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Lending their support

Meet the individuals who have lent their support to National Advance Care Planning Week.

  • Charlie Corke
    President,
    College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand

    A/Professor Charlie Corke MB BS., BSc., MRCP(UK), FCICM

    Charlie is one of Australia’s leading Intensive Care Specialists and is currently President of the College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Megan Corlis
    Director of Research & Development,
    Helping Hand Aged Care

    Megan Corlis

    Megan Corlis is a registered nurse and has worked in a diverse range of roles in clinical and management across the acute sector including Geriatric Assessment, General Medicine and Palliative Care.

  • Ara Cresswell
    Carers Australia,
    Chief Executive Officer

    Ara Cresswell

    Ara Cresswell is the CEO of Carers Australia, the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid family carers, advocating on behalf of Australia’s carers to influence policies and services at a national level.

  • Kellie-Curtain
    Journalist and author,
    ‘What will I wear to your funeral?’

    Kellie Curtain

    Kellie Curtain authored the memoir, ‘What will I wear to your funeral?’ It’s an open, honest, heartbreaking, at times funny account of how her family prepared for the palliative care and eventual death of their beloved mother.

  • Karen-Detering
    Medical Director,
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Dr. Karen Detering

    Dr Karen Detering is the Medical Director of Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA), the leading body for advance care planning in Australia.

  • Rohan_Greenland
    Palliative Care Australia,
    CEO

    Rohan Greenland

    Rohan Greenland is the CEO of Palliative Care Australia, the national peak body for palliative care in Australia.

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    Project Officer,
    Department of Health

    Kim Greeve

    Kim Greeve is a project officer with the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network within the Department of Health, introducing Advance Care Planning into Western Australia.

  • Ian_Henschke
    Journalist and Chief Advocate,
    National Seniors Australia

    Ian Henschke

    Ian Henschke is an award-winning broadcaster and Chief Advocate for National Seniors Australia, raising the profile of older people.

  • Colleen-Johnstone
    CEO,
    Palliative Care Tasmania

    Colleen Johnstone

    Colleen is passionate about advance care planning and over the last three years has lead Palliative Care Tasmania to provide education to over 17,000 Tasmanians in the areas of palliative care, advance care planning and grief and loss.

  • Geoff-Mitchell
    Professor,
    General Practice and Palliative Care, the University of Queensland

    Professor Geoff Mitchell

    Professor Mitchell's main research interest is in the role of general practitioners in palliative care and the management of chronic and complex conditions including pain.

  • Dr Chris Moy
    General Practitioner,
    South Australia

    Dr Chris Moy

    Dr Chris Moy is a GP working in Adelaide with a long standing involvement in the areas of aged care, end of life decision making, palliative care and digital health at both state and national levels

  • Linda-Nolte
    Program Director,
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Linda Nolte

    Linda Nolte is the Advance Care Planning Australia Program Director who is passionate about person-centred care, improving health care and leading programs.

  • LynnePearce
    Nurse Unit Manager Community Specialist Palliative Care,
    Tasmanian Health Service NW

    Lynne Pearce

    Lynne is the Nurse Unit Manager of the community Specialist Palliative Care team in North West Tasmania. A registered general and psychiatric nurse, Lynne has worked for 39 years in the health industry, in country SA and more recently Tasmania.

  • Steve_Philpot
    Cabrini Hospital,
    Intensive Care Specialist

    Dr Steve Philpot

    Dr Steve Philpot is an Intensive Care Specialist at Cabrini Hospital with a special interest in end of life care, organ and tissue donation, communication skills training and empathy in the workplace.

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    Professor of General Practice,
    University of Newcastle

    Professor Dimity Pond

    Professor Dimity Pond conducts research in the area of mental health and particularly dementia, focussing mainly on GP identification and management of this.

  • Julie-Rankin
    Occupational Therapist,
    Territory Palliative Care

    Julie Rankin

    Julie Rankin graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia, with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy).

  • Peter-Saul_Ambassador
    Director and Senior Specialist,
    Intensive Care

    Peter Saul

    Peter Saul is a senior specialist in intensive care at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, and Director of Intensive Care at Newcastle Private Hospital.

  • Craig Sinclair
    Research Fellow,
    Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of NSW

    Craig Sinclair

    Craig is interested in advance care planning, supported decision-making and end of life care, particularly in the rural context and among people living with dementia.

  • Ranjana Srivastava
    Monash Health,
    Oncologist and Writer

    Dr Ranjana Srivastava

    Ranjana Srivastava is a medical oncologist and a though-provoking writer of topics covering doctor-patient communication and navigating cancer.

  • Jennifer_Tieman
    CareSearch,
    Director, Palliative and Support Services

    Professor Jennifer Tieman

    Professor Tieman is a leading academic and expert in evidence-based practice for palliative and end-of-life care.

  • Ben White_ACP week ambassador
    Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research,
    Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology

    Professor Ben White

    Ben’s area of research focus is end-of-life decision-making and his work is interdisciplinary with publications in law, medicine, bioethics and social science journals.

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