Graham Newstead AM -
A/Prof Newstead AM holds privileges at the Prince of Wales Public and Private Hospitals, Sydney Children's Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, St George Private Hospital and St Luke's Hospitals. Professor Newstead was founding Secretary, then President and subsequently Executive Director of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand.
Dr Bernard Chin FRACP
Dr Bernard Chin is the principal of Cairns Gastroenterology, which he founded in 2007 after completing his Advanced Training in Gastroenterology in Sydney.
Dr Chin specialised in luminal interventional endoscopy and emerging small bowel investigations and has a strong interest in the latest endoscopic obesity treatments and bowel cancer screening.
Dr Rodney Pearce AM
Dr Rod Pearce AM is a country and city GP and Medical Officer of Health for the Eastern Health Authority (HA), Adelaide.
Dr Pearce became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on Australia Day 2012. He received the award for his long-standing service to medicine as a General Practitioner, through contributions to national medical organisations and to education.
Dr Pearce currently holds positions on numerous boards and in 2008 was appointed by the Health Minister the Hon. Nicola Roxon to the External Reference Group to develop Australia’s National Primary Health Care Strategy for the national health reforms.
Tammy Farrell -
Bowel Care Nurse
Ms Farrell is a registered nurse with a background in Intensive Care nursing (Prince of Wales Hospital; Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge, UK; Cromwell Private Kensington, UK) Cardiac Catheteristation Lab nurse working as a Recovery, Scout and Scrub nurse for Angiograms, Angioplasties, Pacemaker & Defibrillator insertions (Eastern Heart, Prince of Wales).
Ms Farrell works as a member of Bowel Cancer Australia's patient services team providing information and support to patients newly diagnosed with bowel cancer and their families. Read More
Amanda Richardson -
Amanda Richardson is a Stomal Therapist and a member of Bowel Cancer Australia's patient services team.
Ms Richardson is experienced in caring for people who have had surgical treatment for their bowel cancer and require a temporary or permanent ileostomy or colostomy.
Fear of living with 'a bag' is common in bowel cancer patients but can be significantly eased with the right advice and practical support. Read More
Teresa Mitchell-Paterson - Bowel Care Nutritionist
Teresa Mitchell-Paterson is qualified Nutritionist who holds a Masters of Health Science in Human Nutrition and is herself a bowel cancer survivor. Ms Mitchell-Paterson is a member of Bowel Cancer Australia's patient services team.
Ms Mitchell-Paterson helps with practical advice on food choices during treatment and in recovery. Read More
Julien Wiggins -
Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO of Australia’s leading bowel cancer organisation, Julien Wiggins draws on his economics, law and government background when addressing one of the most challenging problems facing Australia’s public health – bowel cancer.
Under his leadership of Bowel Cancer Australia, the 100% community-funded charity realised its long-term goal of funding the $8.9 million Lawrence Penn Chair in Bowel Cancer Research in perpetuity at the University of Sydney.
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