Tony Clarkson (Chair)
Tony is a Psychotherapist who trained for six years in London and has a Masters in Psychotherapy. He is a clinical member of PACFA and also the chair of the Victorian PACFA Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia) leadership group.
He worked as a family psychotherapist in London and currently specialises in longer term work (6 months and more), working with trauma, abuse, early life events, relationship difficulties and addictions. He was the Clinical Manager -Bentleigh Bayside Community Health and former a Director in the Department of Justice where he was responsible for redesigning an $18m state-wide service system. He was also an executive manager at Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Better Place Australia.
He joined the Clinical Council in July 2019.
David is a GP and has been a partner in a Hampton general practice for two decades, having previously worked overseas and qualified at the University of Cape Town. In Australia, David received his Fellowship from the RACGP in 1993. He is married and has three sons.
Within his practice of five doctors, David is actively involved in teaching both medical students and GP registrars. His particular areas of interest are geriatrics and aged care, as well as asylum seeker health.
David was previously a Board Member of Bayside Division of General Practice, as well as Head of the GP Education Committee of the Bayside Medicare Local.
David is committed to GP Continuing Medical Education, as well as the importance of mechanisms to improve communication between general practitioners, hospitals, allied health, and community health sectors.
Dr Siddiqui is GP at Evans Road Medical Centre in Cranbourne West.
He had been practising medicine in England until he moved to Australia. He has grown up, and worked, all over the world, including West Africa , Asia and England. In England, he completed a Masters in Public Health (MPH), he has worked for The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and published four clinical guidelines. He completed his specialisation in General Practice from the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK and has now made Australia home with his wife and baby daughter.
In his free time, he loves to spend time with his young family, playing badminton and cricket. He is also an avid supporter of Manchester United.
Dr Siddigui also recently supported SEMPHN by acting as its GP liaison for its recent general practitioner symposium.
He joined the Clinical Council in July 2019.
Iain is physiotherapist and Director, Integrated Care and Dental at Peninsula Health. He is Chair of Guide Dogs Victoria’s Consumer Advisory Council and the Peninsula Model Chronic Disease Alliance and sits on Monash University’s Physiotherapy Course Steering Committee.
Dr Ratnavelar is a GP who has worked in various demographic areas for the past 23 years.
She has sat one many health steering committees to do with cancer and Immunisation, and was involved in the curriculum development for fifth year medical students studying general practice. She has taught and mentored Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Registrars, medical students from Monash and Melbourne Universities, and medical students at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.
She also has extensive experience in dealing with refugee and asylum seekers health.
She joined the Clinical Council in July 2019.
Sue is General Manager, Community and Clinical Care, at Inner South Community Health Service. She has 25 years’ experience working with disadvantaged communities both in Australia and overseas. Sue has held management positions since 1999 in both the health and welfare sectors and has a passion for reducing inequity in health by addressing the factors that create disadvantage. She has a keen interest in research, homelessness and health, advocacy, policy and health equity.
Sue is a registered nurse and holds a Graduate Diploma in Community Health and a Masters in Public Health.
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