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About the Foundation

Your contribution today can make a difference for future generations of Pathologists and Scientists.

Objectives

The RCPA Foundation actively invests in better health for future generations through its commitment to funding initiatives that help us gain a greater understanding of the causes of disease. Examples include seeking improvement in earlier detection, discovering new treatment options and finding ways to better manage chronic disease. The Foundation will also support initiatives that will educate healthcare professionals and the public of advances in pathology and the vital role it plays in the delivery of high quality healthcare.

The Foundation is able to offer support by making funding available for Fellows, Trainees, and Faculty Fellows in the form of:

  • Scholarship programs
  • Research projects
  • Grants/Awards
  • Other special projects

Annual reports of the activities of the Foundation will be offered to all donors.

Key Contacts

To make a donation or if you are interested in attending an RCPA Foundation event, please contact the Fundraising Co-ordinator +61 2 8356 5806.

Eve Propper - Events and Sponsorship Manager
Ph: +61 2 8356 5806
Fax: +61 2 8356 5828
Email: evep@rcpa.edu.au

Rachel Johnson - Events Coordinator
Ph: +61 2 8356 5852
Fax: +61 2 8356 5828
Email: rachelj@rcpa.edu.au

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
207 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

Board and Staff

RCPA Foundation Board Members December 2013


The RCPA Board of the Foundation extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to Prof Graeme Suthers for his time as the Chair of the RCPA Foundation. Graeme was on the Board of the Foundation since its inception in 2012 and was the Chair from 2014-2016. Thank you Graeme!

We also take this opportunity to welcome Dr Kevin Carpenter as the new Foundation Chair.

The RCPA Foundation Board and Staff members are:-

A/Prof Kevin Carpenter, PhD FHGSA FFSc(RCPA)

Kevin Carpenter

Kevin Carpenter trained in Clinical Chemistry in Sheffield in the UK. He obtained an MSc from the University of Leeds and a PhD with University of Sheffield, and entered the field of inborn errors of metabolism at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the mid 1980s. He has worked as Principal Scientist at the NSW Biochemical Genetics Service since 1994 and was appointed Head of Department in 2003.  His research interests include fatty acid oxidation defects and gene therapy for urea cycle disorders and he holds a position as Conjoint Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health and Genetic Medicine at the University of Sydney. He is currently President of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.  He is a past President of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia, Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Science, and member of several RCPA committees including Pathology Update Steering Committee and Genetics Advisory Committee. He joined the Board of the RCPA Foundation in 2012.

A/Prof Paul McKenzie, MBBS FRCPA Dip Cytopathology

Paul McKenzie

A/Prof Paul McKenzie was immediate past President of the College from 2009 to 2011. He was admitted to College Fellowship in 1984 and obtained an RCPA Diploma of Cytopathology in 1997. He has been a College Examiner in Anatomical Pathology since 2000. Paul has been a College representative on various external committees since the mid 1990’s and has also been a member of a number of College committees. He has been a NATA assessor since 1987. As Director of Anatomical Pathology, he maintains a full diagnostic reporting workload and has authored over 30 publications including 2 book chapters.

Paul will bring an immense amount of experience to the Foundation and help achieve the Foundation’s vision of funding initiatives and sponsoring key pathology projects in areas such as education and research.

Dr Andrew Clouston, MBBS PhD FRCPA FFSc(RCPA)

Andrew Clouston

Andrew Clouston graduated in medicine from the University of Queensland and trained in anatomical pathology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, developing a special interest in gastrointestinal and liver pathology. Since being awarded a PhD for studies into liver allograft immunopathology his research, funded by grants from the NHMRC, NIH and other funding bodies, has included studies on liver fibrosis, fatty liver disease, liver allograft rejection and gastrointestinal cancer.

