The Clinical Council provides a critical overview of the NQPHN regions to ensure that overall investment is in line with the regional HNA.
The council acts in an advisory capacity to the NQPHN Clinical Governance Committee which has the delegated responsibility of the NQPHN Board.
Membership of the council is comprised of GPs, allied health professionals, mental health clinicians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals, community/practice nurses, and public health/health promotion representatives. They meet four times a year.
Lisa was born in Brisbane and was the first in her family to go to university. She completed her science, research honours (molecular genetics of cancer) and medical degree at the University of Queens...Read bio
Dr Konrad Kangru is a general practitioner with a particular focus on primary care in rural and remote communities. He has been the independent Chair of the NQPHN Clinical Council for the past three y...Read bio
Melanie Dunstan is a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner, Midwife, Diabetes Educator, Child Health Nurse, and Women’s Health Nurse who is passionate about improving health for disadvantaged Austral...Read bio
Caroline has worked in Healthcare for over 25 years across many organisations from private, not to profit to government positions. Caroline first started work as a scientist in private pathology an...Read bio
Julie Goodall is the Owner of Phoenix Podiatry Centre in Townsville and works in the role of Clinical Research Coordinator (Podiatry} at Townsville Hospital and Health Service. Julie has worked in Pod...Read bio
Karalyn is a community pharmacist and an accredited consultant pharmacist. Karalyn performs locum services, medication reviews and delivers quality use of medication programs mainly in rural and regio...Read bio
Dr Jason King is a Primary Care Physician with a decade of experience working in remote Australia in the Kimberleys to Far North Queensland. He is a Yued Noongar man from the small community of Dandar...Read bio
Shane MacDonald is a community pharmacist, academic and researcher at James Cook University. Shane has managed community pharmacies in North Queensland for 7 years and currently works at James Cook Un...Read bio
Kath McFarlane has worked in the field of health promotion for over 20 years and has completed a PhD focused on building health promotion and research capacity in an Aboriginal Community Controlled He...Read bio
Tom McMillan is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with clinical, governance and management roles across the healthcare spectrum. He is the Executive Director of the Physio Plus Group which ...Read bio
Natalie Musumeci is the Regional Manager of Australian Red Cross North Qld for Community Services, including Homelessness, Mental Health, Family early intervention and support, Social Enterprise, Neig...Read bio
Dr Chris Stelmaschuk is an experienced General Practitioner who has a strong passion for improving the health of all North Queenslanders. He is Practice Principal and Director at North Shore General P...Read bio