The pandemic has brought home to us all just how important a subject public health this is and it’s an area where RGU has a well-deserved reputation.  This is largely down to the expertise of the dedicated staff throughout the School of Health Sciences, including today’s 60 second interviewee, Shamini Omnes.

Name: Shamini Omnes

Job Title: Lecturer in Public Health and Health promotion

What does your job at RGU involve?
I am a full-time lecturer in the ‘evolving’ Masters in Public Health and Health promotion course.

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?
A keen interest to join the Public Health and Health promotion team at RGU which has a strong ethos and recognition that is student-focused alongside the wider community. I am also a PhD candidate with RGU.

If you weren’t doing this job, what, in an ideal world, would you like to do for a living?
Teach/share and exchange learning, that would be ideal.

What’s your favourite place in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire?
Newburgh Beach

Best holiday you’ve had and why? 
Pangkor island for the beach, trekking and watching hornbills ; The Goelo Coast, Brittany for the hiking; Both holidays lucky enough to have family and friends nearby.

Favourite TV show?
Not following any TV shows for the moment.

Favourite band/music?
Classic FM

If you’re going to a restaurant and could only have one thing to eat (one course), what would it be?
Chicken rice.

If you were in charge of the university for one day, what’s the first thing you would do?
Opening up more opportunities for people to experience education and more so for the most vulnerable.