Starting her family in Europe, Dr Sonja Cabarkapa is taking an international approach to her psychiatry training. This requires a positive mindset and determination, both of which she employed when completing her scholarly project on profiling absconders from public and private wards in Australia. While Sonja has a global attitude to life and training, her research has a distinctly local focus. The idea forming in the aftermath of a critical incident, and the subsequent work driven by a desire to understand the factors contributing to its occurrence. Sonja describes how research born of clinical experience comes naturally, that the skills required to complete a study are transferrable to exams, and the unexpected sense of comradery she found in more menial aspects of the work. Sonja is interviewed by Associate Trainee Editor Michael Weightman, Deputy Editor Andrew Amos and Trainee Editor Oliver Robertson.
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