New members in 2020/2021

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


Dr Ahmed Massoud MBBS MD FRCPCH FRCP Paediatric Endocrinology Fellow 1998. Paediatric Endocrinologist, Northwick Park Hospital, London


A/Professor Brigid Jordan AM BSW, PhD Social Worker; Team Leader Infant Mental Health Research MCRI


Emeritus Prof Don Roberton MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCPCH (Hon) Paediatrician / Immunologist RCH 1983 – 1988. Chief of Medicine, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide


Dr Christine Burren MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPCH Paediatric Endocrinologist, Bristol UK


Dr Thao Phuong Bui MD, M.Med (Melb), PhD Fellow in Endocrinology in 2000. Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Genetics & Metabolism Vietnam National Children’s Hospital, Hanoi.


Dt Tran Duc Hau MD, PhD Fellow in Haem/Onc. 1999-2000. Consultant Oncologist, Hanoi, Vietnam


Dr Kim Hue (Lily) Vo Thi MD, PhD Fellow in Endocrinology. 1995-96. Consultant Endocrinologist, Hanoi, Vietnam


Mr Ron Wall FRMIT (Elec Eng), BE (Elec), MBA Chief Biomedical Engineer 1981 – 2005


Dr Soni Stephen BDS MDS PaedDent (Adel) MRACDS(PaedDent) FRACDS. Senior Clinical Fellow, Dentistry Dept 1998 – 2000


Prof Gary Butler MBBS MD FRCPCH FRCP Visiting Endocrinologist / Research Associate RCH 1994 – 95, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, University College, London / Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital


Dr Amit Saha FRCPCH FRACP Locum consultant at RCH, 2020, Paediatrician and Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Perth


Dr Tom Lee MB BS FRACP FASCIA Trained at RCH in 1970s. Paediatrician and Allergist, Dandenong Hospital.


Dr Betty But MB BS DCH FHKCPaed FHKAM MHA FRCP(Edin) FRCPCH Fellow Dept of Endocrinology and Diabetes 1993, Visiting Consultant in Metabolic Medicine RCH 2016. Paediatric endocrinologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Prof Shamya De Silva MB BS MD DCH Fellow in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes in 1999/2000. Professor in the University of Colombo. Paediatric Endocrinologist Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital Colombo, Sri Lanka


Prof Jithangi Wanigasinghe MD DCH MPhil Fellow in Neurology 2006, Senior neurologist at Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital Colombo, Sri Lanka


Dr Orla Neylon MBBch(NUI) FFPAED MD Fellow Endocrinology and Diabetes & Fellow MCRI 2010 – 2013 Consultant Paediatrician and Endocrinologist, UL Hospital Group, Ireland


A/Prof James Lucas AM BSc BDSc MDsc FRACDS Deputy Director RCH Dept Dental Surgery 1984 – 2018


Dr Clarissa Carvalho Pedreira. Fellow in Endocrinology from Brazil 2002-2004. Currently working for PhD in Boston.


Prof Johann Deutsch. Research Fellow and clinical assistant at RCH 1980 / 81 Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Graz, Austria


Prof Jenny Couper MB ChB MD FRACP Fellow in endocrinology 1984–1986. Paediatric Endocrinologist at RCH 1990–1991. Professor of Paediatrics Adelaide.


Mrs Leanne Hallowell Dip T (EC) Bed (EC) PGrdDip (Ed Stds) GDip (Admin Child and Family Programs) Med  (Melb). Head of Play Therapy


Dr Suzanne Long BPhysio (Hons) PhD Physiotherapy Team Leader 2004 – 2009. Physiotherapist PICU 2005 – 2009. Research Officer, Heart Research Group MCRI 2011 – 2014


Mrs Jan Birrell. Widow of Dr Robert Birrell OAM

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