Nirmala Perera grew up with cricket in her blood. She quotes Edmund Blunden from Pride of the Village - "Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun." Needless to say, playing the game at every opportunity, Nim had her fair share of cricket-related injuries. Now she is excited to have the opportunity to work with ACRISP and Cricket Australia to look at how injuries can be reduced, so more people can enjoy the game she loves.
Nim chose to do her PhD with ACRISP to both benefit from, and contribute to, a supportive team environment. "To me, the PhD supervisor is very important. Professor Finch is extremely generous in sharing her expertise which is both encouraging and inspiring in how I approach my work. I also try to work hard to give this generosity back to the team and community. I have a strong passion to make a contribution to the sports industry to improve health and wellbeing."