From one generation to the next, MDHS alum are advancing human health through innovation and excellence.
Melbourne Medical School
Medicine: Dr Ben Jacka
Dr Ben Jacka is an Emergency Registrar passionate about educating the next generation of health professionals.
Medicine: Dr Lucinda Smith
Dr Lucinda Smith (MBBS Hons 1999 MP 2004) is co-founder and perinatal psychiatrist at the perinatal emotional health and wellbeing clinic, GLOW.
Medicine: Dr Adaobi Udechuku
Dr Adaobi Udechuku (MBBS 1990, GDip Women’s Health 1995, GDip Infant and Parent Mental Health 2013) is co-founder and perinatal psychiatrist at perinatal emotional health and wellbeing clinic, GLOW.
Melbourne Dental School
Oral Health: Thusheka Uthayakumar
Thusheka Uthayakumar graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Melbourne. She has since returned, to work as a clinical demonstrator at the Melbourne Dental School and to undertake an Honours research project.
Oral Health: Janet Chuanon
Janet Chuanon graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Melbourne and also holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy. Passionate about both Oral Health and Pharmacy, Janet has now returned to study a Master of Philosophy (Dental Science) in order to combine her two fields of knowledge.
Oral Health: Dr Pam Leong
Dr Pam Leong has completed a Diploma of Oral Health Therapy, a Masters (Rural Health) and a PhD at the University of Melbourne.
Dentistry: Associate Professor Mina Borromeo
Dental students at Melbourne taking art appreciation as part of special needs dentistry training.
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Public Health: Chiedza Machingaidze
Chiedza Machingaidze graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Public Health in 2014. Now, Chiedza works at WHO as a data analyst in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.
Public Health: Aung Ko Win
Aung Ko Win (MPH 2009, PhD 2014, GCert Teaching 2016) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Since graduating, Aung has received an Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical.
Public Health: Chelsea Brown
Chelsea Brown is an epidemiologist currently working with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis and the Neuroepidemiology Unit within the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne.
Public Health: Charlotte Ramage
Charlotte Ramage graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedicine and Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne.
School of Biomedical Sciences
Public Health and Biomedicine: Cindy Tran
Passionate about disease prevention and promoting health and wellbeing, Cindy Tran (BBiomed 2014, MPH 2016) works as a consultant at Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA).
Biomedicine: Melia Winata
Bachelor of Biomedicine, 2012. Co-Founder and CMO. Du Anyam, Indonesia.
Medicine & Biomedicine: Associate Professor Jason Trubiano
Associate Professor Jason Trubiano: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (2002), MBBS (2007) and PhD (2018). Infectious Diseases Physician at Austin Health and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, NHMRC Researcher Fellow with University of Melbourne, Head of COVID Unit at Austin Health.
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Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Psychology: Francis Puccio
Psychology was not Francis' first pursuit, but rather an interest that grew out of his first degree. Before graduating from his Master of Clinical Psychology & PhD, Francis undertook a Creative Arts degree with the Victorian College of the Arts, specialising in creative writing and photography. At first glimpse, these academic pursuits appear quite a distance apart. However, as Francis explained, the two fields share an important connection.
Psychology: Ashley Ruyg
I had too many years of life left to get stuck in a career I wasn’t passionate about, and having found my passion, I knew I didn’t have enough years left to pursue it half-heartedly.
Psychology: Dr Susan David
Dr Susan David (M. Psychology (Clinical) 2005, PhD 2005) is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award winning Harvard Medical School psychologist whose recent book, Emotional Agility, was Wall Street Journal’s number one bestseller.
Psychology: Dr Scott McDonald
It took a winding career path and 20 years for Dr Scott McDonald to settle on his current focus in neuropsychology, and he is relishing the opportunity to work with clients face-to-face.
Psychology: Carra Simpson
With the help of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Prize, Carra Simpson hopes to teach students to cultivate their own passions, even if they, like herself, do not end up following the most traditional pathway towards their future careers.