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.

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. Founder, inventor and…

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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, particularly analysing the way nurses…

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Introducing Sharon McGowan

The Australian Stroke Alliance Board member, Sharon McGowan, @SharonMcGowan_, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Stroke Foundation. A passionate voice for the stroke community, Ms McGowan provides an important…

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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, working in community health centres, private…

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Introducing Professor Dominique Cadilhac

Yes, it’s exciting to design new models of healthcare including innovative diagnostic equipment to place in aeromedical helicopters and planes. But how do we make sure these bold inventions will…

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Introducing Peta Rutherford

Australian Stroke Alliance brings together a wide range of people who will advocate to improve stroke care across the nation. Peta Rutherford is the CEO of Rural Doctors’ Association of…

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Introducing Professor Chris Bladin

The Australian Stroke Alliance team understands the importance of fast stroke treatment. We are preparing to deliver urgent, life-saving care across our vast continent using world-first technology. So it makes…

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Introducing Associate Professor Kate Fox

The Alliance is unusual – we are bringing together academic engineers and commercial partners from the very beginning of our audacious program. We hope shared knowledge and a diverse approach…

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