Michelle is responsible for the overall coordination of the VST…Read More
Michelle is responsible for the overall coordination of the VST program including program governance, engagement of sites and management of stakeholder relationships. She has a clinical background in physiotherapy and holds a Master of Public Health.
Kathleen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the VST Program.…Read More
Kathleen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the VST Program. Her primary responsibility is to coordinate and undertake research activities across the VST Program. Kathleen has previously worked in a number of applied research roles, taught research design and statistics as well as supervised student research. Kathleen has a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (Hons) and a PhD (Psychology) from Monash University.
Joosup is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the VST Program…Read More
Joosup is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the VST Program with a background in biomedical science and economics. Joosup’s primary role in the VST Program is to coordinate collection of data that will be used to undertake an economic evaluation of the program. Joosup is also involved with the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry and has been involved in several other public health research projects related to stroke.
Sally manages the on call roster of VST neurologists and…Read More
Sally manages the on call roster of VST neurologists and provides administrative support for the program. Sally is experienced in project and business management in both the public and private sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a Graduate Certificate of Business Management.
Nancy works with the VST site coordinators in the collection…Read More
Nancy works with the VST site coordinators in the collection of project data and is also responsible for managing the VST database. Nancy has worked on several programs in a similar capacity, including Life After Stroke, Know Your Numbers, Stroke123, T3 and AuSCR. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) and is currently completing her PhD specifically looking at nutritional supplementation in Type 2 Diabetes to improve skeletal muscle function.
Karen provides support in the collection of project data and…Read More
Karen provides support in the collection of project data and managing the VST database, as well as assists in the preparation of ethics applications, project reports and publications for the VST program. She has previously worked as a research assistant on projects investigating other neurological conditions. Karen holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons).
Lisa works part time as a Senior Occupational Therapist in…Read More
Lisa works part time as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the rehabilitation ward at Northeast Health Wangaratta. Lisa has worked with stroke survivors for the last 7 years in both metropolitan and regional rehabilitation settings. Lisa has a Masters in Occupational Therapy.
Justin is a registered nurse with 21 years of experience.…Read More
Justin is a registered nurse with 21 years of experience. He has worked in a wide range of clinical settings. Justin has been working in the Hume region since 2007 and has extensive project management experience.
Casey is a Registered Nurse with 10 years experience within the…Read More
Casey is a Registered Nurse with 10 years experience within the general acute wards as well as acute stroke management. She is currently working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the stroke unit at Ballarat Health Services and has completed a Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience Nursing.
Anne is a registered nurse with 30 years of nursing…Read More
Anne is a registered nurse with 30 years of nursing experience in Australia and abroad. She has a certificate in Critical Care Nursing. Anne has been employed at Central Gippsland Health Service for 18 years, the last seven as the Clinical Trials/ Research Nurse overseeing a variety of studies including Cardiac, Stroke, Sepsis and Sedation in ICU.
Janet is a Registered Nurse with 21 years’ experience working…Read More
Janet is a Registered Nurse with 21 years’ experience working in Australia and abroad. She has a Masters in Health and Graduate Diploma in Critical Care. Janet has previous project experience having worked as a Commissioning Manager for a Sydney Re-development Project and as an Accreditation Coordinator and on the LRH Nurse Practitioner Project. Janet currently works in the LRH Emergency Department delivering care for patients with stroke.
Mick is a Registered Nurse with 25 years’ experience predominately…Read More
Mick is a Registered Nurse with 25 years’ experience predominately in rural and remote nursing. He is currently practicing as a CNC in an Aged Services in Emergency Team (ASET) and has a passion for linking the elderly to available services.
Janette is a registered nurse with 40 years of experience,…Read More
Janette is a registered nurse with 40 years of experience, including intensive care, education, research and 10 years as Unit Manager of a 34 bed Medical/Surgical/ICU ward which also provided acute and rehabilitative stroke care. Janette has a Masters in Applied Management (Health) and extensive project experience including the implementation of a Stroke Clinical pathway.
Catharina, also known by second name Lienkie, is a medical…Read More
Catharina, also known by second name Lienkie, is a medical practitioner with six years of clinical experience in numerous hospital settings. She has an MBChB degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, holds an AMC certificate, and is a registered practitioner in both South Africa and Australia. Her primary interest lies in medical administration and in public health, and is commencing the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration training program from 2016. She has been appointed as the RACMA registrar at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service.
Julie is a Registered Nurse with 40 years of experience.…Read More
Julie is a Registered Nurse with 40 years of experience. She has a Master of Nursing, Diploma of Rehabilitation and Critical Care, and has clinical experience and interest in critical care cardiac nursing, general rehabilitation, clinical education and acute medical nursing. Julie’s interest draws on the ‘whole of person’ impact of stroke, and how good health management systems can have a positive influence on quality of life.
Lisa is a Registered Nurse with 25 years of experience…Read More
Lisa is a Registered Nurse with 25 years of experience in critical care, coordinated care and health services project management, training and facilitation in regional and metropolitan areas. She is passionate about working with people to improve the health of communities.
Ashley is a Registered Nurse with experience working with stroke…Read More
Ashley is a Registered Nurse with experience working with stroke patients from the sub-acute setting through to rehabilitation. She has nursed in Northern Territory and Victoria and is currently working as the Stroke Champion on the Medical/HDU ward at West Gippsland Hospital.
Patrick is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with 12 years’ experience…Read More
Patrick is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with 12 years’ experience in stroke management. Currently working as the Stroke Liaison Nurse at South West Healthcare, Patrick has completed a Masters in Health Science – stroke specialisation.