Staff listing

Dean of School of Medicine

Professor Gary Rogers

Professor Gary D. Rogers is a health professions educational leader, public health researcher and GP with a focus on HIV medicine. He commenced as Professor and Dean of the School of Medicine at Deakin University in June 2020.

Key contacts

Professor Gary Rogers, Dean of School, School of Medicine

Professor Alex Gentle, Deputy Head of School

Ms Sarah Tomlinson, School Manager

Associate Professor Janet McLeod, Associate Head of School (Learning & Teaching) & Medical Imaging Co-Course Director

Professor Alister Ward, Associate Head of School (Research)

Professor Vin Versace, Director of Deakin Rural Health

Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk, Director of IMPACT

Richard Mansfield, Medical Imaging Co-Course Director

Professor James Armitage, Optometry Course Director

Associate Professor Laura Gray, MD Course Director

Associate Professor Lara Fuller, Director of Rural Medical Education and Director of Rural Community Clinical School

Associate Professor Cameron Shaw, Director of Regional and Urban Medical Education and Director of Rural Community Clinical School

Mrs Tracey Moulden, Executive Assistant

Our people


Jemma Skeat, Senior Lecturer, Health Professions Education (Assessment)

Agricultural health

Jacquie Cotton, Lecturer in Rural Health

Alison Kennedy, Director, National Centre for Farmer Health


Jeffrey Craig, Professor in Epigenetics and Cell Biology

Amardeep Dhillon, Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences

Wei Duan, Alfred Deakin Professor

Roey Elnathan, Senior Lecturer, Biomedicine

Liza Raymond, Teaching Scholar, Medical Biotechnology, Infection and Immunity

Rasika Samarasinghe, Lecturer

Sarah Shigdar, Associate Professor, Medical Science

Craig Smith, Senior Lecturer, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Garth Stephenson, Lecturer in Medical Biotechnology, Infection and Immunity

Richard Williams, Associate Professor

Centre for Organisational Change in Person-Centred Healthcare (OCPH)

Meg Chiswell, Deputy Director, OCPH

Peter Martin, Professor of Communication and End of Life Care

MBA healthcare management

Imran Muhammad, Lecturer

Sandeep Reddy, Director, MBA (Healthcare Management)

Margaret Way, Clinical Governance Director

Medical Imaging

Abubakar Abubakar, Lecturer, Medical Imaging Practice and Clinical Learning

Saba Ansari, Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging - Clinical Studies and Clinical Practice

James Bainbridge, Lecturer, Medical Imaging and Clinical Practice

Gail Powe, Lecturer

Matthew Retallack, Associate Lecturer, Foundation Principles of Medical Imaging

Peter Riley, Senior Lecturer, Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Physics

Peter Schenk, Senior Lecturer, Medical Imaging Ultrasound Specialisation

Gregory Van Egmond, Lecturer in Foundation Principles of Medical Imaging


Kathryn Aston-Mourney, Senior Lecturer in Human Biology

Eugene Athan, Professor, Infectious Diseases

Tim Baker, Director Centre Rural Emergency Medicine

Debbie Baldi, Senior Lecturer, Medical Science and Clinical Practice

Jessica Beattie, Lecturer in Rural General Practice (Program Development and Support)

Colin Bell, Professor of Public Health

Nigel Bellears, Clinical Skills Instructor

Kellie Britt, Lecturer in Simulation and Clinical Skills

Leanne Britton, Lecturer, Clinical Skills

Jenny Bryce, Clinical Skills Instructor

Lisa Calafiore, Clinical Skills Instructor

Neil Coffee, Associate Professor, Health Geography

Eileen Cole, Senior Lecturer, Clinical Medicine

Brendan Condon, Deputy Director of Clinical Studies & Senior Lecturer, Medical Education

Alex Dawe, Clinical Skills Lead

Timothy Deane-Freeman, Lecturer, Health Ethics and Professionalism

Helen Doyle, Lecturer in Clinical Skills

Karen D'Souza, Senior Lecturer

Jane Duffy, Senior Lecturer in Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism

Tahnee Dunlop, Deputy Director, Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine

