Deb Colville

Consumers’ health governance is Deb’s thing.

An ophthalmologist, she has a relative who lived with polio. She is involved with several patient support organizations such as the Alport Association of Australia, and continues to network locally and internationally about this condition. A number of her family members have had serious chronic conditions.

She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). She has served on the Board of the College of Surgeons, College of Ophthalmologists, Eye and Ear Hospital, & Australian Federation of Medical Women. She currently chairs the Governance Committee of the Medical Women’s International Association. She is currently a Non-Executive Board Director of Swan Hill District Health, chairing its Clinical Governance Committee.

Her academic qualifications are MBBS PhD FRANZCO FRACS Dip Epidemiology, Master of Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (Clinical Instruction), & Diploma of Management. Her PhD investigated health professional education, focussing on how ophthalmologists train and learn. She has taught and published in gender medicine, public health, health professional education research methods, and genetic renal-eye research.

She likes making meaningful contributions to consumer advocacy in health