Staff listing

Deakin’s School of Medicine has a large team that includes the leadership team, academics, researchers and professional staff. The school is based at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

School executive

Dean Head of School
Gary Rogers

Deputy Head of School
Karen Dwyer

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning
Alex Gentle

Associate Head of School (Student Recruitment) & Co -Course Director, Medical Imaging
Janet McLeod

Associate Head of School, Research
Alister Ward

Associate Head of School, Indigenous Strategy
Candice Mckenzie

School Manager
Sally Speirs

Executive Assistant
Lisha Jerome


Academic staff

Professors

Name
Director, Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID)
Soren Alexandersen
Professor of Optometry
James Armitage
Professor, Infectious Diseases
Eugene Athan
Professor of Public Health
Colin Bell
Alfred Deakin Professor
Michael Berk
Professor
Tania De Koning-Ward
Alfred Deakin Professor
Wei Duan
Epworth Geelong Chair in Surgery
Glenn Guest
Professor of Nutritional and Epidemiological Psychiatry
Felice Jacka
Professor of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Mark Kotowicz
Professor of Communication & End of Life Care
Peter Martin
Professor of Medical Biology
Sean Mcgee
St John of God & Barwon Health Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard Page
Professor
Julie Pasco
Professor, Viral Immunology 
John Stambas
Chair in Medicine and Director of Research
Peter Vuillermin
Chair in Metabolic Diseases
Ken Walder
Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Surgery
David Watters
Professor (Clinical Research)
Alison Yung

Associate professors

Name
Associate Professor, Visual Function
Larry Abel
Director Centre Rural Emergency Medicine
Tim Baker
Associate Professor, Systems Epidemiology of Infection
Alyssa Barry
Head of Optometric Clinical Placements
Heather Connor
Professor in Epigenetics and Cell Biology
Jeff Craig 
Associate Professor in Medical Bioinformatics
Tamsyn Crowley
Associate Professor (Research)
Olivia Dean
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Amardeep Dhillon
Director, Rural Community Clinical School (RCCS)
Lara Fuller
Director of Clinical Studies
Sue Garner
Associate Professor in Neurobiology
Veer Gupta
Associate Professor, Molecular Psychiatry
Jee Hyun Kim
Research Development Lead, Medical Imaging
Giovanni Mandarano
Associate Professor, Health Ethics and Professionalism
Dominique Martin
Associate Head of School (Student Recruitment) & Co-Course Director, Medical Imaging
Janet Mc Leod
Director, Clinical Studies, Greater Green Triangle Clinical School, Warrnambool and Director, Western Victoria Regional Training Hub
Barry Morphett
Associate Professor (Research)
Adrienne O'Neil
Associate Professor, Intensive Care Medicine
Neil Orford
Associate Professor
Grant Phelps
Associate Professor, Paediatric Neurophysiology
Julia Pitcher
Director, MBA (Healthcare Management)
Sandeep Reddy
Director, Clinical Studies Geelong
Cameron Shaw
Associate Professor, Medical Science
Sarah Shigdar
Associate Professor of Surgery
Douglas Stupart
Director, Deakin Rural Health (DRH) 
Vincent Versace
Associate Professor
Lana Williams
Associate Professor in Aged Care, Rehabilitation & Palliative Care
Mark Yates

