Clinical leads

Dr Kirsty Lindsay

Dr Kirsty Lindsay
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Kirsty is Medical Lead in our Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service. She has a clinical background as an Emergency Physician and has worked in roles across various sectors including the Royal Flying Doctors’ Service and tertiary education. Kirsty currently works as Director of Clinical Training at Redland Hospital, Metro South Hospital and Health Service. She brings a keen interest and experience in medical education and human factors to the team.

Dr Rebecca Kimble

Dr Rebecca Kimble
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Associate Professor Kimble is an experienced tertiary and quaternary Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Director of Queensland Statewide Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

She is the founder and Director of the Queensland Clinical Guidelines Program; funded by Queensland Health and supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council and focussed on translating scientific evidence into clinical practice. Rebecca is Chair of the Queensland Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Network and has achieved, with network colleagues, the standardisation of clinical practices, documentation, auditing, efficiency in patient flow and associated cost savings. She was founding faculty of the MaCRM simulation based obstetric emergency training in Queensland.

Rebecca is the Medical Lead in the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service, supporting the Clinical Excellence Queensland teams to drive quality improvement initiatives across all specialties, with a focus on excellence in maternity services in Queensland.

Rebecca is also an Independent Health Advisor to the Commonwealth Government.

Dr Andrew Hallahan

Dr Andrew Hallahan
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Andrew is the Paediatric Lead in our Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service. He has worked in children’s healthcare for more than 20 years with a focus on systems improvement. As former Medical Lead Patient Safety for Children’s Health Queensland he co-developed the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Patient Safety Operating System, an interdisciplinary approach to 24/7 safe care.

Andrew established the Queensland Children’s Critical Incident Panel as a statewide resource to support expert review of children’s patient safety events. Andrew is also the Executive Director Medical Services for Children’s Health Queensland and seeks to drive continuous improvement of health systems.

His work in the Clinical Excellence Queensland focuses on improving the reliability of care, communication, disclosure, and developing learning systems and cultures that deliver high quality child and family centred care.

Dr John Reilly

Dr John Reilly
Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs

Dr John Reilly is the Chief Psychiatrist in Queensland. John has worked as a general adult psychiatrist since 1992 in a wide variety of clinical settings in Victoria and Queensland. He has had particular clinical interests in substance use disorders and their comorbidity with other mental health disorders, early psychosis, borderline personality disorder and rural and remote mental health service delivery. His clinical governance focus has included care review, critical incident management, clinical documentation and handover.

Since 2012 after Townsville MHS and ATODS combined John’s clinical work has been primarily in addiction, and he has supervised advanced trainees in addiction. He chairs the RANZCP Education Committee’s Subcommittee for Advanced Training in Addictions and the Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry’s Queensland Branch Committee.

John Reilly was the Medical Director, Mental Health Service Group (MHSG), Townsville Hospital and Health Service. He is associated with James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr Clair Sullivan

Dr Clair Sullivan
Healthcare Improvement

Clair is an Endocrinologist and a Medical Informatician, and is the Medical Lead for Digital Health Improvement for Queensland and Co-Director Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Excellence Collaboration (HITEC). Clair is also Co-Chair of the Queensland Diabetes Network and Co-Chair of the Statewide Digital Healthcare Improvement Network, and works as a Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Dr Andrew Staib

Dr Andrew Staib
Healthcare Improvement

Andrew Staib is an Emergency Physician and Medical Informatician. His clinical appointment is as the Deputy Director of the Emergency Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He is Medical Lead for Digital Health Improvement in Queensland and Co-Director Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Excellence Collaboration (HITEC). He is also Co-Chair of the Statewide Network for Digital Healthcare Improvement and Co-chair of the Queensland Emergency Department Strategic Advisory Panel.

Associate Professor James Lind

Associate Professor James Lind
Healthcare Improvement

James is medical lead in our Healthcare Improvement Unit (HIU). After initially training in internal medicine and becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians, he moved to Australia and retrained in Emergency Medicine. During his emergency career he has been Director of Emergency Medicine Training and has aided major disaster relief efforts. James is currently Director of Patient Access and Flow at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, and brings redesign methodology and patient-flow skills to his role in HIU.

Dr Robyn Brogan
Healthcare Improvement

Dr Robyn Brogan is the clinical lead for the Care at End of Life Project which implements the Statewide strategy for end-of-life care 2015.

Dr Brogan has worked as a palliative medicine specialist and educator for the past 20 years—in Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland. She has also trained with the Adelaide Central and Eastern Palliative Care Service, and at Brisbane’s Mt Olivet.

Her recent awards include North West Queensland Local NAIDOC 2017 and Palliative Care Queensland’s Clinician of the Year 2018.

Robyn’s professional interests include:

  • implementing person-centred and dignity-promoting care, GSF aged care, and advance care planning
  • enabling equity of access to specialist supportive and palliative care based on need
  • workforce capacity building—generalist and specialist MDT
  • coordination and continuity of cross-boundary care
  • integrated cross boundary care in Northern Queensland and rural and remote communities, including Aboriginal communities and Torres Strait Islander communities, and encouraging use of video telehealth.
Last updated: 12 September 2019