Dr Clea Alexander
Dr Clea Alexander has been working as a General Practitioner since 2010. She has a particular interest in preventative health, mental health and wellbeing, and the use of lifestyle interventions to prevent and manage chronic disease. She holds a fellowship of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM). She is in the process of completing a health coaching certification, and is working towards incorporating 'group consultations', (otherwise known as 'shared medical appointments') into her practice in 2023.
Dr Kelly-Anne Garnier
Following a career in the financial services industry, Dr Kelly-Anne Garnier has been working in General Practice since 2016. She has dual Fellowships in General Practice and Lifestyle Medicine and is passionate about empowering others in their own healthcare journey - particularly adults in the areas of prevention, treatment and reversal of chronic disease and mental health. In her personal business, she also coaches and counsels others often in the space of burnout and professional stressors. Her goals for 2023 include incorporating Shared Medical Appointments into her service delivery model and improving her terrible golf handicap.
Dr Clara Chu
Dr Clara Chu has been working as a General Practitioner since 2007. She is a fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is a HCANZA certified Health Coach. Her special interests include assisting patients with the prevention, management and reversal of chronic disease through lifestyle modifications. She enjoys using a coaching approach to motivate and guide her patients towards improved physical and mental wellbeing. Her goals for 2023 are to start some shared medical appointments for her patients in Sydney and run a half marathon.
Dr Janie Maxwell
Dr. Janie Maxwell is a General Practitioner and an academic at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Janie’s interest in health equity and sustainability underpin her work which spans clinical practice, research and teaching. Janie’s academic work focuses on the nexus between climate change and health, in particular the role of the health profession and medical education in climate change.
As a clinician, Janie has a special interest in remote and global health, primary care, psychiatry and obstetrics. Janie co-authored a book chapter: Mental health, the forgotten NCD in Dancing in the Rain: living with NCDs.
Dr Hung The Nguyen
Hung has a long-term commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Multicultural Health.
He has worked extensively as a GP and Medical and Cultural Educator in urban, rural and remote Aboriginal community health service throughout the Northern Territory and Victoria. He currently works as a GP at Bunurong Health Service, Dandenong, Victoria - an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service where he is the GP Lead and GP Supervisor. He was the Inaugural Censor for RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health for 9 years and Director of Medical and Cultural Education for the Northern Territory General Practice Education for 5 years where he oversaw GP education for the Territory. He is a Medical Educator at RWAV.
Hung currently sits on several Primary Care and Health Education boards: Health Education Australia Limited; he is the President of Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine; Chair of Therapeutic Guidelines Limited; Chair of VACCHO GP Expert Advisory Group; Council member AMA Victoria; and Advisory Committee member for the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance and the AMC IMG Advisory Group. Through his appointments, he is concerned with positive patient journeys through the healthcare system and patient engagement in the quality improvement process in health care.