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Clinical Council

Adelaide PHN’s membership includes one Clinical Council with representatives from the northern, southern, and central regions of Adelaide. 

Our Clinical Council comprise a mix of health professionals including GPs, allied health, primary health care nurses, hospital administration, pharmacists and Local Health Network (LHN) representatives.

The Clinical Council informs our annual health Needs Assessment of the Adelaide metropolitan region as well as help shape the services, programs and initiatives we commission or implement in response to those needs. Specifically, the Clinical Council assist us by confirming local health conditions and disease trends, identify workforce needs and capacity, provide valuable insight into the efficiency and feasibility of various service delivery models, and assist Adelaide PHN to build coordination and linkages between services.

Harnessing the expertise of clinicians to improve the local primary health care system

If you are a health professional working across the Adelaide metropolitan region and are interested in joining our clinical councils, please visit the join our membership page.

Adelaide PHN's
Clinical Council

Dr Seema Jain obtained her General Practitioner (GP) training from Flinders University of South Australia. She completed her Diploma in Child Health from the Women and Children Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.

Dr Jain has worked in numerous hospitals, including the Lyell McEwin, Modbury, Queen Elizabeth and Women’s and Children's Hospital. She also worked in Queensland for a few years.

She has been supervising GP registrars and medical students for more than 10 years.

Dr Jain is now an Integrated GP. This means she has the usual qualifications of a medical doctor, as well as many years experiences, but is also further qualified in one or more complementary medicine modalities, holistic approach, nutrition and environmental medicine, herbal medicine, naturopathy. She is a qualified Yoga and Meditation teacher.

Dr Jain serves various professional and social organisations in various capacities such as the Board Director of Sonder chairperson of the Clinical Council of Adelaide PHN, Committee Member of the Premier Council of Suicide Prevention, Committee Member of Multifaith Association of South Australia.

Dr Jain is a practice principal of a small practice and has special interest in mental health and AOD and uses holistic approaches to manage any conditions.

Debra Earl is a Nurse Practitioner in Acute Cardiac Assessment working within the Emergency Department and Cardiology Outpatient clinics at Lyell McEwin Hospital.

Debra began her nursing career in country South Australia and on moving to the Lyell McEwin Hospital developed an interest in Cardiology. Since that time has been involved in promoting the care of people with cardiac conditions through her involvement with, SACRA, CSANZ and the Heart Foundation. 

In 2013 Debra was endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner and in 2017 she became SA Chapter Chair and Board member of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.
 
On finishing her tenure as SA Chapter Chair Debra was awarded an ACNP Fellowship in 2021 and continues to represent the ACNP and Nurse Practitioners through her ongoing work. 

Dr Taylor is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and co-director of a specialised nutrition clinic, 360Me Nutrition. Her special interests are in complicated weight management including weight loss surgery, diabetes and pharmacotherapy for weight loss using a lower carbohydrate lifestyle approach across Adelaide. 

She also holds a PhD in utlising diabetes health technology (Real time CGM) to amplify lifestyle management in those living with type 2 diabetes and works at CSIRO as a scientist evaluating the effectiveness of such programs in across the health care system. 

Using her eclectic background and knowledge, Pennie enjoys working with dietitians, GPs and Nurse practitioners to advocate a patient first approach to nutrition management using digital technology. Dr Taylor has clinics at Paralowie, Golden Grove, Angle Vale and Western and Sourthern GP centres.

Dr Daly has a specialist interest in dementia and runs her own GP Led memory assessment and support clinic for people with cognition problems and dementia in Adelaide. She is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She completed postgraduate training in Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford in the UK and has worked in aged care settings and acute hospital units. 
 
Since moving to Australia, she has become an advocate for patients living with dementia and has enjoyed working with dementia training Australia for the past two years. Dr Daly also practices in Golden Grove and has other interests in women’s health across the ages.

Isaac is a General Dentist with special interest in public health dentistry, paediatrics and periodontal disease. Isaac graduated in 2015 and since then has worked across both the public and private sectors. 

In 2019 Isaac was Senior Practitioner for the Noarlunga School Dental Service in the South Australian Dental Service, providing services to a range of paediatric patients with complex needs including treatment under general anaesthesia at Flinders Hospital. 

In 2020 Isaac completed the Primary Examination to further his knowledge in the field of General Dental Practice. Isaac is now undertaking his specialist training in the field of periodontics at the University of Adelaide.

Dr Baulderstone works at Oakden Medical Centre. Her special interests are mental health, developmental disability, child health and medical education. She has undertaken targeted training in child development and behaviour and parenting counselling. She provides special clinics at Oakden for child emotional and behavioural concerns, paediatric sleep and continence issues, and developmental disability. 
 
Dr Baulderstone also provides a psychological medicine service and is an FPS Provider (Interpersonal Therapy). She has worked with Emerging Minds developing RACGP accredited training modules in child mental health since 2018.

An experienced Clinical Psychologist, Tamara Cavenett has substantial expertise in both professional and organisational leadership. Currently in private practice, she previously held senior management positions, including managing Adelaide’s leading private outpatient psychiatric hospital. This included supervision of, and responsibility for a multidisciplinary team, as well as full responsibility for all operations; managing all non-clinical staff departments, corporate governance and accreditation. In addition to post-graduate training in clinical psychology, Tamara has undertaken formal training in executive leadership. 

Tamara holds endorsement in clinical psychology, is a Fellow of the APS, a Fellow of the Clinical College, an Advisory Board Member for the Master of Clinical Psychology Program (Uni SA) and has previously held numerous committee positions within the Australian Psychological Society. Tamara has held office as national Chair of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and has extensive experience as both a practitioner and an approved supervisor of other psychologists. Her contributions to research in the field have been recognised, with publication in peer-reviewed journals. She is the current national President of the Australian Psychological Society Board and works in clinical practice located in Gilberton SA.

Julia has worked across various sectors of pharmacy practice, including community, hospital, and aged care. 

She has a special interest in geriatrics, chronic disease management and palliative care. She is currently working in Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) at Home, a new initiative of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN), that functions with a ‘home first’ principle by providing sub-acute hospital level care, goal directed therapy and support to older people in the comfort of their home. 

She is also self-employed as a consultant pharmacist and is accredited with the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy to conduct Home Medicines Reviews and Residential Management Reviews in community and aged care settings.

Dr Michelle Fang is a GP who has worked in both rural and urban settings in Australia. 

She is currently working in the areas of occupational health, rural telehealth and clinical support to medical research in addition to general practice.

Over 15 years' experience in Community Pharmacy at Christies Beach Terry White Chemmart in Adelaide's outer Southern suburbs. Works also for UniSA in the Pharmacy (Honours) Degree, the Healthy Collective, and Pharmacy Intern Board Examinations; active within the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. 

Experience in pharmacy professional and advisory committees, grant recipient for collaborative care innovation, and passionate advocate for improved health care through interprofessional collaboration and multI-disciplinary teamwork. Special interests are varied, but include mental health, respiratory health, transitional care, health promotion activities, and practical small-scale initiatives to produce short-term measurable health outcomes.
 

Psychiatry Registrar working for SA Health, predominantly within SALHN.

Trainee in the RANZCP Fellowship Program. 

Studied Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours) and Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University. 

Prior to medicine, worked in the child protection sector for government and non-government agencies in various roles, predominantly supporting children with high and complex needs requiring specialist therapeutic foster care.

SME: Psychiatry, mental health.

Areas of special interest: mental health, psychiatry, psychotherapy, substance use, developmental trauma and attachment, novel and emerging therapies.

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