Alexandra Yuille, B. Arts. CCPE (Advanced) After a successful career as a business leader, Alexandra completed her Advanced Certificate with the NSW College of Pastoral Education in 2002. She has worked as a Pastoral Carer at both St Vincents and Royal North Shore Hospitals in Sydney. From 2006 to 2009 Alexandra trained in the study and practice of authentic Buddhist teachings on meditation, mind, compassion and wisdom at the Institute of Wisdom and Compassion in France.
Michael Chapman is a geriatrician and palliative care specialist working the ACT, and engaged in a Ph.D. entitled "The ethics of decision-making at the end of life". Other active academic interests include mindfulness as self-care, and the integration of palliative care into aged care. Michael is involved in several palliative care peak-bodies in representative roles, and is a founding editor of the website www.palliverse.com
Allysan Armstrong-Brown is an anaesthetist and meditation instructor. Her main interest is in meditation practice and how it can help transform our everyday lives. She specialises in neuroanaesthesia, and has an interest in pain management, medical education, and welfare.
Wendy Wright, B.App.Sc. (OT), M.App.Sc. (Soc.Ec.), is a pastoral care practitioner at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney. She also has a private practice offering services based on the practices of mindfulness and compassion. Wendy has practiced and studied these methods for 30 years. Wendy trained in the study and practice of authentic Buddhist teachings on meditation, mind, compassion and wisdom at the Institute of Wisdom and Compassion in France.
Jane Gray has worked as an Executive Director in the NSW Public Health Service for more than a decade. She leads a team that supports research and innovation in the Hunter New England Local Health District, and is also responsible for partnerships with other health-care organisations that improve the health system for patients and families.
Jane has also been leading the Spiritual Care Programme in Australia since 2011. During this time, she has developed partnerships with a wide variety of health and human service organisations willing to support their staff and volunteers with these unique training courses in compassion and meditation.
She is also a member of the Australian Spiritual Care Education Faculty