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Chief Executive Officer
Leigh initially joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2013 as Editorial Director, then stepped up to the CEO role in 2019. Leigh holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and a PhD in neuropharmacology. She worked for several years in primary care as a pharmacist, before discovering a passion for publishing that became the focus of her career. Leigh loves being out in the world—hiking, skiing, cycling, picnicking, and meditative wandering on the beach with her dogs.
Alvet is a software architect and engineer with over 20 years of experience. He has travelled for work extensively across six out of seven continents to design solutions for a wide range of businesses. In addition to studying towards a PhD Alvet holds a BSc. in Software Engineering, MBA and Master of Applied Finance including over a dozen technology certifications from Microsoft, Amazon, Project Management Institute, CompTIA Security and ITIL. Alvet joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2020 as Technology Director and now prefers being closer to home in Melbourne.
Alli Patterson is a clinical pharmacist with experience in publishing, at both Therapeutic Guidelines and the BNF. She leads the team of Editors and Medical Advisors to regularly develop and review content with clinical experts in the field. Alli enjoys engaging with key stakeholders and driving strategic objectives to meet the needs of healthcare practitioners. Alli loves to spend time with her family and friends and keep active outdoors.
Sales and Marketing Director
Alya joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2018 as the Sales and Marketing Director and holds a Master's degree in Advertising and a Certificate in Governance Practice. Over the past 20 years Alya has worked across several industries including healthcare, publishing, advertising, and retail. She specialises in business management, marketing, advertising, and strategic planning. Alya is passionate about building brands and loves collaborating with high performing teams. In her spare time, Alya enjoys photography and painting abstracts.
Leanne Russell joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2018 as Company Secretary. She holds a range of business and governance qualifications including a Master of Business Administration and is an Associate Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Leanne has extensive experience in providing governance advice to boards and executive management in the not-for-profit and public sectors. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, gardening and photography trips.
Partnership Program Medical Advisor
Rob is a retired general physician and clinical pharmacologist, having worked all his career at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and then the Fiji School of Medicine. Rob has been actively involved with Therapeutic Guidelines in various capacities ever since it first began, and now enjoys his retirement largely playing golf.
Partnership Program Manager
Mieke joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2018. She has worked as a pharmacist in Solomon Islands and Fiji and has a Master of Global Health from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Mieke has also worked as a hospital and community pharmacist and in research and education roles in Australia. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the outdoors wherever she is living.
Susan Daskalakis joined Therapeutic Guidelines as an editor in 2009. She has a background in pharmacy, and has worked in major teaching hospitals in Melbourne and the UK, as well as community pharmacy.
Jessica Gibney joined Therapeutic Guidelines as an editor in 2013 after many years working as a clinical pharmacist in both hospital and community settings. Jessica has qualifications in pharmacy and public health. She is a lover of cookbooks and a keen amateur runner.
Jane O’Connor joined Therapeutic Guidelines as an editor in 2016. Jane holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy. She has experience in industry and community pharmacy, and as a medical education writer. Outside of work, Jane loves cycling and bikepacking.
Melanie Rosella joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2008. She has qualifications in pharmacy and public health and has a particular interest in translating evidence into point-of-care information for clinicians. Melanie is currently leading the targeted updates team, which is focused on keeping the guidelines up to date between scheduled revisions. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys catching up with friends and spending time with her son and twin girls.
Georgia Hill joined the Therapeutic Guidelines team in 2019 bringing almost 2 decades of experience in improving organisational processes, productivity, and efficiency. Georgia holds a Diploma in Business (Frontline Management) and Human Resource Management and has experience in finance operations, human resources, project and events management. Georgia is an Operations specialist with an enthusiasm for continuous improvement whilst fostering a positive team culture and support initiatives. When she is not at work, Georgia is active with a young family and thoroughly enjoys whipping up a storm in the kitchen.
Carol Norquay joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 1998 to assist with the development of digital products. She is currently responsible for managing content releases and is always on the lookout for ways to improve the efficiency of the publishing process. Carol has a BSc in Pharmacology, an MA in Publishing and Editing, and has completed courses on XML, UX and Project Management. When not working, she likes to go for long walks with her silly spaniel.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Loretta Dalla-Valle has worked at Therapeutic Guidelines since its beginnings. Her duties involve customer service, accounts payable and receivable, administration, payroll and tending to board and expert writing group meetings. She thoroughly enjoys her work and finds the staff warm and friendly. Her other passions in life are painting and drawing, decorating, camping, socialising, and relaxing at her onsite van at Inverloch with her beautiful family.
Jess joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2012 as Administrative Assistant. Her duties consist of reception duties, phone enquiries and support, orders and deliveries. When Jess she isn’t working, she enjoys spending quality time with her two dogs and family members.
Subi Steve joined Therapeutic Guidelines as a Sales Coordinator in late August 2020. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. She is experienced in analysing data, business process improvements, and project coordination. Subi has over 10 years of experience in a variety of roles working with blue-chip organisations like McKinsey & Company, IBM and HCL Enterprise. Most recently she worked as a Product Analyst at Informit, owned by RMIT University. Outside of work, Subi has interests in organising her home, spending time quality time with her family in nature and seeing the world through the eyes of her little astronaut son.
