Archives: Staff

Simon Halloran

Mr Simon Halloran is the Program Director. Simon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy graduating in 1997 from The University of Queensland. Simon has been responsible for the clinical operation of pulmonary rehabilitation programs and chronic respiratory disease physiotherapy clinics in Bundaberg since 2006. Simon is a Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and of …

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Rebekah McLaughlin

Diabetes education is a service offered to people with diabetes to help support, guide, teach and partner with them to better understand their diabetes and how this impacts their health and daily lives. Diabetes educators are health professionals that are specialists in diabetes management and work closely with people with diabetes to improve their health …

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Heather Murdoch

Heather, known to our clinic as ‘H’ has been with our reception team since 2019. Her role is providing administration services to Allied Health & Chronic Disease Programs. H works closely with providers of Exercise Physiology, Move for Medicine Type 2 Diabetes, Branyan Physiotherapy, Branyan Dietitian, HeartStart Cardiac Rehabilitation, LungSmart Pulmonary Rehabilitation & My Health …

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Lucy Ashby

Lucy Ashby is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist (AEP/AES – Exercise & Sports Science Australia – ESSA). She was awarded a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation) with distinction in 2016 from Charles Sturt University after completing her Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University. Lucy is the Program Manager of our Diabetes …

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Dr Luke Whiting

Dr Whiting trained in Medicine at the University of Leeds in the UK; he graduated in 2003 having achieved a first class degree in Anatomy along the way. The early part of his career was spent in basic surgical training in Yorkshire with a particular interest in orthopaedics. He became a member of the Royal …

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Jessica Heaslip

BHMSc 2008 – Central Queensland University Exercise Professional expertise in areas of strength and conditioning, sports specific and older adults exercise prescription. Employed in our HeartStart programs in Bundaberg since 2013. Member of Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association (ACRA). Executive committee member and Queensland Representative on national executive committee 2015-2016.

Dr Trevor Akister

Dr Trevor Akister relocated to Australia from the UK in October 2021 and joined the clinic team in December. He first studied biomedical science at the university of Durham, before practicing as a biomedical scientist in clinical chemistry. In 2011 he retrained as a doctor studying at the university of Birmingham, and completed specialty GP …

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Dr Karen King

Dr. Karen King completed her medical training in Ireland. She graduated from the University of Limerick in 2015. She gained experience working in hospitals, rotating though Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, General Practice, Paediatrics and Psychiatry. She then completed her specialist GP training, and worked as a GP in a busy rural practice before moving …

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Julie Pearson

Hi my name is Julie Pearson and I am a registered nurse at Branyan Clinic. I have been fortunate enough to become a team member of Branyan Clinic just over 12 months ago after completing my degree in Bachelor of Nursing. I have an interest in chronic disease management, preventative health measures and wound management. …

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