Getting to know .... Mick Storr
What is your role at Monash?
I've been at Monash for over 11 years and am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy. I have an education-focused role, which means I am heavily involved in the teaching and learning side of things.
Did you want to do this sort of work when you were small?
Ha! Not at all (and I think the people that taught me would strongly concur.....). When I was small, I wanted to be mix of Robbie Flower and run up and down the wing on the MCG, then make a quick change at the end of footy season to become Peter Brock and belt around Bathurst in early October before pulling on the whites and becoming Dennis Lillee and head back to the 'G to take the new ball on Boxing Day. This was then interspersed with a few planned years of being Michael Jordan and a TV chef in my down time. I did have the goal of being a Physio during later secondary school and was lucky enough to get in and study this (way back in the 90s man....), but there was absolutely no inkling at that time that I'd end up working in the Tertiary system.
What do you consider to be the most enjoyable and fun part of your job?
Interacting with students - I never know if socks are in or out of fashion or whether to roll my pant-cuffs up or not and those guys always steer me right.
In three words, how would you describe your students?
Getting. Increasingly. Younger.
Are you involved in any sort of research?
Although not large focus of my role, I am interested in projects aiming to improve student's educational experience.
What do you love most about Peninsula campus?
Knowing that you'll always see a familiar face when out and about.