A/Prof Philippa Blencowe

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer


Adjunct Professor Philippa Blencowe has been at Eastern Health for 20 years and has held many clinical nursing and administrative roles in health care with a clinical background in critical care. She has a passion for ensuring high quality care delivery, staff and patient experience. A/Prof Blencowe is responsible for professional practice of the nursing and midwifery workforce, Residential Aged Care Services and supporting clinical operations to deliver safe and quality care across Eastern Health.

A/Prof Blencowe is available to talk on the fields of nursing and midwifery workforce professional practice, recruitment strategies  and residential aged care.



Dr Philip Choi

Dr Philip Choi

Stroke Neurologist


Philip Choi is the Stroke Research and Stroke Hyper-acute therapy Service Lead at Eastern Health and an adjunct Senior Lecturer at Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University since 2019. He is a stroke neurologist with expertise in hyper-acute stroke treatment decision making and quality improvement in the acute stroke treatment workflow. He is an experienced site principal investigator on a range of sponsored, collaborative group and investigator-initiated trials in the treatment of acute stroke since 2015. Under his leadership, Eastern Health has the fastest Door-to-needle and Door-in-Door-out time for stroke treatment in Australia for consecutive years since 2020.

Dr Choi is available to talk on the field of stroke. 

Professor Julie Considine RN, PhD

Prof Julie Considine AO

Deakin University Chair in Nursing at Eastern Health


Professor Julie Considine AO is an internationally respected educator and researcher whose expertise spans both industry and academic sectors. Her research is aimed at improving the quality and safety of patient care by optimising clinical decision-making, increasing use of research evidence in practice, and ensuring effective models of service delivery. Prof Considine is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Professional Council and Senior Leadership Team at Eastern Health.  Prof Considine represents the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia on the Australian Resuscitation Council (2007) where she is also deputy convenor of the Education and Implementation subcommittee. She is an Emeritus Member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Basic Life Support Taskforce. In 2023 she was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to emergency nursing, tertiary education and professional associations.

Prof Considine is available to talk on the fields of patient safety, nursing and emergency care. 

A/Prof Caroline Dowling

A/Prof Caroline Dowling

Co-Director of the Medical Student Programs

MBBS, MS, MLdrshp, FRACS (Urol)

A/Prof Caroline Dowling is a urologist with a subspecialty interest in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, at Eastern Health, a growing network in the east of Melbourne, Australia. She was the Clinical Director of the service for the past six years and now is the Co-Director of the Medical Student Programs there currently. She completed her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology in Victoria and then a sub-specialty fellowship at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Neuro-urology and Continence and a further fellowship year in the Department of Urogynaecology at Monash Health.

A/Prof Dowling is available to talk on the fields of urology (incontinence & prolapse, female pelvic and reconstructive), diversity & inclusion and student teaching.

Dr John Dyett

Acting Director Intensive Care Services


Dr John Dyett is an Intensive Care Specialist Physician who thrives on tackling complex challenges and leading diverse teams towards shared objectives. Hailing from Bendigo, he began his journey in medicine at the University of Western Australia in Perth, and later honed his skills through intensive care training in metropolitan Melbourne. Dr Dyett’s commitment to innovation and improving patient care shines through his post-graduate studies, where he’s delved into the world of ECMO, Ultrasound in critical care and cultivated his leadership skills. He’s passionate about implementing ground-breaking life support technologies to create a lasting impact on patient outcomes. 

Dr Dyett is available to talk on the fields of critical care, healthcare leadership and mechanical circulatory support.

Prof Dan Lubman AM

Executive Clinical Director, Turning Point

Professor Dan Lubman has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in the UK and Australia. His research is wide-ranging and includes investigating the harms associated with alcohol, drugs and gambling, the impact of alcohol and drug use on brain function, the relationship between substance use, gambling and mental disorder, as well as the development of targeted telephone, online and face-to-face intervention programs within school, primary care, mental health and drug treatment settings.

Prof Lubmann is available to speak on the fields of alcohol, drug and gambling addiction and research. 

Prof Phillip Parente

Head of Cancer Services


Prof Phillip Parente trained at Monash University graduating with First Class Honours in 1993. He completed training in Medical Oncology 2001 and completed a two-year Fellowship in Immunology and Melanoma at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at Austin Health. Initially he worked as a Medical Oncologist at both Eastern Health and Austin Health. His current role is the Director of Cancer Services Eastern Health.

Prof Parente is available to talk on the field of oncology.