The Canberra Hospital Intellectual Property Office open for business
Newsletter subscribe needs the Flash Plugin from www.adobe.com
Board of Directors
Dr Deborah Kuchler (Executive Chairman)
Dr Deborah Kuchler ( www.DeborahKuchler.com ) is a businesswoman whose specialist skills lie in identifying and realising science and technology based intellectual property that has commercial worth. She has over 20 years experience in Managing Director and CEO positions in technology companies, including her own, and she currently holds four company director positions.
Served concurrently, Deborah has twenty five years experience as a Ministerial adviser to Commonwealth and State Governments, and has served on 27 Ministerial Advisory Councils and/or Government owned Corporations. From 2004 to 2006, she served concurrently as a member of both the IP Australia Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia.
Dr Kuchler is the inaugural CEO of BioMed North Limited ( www.biomednorth.org ), a company that has pioneered the commercialisation of intellectual property within Area Health Services in NSW since 2001. ( www.officeofcommercialisation.com )
Mr Marcus Dawe
Marcus St.John Dawe is a Canberran entrepreneur with an accomplished record of developing ideas and founding companies to commercialise them. He studied cognitive studies at ANU and over the past 20 years has built and developed ventures in software, internet services, retail music, ski resort development, music production, wireless technology, carbon technology, health networks, non-for-profit national youth projects and projects of national significance. He sold his highly successful ICT venture - eDIME Internet Agency to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 2000. He is passionate about Canberra, mentoring youth and promoting the ACT region as a Global Village.
Associate Professor Paul Dugdale
PhD, MA, MPH, BMBS, FAFPHM
Paul Dugdale is Director of the Chronic Disease Management Unit, Aged Care and Rehabilitation Services, ACT Health which he established in 2008. He is also currently Director of the ANU Centre for Health Stewardship.
He was previously the ACT Chief Health Officer and Executive Director of the Population Health Division, ACT Health. He is a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care. He has previously worked in the Health Financing Division of the Commonwealth Department of Health, Health Service Planning in NSW Health, was Medical Superintendent at Liverpool Hospital (Sydney) and was private secretary to the Commonwealth Minister for Health, Neal Blewett. His research interests include health policy, financing and regulation from a social and political theory perspective.
He is a public health physician. He has previously held directorships of several not-for-profit companies including Care Plus Inc., Assisting Drug Dependants Inc., and Musica Viva Australia.
Mr William Mobbs
Mr William Mobbs (MBA, BSc, MAICD) is a co-founder and major shareholder of ASX listed ITL Limited.
ITL is a diversified company within the healthcare industry specialising in innovative medical devices, customised procedure packs and distribution of capital equipment for global healthcare markets. ITL manufactures in Australia and Malaysia, and has sales offices in Australia, North America, Europe and Asia.
ITLís patented medical devices have a presence in over 35 countries and protect healthcare workers in millions of procedures annually. ITL supplies its range of customised procedure packs to over 200 hospitals across Australia, and within Asia supplies procedure packs, capital equipment and instruments to over 160 hospitals.
During his 15 years in the medical and healthcare industry, Mr Mobbs has invented new concepts for a range of innovative medical products and also co-manages the R&D, manufacturing and commercialisation of medical devices.
Mr Mobbs is also a non-executive director of Seeing Machines, an AIM (London Stock Exchange) - listed Australian leading developer of advanced computer-based imaging software company.
Seeing Machines is an award winning technology company focused on designing vision-based human machine interfaces. The company has developed a software application that tracks head, face and eye movements through non-contact video-based sensors.
Associate Prof. Paul Smith
Associate Professor Paul Smith is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Canberra Hospital and at John James Memorial Hospital in Canberra. He is also Co-Director of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit at Canberra Hospital.
Dr Smith received his medical and surgical training in Adelaide before specialising in hip and knee joint reconstructive and replacement surgery. He was a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Travelling Fellow in 1996 and 1997 with Fellowships in joint replacement surgery at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and at The Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital in England.
He has recently been honoured by The Knee Society, receiving the inaugural John N Insall Travelling Fellowship in knee surgery and has been appointed as Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the ANU Medical School. Dr Smith's particular clinical interests are in reconstruction and replacement surgery of the hip and knee, complex revision joint replacement surgery and management of pelvic and acetabular injuries.