Advisory Group Members

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Our expert charity Advisory Group members all have extensive clinical and international volunteering experience. The group’s role is to review and endorse Taking Paediatrics Abroad’s volunteer clinical team, and advice and or guidance on telehealth session planning and conduct.


Interventional Cardiologist

James is an interventional cardiologist at St George Public and St George Private Hospital. His clinical expertise is coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention. His interests include radial access angiography and complex lesions, particularly chronic total occlusions. James has a PhD in evaluating methods of measuring heart attack size in patients using cardiac MRI. He is currently Chair of Cardiac Services and Director of Cardiac Catheter laboratory at St George Private Hospital and Director of Coronary Care Unit and Director of Cardiovascular Clinical trials at St George Public Hospital. 

James Weaver, Taking Paediatrics Abroad


Paediatric Emergency Physician

Susan is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, one of the busiest paediatric emergency departments in Australia.

She is a passionate teacher and advocate for children’s health and safety. She has contributed to numerous policies, the Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine and the Sydney Child Health Program. She also runs the The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Paediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program.

Susan is Chair of the International Committee of Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Australia & New Zealand and has had extensive experience teaching APLS in developing countries. She has also spent considerable time volunteering, teaching and mentoring junior doctors working in Laos Friends Hospital for Children in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Susan Phin


Community/Developmental Paediatrician

Sue is a senior staff specialist in the Department of Community Child Health at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. She is a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow with the University of New South Wales School of Women’s and Children’s Health.

Sue is a passionate advocate for children’s health and wellbeing, having led research that investigates the impact of inequitable health service provision on child health outcomes in the early years of childhood in Australia and globally.

Sue is the co-chair a Royal Australasian College of Physicians working group that developed the first Child Health Equity Policy Statement in Australia.

Sue Woolfenden, Taking Paediatrics Abroad


Registered Nurse

Sally is an experienced nurse who is passionate about equitable access to healthcare for all. This commitment has led to international humanitarian work and volunteer placements in disaster relief and public health. She was awarded the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal for her work in Sierra Leone in the 2014/15 Ebola outbreak. 

Sally Whitaker, Taking Paediatrics Abroad


Paediatric Orthotist

Ruth began her career in the NHS in the UK before moving to Sydney. As the Manager of Orthotics at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital for almost 10 years, Ruth has had the opportunity to assist many children and their families with orthotic care and rehabilitation support. Some of the clinical areas of the department are, cerebral palsy, brain injury, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, foot disorders, spinal cord injuries, plagiocephaly, orthopaedics, neuromuscular conditions.

Ruth Baker, Taking Paediatrics Abroad


Medical Student

Anneka is a final year medical student at the University of New South Wales. She is also an ethics tutor for the UNSW Medicine Faculty. Her passion for equitable child health was sparked on a community paediatrics placement at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and strengthened by her experience of Indigenous health inequality while on an elective placement in Darwin. She takes a keen interest in research and was closely involved in the writing of the first Taking Paediatrics Abroad viewpoint article.

Anneka Parker Advisory Board TPA


Paediatric Registrar, Sydney Children's Hospital, Leading the Junior Doctor Journal Club for 2022

Elodie is a paediatric registrar at Sydney Children’s Hospital, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a paediatrician. Placements in Papua New Guinea, Nepal and remote Australia as a medical student reinforced Elodie’s passion for equitable access to high-quality healthcare and the responsibility of individuals to contribute. Through facilitating Taking Paediatrics Abroad’s journal club for paediatric registrars from Pacific nations, Elodie hopes to create a space for mutual learning and encouragement across diverse contexts.

Dr Elodie Moreau
Children smiling for the camera, Cambodia

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