The ANZSOM ASM2020 will feature a range of high-calibre speakers who will share their expertise and experience in their specialty fields, as well as their insights relevant to the occupational health sector.
Introducing our dinner speaker:
Associate Professor Terry Hannan
Consultant Physician, Visiting Fellow, Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), Macquarie University, Sydney
We are honoured to welcome Associate Professor Terry Hannan as our dinner speaker at a very special conference dinner on Friday 20th March. Speaking on his career as a general physician and the importance of listening to our patients, Terry will draw on his highly regarded book, ‘Bedtime Stories - Learning to listen’.
Following on from an impactful engagement at the Tamar Valley Writer’s Festival 2018, where his session was considered the best received and most attended, Professor Hannan has taken time from the publication of his second book to attend the ASM and honour us with his collected wisdom.
Amy graduated from Bristol University of the West of England (2002) Bsc Hons Physiotherapy. She continued to work as a Physiotherapist throughout her medical school training, graduating from Brighton and Sussex Medical school in 2010. She has had a breadth of experience across the hospital training programs including Acute medicine and Emergency medicine, and spent a year in rural General Practice. She is a current stage B trainee. She has worked in Occupational Medicine since 2015. She has trained in OGUK, Rail, injury management, and has completed training with ABIME. Amy is enthusiastic about musculoskeletal medicine, early intervention and taking a sociopsychobiomedical approach to treatment.
She is currently the AFOEM Federal trainee representative. She has also taken up the local positions of WA trainee representative for AFOEM and ANZSOM. She is dedicated to the training program and ensuring trainees have representation of their needs.
She is a passionate advocate for Occupational Medicine, with a personal goal to continue to promote the profession.
Marcus has over 20 years experience within clinic Exercise Physiology, specialising in both injury rehabilitation and injury prevention. Utilising both hydrotherapy and gym (land) based exercises to restore function to individuals suffering varied musculoskeletal or chronic disease conditions.
An Occupational Health Professional for 30 years and have held a variety of positions including being as a Health Services Manager, Post Injury Management Co-ordinator, OHS consultant and OHS co-ordinator across key multinational organisations including Hospira (a Pfizer company), Boral Plasterboard, Nestlé and Heinz Watties’, working in the Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and Food industries respectively.
Currently Health Services Manager Transdev Melbourne, looking after the health & wellbeing of all employees, including 1200 bus driver’s, managing all aspects of WorkCover, Injury Management and Return to Work.
First Nursing Liaison Officer appointed to the Federal Executive of the Australian New Zealand Society of Occupational Health (ANZSOM); and member of the organizing committee for the annual Scientific ANZSOM Conference since 2013.
In my spare time enjoy family life, run a local community market and have been in a share group for the past 17 years.
Lucy holds a Bachelor of Speech & Hearing Science from Macquarie University, Sydney. She has worked for Cochlear Ltd since 2016 in a range of different role: Consumer Engagement Advisor, Engagement Team Manager & currently as an Account Specialist.
Lucy has always had a keen interest in helping people with disabilities, especially those with hearing loss. She has worked as a volunteer for the Royal Institute for Blind & Deaf Children; completing certificate I & II in Sign Language (AUSLAN).
Clayton is regarded as one of Australia’s leading digital minds. Coming from a legal & data science background, he has created award winning software based on discrete choice modelling which is patented in AU, US & Europe.
Over the years Clayton has consulted around digital best practice to the likes of Accenture, the Department of Defence and is a Moz authority, and a Google partner.
Clayton is Head of Digital Strategy at leading digital agency Conversion Digital whose success is off the back of a focus on continuous improvement and educating the business community of the importance of omnichannel alignment to drive optimal CX (customer experience).
Tim Driscoll is an occupational epidemiologist and specialist in occupational and environmental medicine and public health medicine. He is Professor in epidemiology and occupational medicine in the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, where he runs the general epidemiology teaching and is Director of the Master of Public Health. Tim’s main areas of interest are the burden of occupational disease and injury; occupational cancer and exposure to occupational carcinogens, particularly asbestos; occupational fatal injury; increasing the practical application and influence of epidemiological principles and findings; and improving the communication of epidemiological principles and findings to the general public.
