When Paul Masterman decided he wanted to work in the aged care industry, all he needed was the perfect opportunity.
A clinical psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in public hospitals and private practice, the Tweeds Head local is no stranger to caring for people’s health and wellbeing.
But as he journeyed with his own parents and their health issues, Paul realised that aged care was a growing area of need. “Dementia became an area of interest of me from a psychological perspective – looking at how things change, the relationships that are impacted and how people adjust,” he says. “I decided I wanted to move into aged care and work more intensively in that area, but there’s limited opportunities for that in psychology – especially in a residential setting.”