Caroline Hall has been a rural and metropolitan general practitioner for many years who has had diverse clinical experience. She has also enjoyed a lengthy career as a medical advisor and GP consultant to the TAC clinical Panel and holds appointment as Presiding Member and mentor at Medical Panels Victoria (medical dispute resolution). She joined Therapeutic Guidelines as a medical advisor and Chairperson in 2018 and has enjoyed working with the team on a number of Guidelines.
Felicia Devchand joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2019 as an Editor. Felicia holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy, and a Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice. She has experience in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Outside of work Felicia loves watching movies, travelling, and going on adventures with her dog, Charlie.
Brad Eaden joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2020 as an Editor. Brad holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy. He has experience in hospital and community pharmacy in Australia and New Zealand. Outside of work Brad enjoys swimming, watching sports and travelling.
Mina is a pharmacist and has experience in management, professional services, and pharmaceutical compounding. In his spare time Mina enjoys keeping active, all things cars, as well as learning about new and interesting technology.
Madeleine joined Therapeutic Guidelines as an editor in 2021. She has experience working as a clinical pharmacist in both paediatrics and paediatric oncology. Madeleine has also recently completed her Master of Public Health. In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys escaping to the country, the odd hike, playing the piano, Irish dancing and preparing for Christmas.
Jenifer Liang joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2019 as an Editor. Jenifer holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice. She has experience in hospital and community pharmacy, research, and teaching. Outside of work, Jenifer enjoys trying new restaurants, watching films, listening to music and all things crafty.
Hazel Moore joined Therapeutic Guidelines as an Editor in 2018, which combined her two passions for writing and healthcare. Before joining Therapeutic Guidelines, Hazel worked for eight years as a clinical pharmacist in various hospitals in Melbourne, and as a community pharmacist in Bendigo. She has experience in IVF, geriatric care, and cardiology and neurology. Hazel has a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Monash University, and a post-graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy from the University of Tasmania. In her spare time, Hazel cycles the hills of Eltham and beyond, and enjoys reading and attending arts, music, and cultural events.
Venita is a doctor with over 20 years’ experience and worked as a staff specialist in Emergency Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, for ten years. She retrained in professional writing and editing at RMIT University, graduating in 2016. With an interest in Toxicology, she joined Therapeutic Guidelines in August 2018 as editor on the Toxicology & Toxinology guidelines. She also loves writing fiction and music reviews, going to the football, and hanging out with her family, friends, and greyhound.
Maeve O’Sullivan joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2021 as an Editor. Maeve has worked as a clinical and managing pharmacist in private hospitals across Victoria, with specialist training in IVF. She is an avid reader and novice ‘Melbourne foodie’.
Prior to joining Therapeutic Guidelines as an Editor in 2021, Rohaana worked as a pharmacist in hospital and community settings. She has qualifications in pharmacy and digital health, and keen interests in health literacy and improving health equity in migrant communities. Outside of work, Rohaana is an avid photographer, and enjoys dance classes, baking sweet treats and attempting to learn to read and write in Tamil.
Sue Shanley joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2019 as an Editor, after 15 years as a cancer geneticist, working in familial cancer clinics in the United Kingdom and Australia. In her spare time, she enjoys supporting local bakeries, learning German and spending time with cats.
Michelle joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2015 as an Editor. She is a pharmacist and has a Master of Public Health. Michelle’s other roles have included working as a hospital pharmacist, undertaking research, developing software and teaching pharmacy students in Australia and Fiji. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, reading, camping, hiking and growing vegetables.
Lisa Waddell joined Therapeutic Guidelines as an editor in 2017. She has a postgraduate degree in clinical pharmacy and before joining Therapeutic Guidelines, worked in private and public hospitals in Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland. In her free time, Lisa enjoys being active outdoors, including gardening, running, cycling, swimming or just wandering about.
Jo was a clinical nurse specialist before requalifying as a health sciences librarian. During her studies Jo’s interest in writing and editing grew, and she has since completed a diploma and a Master’s degree that incorporates publishing. Jo also co-edited a small journal for health librarians from 2008 to 2016.
After being on the expert writing group for 3 editions of Therapeutic Guidelines: Psychotropic, Jo Allardice joined Therapeutic Guidelines as an editor in 2008. She has a background in pharmacy and leapt at the chance to promote quality use of medicines and patient-centred care while indulging her love of words. Jo is now contributing as a part-time Assistant Editor.
Erin joined Therapeutic Guidelines as an Assistant Editor in 2018. She has a Bachelor of Health Science and worked for many years in hospitals and private specialist rooms. She has a background as an editor of scientific, technical and medical journals. In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, other people’s cooking and live music.
Hannah joined the Therapeutic Guidelines team in 2020 as an Assistant Editor. She has a background in medical writing and is experienced in developing pharmaceutical-based promotional and educational content. She also has laboratory experience in a commercial pathology setting. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, hiking, and camping.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Punsara Bamunusinghe joined Therapeutic Guidelines in 2021 as a Quality Assurance Engineer. Punsara holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Computer Science specialised in Business Information Technology. She has experience working in an Agile (Scrum) environment and driving quality assurance and innovation through the top of the line manual and automated testing techniques and tools. Outside of work, Punsara loves to travel and read.