Professor Katie Flanagan BA(Hons) MBBS DTM&H PhD FRCP(UK) FRACP is a clinician scientist with an international reputation in the field of vaccine immunology. She is Director of Clinical Infectious Diseases in Northern Tasmania, Director of the Clifford Craig Vaccine Trial Centre, Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania, Adjunct Professor in the School of Health and Biomedical Science at RMIT University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dept of Immunology and Pathology at Monash University.
She is Honorary Secretary of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) and Chair of the Immunology Subgroup of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (Waidid). She trained in medicine at the Universities of Oxford and London, UK and did her PhD in malaria immunology in Oxford with field studies in The Gambia and Kenya. She has led numerous vaccine immunology trials throughout the world including trials of novel malaria and HIV vaccines in African infants, and trials of the immunological effects of commonly used vaccines in the young and elderly.
Her current main research focus involves applying systems biology techniques to study human responses to vaccination particularly at the extremes of age; and the role that biological sex plays in the vaccine-specific responses and non-targeted effects of vaccines.
Dr Angus Forbes is an Occupational and Environmental Physician and General Practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in Occupational Medicine. Dr Forbes provides workplaces and workers with professional advice on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injury and illness with a focus on well-being and productivity. Following his graduation from medicine in London, Dr Forbes spent time in the British Army where he completed his qualifications as a General Practitioner. He later transferred to the Australian Army, where he continued to develop his skills in Occupational Medicine. Dr Forbes is a certified Medical Review Officer with the Australasian Medical Review Officers Association, is experienced in dive and aviation medicine and is credentialed to perform OGUK and Rail Medical Examinations. Dr Forbes is a Fellow of both the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine with the Royal Australian College of Physicians and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Barry is a past President of ANZSOM and a Hugh Denehy Orator.
He is a graduate of Melbourne University and undertook post graduate studies at Monash University. He holds a master’s degree in Public Health (Occupational Medicine stream) and is a Specialist Public Health Physician with Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (RACP). He was awarded a scholarship of the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission for post graduate study.
His clinical experience in public health and occupational medicine is broad, having worked throughout Australia and internationally, with further experience and training in musculoskeletal medicine, chronic pain management, and physical (dusts), chemical (toxicology) and biological risk assessment and risk communication, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
He is an accredited independent medical examiner and accredited impairment assessor for core, spine, upper and lower limbs and haematological and occupational infectious diseases under the various AMA Impairment Assessment Guidelines.
He has served as a presiding member of Medical Panels, Victoria.
He has worked with many Australian organisations such as emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance and other emergency services), and the construction, mining, transport, warehousing, and agriculture industries.
Barry is a medical examiner for the Australian Medical Council, elected member of the Tasmanian Regional Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow in Preventive Medicine.
His practice is accredited for advanced physician training in occupational and environmental medicine by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is the inaugural President of the Tasmanian Foundation for Occupational Medicine (www.tfom.org.au).
David Goddard graduated in medicine from Monash University in 1969. Post-graduate coursework led to his obtaining a Diploma in Occupational Health (University of Sydney, 1975) and a Master in Health Professional Education (Monash University, 2010). He has worked in occupational medicine since 1973 and as a medical educator since 1990. His years of experience with the railways, State Government Occupational Health Service, State Worker's Compensation system and his network of practitioner friends have contributed in their own ways to his teaching.
David teaches medical undergraduates in occupational medicine and has taught postgraduate students in occupational hygiene, toxicology and basic OHS. He has a passion for teaching, which in 2001 led to his being awarded the Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Between 2008 and 2013, he worked part-time as lead Fellow in educational development with the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He led development of a new training curriculum, a training handbook, formative assessments and the summative assessment for basic trainees. In May 2013, he received the AFOEM President’s award for outstanding contribution to education, training and assessment.
Dr David Hamilton, Bachelor of Science, First class Honours award, Biochemistry and Immunology, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Member of Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow of College of Anaesthetics, Specialist Pain Medicine Physician, is a dedicated member of the medical community, specialising in Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain. David has been working in Pain medicine for three years, between Sir Charles Gairdner and Fiona Stanley hospitals. He recently facilitated a remote service in the remote south west of WA providing intrathecal catheters to palliative care patients who were without this service. He also employed at SJOG Midland Public and Private Hospital as a Specialist Anaesthetist. As an interventional Pain Medicine Physician, he is expanding his skill set by undertaking training in neuromodulation.
