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Graham Newstead AM -
Colorectal Surgeon

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.
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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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Claire Annear -
Community Engagement Manager

Claire Annear is the National Community Engagement Manager of Bowel Cancer Australia, a national charity with a vision to reduce incidence, death and suffering associated with bowel cancer through improved awareness, advocacy, education, support and research.
Ms Annear works with individuals, groups and organisations making it simple for them to engage with and support Bowel Cancer Australia's extensive programs and activities.
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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.
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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.
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Amanda Richardson -
Stomal Therapist

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.
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0412 915 797
  • icon Graham Newstead AMColorectal Surgeon
  • icon Julien WigginsChief Executive Officer
  • icon Claire AnnearCommunity Engagement
  • icon Tammy FarrellBowel Care Nurse
  • icon Teresa Mitchell-PatersonBowel Care Nutritionist
  • icon Amanda RichardsonStomal Therapist
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