Who are we? The GVRTH Team

Professor Julian Wright

Professor Julian Wright

Julian is the Head of the Department of Rural Health and Director of Medical Student Education at the University of Melbourne’s Rural Clinical School.  Previously he was a UK Royal College of Physicians Tutor for Medicine and Director of Postgraduate Medical Education at one of the UKs largest hospital trusts. Julian is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Academy of Medical Educators and the Royal College of Physicians in the UK, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and a Professor of Medicine.

Professor Bill Adam (OAM)

Professor Bill Adam (OAM)

Bill is the Deputy Head of Department of Rural Health at the University of Melbourne’s Rural Clinical School.  Bill graduated medicine in 1965, after which he completed his training as a doctor or Renal Pathophysiology.  Bill now spends his time in clinical teaching, administration and research. Bill is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Dr Allan Whitehead

Dr Allan Whitehead

Allan is an experienced emergency physician and is currently working at Wonthaggi Hospital emergency department (Bass Coast Health).  Allan completed his training at Dandenong Hospital and has worked in a variety of Victorian facilities.  He has a passion for learning and teaching and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education with The University of Melbourne. Allan is a Fellow of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine.

Mr Shane Boyer

Mr Shane Boyer

Shane is the Manager, Murray to the Mountains Intern Program.  Shane was previously CEO Goulburn Valley Division of General Practice.  Shane has worked for over 20 years with various industrial groups to drive innovative workforce training in the health and community services sector and played a major role in general practitioner recruitment in Northeast Victoria.

Find out more about the Murray to the Mountains Intern Program.

Ms Mimi Zilliacus

Ms Mimi Zilliacus

Mimi is the GVRTH Manager.  Mimi has worked with a variety of health services both in Australia and overseas.  Mimi’s overseas work includes working with challenged health services from the ground up in developing countries.  Her ultimate goal is to improve access to health services in rural populations.

Ms Emily Guthrie

Ms Emily Guthrie

Emily is the GVRTH Administrator.  Emily has lived and worked in the region for over 15 years.  She has previously worked at a local secondary college and for the State Department of Justice and State Department of Health and Human Services.

The GVRTH Team are based in the Department of Rural Health (DRH) offices located in Shepparton, Victoria.  The DRH is a provider of professional education and research in a rural context.  Click here to visit the DRH website and learn more about the current research, projects, activities, and events of our Department.