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World Continence Week 2020 - Invest in Continence

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If you are a journalist with an enquiry or interview request, please contact:

Caroline Henricks

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Phone: 0449 029 822
Email: c.henricks@continence.org.au


Spokespeople

 

Rowan Cockerell 

Rowan Cockerell is the Chief Executive Officer of the Continence Foundation of Australia.

“Incontinence of any kind isn’t an inevitable part of growing older. Small changes now can keep you enjoying your independence longer.”

   
 

Michael Murray

Associate Professor Michael Murray AM has a broad range of management, clinical and teaching experience in health and aged care. Michael is the Divisional Director of Continued Care, Head of Geriatric Medicine and Medical Lead of Patient Flow at Austin Health. Michael’s career highlights include extensive research in continence, public health and public policy, his work in education and service development, and his appointment as the interim Chief Clinical Advisor to the first Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner.

Michael was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to geriatric medicine as a clinician and educator. He has been the Continence Foundation Board President since 2004.

   

Jacinta Crickmore

Jacinta Crickmore is a Continence Foundation of Australia Board Director and Chair of the Consumer Advisory Committee. Jacinta has been on both sides of the continence world – first on the industry side while working in healthcare sales and then through her lived experience.

As Chair of the Foundation’s Consumer Advisory Committee, she is passionate about making sure people impacted by incontinence are heard.

“Incontinence happens to people of any age, both male and female. It is one of the main reasons people enter aged care… the good news is that you are never too old or young to help prevent incontinence or regain control.”

   
 

Beth Wilson

Dr Beth Wilson AM has been the Patron of the Continence Foundation of Australia since 2013 with the aim of helping lift the stigma associated with talking about, and seeking help for, incontinence.

   
 

Annabelle Citroen

Annabelle Citroen is a Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapist, with extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of both Women and Men’s pelvic health issues. Annabelle completed her Physiotherapy degree with honours at Melbourne University in 2007 and has gone on to complete Postgraduate studies in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Continence, Musculoskeletal Dysfunction and Exercise for Women. She works as a Physiotherapist at the Barwon Health Continence Clinic and Central Melbourne Gastroenterology.

“I can think of so many retirees whose plans have been impacted by their various pelvic health issues. Ensuring you stay healthy at all stages of your life, particularly after you retire, can help you avoid incontinence and stay independent.”

   

Samantha Pillay

Dr Samantha Pillay MBBS FRACS is the Director of Continence Matters, specialising in Female Urology and Fluoroscopic Urodynamcis, which she established in 2002. Dr Pillay was the Chair of the Female Urology Special Advisory Group for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2007-2013 and has held various board and committee positions with several organisations including the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, Continence Foundation or Australia and the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Pillay has dedicated her career to treating patients with incontinence in addition to educating the general public and health professionals.

   

Rob Ramsay

Professor Rob Ramsay is joint-head of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program and head of the Differentiation and Transcription Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He has expertise in genetics and biochemistry, and has three decades of research experience in cancer biology.

His laboratory is investigating methods to optimise cancer surgery to reduce metastatic spread and improve patient recovery along with immunotherapy trials. His lab has a mix of young science graduates, post-doctoral fellows and training cancer surgeons who work in industry and numerous academic oncology researchers.