Lucy Modra

Immediate past chair

 

Lucy is an intensivist at Austin Health in Melbourne and a founding convenor of WIN.

Lucy led WIN’s research into female speakers at conferences and women in leadership in critical care medicine- two topics close to her heart.  She also teaches medical ethics and sits on the ANZICS Death and Organ Donation committee.

She enjoys confusing people by dressing her daughter in blue.

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Sandra Lussier

CHAIR

Sandra is an intensive care specialist and advanced traineed in General and Acute care medicine.  She hopes to use her roles within WIN and CICM  to promote gender equality in medicine and is currently investigating the representation of part-time employment across Australian Intensive Care Units. Her clinical interests include end of life care, medical education and leadership and welfare.

Sandra is an F45 and cycling enthusiast and aims to complete at least 0ne chin up by the end of the year. She also is an unofficial Gorman ambassador.

Sarah yong

Deputy chair

 

Sarah is an Intensivist at the Alfred Hospital and a founding convener of WIN.  

 

Her interests include medical education and simulation, whilst fostering collaboration, collegiality and diversity within our specialty.  She is the current New Fellows' representative for CICM, chair of the Trainee Committee and active Board Member. 

 

She is lead organiser for a number of networking and continuing education events, and through these is a passionate advocate for female representation at all levels of Intensive Care Medicine.

Tamishta hensman

IT Coordinator

 

Tamishta is an advanced trainee in Intensive Care at Austin Health in Melbourne.  Her role at WIN includes managing the website and overseeing all online content.  She is passionate about changing the landscape of workplace culture by training and equipping women to be leaders and teachers.  In her spare time she enjoys teaching and researching for her croissant blog.

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Celia Bradford

NSW Representative

 

Celia Bradford is an intensivist at Royal North Shore and Sydney Adventist Hospitals. She has an interest in Neurointensive Care and Renal Medicine. Her research has been in these areas. In addition, she writes for ‘The Bottom Line’, an online blog that reviews and critiques critical care literature and is interested in converting research findings into clinical practice.She is an advocate for women in Intensive Care and provides mentorship for aspiring Intensivists.

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Tali Gadish

Paediatric Representative

Tali is a paediatric intensivist at the Royal Children's Hospital.  She became passionate about the pursuit of gender equality in intensive care after listening to Sarah and Lucy discuss the problem during the 2015 ANZICS ASM, and still enjoys listening to them arguing the topic.

Her other interests include medical education, improving feedback, mentoring trainees and supporting them in the stressful ICU environment.  She believes better communication will make our hospitals safer and friendlier.

Li Tan

VIC Representative

Li is an intensivist ​at the Alfred Hospital after having spent 3 years at Epworth Hospital where she​ was the echocardiography service & education lead​. She is a CICM supervisor of training & echo education supervisor at the Alfred. Her interests include training & supervision, novel methods for echocardiography education, women in leadership training particularly in feedback & emotional intelligence.

​She is passionate about challenging stereotypes & enhancing the well-being of her colleagues. She is an avid cook, a coffee enthusiast and overcame her fear of sharks by becoming an open water swimmer!

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Ruvi Vithanage

WEbsite designer

Ruvini is a current Intensive care trainee in Melbourne. She has an interest in Human Factors, Systems Thinking and education. Her role in WIN involves website design. She was an aerospace engineer in a past life. She enjoys bushwalking and cycling in her free time.

Nicky Dobos

Events Coordinator

 

Nicky is an intensivist, currently working at Western Health in Melbourne. Her interests include critical care obstetrics, organ donation and medical education. She enjoys mentoring junior staff and is a strong advocate for female representation in intensive care medicine and leadership positions. She looks forward to bringing together a diverse and inspiring group of presenters, topics and attendees in 2018

Dianne Stephens

NT

Representative

 

Associate Professor Dianne Stephens is the Medical Director of the NCCTRC and an ICU specialist at Royal Darwin Hospital.  Her interests include end of life care, organ donation, sepsis, trauma, disaster medicine and clinical governance.  Dianne is the CICM censor and current passions include supporting the development of intensive care medicine in the Pacific

Angelly Martinez

QLD Representative

Dr Angelly Martinez  is an intensivist at Gold Coast University Hospital. She is  an organ donation specialist and supervisor of training  for CICM and ACEM. She is  currently finishing a master in clinical ultrasound at the University of Melbourne. 

Her career passions are quality assurance, patient safety, risk management and translation of research  into practice.

Angelly moved to Australia in 2006 looking for better life-work balance and professional opportunities. Her personal interest are advocating for IMG,  issues around English as a second language and inclusion and diversity in the work environment.

Vanessa Carnegie

WA Representative

Vanessa is an intensive care trainee at the Royal Perth Hospital in WA.  Her interests include medical education, research and asylum seeker health.  She cares deeply about improving gender equality in intensive care, and hopes to use her role to advocate for greater female inclusion and diversity in the field.  She is particularly excited to advocate for greater representation and inclusion of junior female trainees in clinical, research and leadership roles.

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Georgina Jenkins

Assistant Website designer

Georgina is an intensive care trainee and critical care resident at Monash Health. Her interests include near-peer education, recognising bias in medicine and improving interdisciplinary communication. She is passionate about mental wellbeing, and a keen advocate for flexibility in the workplace to optimise work-life harmony.

Outside of medicine, Georgina loves skiing, running, playing the piano and spending time with loved ones, especially her new baby niece!

Imogen Mitchell

ACT Representative 

Imogen is an intensive care physician at the Canberra Hospital, and Dean of Medicine at the Australian National University.  Her interests include "dying well" and helping organisations recognise and respond to patient deterioration through education and improved design of healthcare systems.  She has led the way in increasing the awareness of bullying and sexual harassment in the university environment and is passionate about real concerns leading to real action.

Kate Tietjens

NZ Representative

Kate is an intensivist at Wellington Hospital in New Zealand.  Her interests include trainee welfare and medical education.  

As a mum of three boys and the sole female intensivist in her department, Kate knows what it's like to be outnumbered.  She looks forward to developing strategies to support parents in the workplace and promote our speciality to females whilst challenging gender stererotypes

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David Rigg

Tas Representative

David works as a Senior Intensivist at Royal Hobart Hospital.  His life and career have been significantly influenced by many amazing women, from university friends to the clinical leaders and mentors who influenced his interest in Intensive Care Medicine.  More recently, the career achievements of his incredible wife leave him humbled and immensely proud.  His work interests are mainly in quality end of life care, advanced trainee education, mentoring and the ever- challenging idea of fostering work-life balance.  He was Tasmanian ANZICS chair for 9 years and is a keen supporter of the society.  Away from work he is a hiker, skier and mountain biker, and after 12 years in Tasmania continues to love the place.

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Susanne Nicholson

SA Representative

Susanne is an intensive care trainee at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. She has special interests in medical ethics, health law, and justice in healthcare, and is currently studying for a Master of Bioethics at the Monash Bioethics Centre. She is passionate about gender equity, safe workplaces, and equal opportunities for women in medicine. In her spare time she enjoys baking, tending to her growing houseplant collection, and reading as many books as she can get her hands on.