Prof Gordian Fulde


Professor Gordian Fulde is amongst the longest serving Directors of Emergency Medicine, holding the position at St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst since 1983. During this time, St Vincent’s Emergency Department has grown to become one of Australia’s largest and busiest, designated as a major Trauma Centre by the New South Wales Department of Health and responsible for an extensive program of Emergency Specialist Training. He is responsible for all aspects of administration and for a staff of over 200 members. In addition to this administrative role, he is actively involved in the care of patients who present to the Department. He is also Director at Sydney Hospital Emergency Department. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of New South Wales and Notre Dame University. During his career he has held a range of appointments on regional and national boards. He is a founding Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and at various times has held the offices of Vice President, Secretary and Censor within that College. He was a member of the Senior Court of Examiners for the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine and examines for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He currently is Stream Director of Critical Care for the South Eastern Sydney Local Health. A member of the Board of the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation and Patron of VWCCS – Victims and Witnesses of Crime Court Support, Professor Fulde is an active media spokesperson on alcohol and drugs in the community and the issues and implications that arise from their abuse. He also acts as a senior expert to the State Coroner, Medical Tribunal and Health Care Complaints Commission and is on the editorial board, a contributor to and reviewer of a number of Medical Journals. Professor Fulde has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from University of Sydney and Specialty Emergency Medicine and Surgery qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Gordian was recognised for his contribution to the community and emergency healthcare with the accolade of Senior Australian of the Year 2016.


Amanda Hefez


Amanda is a highly experienced psychologist who is passionate about life and wellbeing. She invests most of her time into helping others reach their full potential. Prior to starting her own practice in 2008 she chose to work with organisations that focused on making a positive difference in people’s lives and within the community. Amanda has a diverse range of experiences within counselling, training and presenting, which includes work in: trauma, critical incidents, mental health, addictions, workplace assistance and relationship difficulties.



Dr Michael Lewis


Dr Michael Lewis graduated in 2003 with honours and completed a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics in 2010. During his specialisation program at Westmead Hospital he received extensive training in aesthetic and implant dentistry, conventional crown and bridge, denture prosthetics and orofacial pain management. He currently lectures for both UQ and Griffith Universities, as well as maintaining a full-time private practice in Brisbane.



Dr Anthony Lynham


Dr Anthony Lynham is the Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines. Before entering Parliament as the Member for the Brisbane seat of Stafford in 2014, Dr Lynham worked as a maxillofacial surgeon. Dr Lynham is an Adjunct Professor at QUT and an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Medicine. Upon his election in July 2014, he served as the Shadow Minister for Education, Innovation, Science and Information Technology, Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries, and shadow spokesman for the public service assisting the Leader. Dr Lynham graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle and completed his maxillofacial surgery training in Queensland. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He worked most of his medical career at the Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital and is part of a research team at Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Lynham also served in the Australian Army. As a surgeon who continuously dealt with the aftermath of violence, including domestic violence, Dr Lynham is a passionate opponent of all forms of violence. Before entering Parliament, Dr Lynham was a prominent advocate of policies to minimise alcohol-fuelled violence. He is also a White Ribbon ambassador.