Graham Newstead AM -
A/Prof Newstead AM holds privileges at the Prince of Wales Public and Private Hospitals, Sydney Children's Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, St George Private Hospital and St Luke's Hospitals. Professor Newstead was founding Secretary, then President and subsequently Executive Director of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand.
Dr Cameron Bell - Gastroenterologist
Dr Cameron Bell is the former Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at Royal North Shore Hospital and a Founding Director of Bowel Cancer Australia.
Dr Bell graduated from the University of Sydney in 1983. After doctoral studies in the field of gastrointestinal physiology and inflammation at The Children's Hospital, Camperdown and the Gastrointestinal Research Group at the University of Calgary, he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1996. Read More
Julien Wiggins -
Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO of Australia’s leading bowel cancer organisation, Julien Wiggins draws on his economics, law and government background when addressing one of the most challenging problems facing Australia’s public health – bowel cancer.
Under his leadership of Bowel Cancer Australia, the 100% community-funded charity realised its long-term goal of funding the $8.9 million Lawrence Penn Chair in Bowel Cancer Research in perpetuity at the University of Sydney.
Claire Annear -
Community Engagement Manager
Claire Annear is the National Community Engagement Manager of Bowel Cancer Australia, a national charity with a vision to reduce incidence, death and suffering associated with bowel cancer through improved awareness, advocacy, education, support and research.
Ms Annear works with individuals, groups and organisations making it simple for them to engage with and support Bowel Cancer Australia's extensive programs and activities.
Tammy Farrell -
Bowel Care Nurse
Ms Farrell is a registered nurse with a background in Intensive Care nursing (Prince of Wales Hospital; Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge, UK; Cromwell Private Kensington, UK) Cardiac Catheteristation Lab nurse working as a Recovery, Scout and Scrub nurse for Angiograms, Angioplasties, Pacemaker & Defibrillator insertions (Eastern Heart, Prince of Wales).
Ms Farrell works as a member of Bowel Cancer Australia's patient services team providing information and support to patients newly diagnosed with bowel cancer and their families. Read More
Teresa Mitchell-Paterson - Bowel Care Nutritionist
Teresa Mitchell-Paterson is qualified Nutritionist who holds a Masters of Health Science in Human Nutrition and is herself a bowel cancer survivor. Ms Mitchell-Paterson is a member of Bowel Cancer Australia's patient services team.
Ms Mitchell-Paterson helps with practical advice on food choices during treatment and in recovery. Read More
Amanda Richardson -
Amanda Richardson is a Stomal Therapist and a member of Bowel Cancer Australia's patient services team.
Ms Richardson is experienced in caring for people who have had surgical treatment for their bowel cancer and require a temporary or permanent ileostomy or colostomy.
Fear of living with 'a bag' is common in bowel cancer patients but can be significantly eased with the right advice and practical support. Read More
Contact Our Media Team
For assistance with media enquiries, including arranging interviews with Bowel Cancer Australia team members (e.g. specialists, nurses, nutritionist, CEO) or patients and loved ones from around Australia, please contact Joni on 0430 149 642 or Stephanie on
0412 915 797.