This Community of Practice, chaired by Associate Professor Forbes McGain (Associate Dean, Sustainable Healthcare, University of Melbourne) with support from Deputy Chair Tamara Pilot (Operations Manager, Doherty Institute), provides a forum for engagement on aspects of sustainability in healthcare and health research from across MACH partners. The group will share knowledge, collaborate on inter-institutional sustainability projects, and advocate for change.


Associate Professor Forbes McGain OAM

Western Health, University of Melbourne


Tamara Pilot

Doherty Institute


Lauren Wallis


Scoping current practices and identifying areas of shared priority across institutions will define the initial direction of this newly formed group.

This group will advocate for change at local and State level, implement sustainability best practice informed and guided by the experience of other organisations, and collaboratively seek external funding for projects to mitigate the environmental impact of health care and research as appropriate.

Name: Affiliations: Bio:
Jacqueline Allman Royal Melbourne Hospital
Andie Beattie WEHI
Carol Behne St Vincent's Hospital
Professor Kathryn Bowen University of Melbourne
Andrew Cook Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Dr Jess Davies Austin Health
Sharon Desmond Mercy Health
Dr Laura Dryburgh National Health, Sustainability and Climate Unit
Professor Richard Gray La Trobe University
Dr Ying Gu Royal Women's Hospital
Mariana Ibarra Western Health
Professor Eugenie Kayak University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Alfred Hospital
Dr Karen Kiang Royal Children's Hospital
Pamudika Kiridena Florey Institute
Emily Lamb Florey Institute
Associate Professor Forbes McGain OAM Western Health, University of Melbourne
Dr Heather Machin Centre for Eye Research Australia
Dr Ellen Menkhorst University of Melbourne
Vanessa O'Shaughnessy Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Monika Page Royal Melbourne Hospital
Dr Rebecca Patrick University of Melbourne
David Phelan Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute
Tamara Pilot Doherty Institute
Professor David Story Austin Health, University of Melbourne, MACH