The DCCM Team

DCCM is staffed by a team of highly experienced and professional doctors and nurses who are supported by other healthcare professionals including physiotherapists, dietitians, pharmacists, radiographers and biomedical technicians.

Medical care is provided by specialist doctors trained to look after very ill patients (intensivists), and supported by doctors training to be specialists in intensive care, anaesthesia, emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery.

Many nurses are specialised through post-graduate training and qualifications in intensive care. Patients requiring intensive care treatment have individual nurses caring for them. High dependency patients are cared for by nurses who are also looking after other patients.

Our people

Expand the sections below to find out more about the people on our team.

Service clinical director

 Gillian Bishop

Medical team


Kerry Benson-Cooper - Supervisor of training
Gillian Bishop - Director, Co-Chair of senior staff meeting
Dave Harvey - Airway lead
Kirk Freeman - IT lead, transplantation lead
Les Galler - Neurology & neurosurgery lead, donation link doctor
Craig Hourigan - Deputy director, chair of quality & safety committee
Stephen Lo - Education lead
Colin McArthur - Research lead
Tony Smith - Trauma and helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) lead
Andrew van der Poll - Mortality & morbidity lead, deputy education lead, donation link doctor


Stuart Millar


10 registrars on 6 or 12 monthly rotations

Nursing team

Nurse unit manager

Janine Rouse – Co-Chair of the senior staff meeting & staff recruitment/development

Clinical charge nurses

Helen Greenway – Long term patient care, Prismaflex teaching & auditor
Paul Guirey – Ventilation teaching and KPIs
Karen Hekelaar 
Andrew Lau

Jenelle Macinnes  Staff vaccinator, pet therapy and unit social co-ordinator
Carrie Nelson  Staff roster, simulation & multiple admission plan
Cindy Thompson  Bereavement team co-ordinator

Nurse Consultant

Dayle Pearman

Nurse educators

Jasmine Subramanian
Katie Thomson

Research nurses

Yan Chen
Rachael McConnochie
Lynette Newby
Catherine Simmonds

Donation link nurses

Vivienne Walker
Gaby Wicks

Equipment & product coordinators

Pauline Alsweiler
Jackie Gunn

Staff nurses

89 full time equivalent staff nurses


Allied Health professionals




Patrick O'Kane


Varsha Asrani
Kim Leng Te

Support staff

Health Care Assistants

Rajeshni Dutt


Sau Leilua
Eddie Muaulama
Richard Puke
Jaspreet Singh

Ward Clerks

Zohal Anwaryar
Kamya Bajaj
Julie Philps

Team support members

Cynthia Mascarenhas