Ms Renee Keogh - available for online and F2F consultations
Renee Keogh is a Registered Nurse, accredited in Neuroprotective Developmental Care ('the Possums programs') and Lactation Consultant with seventeen years experience working in Neonatal Intensive Care units in Sydney, Canberra and Darwin.Renee aims to empower parents by offering clinical assistance, information and support. She offers holistic care not just for breastfeeding problems, but also for problems of unsettled infant behavior, feeds and sleep throughout the first year of life.
Ms Rebecca Cavallaro - based at The Clinic in Brisbane
Bekki is a passionate and dedicated midwife and experienced IBCLC. She originally trained as a registered nurse, neonatal intensive-care nurse and registered midwife in Australia, before completing her Masters of Midwifery and practicing in the NHS system in the UK. Contributing to evidence-based, quality care is a life-long commitment for Bekki. She has dedicated many years to managing clinical midwifery research centres, both in the UK (at Imperial College, London) and in Australia (at the Mater Mothers Hospital). In addition, she has vast experience providing clinical care in high-risk pregnancy units, as well as in low-risk, midwifery-led care settings and at home.
Dr Amy Alldis - based at The Clinic in Brisbane
Dr Amy is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Amy is passionate about women's health and paediatrics having completed a Diploma in Child Health, achieved accreditation in the Neuroprotective Developmental Care Program.
She has special skills in breastfeeding medicine, unsettled infant behaviour, infant sleep, maternal mental health problems, antenatal care and antenatal education.Having personal experience with Neuroprotective Developmental Care and how it can revolutionise life for families, she is passionate about bringing this groundbreaking approach to
Dr Lauren Wilson - Based at The Clinic in Brisbane
MBBS BSc(Hons) FRACGP
Dr Lauren Wilson completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Queensland in biomedical science and developmental biology, before moving to Griffith University to complete her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of surgery.
Lauren is passionate about providing quality support and care to new mums, particularly breastfeeding support.
Dr Kathryn Franks (Katie) - based at The Clinic in Brisbane
Dr Katie received her medical degree from James Cook University, Townsville in 2013. Following graduation, she relocated to Brisbane to commence her internship at Mater Health Services. She then completed 3 years of hospital residency, gaining experience in obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics / neonatology, emergency medicine and internal medicine. Dr Katie commenced specialist GP training in 2018 and received her fellowship with RACGP in 2020. She has achieved Possums’ Neurodevelopmental Care accreditation, with special skills in gestalt breastfeeding, sleep, unsettled infant behaviour and mental health challenges. Dr Katie is passionate about providing quality care and support for families, and has personal experience of applying the Possums program across her own journey as a new parent throughout the COVID pandemic. She applies ACT principles in her own life on a day-to-day basis.
Dr Pamela Douglas
Dr Pamela Douglas is Founder and Medical Director of The Possums Clinic and Possums for Parents with Babies. She has been a GP since 1987, and developed the Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) or Possums programs out of her clinical experience and 20 years of research with various Australian and international teams. She first qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation consultant in 1994, and established the Possums Clinic in Brisbane in 2011. Dr Douglas is also an ACT therapist and breastfeeding medicine specialist. She is passionate about supporting families who are facing breastfeeding, unsettled baby behaviour, and other early life challenges.
Dr Pam continues to collaborate with various research teams including the Durham Infancy and sleep Centre in the UK, the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group at the University of Western Australia, and Mater Research, further developing the uniquely effective NDC programs which are delivered in the Brisbane Possums Clinic and by the growing numbers of NDC practitioners whom she educates, nationally and internationally.
Dr Pam is also author of the best-selling The discontented little baby book: all you need to know about feeds, sleep and crying.