Jocelyn Shand


    Plastics – Jocelyn Shand

    Head, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Programme, Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery - Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne 

    Associate Professor Jocelyn Shand has been a consultant since 2004 and is currently Clinical Lead of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Program in the Plastic and Maxillofacial Unit at The Royal Children’s Hospital, since 2018.  She undertook her OMS training in Melbourne and two years of fellowships in the USA, including Paediatric Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Pittsburgh before returning in Melbourne.  She has been an advocate for the subspecialty of paediatric OMS and has lectured locally & internationally. Jocelyn has published papers & book chapters to promote the importance of, and differences in, the care of paediatric patients whose treatment will often have a life-long impact.

    She has a strong interest in surgical training and is currently the Director of Training for Victorian Training Centre and was the Chair of the Board of Studies, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for 4-years.  She has previously served as the President of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS) and is a member of the ANZAOMS Research & Education Foundation. Jocelyn is currently the Oceania representative on the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

    Special Interests

    • Management of the maxillary cleft and cleft skeletal deformities
    • Paediatric maxillofacial pathology
    • Infant upper airway obstruction


    • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne
    • Masters Degree in Dental Science, University of Melbourne
    • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Otago
    • Fellow, Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training program, Victorian training centre
    • Fellowship in Paediatric Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Pittsburgh, USA
    • Fellow, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
    • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Academic and Educational Involvement

    • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
    • Director of Training, Victorian Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Training Centre
    • Chair, Board of Studies – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2013-2017)
    • Examiner – Surgical Science & Training Exam and Final Examination in OMS
    • Past-Chair - Surgical Science & Training Examination Panel
    • Current Chair of Training Committee and Selection Committee, and member of Examination Committee – Board of Studies OMS

    Hospital Appointments

    • Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – Royal Children’s Hospital (2004 – present)
    • Head of Section, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Royal Children’s Hospital (2018 – present)
    • Honorary Consultant – Royal Melbourne Hospital (2004 – present)

    Professional Involvement

    • President, Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, ANZAOMS (2009 – 2011)
    • Committee Member, ANZAOMS Research & Education Foundation
    • Oceania Representative, International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

    Membership of Professional Societies

    • Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Australasian Cleft Lip & Palate Association
    • Australian Dental Association