Karen Dwyer, Professor of Medicine

Nicole Farrell, Senior Lecturer, Academic General Practice

Stephen Fischer, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education

Cynthia Forlini, Senior Lecturer

Marguerite Fulton, Deputy Director, Geelong Clinical School

Sue Garner, Clinical School Director and Clinical Skills Senior Lecturer

Duminda Gunawardane, Regional Academic Coordinator

Stephen Giggins, Clinical Skills Educator

Vanessa Hartnell, Lecturer, Clinical Skills

Mark Johnson, Deputy Director, Rural Community Clinical School

Diana Joseph, Clinical Skills Instructor

Greg Kowalski, Senior Lecturer

Eldon Lyon, Senior Lecturer, Rural Medical Education General Practice

Malik Quasir Mahmood, Lecturer in Pathology

Thomas Majer, Senior Lecturer, Medical Education

Dominique Martin, Associate Professor of Health Ethics and Professionalism

Erik Martin, Lecturer in Public Health

Kate McCloskey, Medical Director of Simulation Senior Lecturer

Bryony McNeill, Senior Lecturer, Medical Science

Rebekah McWhirter, Senior Lecturer in Health Ethics Law and Professionalism

Amy McWilliam, Lecturer, Clinical Learning

Cailin Mellberg, Teaching Scholar, Anatomy

Teah Mogae, Senior Lecturer, Academic General Practice

Barry Morphett, Director of Clinical Studies and Director of Western Victoria Regional Training Hub

Heather Morrison, Teaching Scholar, Pathology

Kate Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education

Carl Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education

Shobhana Nambiar E K, Senior Lecturer, Clinical Medicine

Neil Orford, Associate Professor in Intensive Care Medicine

Anita Phillips, Academic Support Program Lead

Jodi Phillips, Lecturer in Indigenous Health

Mike Pickavance, Senior Lecturer

Kylie Pickles, Lecturer, Medical Sciences (Anatomy)

Pieter Pretorius, Regional Academic Coordinator, Grampians

Vivienne Ramsbottom, Senior Lecturer, Medical Education

Leni Rivera, Senior Lecturer

Aidan Roberts, Teaching Scholar

Danielle Robinson, Regional Academic Coordinator

Gemma Rossiter, Clinical Skills Instructor

Jacqueline Savard, Senior Lecturer, Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism

Peter Sly, Professor, Respiratory Medicine

Elyse Stevens, Senior Lecturer, Clinical Medicine

Kate Stotskaia, Senior Lecturer

Melanie Sullivan, Lecturer in Regional Medical Education (Pathology)

Alex Wakeley, Associate Lecturer, Indigenous Health

Deborah Whitley, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Studies (Pathology)

Mark Yates, Associate Professor in Aged Care, Rehabilitation & Palliative Care


Larry Abel, Associate Professor, Visual Function

Lucy Ainge, Lecturer

Serap Azizoglu, Lecturer, Optometric Clinical Skills and Head, Dispensing Program

Simon Backhouse, Senior Lecturer in Vision Science

Dipesh Bhattarai, Lecturer, Optometry and Vision Science

Hayley Birch, Lecturer, Optometry

Luke Chong, Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Science

Heather Connor, Head of Optometric Clinical Placements

Amanda Douglass, Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Science

Moneisha Gokhale, Lecturer in Optometric Clinical Skills

Kerryn Hart, Lecturer, Optometry

Nick Hockley, Lecturer in Optometric Clinical Skills

Alexandra Jaworski, Head of Optometric Clinical Skills

Alissa Maillet, Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Science

Steven Maskell, Officer for Optometric Business Partnerships and Education

Linda Robinson, Head of Assessment, Clinical Optometry

Natalie Watt, Lecturer, Optometry

Ryan Wood-Bradley, Lecturer in Vision Science


Kate Kloot, Senior Lecturer, Advanced Clinical Practice


Glenn Guest, Epworth Geelong Chair in Surgery

Sonal Nagra, Senior Lecturer in Rural General Surgery

Richard Page, Professor St John of God and Barwon Health, Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery

Douglas Stupart, Associate Professor of Surgery

David Watters, Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Surgery

Affiliate academics

Deakin confers affiliate academic titles on externally-employed health professionals who contribute to Faculty of Health teaching and research outcomes. A number of affiliate academics support the School of Medicine through teaching, curriculum development, clinical supervision and research collaboration.

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Hajara Abdus Samad, Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Laura Alston, Research Fellow

Kara Anderson, Associate Research Fellow

Melanie Ashton, Associate Research Fellow, CADET

Debbie Ashtree, Associate Research Fellow

Genevieve Baratiny, Research Fellow, NCFH

Alyssa Barry, Associate Professor, Systems Epidemiology of Infection

Faiza Basheer, Associate Research Fellow, Cell Analysis

Hannah Beks, Research Fellow

Lesley Berk, Research Fellow, Digital Interventions

Michael Berk, Alfred Deakin Professor and Director of IMPACT

Amelia Betson, Research Fellow

Marley Binder,  Associate Research Fellow

Javier Botella Ruiz, Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Carly Botheras, Associate Research Fellow

