Date published: 
8 February 2017
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

Professor Julie Quinlivan has been appointed as the Director of the Professional Services Review (PSR).

Professor Quinlivan’s three-year term as Director begins on 13 February 2017.

Professor Quinlivan brings a wealth of experience as a practicing medical professional as well as expertise in executive management roles dealing with complex technical, policy and legal issues.

The PSR is a respected and independent statutory authority that investigates whether health practitioners have provided inappropriate services that attract benefits under the Medicare Benefits Scheme.

It also looks at whether medicines have been inappropriately prescribed under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

In doing so, the PSR plays an integral role, in the regulatory framework of Australia’s world-class health care system, to protect the integrity of both schemes.

Professor Quinlivan is a practicing gynaecologist and obstetrician, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia and a Member of the Commonwealth’s Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

The Turnbull Government welcomes the endorsement of the Australian Medical Association for this important position.