Partner Profiles

What drives our partners to join us in our quest to deliver urgent, prehospital stroke care? Find out what makes these talented individuals tick.

Ambulance champion oversees telehealth trial

Grant Hocking has been with Ambulance Victoria for 36 years and has worked as a MICA paramedic, a clinical support officer and is currently the Improvement lead, covering statewide initiatives.

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David Waters – Spreading the word to first responders

Paramedics are the first to assess patients in the field. So, it makes sense to involve this essential profession from the very beginning as we pursue our quest to improve…

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Dr Mardi Steer with dummy

Introducing Dr Mardi Steere

What does a great day at work look like for Dr Mardi Steere? Mardi thrives on the daily pressures of urgent aeromedical retrieval with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Introducing Professor Stan Skafidas

A legend of nanoelectronics, Stan Skafidas is trying to build a tricorder. Star trek fans will understand. He also works with our industry engagement and commercialisation teams.

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Introducing Professor Sandy Middleton

Professor Sandy Middleton is the Director of Nursing Research at the Australian Catholic University. She focusses on stroke and the way research can improve care.

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Introducing Sharon McGowan

Australian Stroke Alliance Board member, Sharon McGowan, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Stroke Foundation and a passionate voice for the stroke community.

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Introducing Associate Professor Gabrielle O’Kane

Associate Professor Gabrielle O’Kane is the CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance and has been a rural dietitian for more than 35 years.

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Introducing Professor Dominique Cadilhac

Dominique Cadilhac has an avant-garde approach to health systems research and sharp eye for economic evaluation.

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Introducing Peta Rutherford

Peta Rutherford is the CEO of Rural Doctors’ Association of Australia. She also serves on our Rural and Remote Health Advisory Council.

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Telehealth

Introducing Professor Chris Bladin

Chris Bladin is a pioneer of stroke telemedicine, who delivers expert stroke care to people living far from Victoria’s and Tasmania’s major metropolitan hospitals or specialist stroke units.

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