We’d like to wish a very happy and well earned retirement to Dr Tony Ryan. Dr Ryan is really going to be missed around the place. We caught up with him this afternoon and asked him a few questions.
How long have you been with Allambi?
What was your role at Allambi?
What is your fondest memory from your time at Allambi?
It is not so much a specific moment but a general feeling that I had during my whole time there. This was a feeling of support through teamwork. After 26 years in the public health sector, coming across to Allambi was a real eye opener. I really was given a secure feeling of being surrounded by people who knew the clients I was working with. The multidisciplinary approach that Allambi uses really is world class. It is. It truely stands out in our industry.
How has your job pushed you to be creative?
My job forced me to relearn about behavioural therapy and use it in a way that was different to past experiences. At Allambi you work with many high needs clients and this means that talking therapy often won’t work. Using behavioural therapy in a clinical team approach was a wonderful challenge and a great part of my job.
What are your plans for retirement?
Well we had planned to head off around Australia but obviously with Covid 19 this has presented a number of challenges, so we’ve decided to stay put for the time being. I’d say I’m right into DIY projects. At the moment I’m working on a number of things around the house. I spent this morning attaching a motor to my wife’s bicycle. Ordered it in from China and it work out to be half the price!
Goodbye Tony! We will miss you!