Senior lecturers

Name
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging – Clinical Studies and Clinical Practice
Saba Ansari
Senior Lecturer in Human Biology
Kathryn Aston-Mourney
Senior Lecturer, Vision Science
Simon Backhouse
Theme Leader, Medical Sciences & Clinical Practice
Debbie Baldi
Deputy Director, OCPH
Meg Chiswell
Senior Lecturer, Clinical Studies (Pathology)
Deborah Whitley
Senior Lecturer
Karen D'Souza
Senior Lecturer in Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism & Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Health
Jane Duffy
Deputy Director, Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine
Tahnee Dunlop
Senior Lecturer, Academic General Practice
Nicole Farrell
Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Stephen Fischer
Deputy Director, Geelong Clinical School
Marguerite Fulton
Senior Lecturer, Clinical Medicine (Pathophysiology)
Jeremy Furyk
Clinical Skills Senior Lecturer
Sue Garner
Course Director, MD
Laura Gray
Lecturer in Optometric Clinical Skills
Nick Hockley
Regional Academic Coordinator
Albert Ip
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging – Ultrasound Specialisation
Chris Jansen
Head of Optometric Clinical Skills
Alexandra Jaworski
Regional Academic Coordinator
Mark Johnson
Course Director - Advanced Clinical Practice (Paramedicine Practitioner)
Kate Kloot
Medical Director of Simulation – Senior Lecturer 
Kate McCloskey 
Senior Lecturer, Clinical and Communication Skills
Claire Mckie
Senior Lecturer, Medical Science
Bryony Mcneill
Senior Lecturer, Medical Education
Carl Murphy
Senior Lecturer, Medical Education
Kate Murphy
Senior Lecturer, Rural General Surgery
Sonal Nagra
Senior Lecturer, Foundation Principles and Application of Medical Imaging
Boris Penchev
Academic Support Program Lead
Anita Phillips
Senior Lecturer
Mike Pickavance
Senior Lecturer, Medical Education
Vivienne Collins
Senior Lecturer, Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Physics
Peter Riley
Head of Assessment in Clinical Optometry
Geoff Sampson
Senior Lecturer, Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism
Jacqueline Savard
Senior Lecturer in Medical Imaging, Ultrasound
Peter Schenk
Senior Lecturer, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Craig Smith
Senior Lecturer, Clinical Medicine
Elyse Stevens
Senior Lecturer, Medical Education
Kate Stotskaia
Senior Lecturer
Alyna Turner
Senior Lecturer, Medical Biotechnology
Richard Williams

Lecturers

Name
Lecturer
Lucy Ainge
Lecturer in Medical Imaging Practice and Clinical Learning
Johanna Artis
Lecturer, Optometric Clinical Skills and Head, Dispensing Program 
Serap Azizoglu
Lecturer, Medical Imaging and Clinical Practice
James Bainbridge
Lecturer in Medical Imaging Practice and Clinical Learning
Luke Barclay
Lecturer in Rural General Practice (Program Development and Support)
Jessica Beattie
Lecturer, Optometry and Vision Science
Dipesh Bhattarai
Lecturer in Simulation and Clinical Skills
Kellie Britt
Lecturer in Health Ethics, Law and Professional Development
Tamara Browne 
Lecturer in Clinical Skills
Sarah Burgess
Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Science
Luke Chong 
Lecturer in Rural Health and Research Fellow Grade 2
Jacquie Cotton
Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Posh Dhar
Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Science
Amanda Douglass
Lecturer in Clinical Skills
Helen Doyle
Lecturer in Optometry
Amanda Edgar
Lecturer in Health Ethics and Professionalism
Cynthia Forlini
Lecturer in Optometric Clinical Skills
Moneisha Gokhale 
Lecturer in Clinical Skills
Michael Gordon
Lecturer in Regional Medical Education (Pathology)
Melanie Sullivan
Lecturer, Advanced Clinical Practice  
Toinette Hutchins
Lecturer in Optometry
Jac Kirkman
Lecturer in Medical Sciences
Greg Kowalski
Lecturer, Public Health Medicine 
Prabhat Lamichhane
Lecturer in Pathology
Malik Quasir Mahmood
Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Science
Alissa Maillet
Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging – Clinical Studies – Computed Tomography
Richard Mansfield 
Lecturer in Public Health
Erik Martin 
Lecturer
Imran Muhammad 
Lecturer in Clinical Skills
Lisa Panozzo 
Lecturer, Medical Education
Elena Pascoe
Lecturer in Medical Education
Lam Pham
Lecturer in Indigenous Health
Jodi Phillips
Lecturer in Medical Sciences (Anatomy)
Kylie Pickles
Lecturer
Gail Powe
Lecturer in Medical Sciences
Leni Rivera
Lecturer in Optometry
Linda Robinson
Lecturer, Medical Biotechnology, Infection and Immunity
Garth Stephenson
Lecturer, Anatomy and Physiology
Sophie Tobias
Lecturer in Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism
Emma Tumilty
Lecturer in Foundation Principles of Medical Imaging
Gregory Van Egmond
Lecturer in Medicine
Vanessa Vaughan
Lecturer in Vision Science
Ryan Wood-Bradley

