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Dr Sue Phillips is the Chief Executive Officer at Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides comprehensive, up to date, evidence-based guidelines for patient management. Sue’s professional interest is in promoting the uptake of evidence-based research into clinical practice. Prior to joining TGL, Sue worked for 10 years as Director and later Interim Executive Director at the National Institute of Clinical Studies and National Health and Medical Research Council where she led large-scale clinical guideline development and implementation programs aimed at improving the quality of care in the Australian health care system. She has published several papers on the lessons learnt from programs on chronic heart failure management in primary care and venous thromboembolism prevention in public and private hospital settings. Sue studied biology at the University of Sussex and completed her doctorate in cellular immunology and cancer research at the University of Oxford. When she completed her postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Australian National University’s John Curtin School of Medical Research, Sue joined the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing to pursue her interests in health policy development and program implementation. From 1999 to 2001, Sue worked for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners where she provided strategic advice on high level policy issues affecting general practice. In 2008, Sue was awarded an Australia Day Achievement Medallion for leadership of the national Venous Thromboembolism prevention program in the category of special projects that have made a significant contribution to the nation. Sue has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Guidelines-International-Network since 2009 and was appointed Vice-Chair in 2014.
Rob was for many years the Head of a General Medical Unit and the Director of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, as well as the Dean of the Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals Clinical School of the University of Melbourne. More recently he has been the Professor of Medicine and then acting Dean of the Fiji School of Medicine, from which he has now retired as Emeritus Professor. Rob has been actively involved with TGL ever since it first began, including being the Chairman of many writing committees and the first Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Leigh-Anne is a pharmacist with several years’ experience in primary care in the UK. After completing her PhD in neuropharmacology in 2003, Leigh-Anne joined the British National Formulary (BNF) as a staff editor. Over the years she worked her way up through the ranks, eventually being promoted to the executive team of the BNF’s parent company, Pharmaceutical Press. Leigh-Anne loves being out of doors, and is a keen cyclist, climber, skier, and picnic-er.
Susan Daskalakis joined TGL as an editor in 2009. She has a background in pharmacy, with a particular interest in neurology, pain management and aged care. Susan has worked in major teaching hospitals in Melbourne and the UK, and also works in community pharmacy.
As the Office Manager of TGL, Judeline Suares manages general sales and administration. She is one of the longest serving (though not oldest!) staff members. Judeline was born in India and is a graduate of Madras Christian College (India), where she earned a masters in english literature. When she’s not at work, Judeline enjoys reading, gardening, shopping (a bit too much) and doting on her 3 beautiful dogs.
Adrian joined TGL in 2017 as the Sales & Marketing Director, and has a background in fast moving consumer goods in both Australia and Asia. He has a Graduate Certificate in Marketing from the University of NSW – and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management ( FAIM ) Away from business, he is active in the Rotary Club of Camberwell as a volunteer – where his interests are in both local & international community projects & also in youth leadership initiatives.
Melanie Rosella joined TGL as an editor in 2008. She has a background in hospital pharmacy, having worked at Austin Health as a clinical ward pharmacist and in the Outreach Pharmacy service. Melanie has a masters degree in public health from the University of Melbourne. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys catching up with friends for coffee and spending time with her gorgeous nephew!
Jess first joined Therapeutic Guidelines as an editor in 2013 after working for many years as a clinical pharmacist. After a brief return to clinical pharmacy, she rejoined the editorial team in 2016. Jess has qualifications in pharmacy and public health. She is a lover of cookbooks and a keen amateur runner.
Loretta Dalla-Valle has worked at TGL since its beginnings. Her duties involve customer service, processing of orders, administration, and tending to board and expert writing group meetings. She thoroughly enjoys her work at TGL and finds the staff warm and friendly. Her other passions in life are painting and decorating, camping, socialising, and relaxing at home with her beautiful family.
