2019 Conference Speaker Profiles

Dr Alberto Pinzon

Alberto completed Paediatric immunology and Allergy training through the RACP as well as a PhD in immunology through UQ/QIMR. He has an active interest in research & holds academic appointments with UQ & Griffith University. Alberto is an active member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, the World Allergy Organisation, the Clinical Immunology Society. He has broad interest in immunological disease, including allergy, autoinflammation and immunity to infection.

Children’s charity of choice: Red Kite


Dr David Pincus

David Pincus has been a General Paediatrician on the Gold Coast working in public and private practice since 1992. He has enjoyed multiple other roles during his medical career. He is currently the Director of Medical Services at Pindara Hospital and works as Clinical Sub-Dean and Honorary Adjunct Professor at Bond University. He has been on the National Examination Panel for the RACP for more years than he cares to remember and has been the Co-Chair of the Clinical Examination Committee. He is also Chair of PDAC and a member of PDEC and CAC for the College.

His particular interest is Diagnostic Error in Medicine and he has spoken at several international meetings on diagnostic error particularly with respect to surgical mortality in Australia. He formerly worked as the academic editor for the Human Diagnosis Project. 

Children’s charity of choice: Zephyr Education


Dr Deepa Srinivasan

Dr Deepa Srinivasan is a Paediatric Neurologist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. She has been in QLD since 2017 having completed paediatric neurology training through the Children’s Hospital Network at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and The Children’s Hospital Westmead. She has an interest in Neuromuscular disorders and Neurogenetics (Neurofibromatosis).

Children’s charity of choice: The indigenous Literacy Foundation


Dr Michelle Davison

Michelle is an Adult and Paediatric emergency physician and is the Clinical Lead of Paediatric Emergency for the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. She has been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to influence the design of a number of paediatric emergency services and is the Chair of the Rural, Regional and Remote committee for ACEM. Michelle has a passion for levelling the playing field and improving services and safety for children regardless of postcode.

Children’s charity of choice: Cathy Freeman Foundation


Dr Sophie Calvert

Dr Sophie Calvert is a Paediatric Neurologist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. She completed her paediatric neurology training in Bristol and London, having started her training in paediatrics in Adelaide, South Australia. She has an interest in paediatric headache and epilepsy, in particular treatment with the ketogenic diet. She was involved in establishing the Ketogenic Diet Service and the Paediatric Headache Clinic at QCH. She is the Acting Director of the Neurosciences Department.

Children’s charity of choice: Empower Assistance Dogs


Dr Tanya Gray

Dr Tanya Gray MBBS FACEM PEM, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Dr Tanya Gray works between the two worlds of Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics. She is the medical lead of Australia’s only MDT outpatient procedural sedation clinic for children with cognitive, communication, sensory differences. In the Emergency Department she is a Senior Staff Specialist and acting co-DEMT of Paediatric Emergency Training. She believes that connection lies at the heart of what we all do and that work meetings are best done with cake.

Children’s charity of choice: Sunny Kids


Dr Tonia Douglas

Dr Tonia Douglas is co-director of the paediatric cystic fibrosis centre in QCH and a respiratory and sleep physician. She cares for children with a range of acquired, congenital and complex respiratory diseases, airway disorders and sleep issues. She is a senior clinical lecturer with the University of Queensland and her research interests include early CF lung disease and psychosocial determinants of health in CF.

Children’s charity of choice: The Smith Family


Dr Ubaid Shah

Dr Shah is currently working as consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and also provides dedicated Private Paediatric Neurology, Epilepsy and EEG service at Brisbane Child Neurology and Mater Children’s Private Hospital.  Dr Shah completed fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Paediatric Neurology (FRACP) and took additional training in complex epilepsy by completing George Gregan Epilepsy Fellowship. Dr Shah has trained extensively in invasive EEG monitoring, cortical stimulation, and Neuro-modulation techniques. Dr Shah is the Director of the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society (ANZCNS) and is strong advocate for Children with Drug Resistant Epilepsy. Dr Shah has clinical and research interest in complex epilepsy. His areas of interest are minimally invasive epilepsy surgery, invasive EEG monitoring including Stereo-EEG, intraoperative mapping and multi-modal image processing.


Professor Claire Wainwright

Professor Claire Wainwright is a paediatric respiratory physician and Co-Lead for cystic fibrosis (CF) services at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane which manages around 450 children with CF across Queensland and northern NSW. She is a Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Queensland and research interests include clinical trials, development of lung disease in CF, airway microbiology, and patient reported outcomes in CF.

Children’s charity of choice: Cystic Fibrosis Australia


Dr Scott Burgess

Scott is a paediatric respiratory and sleep physician. He works publically at the Queensland Children's Hospital and also in private practice. 

Children's charity of choice: Royal Flying Doctors Queensland 

Dr Adriane Sinclair

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Queensland Children's Hospital

Speaker gift donated to Brain Wave in lieu

Dr Matt Lynch

Paediatric Neurology Fellow, Queensland Children's Hospital

Speaker gift donated to Brain Wave in lieu

Dr Claire Murray

Paediatric Neurology Fellow, Queensland Children's Hospital

Speaker gift donated to Brain Wave in lieu

2019 Speaker Profiles

In lieu of gifts for our speakers, the Paediatric Society of Queensland has made a donation to a children's charity of each guest speakers choice.