Clinical Urology

Professor Peter Heathcote, Queensland

Professor Peter Heathcote is a Urologic Surgeon with a special interest in Cancer of the Prostate, Robotic Surgery and Pelvic Oncology. He is a Senior Urologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia and Past President of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Briony Norris, Victoria

Dr Briony Norris, MBBS, FRACS (Urol) is a urologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Eastern Health, Ballarat Health Services and The Australian Prostate Centre. She completed a clinical fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Centre in endourology and robotic surgery and has a keen focus in robotic renal surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr Peter Swindle, Queensland

Dr Peter Swindle is a Brisbane urologist who specialises solely in prostate cancer and diseases of the prostate. His expertise lies in robotic prostatectomy and prostate brachytherapy. Dr Swindle has extensive radical prostatectomy experience of over 2,000 cases including robotic prostatectomy, open radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. He has established the Queensland Prostate Clinic in Brisbane, which functions to provide comprehensive information on the detection and treatment of prostate cancer.

Dr Ben Thomas, Victoria

Benjamin Thomas is a urologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed fellowships at Cambridge University Hospitals and the Karolinska Institute and a MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge for research in prostate cancer biomarkers. He was a substantive consultant urologist at Cambridge University Hospitals where he was Chair of the Urological Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and Lead for Robotic Surgery. He introduced robotic cystectomy and robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in Cambridge and was the lead surgeon for the supraregional London and Anglian Germ Cell Cancer network.

Professor Henry Woo, New South Wales

Professor Henry Woo is Professor of Urology at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of the University of Sydney. He is also the Director of Uro-Oncology and Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Australian and New Zealand Uro-genital and Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Group as well as the Australasian Urological Foundation. Additionally, he is a fellowship elected Councillor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, a Consulting Editor for the BJUI and is the creator of the Urology Green List.

Associate Professor John Yaxley, Queensland

Associate Professor Yaxley has a urological practice is sub-specialised to the treatment of prostate cancer. Dr Yaxley has performed more than 2700 radical prostatectomy and over 1000 brachytherapy procedures. Dr Yaxley has over 100 peer reviewed publications and has an active interest in prostate cancer research. He was a co-investigator in the randomised open verses robotic radical prostatectomy trial at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, published in the Lancet. Dr Yaxley’s current interests include research into newer staging and diagnostics techniques for prostate cancer, including prostate MRI and PET PSMA scans.

Dr Homi Zargar, Victoria

Homi Zargar is a urological surgeon (FRACS) with fellowship training in Uro-oncology (Vancouver Prostate Centre) and advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery (Cleveland Clinic and Royal Melbourne Hospital). Homi is a consultant urologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Health and a senior clinical lecturer at the department of surgery at the University of Melbourne. Over the years of training Homi has developed an extensive academic and international profile and has published over hundred manuscripts in the field of minimally-invasive urology and Uro-oncology with particular emphasis on kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. Homi serves as an associate Editor for number of journals including World Journal of Urology, the Minerva Urologica E Nefrologica and BMC Urology.

Nursing and Allied Health

Professor Suzanne Chambers, New South Wales

Professor Suzanne Chambers is Dean of the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney. Prior to joining UTS, she was the Director of the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland at Griffith University. She is a health psychologist and registered nurse who has worked as a practitioner and researcher in psychological support for people with cancer for over 30 years. She has published extensively on the psychological effects of cancer with over 200 peer reviewed publications and books and has been a chief investigator on successful research grants valued at over $30 million from the NHMRC, ARC, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Cancer Australia, Beyond Blue and Cancer Council Queensland. She leads the current NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship.

Professor Daniel Galvão, Western Australia

Professor Daniel Galvão is Director of the Exercise Medicine Research Institute and Professor in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University. His research program focuses on applications of exercise as medicine for the prevention and management of prostate cancer treatment side effects and survival.

Ms Shan Morrison, Victoria

Shan Morrison is one of only ten Specialist Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapists nationally and a fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She is the director of Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy a private practice in Victoria and has been practicing exclusively in pelvic floor dysfunction for 25 years. Shan is passionate about improving the well-being of women and men with pelvic floor problems and has a special clinical interest in male and female chronic pelvic pain and post-prostatectomy incontinence.

Rachel Oxford Webb, Queensland

Rachel works as the Prostate Cancer Support Nurse at The Wesley Hospital where she commenced the service in 2011. She is actively involved in the Queensland Urological Nurses Society Inc and has been a committee member for 13 years, serving four years as President. Rachel was Convenor of the ANZUNS ASM 2019.

Ms Francesca Rogers, Western Australia

Francesca Rogers is a Urology CNC and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse, she is passionate about men’s health and has implemented various Nurse Led post prostatectomy clinics. Francesca has completed a Urology, Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Nursing fellowship as well as post graduate studies in Prostate Cancer, Continence, Sexual Function for Cancer patients and exercise for men with prostate cancer.

Ms Deb Ward, Victoria

Deb has over twenty years’ combined experience as a Continence Nurse Advisor and Urology Nurse Consultant in a variety of settings. During this time she has completed the La Trobe University Prostate Nursing Care Course, the APCR Urological and Prostate Cancer Nursing Fellowship and the International Bristol Certificate in Urodynamics. From 2016 she has been a permanent member of staff at the Australian Prostate Centre developing her interests in functional urology and uro-oncology.