Hosted by Michelle Murphy ASM, our panel of women leaders in the profession discuss their experiences and their journey to where they are today, with wider industry discussion and questions from the audience.
Michelle Murphy is an Intensive Care Paramedic and Group Manager in Ambulance Victoria. She is passionate about pre-hospital care delivery and involves herself with pre-hospital training, education and research. Michelle is currently the Chair for the Australian Resuscitation Council Victorian Branch and Co-chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Life Saving Victoria.
In January 2017 Michelle was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours for her work in improving survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Michelle hopes to continue looking at ways we can support paramedics and other emergency service personnel to deliver the highest level of care to the community.
Julie Hughes - Critical Care Paramedic currently working in Brisbane’s High Acuity Response Unit joining the QAS in 2002 after a 10-year career as a staff/senior radiographer at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Tracey Tobias - Director Complex Care, Ambulance Victoria. Complex Care governs Air Ambulance Victoria (AAV), Adult Retrieval Victoria (ARV) and Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST).
Dr Liz Thyer - Director of Learning and Teaching, Science (SoSH) and Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine, Western Sydney University.
Dr Karen Smith - Director Centre for Research and Evaluation, Ambulance Victoria; Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University.
Michelle is an Intensive Care Paramedic and Group Manager in Ambulance Victoria. In January 2017 Michelle was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal for her work in improving survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest.