Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS) Advisory Committee Expert Member Biographies

The DIAS Committee comprises individuals with expertise in diagnostic imaging policy, practice, standards development and accreditation, health administration and health consumer advocacy. The fourteen members of the Committee were appointed on the basis of their technical expertise and experience, as outlined in the following biographies.

Page last updated: 31 August 2017

Bruce Chater
Associate Professor Bruce Chater has worked as a rural generalist medical practitioner for over 35 years. He is currently Head of the Discipline of Rural and Remote Medicine at the University of Queensland, Chair of Queensland Health Statewide Rural and Remote Clinical Network, and Secretary of the WONCA (World Organisation of General Practice) Working Party On Rural Practice. Bruce has skills and expertise in policy advice, rural medicine, quality improvement, medical imaging and medical education.

Philip Dubois
Associate Professor Philip Dubois has worked in diagnostic imaging for over 30 years. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Queensland X-Ray, and the CEO of the Imaging Division of Sonic Healthcare Limited (SHL), a Director of SHL, and Associate Professor of radiology at the University of Queensland Medical School. He has skills and expertise in policy advice, medical imaging education, and medical imaging in particular neuroradiology, nuclear imaging, interventional radiology, MRI, and PET/CT.

Lynne Ingram
Ms Lynne Ingram has worked in the diagnostic imaging sector for over 35 years, and has led radiographers & allied health professionals in their Professional Education & Development since 2003. She is currently the Quality Assurance Project Radiographer at Flinders Medical Centre. Lynne has skills and expertise in medical imaging, safety improvement, accreditation, consumer advocacy and policy advice.

Adam Jones
Mr Adam Jones has worked in medical physics for 9 years and is currently a Medical Physics Specialist in Radiology Physics at Westmead Hospital, New South Wales. Adam has skills and expertise in radiology medical physics, safety compliance, medical imaging education, optimisation, and quality improvement.

Fiona Law
Ms Fiona Law has worked in the diagnostic imaging sector for over 20 years. She is currently a Clinical Nurse Consultant at the Medical Imaging Department of the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals, President of the Medical Imaging Nurses’ Association (MINA) of NSW and ACT, and the MINA National Coordinator. Ms Law is also a Tutor and Lecturer at the Australian College of Nursing. She has skills and expertise in medical imaging, safety improvement, policy advice, imaging nursing education, accreditation and standards review, and presents at conferences within Australia and internationally.

William Macdonald
Dr William Macdonald graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1981 and has trained in both paediatrics and nuclear medicine. He has worked full-time in diagnostic imaging since 1999. He is currently the Head of the Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital, in Western Australia. From 2008-2016 he was Executive Director of Imaging West, with administrative oversight of public sector imaging services in Western Australia. He has expertise in diagnostic imaging, radionuclide therapy, accreditation, quality and safety improvement, and medical education.

Patrick Meehan
Mr Patrick Meehan has been a Diagnostic Radiographer for over 10 years, and has worked in diagnostic imaging administration since 2007. He is currently the Commercial Operations Manager at Queensland X-ray. His skills and expertise include medical imaging operations, management, accreditation, compliance, and quality and safety improvement.

Deborah Nisbet
Dr Deborah Nisbet has been working as a medical practitioner for over 25 years and is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist, with over 20 years of experience in obstetric and gynaecological imaging. She is currently the Deputy Director of Ultrasound Services at the Royal Women’s Hospital, and Partner at Women’s Ultrasound Melbourne. She has skills and expertise in medical imaging in particular ultrasound, policy advice, medical imaging education and training, and accreditation.

Tony Parmiter
Mr Tony Parmiter has worked in the diagnostic imaging sector, initially as a radiographer, then sonographer, for over 35 years. He is currently on the Board of the Australasian Sonographers Association. He has skills and expertise in medical imaging, rural health, policy advice, standards development and quality improvement.

David Prior
Associate Professor David Prior has worked as a medical practitioner for over 25 years, and has practised medical imaging for over 15 years. He is currently the Deputy Director of Cardiology, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, and Head of the Cardiology and Heart Failure Outpatient Clinics at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. He has skills and expertise in medical imaging in particular echocardiography and cardiac MRI, policy advice, medical education, medical research and healthcare information technology.

Mrs Geraldine Robertson
Geraldine Robertson has been involved in consumer health advocacy for 15 years, and has been advising on diagnostic imaging for 7 years. As a consumer representative for Consumers Health Forum of Australia she sits on a number of committees. As a consumer representative for Breast Cancer Network Australia she is also a member of Cancer Australia’s Breast Cancer Advisory Group. She is also a member of several MBS Review committees. Geraldine has skills and expertise in consumer advocacy, policy advice, consumer education, and quality and safety improvement.

John Slavotinek
Professor John Slavotinek has been a medical practitioner for 30 years, and has been involved in the diagnostic imaging sector for over 25 years. He is currently the Clinical Head of Radiology at the Repatriation General Hospital and is Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology within RANZCR. John has skills and expertise in medical imaging in particular musculoskeletal imaging, medical education, imaging policy, digital imaging, and quality and safety improvement.

David Thiele
Dr David Thiele has worked in the field of medical physics for over 25 years, and has been in his current role as head of Queensland public sector diagnostic imaging medical physics for 18 years. He has skills and expertise in medical physics, safety standards and accreditation.

James Wood
Mr James Wood has worked in the diagnostic imaging sector for over 25 years and has been in his current role as Regional Manager at MIA Radiology for 6 years. He has skills and expertise in medical imaging, informatics, interventional radiology, digital imaging and accreditation.