Dr Bianca Forrester - Award Nominee

Bianca is nominated for the Women in Community Life for Leadership in Times of Crisis – sponsored by Committee for Geelong.

Bianca is a GP who has lived and worked in the Geelong community for 15 years. She is a senior lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Melbourne and is also a lecturer at Deakin’s School of Medicine.

In addition to her clinical work, she runs several communities of practice on issues including COVID care, family violence and youth mental health.

In March 2020, Bianca initiated the development of a COVID-19 pandemic response learning network with the Western Victorian Primary Health Network. The network was instrumental in sharing up-to-date information with health professionals to help them manage COVID-related risks, while also maintaining service access, quality, safety, and continuity for patients in local communities.

The group continues to meet weekly online to discuss how best to turn policy, guidelines, and evidence into practice, with meetings attracting up to 60 GPs, nurses, specialist health professionals and health administrators.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 1 March 2022