Who are we? The GVRTH Team

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)

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.

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.

Mimi Zilliacus

Mimi has worked with a variety of health services and public health programs 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.

Bianca Davies

Bianca has over a decade of experience in administration, having held positions in various industries including education, justice, medicine, and business. Prior to joining the team Bianca worked at James Cook University, General Practice (GP) Training where she provided administration support to the Director, program operations and the regional training nodes.

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.