Meet the team

The Central Team QYCS, at The Queensland Children’s Hospital

 

Dr Rick Walker
Lead Clinician

 

Roslyn Henney
Service Manager

 

Lauren Silcock
Clinical Nurse Consultant/AYA Cancer Care Coordinator

 

Vacant
Senior Social Worker

 

Bec Greenslade
Research Nurse 

 

Lucy Holland
Research Fellow

 

Renae Kennedy
Support Officer

 

 

Angela Loynd
Statewide Educator

 

Melanie Rolfe
Senior Project Officer

 

 

Gold Coast University Hospital

 

Anita Cox
Clinical Nurse Consultant / Cancer Care Coordinator
Anita has been working as the Youth Cancer Nurse Consultant at Gold Coast University Hospital since February 2014. Anita has worked in paediatric oncology, bone marrow transplant and adult oncology departments for over 20 years in both England and Australia in tertiary hospitals, regional hospitals and in both the public and private sectors.

 

Wade Pullin
Staff Specialist

 

 

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

 

Janine Deevey
AYA Cancer Care Coordinator
Since graduating from the University of Queensland in 1996 with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree, Janine has worked in both hospital and community settings within Queensland and the United Kingdom. Janine’s passion for Youth Cancer Care was first ignited when she was employed as the Haematology Social Worker at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

 

Kirk Morris
Youth Haematology Medical Lead
Kirk is a clinical and laboratory haematologist based at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He enjoys all aspects of malignant and non-malignant haematology, but has a particular focus on Youth Cancer patients and the provision of first class care to regional areas of Queensland. Kirk commenced as the Youth Lead Haematology in 2013.

 

Mandy Fairclough
Senior Psychologist

 

Christine Cotter
Senior Social Worker

 

 

Princess Alexandra Hospital

 

Fiona Henderson
AYA Cancer Care Coordinator
Fiona has over 20 years of cancer nursing (haematology and oncology) experience incorporating the care of adolescent and young adult patients. Fiona has a strong interest in adolescent and young adult cancer care and started as a AYA Clinical Nurse Consultant / Cancer Care Coordinator for PAH in November 2011.

 

Lyndal Gray
Senior Leisure Therapist
Lyndal graduated from university in 2004 and has been working in the field of AYA oncology since 2006. As a leisure therapist, Lyndal helps young people use leisure to set goals and in turn create purpose, meaning, independence and hope during cancer treatment and beyond. Lyndal is also passionate about training health professionals on how to better communicate with young people in adult hospitals.

 

Belinda Matigian
Senior Social Worker
Belinda has been working in the field of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology since 2008 and assisted in the development of the Princess Alexandra Hospital YCS team. She has particular interest in exploring the psychosocial needs of patients and their families receiving palliative care, as well as developing consumer engagement strategies within the Queensland YCS.

 

 

The Townsville Hospital

 

Linda Logan
AYA Cancer Care Coordinator

 

Corinne Ryan
YCS Medical Lead
Corinne is a general medical oncologist working at the Townsville Cancer Centre. Corinne trained at James Cook University in Townsville, graduating with Honours. She has subsequently completed her medical oncology training in South East Queensland, completing terms at the Princess Alexandra and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals among others. Corinne has special interests in adolescent and young adult cancer, breast, ovarian and lung cancers.

 

Andrew Birchley 
Heamatologist (acting Medical lead)