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  • Team

     CBC staff (left to right)

    • Associate Professor Rosalind McDougall is a Clinical Ethicist at the CBC and Austin Health.  Based in the Centre for Health Equity at the University of Melbourne, her teaching and research focus on the ethical challenges faced by health professionals. At CBC, Ros contributes to clinical ethics case consultations, multidisciplinary meetings and education sessions.  Ros enjoys supporting student and sabbatical projects at CBC. 
    • Professor Clare Delany is the acting Academic Director for 2022 and Clinical Ethicist at the CBC and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Clare has clinical experience as a physiotherapist and qualifications in Health and Medical Law and Medical Ethics. At the University of Melbourne, Clare is a professor of Health Professions Education Research and Practice in the Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School. At the CBC, Clare leads clinical ethics case consultations, ethics rounds and education sessions for RCH clinical departments. Clare conducts research and publishes in the areas of clinical ethics and clinical education. 

    • Professor John Massie is the Clinical Director/Clinician Ethicist at the CBC and senior consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, RCH. He is also a Professorial Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. In his clinical role, John looks after children with neuro-disability requiring ventilator support and also works in the RCH cystic fibrosis clinic. At the CBC, John provides clinical leadership, liaison with clinical staff, ethics advice to RCH executive and supports the CBC building capacity in bioethics across the campus. John has a particular interest in decision-making with children. He has published a number of papers and book chapters relating to ethical issues in paediatric respiratory medicine and the medical humanities. John is the host of the CBC podcast show, Essential Ethics.

      • Ms Stephanie McHenry worked with the CBC as Operations Manager for a period of 14 months, completing her secondment in February 2022. Stephanie still works at the RCH as an administrator in the Emergency Department.
        • Dr Georgina Hall PhD is the Ethics Education Coordinator at the CBC. She is trained in Bioethics (MBioeth, Monash, PhD Bioeth University of Melbourne) and communications (BAJourn, RMIT). Georgina has been involved with the Centre since its inception. She oversees the development and delivery of a wide range of traditional and innovative education and training programs within the Centre. These are directed at advancing the ethical literacy of all hospital staff and include producing e-Learning modules, podcasts, maintaining the Bioethics library and developing a curated collection of bioethics resources available at the Centre. She is involved in the hospital’s practice-based, collaborative, and translational research program aimed at supporting clinical practice. Georgina also monitors philosophical, applied ethics and bioethics literature in academia, traditional media and social media streams, supports the CBC team with research and convenes the monthly Bioethics Forum. She is a member of the Clinical Ethics Response Group

        • Professor Lynn Gillam is the Academic Director and Clinical Ethicist at the CBC. She is an experienced clinical ethicist, originally trained in philosophy (MA, 1988, Oxon) and bioethics (PhD, Monash, 2000). Lynn is also Professor in Health Ethics at the University of Melbourne, in the Department of Paediatrics. At the CBC, Lynn leads clinical ethics case consultations, ethics rounds and education sessions for RCH clinical departments. She also provides policy advice and leads research into a range of issues in paediatric clinical ethics - including end of life decision-making, management of differences of sex development, information-giving to children, and parental refusal of treatment. In 2022, Lynn will be on secondment to the Office for Research Ethics and Integrity at the University of Melbourne to provide professional development for human research ethics committees. During this time, Lynn will step aside from the Academic Director role at CBC, but will continue working as a Clinical Ethicist.

        • Dr Jenny O'Neill PhD (absent) is the Clinical Nurse Consultant at the CBC, appointed in February 2022. Jenny is a paediatric nurse with over 20 years’ experience in clinical, research and education roles at RCH. Her clinical background has largely been in adolescent health and with the Neurodevelopment and Disability department. Her research interests include health equity, difficult decision making in paediatrics, holding children for procedures and adolescent autonomy and consent. Jenny was the recipient of the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship in 2021 which allowed her to undertake a Masters in Bioethics and work with the Children's Bioethics Centre to encourage nursing engagement with bioethics. 

        • Ms Karen Fellows (absent) is the Clinical Ethics Administration/Project Officer at the CBC. She supports the CBC team with all aspects of administration and managing the office. Karen co-ordinates the clinical ethics case consultations and departmental ethics education programs. Karen is also the Conference organiser of the CBC's National Paediatric Bioethics Conference held annually.