James is a Paediatrician and Rehabilitation Physician with over 20 years’ clinical experience. He was recently appointed as Deputy Director, Medical Services, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, as part of the Network leadership team. James is the current President of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, one of the three founding academies in the world of the International Alliance of Academies of Child Disability (IAACD). Part of James’ vision in this role is to broaden the reach of AusACPDM to the broader Asia-Pacific region to a wider audience of clinicians and researchers in the fields of Cerebral Palsy and other childhood-on set disabilities.
After training in leading tertiary children’s hospitals in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, with additional international training in centers in the UK and Canada, James has developed high-level clinical leadership skills through the establishment of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service in Melbourne, and expansion of Paediatric Rehabilitation Services in Adelaide and the Northern Territory. With a unique mix of clinical, research, teaching and health management skills, James has the skill set required in the growing global field of Paediatric Rehabilitation.
The Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, a leading organization focused on providing professional education on, and raising broader awareness about childhood disabilities.