Associate lecturers

Name
Clinical Skills Educator
Nigel Bellears
Clinical Skills Educator
Lisa Calafiore
Clinical Skills Teacher in Optometry
Ash Chan 
Clinical Skills Educator
Alex Dawe
Clinical Skills Teacher in Optometry
Kerryn Hart
Clinical Skills Educator
Diana Joseph
Officer for Optometric Business Partnerships and Education
Steven Maskell 
Teaching Scholar, Anatomy
Cailin Mellberg
Teaching Scholar, Pathology
Heather Morrison
Teaching Scholar, Medical Biotechnology and Infection and Immunity
Liza Raymond
Teaching Scholar
Aidan Roberts 
Clinical Skills Educator
Gemma Rossiter
Teaching Scholar, Medical Biotechnology and Infection and Immunity
Rasika Samarasinghe
Clinical Skills Educator
Rebecca Stengewis
Associate Lecturer, Indigenous Health
Alex Wakeley
Associate Lecturer in Optometric Clinical Skills
Natalie Watt

Research staff

Research staff

Name
Research Assistant
Zahra Abdul Razook
Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Hajara Abdus Samad
Associate Research Fellow, CADET
Melanie Ashton
Associate Research Fellow, Clinical Trial Coordinator
KhyatiBanker
Associate Research Fellow
JoanneBowden
Associate Research Fellow, Cell Analysis
Faiza Basheer
Associate Research Fellow
Hannah Beks
Research Fellow, Digital Interventions
Lesley Berk 
Research Fellow
Amelia Betson
Research Assistant
Marley Binder 
Research Fellow
Chiara Bortolasci
Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Javier Botella Ruiz
Clinical Skills Educator
Jenny Bryce
Research Assistant, CSIRO (Project Administrator)
SimranChahal
Associate Research Fellow
Anthony Chamings
Research Assistant
Mrittika Chowdury
Research Officer
Timothy Connor
Associate Research Fellow (Infectious Diseases)
Darcie Cooper
Research Fellow
Natalie Counihan
Research Assistant
Meagan Craven
Research Assistant
Sarah Croce
Research Assistant
SallyCunningham
Associate Research Fellow
JessicaDavis
Research Fellow, Bioinformatics
SamanthaDawson
Associate Research Fellow, Neurobiology
Kunal Dhiman
Associate Research Fellow, Rural Health
Daniel Drumm
Associate Research Fellow, Public Health
Penny Fraser
Senior Research Fellow
Stephen Gill
Clinical Educator
 AnthonyGleeson
Research Assistant
Jo Grimsey
Research Fellow
Chris Healey
Dean’s Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Andrea Hernan
National Health & Medical Research Council, Early Career Fellow
Erin Hoare
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Sarah Hosking
Dean’s Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Natalie Hyde
Dean’s Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Nicholas Jamnick
Associate Research Fellow (eHealth Communications)
ThaliaKalkipsakis
Associate Research Fellow (Psychiatric Research)
Bianca Kavanagh
Senior Research Fellow
Alison Kennedy
Research Fellow
Kara Kew
Research Officer
Jet Phey Lim
Research Fellow Grade 2
Clifford Liongue
Research Assistant (Cadet Trials)
SylviaLin
Associate Research Fellow, Biomarkers
Zoe Liu
Dean's Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Mojtaba Lotfaliany Abrand Abadi
Dean’s Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Amy Loughman 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Viral Immunology
Chunni Lu
Research Assistant
Joanna Macdonald
Research Fellow (Grade 2)
Mary Malakellis 
Research Assistant
Ruby Marshall
Research Officer
Sheree Martin
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Wolf Marx
Associate Research Fellow
Kat Matthews
Research Assistant
Catherine Mazza
Research Assistant
Maddy McCallum
Associate Research Fellow, Genomic Epidemiology
KirstyMcCann
Associate Research Fellow, Trial Coordinator
Amelia McGuinness
Research Assistant
ClaireMcKay
Deputy Director, Research
Kevin Mc Namara
Research Assistant, Clinical Trials
Alcy Meehan
Research Assistant
Sondita Mein
Associate Research Fellow (Rural Health)
Fiona Mitchell
Research Fellow
Joyanta Modak
Research Assistant
Meg Murray
Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Maryam Nakhjavani
Associate Research Fellow (eHealth Communications)
JosieO'Donohue
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics/Bioinformatics
Martin O'Hely
Research Fellow, Dietician
Rachelle Opie
Research Assistant
MelissaOxley
Research Fellow, Stem Cells
Bruna Panizzutti Parry
Associate Research Fellow, Psychologist
Arnie Phillips
Associate Research Fellow (Psychiatric Research)
Shae Quirk
Research Officer
Briana Randall
Associate Research Fellow
Justin Read 
Research Fellow, Implementation and Knowledge Exchange
Erica Reeve
Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Aaqil Rifai
Research Fellow (Grade 2)
Tetyana Rocks 
Associate Research Fellow
PamRufus-Membere
Associate Research Fellow, Exercise Physiologist
DeanSaunders
Research Assistant
Lucy Saunders
Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
BobbyShamim
Senior Research Fellow
Kate Schlicht
Paediatric Research Fellow
Luba Sominsky
Research Fellow
Heidi Staudacher
Research Assistant
TeganStevens
Research Fellow
Amanda Stuart
Dean's Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Sophia Sui
Research Fellow, Viral Neuropathogenesis
Vinod Sundaramoorthy
Technical Officer – Simulation and Clinical Skills
Courtney Swinton
Associate Research Fellow
Jingyi Tang
Research Assistant
Monica Tembo
ARC DECRA Research Fellow
Phuong Tran
Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
NikolajTravica
Research Fellow (Psychologist)
Megan Turner
Associate Research Fellow, Genomic Epidemiology
JessyVibin
Research Fellow, Trisno Family
Adam Walker
Research Officer
BradWatmuff
Dean's Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Jill Whelan 
Associate Research Fellow
Yen Wong
Associate Research Fellow, eHealth and mHealth
ClaireYoung
Associate Research Fellow, Trial Coordinator
Lauren Young