Associate Professor Terry Hannan, though primarily affiliated with Macquarie University, has worked as a consulting physician all around the world.
He has worked at the Launceston General Hospital on many innovative translational clinical research projects, was a Consultant Physician for 40 years in General Internal Medicine and per-operative medicine in Sydney, mainly at the St George Private Hospital, and was the former director of RACP Physician Training. In addition to the work outlined above he has worked with Harvard University, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Indiana University in the implementation of electronic health records for the improvement of doctor-patient communication and the quality of care.
His novel clinical research major project was providing solutions to managing disease epidemics and non-communicable diseases states in sub-Saharan Africa. He has published widely on the improvement in health care delivery using modern technologies including his recent book ‘Bedside Stories.’
Maurice gained his Medical Degree from the University of Newcastle and began his Occupational Medicine career in the Royal Australian Navy as the Submarine Squadron Medical Officer. During his RAN time, Maurice gained experience assessing fitness for work in specialized military environments including surface ships, occupational diving, the submarine squadron and the submarine escape training facility. He left the RAN to commence private practice with Hunter Industrial Medicine in 1998. He has previously been appointed a NSW Regional Director of Training for the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health at the University of Newcastle. He has a particular interest in the principles and practice of Occupational Health Surveillance, fitness for work and the analysis and reporting of occupational health data. He is currently researching the suggestion that the typical Australian country pub can be employed as an effective agent for positive health change.
Bruce Hocking has worked as a specialist in occupational medicine since 1977 and has been associated with ANZSOM for over 20 years. He is a Past-president of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and was an Honorary senior lecturer in occupational medicine at Monash University 1995 - 2010.
As an Independent Medical Examiner for WorkCover Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission, Dr Hocking has broad experience across many aspects of occupational medicine, both in undertaking clinical examinations and preforming worksite assessments. He has particular expertise in setting national and state medical standards for safety critical workers in road transport, railways, maritime and emergency services, as well as setting national safety standards regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields [radiofrequency and ELF].
Glenn Johnson, Director and Principal Audiologist at The Hearing Company, has a post-graduate qualification in Audiology and over 20 years' experience in the hearing profession. He has designed and presented audiometry courses around the world and is widely regarded as a dynamic and engaging educator. As a specialist Occupational Audiometry Consultant, Glenn advises a wide range of clients in the corporate and government sectors.
Sally commenced her nursing career in the 70’s being part of the first cohort of nurses to be trained in the University system in Victoria. She has gone on to work both in Australia and abroad in a variety of areas and fell into Occupational Health Nursing whilst working at Heathrow Airport in London in the 80’s. Her passion for Occupational Health and the preventative side of healthcare has seen her work in a variety of settings from manufacturing, hospitality, and service industries. She has been at her current position of Environment Health and Safety Manager at Agilent Technologies, a multinational high-tech company in the analytical chemical instrumentation business, for 28 years and has overseen many changes in the way people work and their health and safety. She has always been involved in her professional group in a variety of positions firstly with the Australian College of Occupational Health Nurses and in the last 12 years following a merger with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine. She was the conveynor for the ANZSOM ASM in Melbourne 2018. When she is not championing Occupational Health, she sings in a pop choir and is on the Board of a local Youth Club.
Dr Thea Leman graduated from the University of South Australia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medical Radiation specializing in Nuclear Medicine. She worked in Western Australia in Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography Medical Imaging departments until 2007. Dr Leman completed post-graduate studies in Medicine and Surgery at Notre Dame Fremantle, graduating in 2010 and winning the prize for the most outstanding student in Ear Nose and Throat Surgery. Following graduation she worked in the Public and Private Hospital sectors across Western Australia undertaking Medical and Surgical terms. In 2015 Dr Leman began working at Infections West as an Infectious Diseases Registrar providing care in both an in-patient and outpatient setting. Dr Leman moved into the field of Occupational Medicine in 2017, and later that year joined OSHGroup as an Occupational Physician Registrar. She works in the CBD, Airport and West Perth sites as well as regularly travelling to Rural and Remote Western Australia to conduct on-site Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Her key areas of expertise are Mining, Chemical Processing, Refinery, Construction, Oil & Gas and Health-care workers. Dr Leman is a Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) Authorised Health Practitioner (AHP).
