Steve Morris

Steve Morris

Steve Morris is the Chief Executive Officer of NPS MedicineWise. He has worked in numerous clinical and leadership roles in the health sector, spanning pharmacy practice, community and hospitals, primary care, industry and NGOs. Before joining NPS MedicineWise, Steve was accountable for the delivery of statewide pharmacy services to the public sector in South Australia, holding dual roles as Executive Director SA Pharmacy, and Chief Pharmacist for SA Health. Originally from the UK, Steve was deputy chief executive of the National Prescribing Centre. He is passionate about quality use of medicines and the implementation of evidence-based practice, including the use of data and electronic health systems to support best health outcomes for people. Steve holds an MBA and MSc in Health Services Research and Technology Assessment.

Dr Jeannie Yoo

Jeannie brings a real world general practice perspective to her role as Medical Adviser at NPS MedicineWise. Prior to joining the organisation, she combined her clinical work with roles in the digital health and medical publishing sectors. She has a strong interest in high quality clinical care, and the potential of innovation to improve healthcare outcomes.

She remains active in general practice and has postgraduate qualifications in health ethics.

Dr Jill Thistlethwaite

Jill is a general practitioner with over 25 years’ experience as a health professional education consultant. She has previously worked in academia and is regularly invited to speak and facilitate at global health professional events, with her PhD in medical education.

Her interests include shared decision making in health care, team-based practice and women’s health. She has written and edited several books, and co-edits a journal for clinical teachers.

Sarah Spagnardi

Sarah brings a mix of clinical and managerial experience to her role as Channel Delivery Services Manager at NPS MedicineWise. She is a registered pharmacist who has practised in variety of settings including community pharmacy, aged care consulting and Medicines Information.

She has a strong interest in ensuring that consumers can access medicines information in a way that they can use it to make the best decisions for their health, and which supports beneficial conversations with their health care professionals.

Aine Heaney

Aine is a Client Relations Manager at NPS MedicineWise where she has been employed since 2007. She works with clinical experts and government agencies to inform policy development for QUM in hospitals and the wider community. She has practised pharmacy in primary care, hospital and industry settings across the UK, NZ and Australia, and has completed post-graduate studies in clinical pharmacy practice.

Aine has a particular interest in the science behind behaviour change to improve safe and effective medicines use and in ensuring a cost-effectiveness approach to evaluation of health technologies.

Dr Robyn Lindner

Dr Robyn Lindner is the program manager for Choosing Wisely Australia and the architect behind its adoption and establishment in Australia. She has worked in biotechnology and health education for over 20 years.

Robyn has been instrumental in designing and developing the initiative, and working with participating medical colleges and societies who have joined the Choosing Wisely movement by publishing lists of tests, treatments and procedures that should be questioned.