Professional staff

Professional staff

Name
Administrative Officer
Kristy Akrigg
Institute Executive Officer
Henry De Aizpurua
Administrative Officer
Vicky Bairamidis 
Technical Officer
Uli Bauer
Administrative Assistant
Gill Beard
Professional Clinical Placement Officer
Victoria Caldow
Clinical Schools Manager
Narelle Canning
Project Officer
Jodie Cram
Project Officer
Amy Dang
Clinical School Senior Administrative Officer
Debbie Duval
Administrative Coordinator, Curriculum and Assessment
Nicole East
Clinical School Senior Administrative Officer & Projects and Executive Officer
Cara English
Senior Administrative Officer
Alexis Foster-Gerrard
Senior Technical Officer
Fiona Fraser
Clinical School Administrative Officer
Trudy Glisson
Administrative Officer
Elisha Hastie
Data Manager
Catherine Hansen
Technical Officer
Realla Jones
Communication Coordinator 
Lydia Kearney
Administrative Assistant 
Kylie-Maree Kemp 
Senior Administrative Officer
Rebecca Kilinski
Laboratory Manager
Elizabeth Laidlaw
Administrative Officer
Naomi Lane
Professional Clinical Placement Officer
Kendall Letica
Technical Officer
Jet Phey Lim 
Administrative Officer (Indigenous Support)
Kelsey Love
Administrative Officer
Coralee McKenzie
Rural Multidisciplinary Student Support Officer
Angela Mclaren
Administrative Coordinator, Selections and Placements
Claudia McLean
Clinical School Administrative Officer & WVRTH Administrative Assistant
Candis McLeod
Technical Officer
Cassandra Mitchell
Officer, CRE Management
Krys Mossop
Technical Officer
Alana Neale 
Technical Officer
Carla Osinski
Counsellor
Jacqueline Payne
Senior Administrative Officer
Carlie Philp
Clinical School Administrative Officer
Anna Raven
Clinical School Administrative Officer
Eilidh Rittmeyer
Coordinator, Rural Multidisciplinary Placement
Mel Robertson
Professional Clinical Placement Officer
Lauren Shirlow 
Technical Officer
Amy Snelling
Clinical School Senior Administrative Officer
Colleen Stephens
Technical Officer
Paula Stiles
Project Coordinator
Megan Sulzberger
Clinical School Senior Administrative Officer
Maxine Trembath
Senior Technical Officer
Monique Trengove
Project Coordinator
Peta Trinder
Simulation and Clinical Skills Administrative Assistant
Beni Turkson
Rural Clinical Student Support Officer & Rural Multidisciplinary Placement Coordinator
Amanda Urquhart
Executive Assistant to the Chair of Surgery
Anne Vandewater
Administrative Officer, Clinical School
Jade Van Alphen
Clinical School Senior Administrative Officer & Clinical School Administrative Officer
Kelli-Jane Vertigan
Senior Administrative Officer
Shani Watson
Administrative Coordinator
Joanne Wekwerth