Thea is currently the Secretary of the WA Branch of ANZSOM and is the AFOEM Trainee Representative on ANZSOM General Council.
Rob is an Occupational Physician and past President of ANZSOM. He has extensive experience in workplace AOD management delivering MRO services for more than 15 years. He is widely consulted to implement policies, procedures, training, testing as well as case management. He provides expert advice to the Fair Work Commission and has assisted organisations and individuals in industrial and environmental courts regarding AOD matters. He is currently on the committee and faculty of the Australian Medical Review Officers Association.
Michelle has been working as an audiologist in the cochlear implant field since 2007. She worked at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital Cochlear Implant Clinic for almost 8 years, treating both adult and paediatric patients. During this time, Michelle also worked as a research audiologist for the University of Melbourne, contributing to and facilitating the various CI clinical research projects in the department. Michelle joined Cochlear Ltd. as a Clinical Specialist in 2015, responsible for the clinical support and candidacy awareness for hearing professionals in Victoria and Tasmania. She has since completed a PhD examining the outcomes of adult CI recipients and is currently working as a Clinical Project Manager within the Global R&D team at Cochlear.
Meg earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree with high distinction from Queensland University of Technology. Meg has performed various roles including Clinical Coordination and Management, High Acuity/ICU nursing, Enhanced Primary Care Coordination and Pre Employment nursing including Coal Board, Aviation and Industry specific assessments. She has 8 years combined specialized experience in General Practice and Occupational Health medicine where her passion has led to further studies in AOD testing, Spirometry and enrolment in a Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health Nursing.
Dr John Parkes is an experienced occupational physician who runs the Occupational Colour Vision Clinic in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where he has a comprehensive colour vision testing laboratory. He is an Honorary Senior Fellow and teaches occupational colour vision to optometry students. He has conducted reviews of colour vision standards for a number of National and State organisations including Defence, rail, maritime, fire brigades and police. He is a member of the International Colour Vision Society. His approach combines a thorough understanding and application of colour vision testing with risk assessment.
Dr Powers is an Occupational Physician and holds a Masters of Public Health and Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. She is also a Certified Independent Medical Examiner with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners and certified as a Medical Review Officer for drug and alcohol testing. She is recognized as an Approved Medical Specialist with WorkCover WA and a Permanent Impairment Assessor for Comcare. She is also certified as a Medical Review Officer (to fulfill requirements for drug and alcohol testing in the workplace).
Dr Powers has practiced in private occupational health clinics in Perth, servicing a mixture of private companies and government agencies and departments. She has also worked in public health, communicable disease and research in the Department of Health Western Australia. Her main interests are prevention of injury and disease (including pandemic planning), early intervention, fitness for work, rehabilitation, impairment/ disability assessment and medico-legal assessment.
Dr Neil Westphalen graduated from Adelaide University in 1985 and joined the Royal Australian Navy as a medical officer in 1987. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine, and the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He also holds a Diploma of Aviation Medicine and Master of Public Health, and is a Navy staff course graduate. His seagoing service includes seven ships and eight deployments, to Southeast Asia (twice), the Northern Red Sea, Hawaii, East Timor, a Patagonian Toothfish chase, and Bougainville. His service ashore includes clinical roles in Melbourne, Sydney, Nowra and Perth, and staff positions at Joint Operations Command, the Directorate of Navy Safety and Certification, the Directorate of Navy Health, and Joint Health Command. His last full-time position, before transferring to the Active Reserve in 2016, was Fleet Medical Officer at Fleet Headquarters.
Dr Carlin White was born and raised in Tasmania and completed medical school at the University of Tasmania with a residency at the Launceston General hospital. Following on from gaining his doctorate, he undertook a Diploma of Child Health before becoming a fellow with RACGP.
After five years in general practice in and around Launceston he decided he needed a new challenge and started his training to become an Occupational and Environmental medicine Physician under the guidence of Dr Barry Gilbert and Dr Andreas Ernst.
He enjoys playing football and orienteering, and runs a small goat farm with his wife and two children.