best thing is the really friendly and warm culture. This makes it an absolute pleasure to come to work every day and converse with our staff and students.
Which campus are you based on?
What is your favourite place on one of the Western campuses?
I enjoy Jamaica Blue at the Campbelltown campus as a place to relax and unwind over a coffee and to chat to a colleague about a new idea.
When you're not at work, what will we find you doing?
I'm now mostly at home spending time with my wife, Cindy, and new baby daughter, Olivia, but on occasion I'll be watching movies or playing card games with some friends.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child I was keen to either be a best-selling author or a scientist carrying out cutting-edge experiments. I've had the good fortune to set up my own laboratory and also practice as a medical doctor with the two roles making for an interesting career. Maybe someday I'll give the author path a go.
What was your first job?
Packing boxes at Franklins in the evenings when I was a first year uni student.
What has been your greatest success?
Finding my wife, Cindy, and having a wonderful baby daughter, Olivia.
If you could go to just one country in the world for a vacation, which country would it be and why?
I would love to visit Iceland to see the Northern Lights and the amazing landscape (volcanoes, glaciers and hot springs).
What is your favourite book, movie and album?
My favourite book is Master of Whitestorm. I loved the film The Power of One and some of my favourite songs are on the X and Y album by Coldplay.
If you could invite anyone to dinner who would it be and why?
I'd love to invite J.K. Rowling to dinner as she has quite an inspirational story in overcoming adversity to become the writing success she is today.