New members in 2019 / 2020

Dr Purnamawati Sujud SpA(K), MMped. Paediatric Gastroenterologist. Jakarta, Indonesia. Fellow at RCH 1994 – 1996


Dr Bambang Tridjaja AAP, SpA(K) Paediatric Endocrinologist. Jakarta, Indonesia.
Fellow at RCH 1997 – 98


Dr Christine Sanderson BSc (Hons) MBBS MPHTM FRACP Consultant Gatehouse Centre 1997 – 98, Paediatrician Geelong 1998 – 2016. Paediatrician Lao Friends’ Children’s Hospital in Luang Prabang 2016 – 2018


Dr Porpavai Kassiannan MBBS DPM MD FRANZCP MA Consultant Psychiatrist 2007 – 2018


Dr Elizabeth (Libby) Smibert MBBS DCH Clinical Assistant Oncology. At RCH 1973 – 2018


Dr Nigel Hocking OAM MBBS (Hons) FRACP Consultant Paediatrician (Outpatients) 1983 – 1988. Subsequently Paediatrician Sunshine Hospital.


Mr John Fisher MA LACST TPTC Deputy Chief Speech Pathologist (1989-2002)


Professor George Werther MD FRACP MSc (Oxon) Director of Endocrinology 1999 – 2016


Professor Margaret Deighton BSc MSc DipEd PhD FASM Microbiologist. Formerly Hospital Scientist RCH 1963-1968


Dr Knowles Kerry AAM PhD BAgSci DDA Was attached to RCH Research Foundation Gastro Research Unit;  Later Director of Research in Australia’s Antarctic Program.


Ms Alessandra Giannini B App Sci MA (bioethics) Senior Speech Pathologist and ENT Research Coordinator for the MCRI   July 19


Professor James Camakaris PhD post-doctoral research fellow in the Genetics Research Unit 1975. Senior research associate in MCRI 1979-1986 Honorary Professorial Fellow at Melb. University Aug 19


Dr Walter Heale MB BS FRACP Formerly deputy renal physician.


Dr Pamela Cox MB BS General Practitioner, Bentleigh. JRMO / SRMO at RCH 1976-1977


Dr Anja Ravine MB BS FRACP FRCPA FHGSA FRCPath Resident and registrar RCH 1984 – 87. Fellow Clinical Genetics 1988 – 1992 Staff Specialist Genetic Pathologist Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney


Dr Jennifer Deacon MB BS Paediatric resident and registrar at RCH 1962 / 63. Sessional General Clinic 1964. General Practitioner, Belmont


Ms Jane Williamson BAppSci (P & O) Grad Dip (Health Admin) Grad Dip (Rehab Studies) P Grad Cert Bus (Project Management). 1983 – 94 Orthotics and Prosthetics; 1995 – 2005 Manager Medical Imaging; 2005 – 2019 Program manager Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service


Professor Roy Robins-Browne AO MB BCH PHD DTM&H FASM FRCPath FRCPA Director of Microbiology and infectious Diseases. Co-Leader MCRI Infectious Diseases Research Group. Prof/Director of Microbiological Research


Associate Professor Paul Ekert MBBS PhD FRACP FFS (Research) (RCPA). Group  Leader, Translational Tumour Biology, Children’s Cancer Institute, NSW and a Clinical Associate at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Victoria.


Mrs Jennifer Wraith-Smith, RN RM DipAppSci (MCHN) BAppSci Nursing Management. Was a nurse in ward 9 West at RCH for 20 years – in charge at times – and was specialised in a number of fields including Cardiac, Maxillo-facial, Plastics, Diabetes and Burns.


Professor Dominic Wilkinson AMusA MBBS BMedSci MBioeth DPhil FRACP FRCPCH.  Professor of Medical Ethics at Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford & Consultant Neonatologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Honorary Research Fellow, MCRI.


Dr Sally Kemp,   Widow of Prof Andrew Kemp


Mrs Rosamaria Guthrie BSW, MIndSW. Endocrine Social Worker 1981-85


Dr Mai Eames Medical degree, Hanoi Vietnam. M Health Admin, La Trobe U. International Programs Manager, RCH International 2004 – 2014


Professor Mary Galea AM BAppSc (Physio) BA PhD Professorial Fellow in the Department of Medicine at RMH and Academic Director, Australian Rehabilitation Research Centre at RMH. Director of Research, Physiotherapy Department, 1999-2000


Dr Elizabeth Williams OAM DipPhysio MPhysio PhD Former RCH Physiotherapist. Honorary Senior Fellow, Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne


Mr Kiarash Taghavi,  FRACS MBChB PGDipSurgAnat, DipPaeds. Surgical / Urology Fellow 2010 – 2020. Paediatric Urologist, Wellington, NZ


Professor Joan McMeeken AM Dip Physio BSc (Hons) MSc PhD Physiotherapy student at RCH 1963. Professor of physiotherapy, Melbourne University. RCH Board member1995 – 2000.


Mr Barry Novy OAM RCH Board member 2000 – 2008, Chairman RCH1000


Mr John Dowling FRICS Past RCH board member 1983-1993 & President 1990-1993  Director RCH Research Institute 1989-1999 & Chairman 1993-1999


Ms Susan Selwyn BA Psychologist RCH 1979 – 1983; Psychotherapist 1984 – 1986; Clinical Ethics Committee 2013 –


Prof Dinah Reddihough AO MD Bsc FRACP FAFRM Senior Specialist Neurodevelopment and Disability

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