He is currently the managing partner of Envoi Specialist Pathologists, a private practice in Brisbane specialising in gastrointestinal pathology that also has a strong emphasis on teaching and internationally competitive research. In addition, he is a visiting senior specialist to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pathology at the University of Queensland and Clinical Fellow at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. He has served on a range of national and international committees including the International Consensus Panel for Liver Allograft Pathology, the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR) authoring committee (liver cancer), the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, and Australian Cancer Network/NHMRC committees for surveillance protocols in a range of gastrointestinal disorders. He is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and in 2017 was selected as the RCPA Visiting Lecturer to Overseas.

Dr Ian Clark, MB BS (Hons) FRCPA MIAC FASCP FAICD

Ian Clark

Dr Ian Clark is the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of Capital Pathology in Canberra. Ian graduated with first class honours from Sydney University in 1984 and trained in pathology at the Royal North Shore Hospital of Sydney. He was admitted to Fellowship in 1991, after which he joined the Douglass Laboratories practice in Sydney as a full-time specialist Anatomical Pathologist. He moved to Capital Pathology, in 1998 as Director of Histopathology and Medical Director, and became CEO in 2007. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the ANU Medical School. Ian was President of the Australian Association of Pathology Practices (2007- 2009). He has been a member (and sometimes chair) of PSTC (2003-2011), chaired the Anatomical Pathology subcommittee of PSTC, and was a member of PCC (2006-2009). He was President of the Canberra Medical Society (2004-2006) and has been the ACT AMA craft representative for pathology and Honorary Secretary of the RCPA since 2011.

Mr Michael Ralston, FIBMS FAIMS FRCPA(Hon) FFSc(RCPA)

Michael Ralston

Mike is an Honorary Fellow of the College and is a Fellow of the Faculty of science. He was the CEO of a very successful pathology practice in eastern Victoria for many years. He is still very active in the College being a member of the Genetics Advisory Committee, a College rep on NPAAC and is on the NPAAC Executive, and is also a board member of BPPQ. Mike (and his wife Carole) are strong supporters of the Foundation and see it as a way that all Fellows can actively support trainees and new Fellows of both the College and the Faculty to broaden their experience.

Ms Brianna Parbury

Brianna Parbury

Ms Brianna Parbury is a corporate and commercial lawyer who has practised in Australia and the UK.  She was part of the team who created and ran Black Tie for Breast Cancer (BT4BC), a fundraising event which raised $350,000 for the Cancer Centre at the Prince of Wales Hospital.  Brianna has a personal interest in health and the treatment of disease and currently  is a Community Advisor at the NSW Cancer Institute.

Prof Jane Dahlstrom, MBBS (Hons), PhD, FPAC, FRCPA, FFOP, FFSc, Grad Cert Ed Stud (Higher Education), SFHEA

Jane Dahlstrom

Jane Dahlstrom is a medical graduate of Sydney University. After completing her PhD at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University (ANU) she entered speciality training in Anatomical Pathology. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) in Anatomical Pathology and in Oral Pathology and is a founding Fellow of the Faculty of Science of RCPA. Jane was admitted as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in 2014.

Jane has held a number of honorary positions within RCPA since 1999 including Chair of the Board of Education and Chair of the Cancer Services Advisory Committee. She is an examiner for RCPA in Anatomical Pathology and Oral Pathology. Since 2004 Jane have been involved in the Australian Medical Council (AMC) accreditation teams assessing medical schools and medical colleges. Jane is passionate about assisting pathologists from underserved regions of the world. Being current president of the International Paediatric Pathology Association (IPPA), chair of the Education Committee of International Academy of Pathology (IAP) and Vice President Asia-Pacific of IAP has enabled her to help promote collaborative educational activities of pathologists within these regions.

Jane is currently Sub Dean of Canberra Hospital Campus at the Australian National University Medical School, Professor of Anatomical Pathology and a Senior Staff Specialist at ACT Pathology, The Canberra Hospital.

Foundation Staff

Dr Debra Graves, Chief Executive Officer
Wayne Mathews, Financial Controller
Eve Propper, Events and Sponsorship Manager
Rachel Johnson, Events and Grants Coordinator

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