Mentoring is a key component of the Doctor of Medical Leadership.

As a candidate, you'll have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior medical leader who will provide support and guidance on your leadership trajectory. This relationship will help you to realise your potential as a future medical leader.

Rather than contacting a mentor directly, we ask that you email to advise the Associate Dean (Research) of your preferred mentor. The Associate Dean (Research) will then arrange a meeting.

Read more about our mentors below.

Dr Eleanor Chew

Dr Eleanor ChewDr Eleanor Chew is a specialist general practitioner with extensive experience representing the role of primary care in the health services profession.  She has worked as a GP in Brisbane, Darwin, Perth and Canberra in a variety of practice settings and is currently in part-time general practice in Moreton Bay, Queensland.

An experienced medical leader, Dr Chew has a sound understanding of governance responsibilities.  She is a director of the Australian Digital Health Agency and General Practice Training Queensland.  Dr Chew was a director of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2010-2015) and has held the roles of RACGP Vice President and Board Chair.  She is the current RACGP Queensland Provost.

Dr Chew serves on a range of committees and working groups focused on the advancement of quality primary care, in both the private and government sectors.  She is a member of AMA Queensland’s Council of General Practice and Governance Committee.

Dr Chew is a member of the Professional Services Review Committee and the Medical Board Performance and Professional Standards Panel, and is an assessor with the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  She is a GP member on the Avant Queensland Medical Experts Panel.

Dr Chew holds an MBBS and a Masters of Medicine (General Practice) from the University of Queensland. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

Dr Michael Cleary

Dr Michael ClearyDr Michael Cleary commenced working with Queensland Health 34 years ago and was appointed as Executive Director, Princess Alexandra Hospital and QEII Jubilee Hospital Health Network in October 2017. Michael has an extensive background with emergency and trauma medicine and senior level positions within health including his involvement on the boards of Australian College for Emergency Medicine and Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. He represented Queensland on the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council and the Hospitals’ Principal Committee. He has held the role of Deputy Director-General and Chief Operations Officer within the Queensland Department of Health. He is currently the President of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators and newly elected Vice-President of the Australian Medical Association Queensland.

Associate Professor Amanda Dines

Amanda DinesAssociate Professor Amanda Dines is the Executive Director Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where she has lead implementation of Herston Medical Research Facility and the Jamieson Trauma Institute in collaboration with partner academic institutions. Prior to this role she led the MNHHS and RBWH Cancer Care Service and she continues to be involved in the strategic development of cancer care services. She also spent 5 years as Deputy Executive Medical Services at RBWH, with responsibilities including for the leadership and development of Junior Medical Staff and professional leadership of Senior Medical.

Associate Professor Dines is a Monash University medical graduate, has Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, and holds fellowships of the Royal Australasian Colleges of Medical Administrators and General Practice.  She served in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Medical Officer for 24 years and deployed on operations to Iraq and East Timor.  She is currently an Honorary Aide de Camp to the Governor General of Australia. 

Dr Steve Hambleton

Dr Steve HambletonMBBS FAMA FRACGP(hon) FAICD

Dr Steve Hambleton is a GP in Kedron in Brisbane and a former State and Federal President of the Australian Medical Association and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland.

Within the Australian Digital Health Agency, Dr Hambleton is a co-chair of the Clinical Programs, the Clinical Reference Group and the My Health Record Expansion Program Steering Group.

Dr Hambleton chaired the Primary Health Care Advisory Group and is now a member of the Health Care Homes Implementation Advisory Group.

He also holds board positions with Avant Mutual Group Limited, the AMA Queensland Foundation and the Qld Aboriginal and Islander Health Council.

Dr Alex Markwell

Dr Alex MarkwellFACEM FAMA GAICD MBBS (Hons 1) BSc

Dr Alex Markwell is a Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Emergency and Trauma Centre. She a Co-Director of Emergency Medicine Training and is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland. She is currently the Chair of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Continuing Professional Development Committee and has been involved in other ACEM committees including the Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment working group. She is also a member of the Medical Board of Australia CPD Advisory Group.

Alex was elected President of AMA Queensland (2012-2013) and made a Fellow of the Australian Medical Association (FAMA). She has served in many roles for the AMA since 2005, including as director of various boards as well as being appointed to Commonwealth and State Health committees, panels and Ministerial Taskforces. She was awarded a Diversity Scholarship by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and became a Graduate of the AICD (GAICD) in 2012.

In addition to her clinical, medical education and medico-political activities, Alex is passionate about Doctors' Health and wellbeing and is founding member of Wellness Resilience and Performance in Emergency Medicine (

Dr Bev Rowbotham

Dr Bev RowbothamMBBS ( Hons 1) MD FRACP FRCPA FAICD

Bev Rowbotham is a haematologist, and UQ graduate, who has championed the role of doctors as leaders and decision makers in healthcare throughout her career.  She has held a wide range of leadership roles in the profession and in the community. She is Director of Haematology at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, past President of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, and has chaired the Australian Medical Association’s policy making body, Federal Council, since 2014. She has served on four ministerially appointed committees for the Federal Government, including the MBS review, and currently chairs the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Committee.  She has also had a career as a non-executive Director serving on a range of Boards including the Avant Mutual Group, the medical indemnity insurer, Genome.One, a genomics start up, and  AEIOU Foundation for children with autism. She sponsors several scholarships across Australia for doctors to undertake the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Company Directors Course.  It is her strong view that decisions about healthcare are, and will be, made in Board rooms, and that doctors must be able to perform in this environment if they are to achieve their career goals.