Clinical Governance Committee
The Committee’s membership is diverse and represents a range of stakeholders. The Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff.
Dr Alice Dwyer (Chair)
She has extensive experience in assessing, formulating, and treating parent-infant dyads utilising a biopsychosocial approach, and is trained in short, medium and long term psychotherapeutic approaches including CBT, DBT, EMDR, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Her core interests include further understanding the transgenerational transmission of attachment relationships, how to support the development of secure attachment in the parent-infant dyad, service development and models of care in perinatal and infant mental health, and in advocacy for increased accessibility for comprehensive trauma-informed interventions for this patient population.
Justine is a warm, insightful and supportive therapist, who has worked for over 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist. She has gained specialised expertise in the perinatal period while working at Karitane Randwick and St John of God Burwood. In these settings, she has used individual and group treatments.
As a Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator, she has also facilitated several such groups. Justine recognises the importance of having appropriate support to navigate the journey to parenthood, including those that have had difficulty with conception, pregnancy losses, and birth trauma. She also has a particular interest in helping those experiencing perinatal anxiety.
Her work is largely informed by attachment-based therapy and interpersonal neurobiology. In therapy, Justine draws on a wide range of evidence-based psychological approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapies.
Justine also has relationships with a number of professionals working in the area. These include Perinatal Psychiatrists, Midwives, Parentcraft nurses, Child and Family Nurses, and perinatal mental health teams to ensure that where appropriate there is additional input and support. Justine is a Member of ACPA (Australia Clinical Psychology Association), APS (Australian Psychological Society), WAIMI, and AAIMHI and is a Board Approved Supervisor with APHRA.
Dr Emma Inglis
Dr Emma Inglis is a Staff Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Westmead and Auburn Hospitals. Emma completed her medical degree at Sydney University and her specialty training at Westmead Hospital. Her gynaecology interests include laparoscopic surgery and managing women with general gynaecological concerns.
Emma’s obstetric interests include diabetes and thyroid conditions in pregnancy, and she manages the obstetric endocrinology antenatal clinic at Westmead Hospital. Emma has an interest in education and training and is a RANZCOG training supervisor and clinical lecturer for the University of Sydney. She is currently a member of the RANZCOG NSW Regional Committee and Deputy Chair of the Education Subcommittee.
Dr Emma Lawrence
After graduating from Sydney University’s Graduate Medical Program, Emma gained further qualifications in both Children’s and Women’s Health before completing her General Practice Fellowship.
The care of infants and young children, Antenatal Shared Care and helping her patients transition to parenthood have become central aspects of her practice. Mental health and emotional wellbeing is another core area of her work. Emma has more recently pursued further education in Neurodevelopmental Care with the Possums Clinic.
Emma is an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr David Moore
Dave describes himself as having an ‘amateur interest’ in Neuroscience and Mental Health, and is constantly intrigued by interactions between body and mind. Dave works at Cremorne Medical Practice as a GP and serves as an occasional medical commentator for Channel 9.
She has also studied and worked as a naturopath and has completed training as a yoga teacher. Both of these areas have helped her when supporting people towards a healthy lifestyle and meeting their individual needs. Anne is focussed on women and families in her practice and is a very passionate advocate for supporting emotional wellbeing and PNDA.
Anita brings to the Committee a wealth of invaluable experience in the corporate and technology sector, however, most importantly, she is also a consumer representative having been supported at one of our Gidget Houses.