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Find a Health Expert and Speaking Topics

Thank you for your interest in booking one of our experts to present at your community event. For more information on any of these topics or to book a speaker contact our team on
9788 1504 or email healthexpert@phcn.vic.gov.au


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Peninsula Health Community Health provides quality health and community support services and programs to the people of the Mornington Peninsula.

We can offer experts to speak on a range of topics, including: 

Community Health (General overview or Frankston/Mornington/Southern Peninsula specific)

Preventative health

  • Healthy eating
  • Heart health
  • Diabetes/nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Smoke cessation


  • Agestrong – Strength based exercise, interactive session
  • Older Wiser Lifestyles  Issues with medications and alcohol as people get older
  • Family Violence – Highlighting this growing community issue

Aged Care

  • Healthy Active Ageing – Falls prevention focus
  • ACCESS – Home assessment for living independently
  • MEPACS – Emergency response personal alarm service
  • Palliative care – Integrated, holistic care for people an advanced illness
  • Advanced Care Planning – Plan ahead for your health care and make your wishes known

Outreach Services

  • Domiciliary Care – Helping frail, older and younger disabled people live  independently
  • Regional Communication service – Improving communication access for people with disabilities
  • ‘MI Health’ – Addressing homelessness in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula community

Community Health Rehabilitation (new)

  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Life program – pre diabetes
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Cardiac


  • Mental Health Services (overview)
  • Carers – Information and support for caring for someone with mental illness
  • Mental health experience – A client’s perspective


Peninsula Health is the major health care provider for the Frankston and Mornington Peninisula. Speakers include members from our Executive team and senior clinicians.

Popular topics include:

  • Future of Peninsula Health
  • Research at Peninsula Health
  • New developments at Rosebud Hospital
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Heart services
  • Children’s services
  • Women’s Health
  • Volunteering at Peninsula Health  

    MePACS Personal Alarm Service

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    in Australia 24 hours a day. The MePACS personal alarm can give you the confidence
    to get on with life and continue to live independently in your own home safely.


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To contact any of the health experts listed below, please call (03) 9788 1501 or 0429 327 664.




Dr Jamie Layland
Associate Professor, Monash University MB, CHB , MRCP (UK), FRACP, PhD, MD

Dr Layland is a cardiologist with expertise in general and interventional cardiology. He is a leading expert in the invasive assessment of coronary physiology and the coronary microcirculation.

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Dr Jamie Layland



Carol Gore
Stroke Nurse Practitioner
Conjoint Lecturer, University of Newcastle RN, BNsg, MHSc (Stroke)

Ms Gore is Victoria’s first Sub-Acute Stroke Nurse Practitioner. In addition to her role at Peninsula Health, she is a member of the Victorian Stroke Clinical Network leadership group. Ms Gore is a leading expert in stroke care and treatment. She works closely with patients and staff as well as in community education regarding stroke awareness and prevention.

Subject areas:

  • Stroke awareness and education
  • Stroke rehabilitation and secondary prevention
  • Sub-Acute Nurse Practitioner role development.

Carol Gore



Joanna Dellit
Advance Care Planning Service Manager
RN, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Subject areas:

  • Advance Care Directives
  • Medical Powers of Attorney
  • Decision Making in Healthcare
  • Respecting Patient Choices
  • Ethics in End of Life Care

Jo Dellit



Mr Tristan Leech
Breast, Endocrine and General Surgeon
(Adjunct Lecturer, Monash University)

Subject areas:

  • Breast and endocrine surgery
  • Future of breast surgery services at Peninsula Health
  • Surgical education for medical students and junior doctors.

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Dr Kathy McMahon
Clinical Director Of Paediatrics
Chairperson of Directors of Paediatrics Victoria, Paediatric Clinical Network Victoria Member – Department of Health

Subject areas:

  • General paediatrics
  • new Developments in Paediatric Care
  • Spending money early, saves money later – the Importance of good care in paediatrics

Dr Cathy McMahon



Dr Shyaman Menon
Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine

Subject areas:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Overview of the new Emergency Department development

Dr Shyaman Menon



Alison Watts
Operations Director, Acute Outpatients
(BAppSc (OT); MHIM)

Subject areas:

  • Health, community health
  • Outpatients services and acute health services

Alison Watts



Liam Shaw
Registered Nurse
Nurse Unit Manager, Acute Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

Subject areas:

  • Acute Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis (concurrent Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol issues)
  • Healthcare Management
  • Recovery Orientated Mental Health Practice

Liam Shaw



Dr Cylie Williams
Allied Health and Community Health Research Lead
BAppSc(Pod), MHlthSc(HlthEd&Prom), PhD

Subject areas:

  • Health services research
  • Translation of research into practice
  • Capacity building within the allied health to undertake research
  • Hospital security
  • Idiopathic toe walking – Children’s lower limb musculoskeletal conditions

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Dr Cylie Williams



Beverley Pearce
Quality / Clinical Educator
DCR(R) UK, Post Grad Dip Man (Monash)

MS Pearce has extensive experience as a Clinical Educator at Monash University and RMIT for more than 25 years and has appeared on Channel 9 news.

Subject areas:

  • Advanced Practice in Allied Health and Image Interpretation
  • Assimilation of Paediatric Patients within the Hospital environment
  • Capacity building within the allied health to undertake research
  • Hospital security
  • Idiopathic toe walking – Children’s lower limb musculoskeletal conditions

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Beverley Pearce



Fleur Terrens
Physiotherapist Coordinator of Movement Disorder Program
Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours, Currently studying Masters of Philosophy (Research)

Subject areas:

  • Aquatic physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease
  • General physiotherapy, Parkinson’s Disease

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Fleur Terrens



Iain Edwards
Director Integrated Care & Dental
B.App.Sci (Physio), MBA

Subject areas:

  • Preventative health care in the community
  • Home and Community Care (HACC) services
  • Chronic disease management
  • Community Health services
  • Technology and health

Iain Edwards



Sharon Sherwood
Operations Director and Chief Nursing Officer Mental Health
B Med Sci (Hons)

Subject areas:

  • Commitment and dedication to exceptional quality and service delivery of person-centered care for all mental Health consumers and their families

Sharon Sherwood



Judy Anderson
Carer Consultant Mental Health

Subject areas:

  • Support and education information for carers who are caring for a loved one with a mental health challenge

Sharon Sherwood


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