Expert Advisory Committee for the Scope of Practice Review

This committee provides expert input and advice to the Scope of Practice Review’s independent lead, Professor Mark Cormack.


The expert advisory committee (EAC) provides expert input and advice to the Independent Review Lead, Professor Mark Cormack, in relation to the:

  • identification and analysis of the evidence underpinning the review
  • scope, extent and effectiveness of the stakeholder consultation process
  • interfaces with other health policy initiatives, health workforce reviews and reform processes and their potential impacts on this review of health practitioners’ scope of practice. 

The EAC does not have any decision-making powers.

For more details see the committee’s terms of reference.


EAC membership consists of a cross section of individuals, peak bodies representatives and academics. This includes health sector representatives, consumers, clinicians, researchers and persons that represent the voices of priority populations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and rural and remote Australians.

Committee Member


Professor Mark Cormack (Chair)

Independent Review Lead

Dr Fei Sim

Pharmaceutical Society Australia

Dr Nick Yim

Australian Medical Association

Mr Karl Briscoe

National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners

Dr Nicole Higgins

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Mr Paul Gibson

Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Adjuct Associate Professor Alan Eade ASM

The Australian College of Paramedicine

Mr Blake Adair-Roberts

Health Services Union

Dr Elizabeth Deveny

Consumer Health Forum

Ms Alison Weatherstone

Australian College of Midwives

Ms Amanda Seeto

Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Professor Jane Mills

La Trobe Rural Health School

Ms Annie Butler

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Dr Catriona Davis-McCabe

Representative – Allied Health

Ms Susi Tegen

National Rural Health Alliance

Professor Adam Elshaug

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Ms Peta Rutherford

Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Ms Bronwyn Morris-Donovan

Allied Health Professions Australia

Professor Marion Gray

Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences

Ms Marni Tuala

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives

Ms Denise Lyons

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association

Ms Emma Barritt


Dr Zoe Bradfield

Curtin University - midwifery

Ms Marita Cowie

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine


The EAC will be convened for a period of 12 months, from November 2023 until November 2024.

The EAC will meet up to 4 times over the course of the review. The exact dates are to be determined, but we expect they will align with the 4 phases of the review:

  • November 2023 – Phase 1, initial stakeholder consultation
  • December 2023 to March 2024 – Phase 2, issues paper 1
  • April to June 2024 – Phase 3, issues paper 2
  • July to September 2024 – Phase 4, draft final report.

We may convene extra meetings out-of-session if needed.



Scope of Practice Review secretariat

Contact the secretariat for information about the Scope of Practice Review and its Expert Advisory Committee.
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