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The Parkville Biomedical Precinct

Thank You

The Parkville Biomedical Precinct is home to some of the world’s leading medical researchers, clinicians and academics.

Through 30 Precinct Partners, it delivers outstanding clinical care and education, and produces world-class biomedical research.
This photo essay is to acknowledge and show the human faces who work in the precinct and who play a role in keeping Victoria safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In these images you will see people who:

  • have conducted tens of thousands of tests for COVID-19
  • nurse and tend to patients with the virus
  • safely deliver babies during the time of pandemic
  • conduct COVID-19 modelling that’s supporting Australia’s preparedness and response strategy
  • have established clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy for potential COVID-19 treatments
  • research the impacts of COVID-19 on children in Australia and our Pacific neighbours
  • have quickly implemented measures to keep patients safe so they can continue essential medical treatment
  • identify clusters and transmission networks to help limit the virus’s spread in Victoria
  • continue to provide lifesaving care to patients with other critical diagnoses
  • maintain ventilators for patients with the virus
  • ensure the hospitals and labs are cleaned and sterilised.

It is thanks to these people that Melbourne remains globally recognised for its innovation in health care.

For this, and for helping keep all Victorians safe and well, all of us at the Metro Tunnel Project would like to say thank you.

Photographs

Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

General Practitioner and Researcher
The University of Melbourne

Nick Bridge

Nick Bridge

Emergency Nursing Education
The University of Melbourne

Jo-Anne Martin

Jo-Anne Martin

Lecturer
Master of Nursing Science
The University of Melbourne

Zerina Lokmic-Tomkins

Zerina Lokmic-Tomkins

Course Coordinator
Master of Nursing Science
The University of Melbourne

David Story

David Story

Anaesthesia and Critical Care
The University of Melbourne

Rebecca Jarden

Rebecca Jarden

Critical Care Nurse Academic
The University of Melbourne

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Physiotherapist
Intensive Care Researcher
The University of Melbourne

Andrew Scanlon

Andrew Scanlon

Senior Lecturer and Nurse Practitioner
The University of Melbourne

Prue Cambridge

Prue Cambridge

Nursing Lecturer
The University of Melbourne

Anthony Woodward

Anthony Woodward

Medical Director Birth Centre
The Royal Women's Hospital

Patrick Tan

Patrick Tan

Specialist Anaesthetist
The Royal Women's Hospital

Sophie Cameron

Sophie Cameron

Unit Manager Birth Centre
The Royal Women's Hospital

Mary Connolly

Mary Connolly

Associate Unit Manager Birth Centre
The Royal Women's Hospital

Carmen Barry

Carmen Barry

Nurse Unit Manager Operating Suite
The Royal Women's Hospital

Matilda Rudd

Matilda Rudd

Nurse Midwife
The Royal Women's Hospital

Emma

Emma

Clinical Nurse Consultant NICU
The Royal Women's Hospital

Jennifer Richards

Jennifer Richards

Nurse Midwife
The Royal Women's Hospital

Cathy Jamieson

Cathy Jamieson

Associate Unit Manager Birth Centre
The Royal Women's Hospital

Sharon Goldfeld

Sharon Goldfeld

Paediatrician and Director
Community Child Health
Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Royal Children's Hospital

Nigel Curtis

Nigel Curtis

Infectious Diseases Physician and Researcher
The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children's Hospital

Fiona Russell

Fiona Russell

Senior Principal Research Fellow
The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Leon Worth

Leon Worth

Director Infection Prevention Department
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Kate Burbury

Kate Burbury

Consultant Haematologist and Telehealth Clinical Lead
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Irani Thevarajan

Irani Thevarajan

Infectious Diseases Clinician Researcher
The Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Doherty Institute

Jodie McVernon

Jodie McVernon

Director of Epidemiology
The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute

Julie McAuley

Julie McAuley

Senior Researcher Vaccine, Antivirals & Antiseptics Development
The University of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute

Julian Druce

Julian Druce

Head of Virus Identification Laboratory
The Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Doherty Institute

Kanta Subbarao

Kanta Subbarao

Virologist
The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute

Mason Littlejohn

Mason Littlejohn

COVID-19 Project Officer
The Doherty Institute

Nikki King

Nikki King

Specimen Reception Laboratory Technician
The Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Doherty Institute

Oanh Nguyen

Oanh Nguyen

Immunology Researcher
The University of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute

Sebastian Duchene

Sebastian Duchene

Immunology and Microbiology Researcher
The University of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute

Steven Tong

Steven Tong

Infectious Diseases Clinician Researcher
The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute

Thomas Tran

Thomas Tran

Senior Medical Scientist in Virus Identification Laboratory
The Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Doherty Institute

Deborah Williamson

Deborah Williamson

Director of Microbiology
The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the the University of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute

Eloise Williams

Eloise Williams

Registrar Microbiology
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Frank Liparto

Frank Liparto

Employee Services People and Culture Department
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Grace Carroll

Grace Carroll

Infectious Disease Nurse (COVID Ward)
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Kirsty Buising

Kirsty Buising

Infectious Diseases Specialist
The Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Doherty Institute

Lauren Eddy

Lauren Eddy

Recruitment Advisor People and Culture Department
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Liz Orr

Liz Orr

Manager Infection Prevention Surveillance Service
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Michelle Spence

Michelle Spence

Nurse Unit Manager Intensive Care Unit
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Nicola Walsham

Nicola Walsham

Emergency Medicine Specialist
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Rania Love

Rania Love

Cleaner
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Santo Cavaleri

Santo Cavaleri

General Manager Supply and Logistics
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Stephanie Russell

Stephanie Russell

Cleaner
COVID Ward
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Ben Cowie

Ben Cowie

Infectious Diseases Specialist
The Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Doherty Institute

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Senior Emergency Nurse
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Cheryl Mann

Cheryl Mann

Switchboard Operator
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Chris MacIsaac

Chris MacIsaac

Director Intensive Care Unit
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Phillip Pymm

Phillip Pymm

Postdoctoral Scientist
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute

Rima Darwiche

Rima Darwiche

Clinical Research Manager
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute

About photographer Phoebe Powell

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Photography at RMIT, Phoebe has gone on to a successful career in photography with clients ranging from boutique wineries to large aviation companies.
@phoebepowellphoto
phoebepowellphotography.com

Artist statement

“As a photographer, I use portraiture to speak to an audience. I am asking the viewer to take a moment and connect with the subject. This connection can be an opportunity for insight into the normally unknown or unnoticed. With these images, we are introduced to some of the dedicated individuals working to manage the pandemic and secure a safe future for us.

"At a time that can feel ambiguous and uncertain, our frontline healthcare workers and our clinicians and medical researchers can inspire confidence, and this series is a work of appreciation and acknowledgement.”

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program was developed to maintain Melbourne’s vibrancy, liveability and public engagement during the construction impacts of the Metro Tunnel Project. The Creative Program features activities and events designed and led by a team of designers, curators and place managers dedicated to enhancing city life alongside the construction of the Metro Tunnel.