Leaders in Reproductive and Sexual Health, our presenters bring a wealth of expertise to guide you. Discover innovative teaching methods, gain valuable insights, and empower yourself with skills that matter.
Dr Lona Brown
Dr Lona Brown (she/her) is a General Practitioner and Medical Educator. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Lona uses her experience and strong focus in sexual and reproductive health to coordinate the Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health and Contraception courses. Her dedication to teaching health professionals includes one-on-one training and group courses, all aimed at enhancing community services.
Sarah Harwood (she/her) is a Senior Nurse Educator pursuing her goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. She has a Graduate Certificate in Digital Learning and Teaching. Sarah employs a collaborative teaching approach, that places learners' needs at the heart of effective teaching. Sarah leads the Cervical Screening course and provides clinical supervision in our clinic, helping participants enhance their knowledge and skills.
Larissa Hudson (she/her) is a Senior Nurse Educator and experienced Sexual and Reproductive Health nurse in our clinic. With over 14 years of experience in sexual and reproductive healthcare across the United Kingdom and Australia, Larissa advocates for the fundamental right to positive sexual health experiences, considering them essential to our identity and well-being. Her passion lies in engaging with diverse communities and providing abortion care, topics she passionately discusses in her courses. Larissa leads the Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing) and Early Medical Abortion Care (Unplanned Pregnancy) courses.
Chrissy Keenan (she/her) is a Health Promotion Coordinator and a Schools & Community Educator. She has a strong history in all things related to sexual and reproductive health, including teaching relationships & sexuality education, working as a birth doula, pursuing abortion advocacy and working in sexual violence prevention & awareness activism. Chrissy presents in the Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Course.
Maddy McDonough (she/her) is a Nurse Educator, Sexual and Reproductive Health Nurse, and passionate Midwife dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Maddy leads the Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Course. Currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Sexual Health, Maddy focuses on sexual health promotion and community public health, including adolescent sexuality.
Dr Suzanne Pearson
Dr Suzanne Pearson (she/her) is a General Practitioner and Senior Medical Educator who brings her enthusiasm for education and training to health professionals. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching. Suzanne coordinates the Family Planning Alliance Australia's National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors course and Implanon NXT training. Suzanne has authored articles, such as "LARC: New evidence to guide clinical practice," published in the RACGP's Australian Journal of General Practice.
Dr Sara Whitburn
Sara Whitburn (she/her) is a General Practitioner and Senior Medical Educator. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice, has Diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Family Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching. Sara specialises in genital health, menopause, and IUD insertion training. She is ASHM certified in Advanced Gender Affirming Hormone Health. Sara leads the Vulvovaginal Health and IUD insertion courses. Sara is excited about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver great sexual and reproductive healthcare.