Marita Bryan, Associate Research Fellow

Jenny Bryce, Research Officer, Chromic

Sifan Cao, Research Fellow, Epidemiology

Heidi Staudacher, Research Fellow

Suzie Clayden, Associate Research Fellow

Timothy Connor, Research Officer

Darcie Cooper, Associate Research Fellow (Infectious Diseases)

Natalie Counihan, Research Fellow

Sarah Croce, Associate Research Fellow

Tamsyn Crowley, Associate Professor in Medical Bioinformatics

Indee Davids, Associate Research Fellow

Jessica Davis, Research Fellow, Clinical Trial Coordinator

Samantha Dawson, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Olivia Dean, Associate Professor (Research)

Amber Degelia, Clinical Trial Coordinator, MAGNET

Tania De Koning-Ward, Professor

Poshmaal Dhar, Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Kunal Dhiman, Associate Research Fellow, Neurobiology

Daniel Drumm, Associate Research Fellow, Rural Health

Amity Dunstan, Associate Research Fellow

Tesfaye Feyissa, Executive Dean Health Research Fellow

Rachel Fiddes, Research Fellow, Clinical Trial Coordinator

Sarah Gauci, Associate Research Fellow, Cardiac Prevention

Stephen Gill, Senior Research Fellow

Veer Gupta, Associate Professor in Neurobiology

Catherine Hansen, Data Manager

Ben Harrap, Biostatistician

Chris Healey, Research Fellow

Andrea Hernan, Deans Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Damian Hernandez de Santiago, Research Fellow

Natalie Hyde, Dean’s Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Felice Jacka, Alfred Deakin Professor

Bianca Kavanagh, Research Fellow Brophy, Research and Evaluation Lead

Kara Kew, Research Fellow

Jee Hyun Kim, Associate Professor, Molecular Psychiatry

Malia Lardelli, Research Assistant

Clifford Liongue, Lecturer, Medical Research

Zoe Liu, Associate Research Fellow, Biomarkers

Mojtaba Lotfaliany Abrand Abadi, Research Fellow

Amy Loughman, Dean’s Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Joanna Macdonald, Associate Research Fellow

Sophie Mahoney, Associate Research Fellow, Dietitian

Mary Malakellis, Research Fellow Grade 2

Wolf Marx, Senior Research Fellow

Kat Matthews, Associate Research Fellow

Catherine Mazza, Associate Research Fellow, Psychologist

Kirsty McCann, Associate Research Fellow, Genomic Epidemiology

Sean McGee, Professor, Medical Biology

Amelia McGuinness, Associate Research Fellow, Trial Coordinator

Kevin Mc Namara, Deputy Director Associate Professor

Marko Milicevic, Research Assistant

Fiona Mitchell, Associate Research Fellow, Rural Health

Joyanta Modak, Research Fellow

Jenny Murfield, Research Fellow

Maryam Nakhjavani, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Josie O’Donohue, Associate Research Fellow (eHealth Communications)

Martin O'Hely, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics/Bioinformatics

Adrienne O'Neil, Professor

Bruna Panizzutti Parry, Research Fellow, Stem Cells

Johnny Park, Associate Research Fellow

Julie Pasco, Professor

Arnie Phillips, Associate Research Fellow, Psychologist

Megan Pilon, Associate Research Fellow

Julia Pitcher, Associate Professor, Paediatric Neurophysiology

Shae Quirk, Research Fellow

Briana Randall, Research Officer

Erica Reeve, Research Fellow, Implementation and Knowledge Exchange

Aaqil Rifai, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Tetyana Rocks, Senior Research Fellow

Pam Rufus-Membere, Associate Research Fellow

Sajal Kumar Saha, Executive Dean Health Research Fellow

Dean Saunders, Associate Research Fellow, Exercise Physiologist

Kate Schlicht, Senior Research Fellow

Bobby Shamim, Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jess Smith, Research Officer

Luba Sominsky, Paediatric Research Fellow

John Stambas, Professor of Viral Immunology

Amanda Stuart, Research Fellow

Sophia Sui, Dean's Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Vinod Sundaramoorthy, Research Fellow, Viral Neuropathogenesis

Courtney Swinton, Research Officer, MRU

Alyna Turner, Senior Lecturer

Megan Turner, Research Fellow (Psychologist)

Vincent Versace, Director Deakin Rural Health

Peter Vuillermin, Chair in Medicine and Director of Research

Ken Walder, Chair in Metabolic Diseases

Adam Walker, Research Fellow, Trisno Family

Nikita Wheaton, Associate Research Fellow

Lana Williams, Associate Professor

Yen Ting Wong, Associate Research Fellow

Bing-Ru Wu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Viral Immunology

Claire Young, Associate Research Fellow, eHealth & mHealth

Alison Yung, Professor (Clinical Research)

Nemanja Zivanov, Associate Research Fellow

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