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Behind the scenes with the Victorian Chief Clinical Officers

Time: 03:15 PM AEDT - 04:00 PM AEDT

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Where: Online - join via your computer!

Your Facilitator: Adj. Assoc. Professor Ann Maree Keenan

Your Panellists: Adj Assoc Prof Alan Eade ASM, Adj Prof Tanya Farrell, Adj Assoc Prof Donna Markham, Prof Andrew Wilson.

About the Webinar:

Our Chief Clinical Officers, the peak professional leads in Victoria, have worked together through the pandemic to provide expert leadership, professional representation, advice and advocacy to all levels of the health system - from our hospitals through to the government. 

Moderated by Safer Care Victoria's Acting CEO Ann Maree Keenan, this fifth and final webinar of the series will provide insights from Victoria’s Chief Clinical Officers - Alan Eade Chief Paramedic Officer, Tanya Farrell Acting Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Donna Markham Chief Allied Health Officer and Andrew Wilson Chief Medical Officer.

Our panel of Victoria's Chief Clinical officers will reflect on;

  • the emotional, physical and psychosocial challenges of COVID-19
  • strategies they have used to practice self-care
  • the challenges and triumphs during the pandemic and how we can prepare for COVID normal.

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Adj Assoc Prof Alan Eade ASM

Alan is the Chief Paramedic Officer at Safer Care Victoria. He believes the delivery of great care is all about collaboration and cooperation between professions, with recognition that great care is always delivered through a multi-disciplinary partnership. He is focused on strengthening relationships between paramedics and other health professions in order to ensure integrated, best system performance is delivered for the best patient outcomes for all Victorians.

Adj Prof Tanya Farrell

Tanya Farrell is the Acting Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer at Safer Care Victoria. She is a midwife and a nurse - and holds two key roles that focus on improving healthcare for women, babies and children across Victoria.

As the Chair of CCOPMM she oversees the investigation and reporting of all maternal, perinatal and paediatric mortality and morbidity as well as providing advice to the Minister for Health, Safer Care Victoria (SCV) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on strategies to improve clinical care and avoid preventable deaths and significant morbidity in Victoria. The Council also manages the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC), a population-based surveillance system that collects and analyses comprehensive information on the health of mothers and babies, in order to contribute to improvements in their health.

As the Maternity Advisor Tanya provides strategic clinical leadership and advice on issues related to maternity services and midwifery, particularly in relation to safety and quality improvement.

Tanya is also an Adjunct Professor in Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University. Prior to these appointments she was the Executive Director of Midwifery and Nursing at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria. 

Adj Assoc Prof Donna Markham

Donna is the Victorian Chief Allied Health Officer and is a qualified occupational therapist who has worked in healthcare for more than 17 years. Donna has led many significant allied health reforms, workforce development changes, and research projects. She is a mum of two boys and advocates for the important role women play both at home and in the workplace, particularly in executive leadership. She has worked in both public and private health in a variety of senior management and leadership roles, and was a finalist for the Telstra Victorian Young Business Women's Award in 2014. Donna is a graduate of the Williamson Community Leadership Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has an adjunct academic appointment at Monash University.

Prof Andrew Wilson

Andrew is the Chief Medical Officer at Safer Care Victoria. Spanning a successful career in clinical medicine, Andrew continues to practise as a cardiologist at St Vincent’s Health Melbourne, in the private sector and in rural Victoria. His clinical focus is on treatment and prevention of atherosclerosis. He has an academic appointment at the University of Melbourne and leads an active clinical research program supervising research students and fellows.

He previously worked at Stanford University Medical Centre where he was a NHMRC Research Fellow focusing on translational research in atherosclerosis.


Adj. Assoc. Professor Ann Maree Keenan

Ann Maree is passionate about nursing and midwifery and the absolute critical role that nurses, and midwives have in providing quality, safe and compassionate care.

Ann Maree is a senior healthcare executive who has combined nursing leadership with operational accountability. She has experience in health service capital programs and has led the development and implementation of patient models of care. Before progressing into management, Ann Maree worked in a variety of clinical areas, including renal nursing and infection control. She has an adjunct academic appointment with Deakin University. Ann Maree is currently the Acting Chief Executive at Safer Care Victoria where she has a substantive position as the Victorian Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer.

Last month, IPAA Victoria formally recognised Ann Maree for her strong leadership and standout contributions to public Health as one of the established top 50 public sector women for 2020.

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