Jess started working at TGL in 2011 full-time whilst completing her traineeship in Certificate IV in Business Administration. Jess assists with reception, administration, phone enquiries, orders and deliveries. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer with her nieces and nephews as well as painting and shopping.
Erin is a pharmacist with over 10 years of experience, 8 of which have been spent working in developing countries. Starting as an AVI volunteer in Solomon Islands in 2008, Erin has continued to work in health development ever since. Returning to Australia in 2016, Erin joined TGL as the Developing Countries Program Manager where she is thrilled to be able to support developing countries to access Therapeutic Guidelines resources.
Carol Norquay was lured to Australia from the UK in 1998 to assist with development of eTG complete. As an editor, Carol has worked with expert groups to update topics in Psychotropic, Neurology and Respiratory titles. Prior to working at TGL, Carol was the Production Editor at the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin in London. She has a BSc in pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in publishing and editing from the University of Melbourne.
Susie is a science graduate with a Ph.D. in medicine. Her initial career was in medical research. For several years Susie worked in a division of general practice and managed projects that promoted the quality use of medicines. Before joining Therapeutic Guidelines in 2007, Susie worked as a freelance scientific proofreader and editor.
After being on the expert writing group for 3 editions of Therapeutic Guidelines: Psychotropic, Jo Allardice was delighted to join TGL as an editor in 2008. She is able to combine her love of words with her interest in encouraging optimal patient care. Jo has worked in community pharmacy, community mental health and, most recently, as Director of Pharmacy for The Royal Melbourne Hospital - Royal Park Campus. Jo is enjoying expanding her knowledge in the field of editing.
Jane O’Connor joined TGL as an editor in 2016. She has a background in both industry and community pharmacy and has also previously worked as a medical education writer.
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 is now working towards a masters degree that also incorporates publishing. Jo has also been co-editor of a small journal for health librarians since 2008.
Janine has a long and successful track record delivering complex and creative digital solutions across a range of industries. Her recent work has involved driving website and data transformation programs in the health sector. She has qualifications in psychology, interaction design and linguistics. Janine's role at Therapeutic Guidelines centres on managing the business delivery of strategic digital plans, contributing to product design and analysing performance.
Michelle joined TGL in 2015, keen to contribute to the development of the Therapeutic Guidelines after being an avid user for many years. Prior to joining TGL she was a Team Leader for the eHealth & Decision Support program at NPS MedicineWise. Her other roles include working as a hospital pharmacist, undertaking research, developing software and teaching pharmacy students in Fiji. Michelle has qualifications in pharmacy and public health, and has published numerous papers on e-health and clinical decision support. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the Australian outback, bushwalking and tending to her vegetable patch.
Jacinta Walker joined TGL in 2017 in the role of Digital Production Coordinator. She has previously worked at a leading web development agency and major insurance company in similar digital ninja-type roles. When she’s not at work, she volunteers her time with the Rotary Club of Melbourne Park and currently serves as Club President.
Dr Heath Kelly is a public health physician/medical epidemiologist with 30 years’ experience, including 10 years clinical experience in paediatrics, regional general practice, regional public health and community health. He has honorary academic appointments as Associate Professor in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne and as Adjunct Professor at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University. He comes to Therapeutic Guidelines after almost 20 years as the Head of Epidemiology at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, now part of the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne. Dr Kelly is an author of more than 240 peer-reviewed publications.
Alana Meaklim joined TGL as an editor in 2017. She has worked as a clinical pharmacist at Austin Health where she managed the undergraduate pharmacy education and training program for many years. Alana is also an experienced clinical informatics pharmacist with a special interest in improving medication safety through electronic medication management systems. In her spare time, Alana enjoys baking and dressmaking.
Lisa Waddell joined TGL as an editor in 2017. She has worked as a clinical pharmacist in private and public hospitals in Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland. Lisa is currently completing a post graduate degree in clinical pharmacy. When she’s not editing or studying, Lisa keeps active outdoors and hopes to get a dog.