Abhi is a medical oncologist currently completing the second year of his fellowship in drug development and early phase anti cancer trials at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton in the United Kingdom. In his non existent spare time he is completing a part time PhD through Sydney University in informed consent and clinical ethics during communication with patients with advanced cancer. He has a strong interest in drug development, clinical trials, communication and also in hospital culture, burnout and doctor welfare.
Antonia is an Advanced Trainee in Neurology with a background in human rights law and inorganic chemistry. Antonia has a longstanding interest in teaching, helping to facilitate the Clinical Teaching Fellowship Program at the University of Sydney and founding a clinically based Peer Assisted Learning program in her final year of medical school. Antonia hopes to keep up her interest in teaching and mentorship during her next non-clinical adventure - maternity leave!
Bridget is a Palliative Care physician who enjoys working in a teaching hospital and palliative care unit in Sydney. Bridget completed her Bachelor of Medicine in 2003 at the University of Newcastle and was a physician trainee at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She completed her palliative care advanced training in 2013 and since then has worked as a palliative care staff specialist.
Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Bruce has practiced emergency medicine for over 30 years. He has been the Director of Prevocational Education & Training at POWH for 14 years. Bruce is a member of the HETI Prevocational Accreditation Committee and a survey team leader. His teaching interests include simulation, ultrasound, resuscitation and teaching teachers. Bruce feels JMO education is the essential foundation of good doctors and the key to this is good supervision. Although technologically challenged himself, he is happy to utilise the skills of others.
Chris is a Consultant Paediatrician who works in a teaching hospital in Sydney and in private rooms. As well as clinical Medicine he is enthusiastic about health communication and teaching. Chris is a Conjoint Lecturer for the University of New South Wales and writes the occasional article on child health for mainstream media. He also teaches Advanced Paediatric Life Support and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Chris completed his Internship at Bankstown Hospital and Paediatric training through the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. On the days when he is not at work he enjoys playing with his children, and also when they play by themselves.
Dennis Neuen as an Intern at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, having completed medical school at the University of Notre Dame Sydney. Dennis has strong interests in rheumatology, teaching and research. He previously completed an undergraduate music degree focusing on musicology and jazz piano. In his free time, he listens to jazz and is unnecessarily passionate about rugby league and the Wests Tigers.
Duncan is a Basic Physician Trainee at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. He hopes to pursue a career combining clinical medicine, research, policy and advocacy. Duncan is passionate about health promotion and disease prevention, and providing person-centred care.
Alexandra is a Resident Medical Officer in Critical Care, based at Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Alex is originally from Melbourne, having completed her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Biomedicine, at the University of Melbourne. She moved to Sydney for a change of scenery to complete post graduate medicine at The University of Sydney. Alex also completed her first year of internship in Sydney, before returning to Melbourne. Outside of study and working, Alex is an avid traveller and speaks German and Spanish. She enjoys being active most days, and hobbies include sport and exercise. Alex is grateful for the opportunity to work with onthewards and to help other junior doctors like herself become a little more prepared for the huge adventure and challenge of becoming a doctor.
Elie is a Neurology Advanced Trainee and a NHMRC postgraduate scholar based in Sydney, Australia. He is a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney and has a strong passion for medical education and clinical research. Having co-founded a hospital clinical redesign committee, Elie believes junior doctors have an important responsibility in pioneering innovation to improve the healthcare systems within which they work.
Elizabeth is a General Practitioner in Sydney, Australia. She studied medicine at the University of Sydney, and completed an undergraduate degree in classical piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Elizabeth is interested in medical education and mentorship. She is a member of DocVox, the NSW Doctors Choir.
Grace is a Senior Resident Medical Officer at Sydney Children’s Hospital who is passionate about improving education and communication within healthcare and the FOAM community. Aside from work with onthewards, Grace is involved with Don’t Forget The Bubbles and is on the organising committee for the inaugural DFTB17 conference. She is also a part of the back end of the Intensive Care Network and is on the organising committee for the Social Media and Critical Care Conference. She is a former Internal Director and Editor of the Australian Medical Student Journal. In her free time she loves travelling, board games, graphic design and good food.
Jemma is a Dual RACP/RACMA trainee currently working in Paediatrics at Perth Children’s Hospital and previously as a Medical Administration Registrar at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals. She has interests in medical leadership, doctors welfare, medical education and workforce planning. Jemma also sits on the Avant Doctors in Training Advisory Council, is actively involved it the Australian Medical Association and has been appointed to the Western Australia Clinical Senate for 2020. She uses all her spare time to travel and so as a result, is frequently asked by people whether she actually holds down a full time job.
Jenny is a Basic Physician Trainee with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney. With a PhD in medical oncology, she is passionate about research and its application to patient care. She also has a strong interest in medical education and has been an active tutor of medical students in both university and clinical settings for the past decade.
Ken is a staff specialist transplant hepatologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney where he completed most of his junior medical training and advanced training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In 2016, he spent a year overseas as the Hepatology Fellow at the Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently also completing a PhD at the Centenary Institute, Sydney. Ken has authored or co-authored over 30 papers in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and presented his research at major international conferences. He also has a passion for teaching medical students and junior medical officers and has twice won the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Teacher of the Year award.
Lise will commence internship as a junior doctor in 2019 at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. She has been an avid listener of onthewards since starting medical school and joined the team in 2017 to assist with digital formatting and content. Lise is a clinical medicine addict and is always looking for an opportunity to be immersed in the hospital environment. She has a keen interest in education and is involved in teaching and mentoring of first- and second-year medical students.
Nhi Nguyen is a Senior Staff Specialist Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Nepean Hospital and Clinical Advisor Intensive Care NSW, Agency for Clinical Innovation. Nhi provides advice on the antenatal and peripartum management of pregnant patients with medical problems and has an interest in the critically ill obstetric patient.
Intern at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with a background in biomedical science and critical care research. Sam recently completed his is Doctor of Medicine project which investigated the sources of misused pharmaceutical opioids in Australia. His interests include pain management, rheumatology and junior doctor welfare and education. In his spare time you will find Sam at a sports stadium or on the sand.
A Critical Care Senior Resident Medical Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sam has a background in Anatomy, Neurosciences and Political Science. He has a keen interest in Intensive Care, Tropical Medicine and Public Health and previously pursued these interests through overseas placements in Cuba and Papua New Guinea. In addition to work at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sam continues his studies in Public Health and Tropical Medicine through a Masters program at James Cook University.
Sarah is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead as well as Clinical Lead at the Agency for Clinical Innovation in NSW. Sarah is President for the Division of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and holds a Masters in Applied Management in Health. Sarah has a long-standing interest in trainee development, and is a strong advocate for improving Quality and Safety in Healthcare. She has a particular interest in clinicians leading change and has completed a Fulbright Scholarship to evaluate Clinical Leadership Development Programs in the United States.
Tom is an Advanced Trainee in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine with an interest in teaching and ultrasound. He has a strong background in the basic clinical sciences, and his approach to teaching is to focus on understanding from first principles. He is involved in various aspects of onthewards – from blogs to podcasts to sound and video editing.
Anthony is a Psychiatrist, Medical HR Expert, Coach, Technologist and Educationalist. He is one of the three original founders of the onthewards website. As the site’s first Chief Technology Officer, Anthony was integral in getting us up and running and helped to steer the onthewards website through its first three iterations. Whilst Anthony is no longer formally involved with onthewards, he remains a strong supporter, having spoken at our inaugural conference otw18. Anthony holds leadership and training positions at both the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Local Health District. He is also the Managing Director of AdvanceMed, a medical education and training company dedicated to helping doctors manage their medical careers.