Academy | Possums for Mothers and Babies

Academy Presenters

Dr Nikki Mills

BHB, MBChB, FRACS, Dip Paeds

Nikki is a Paediatric ENT Consultant at Starship Children’s Hospital with a special interest in paediatric airway and swallowing disorders. Nikki leads a Multidisciplinary Dysphagia clinic at Starship. She has longstanding links with the Anatomy Department at University of Auckland School of Medicine and has almost completed her Doctorate in “The Functional Anatomy of Sucking and Swallowing in Breastfeeding Babies”.

Pamela Douglas


Dr Pamela Douglas MBBS FRACGP IBCLC PhD is a GP and Medical Director of Possums Education. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Maternity Newborn and Families Research Group at Griffith University, Senior Lecturer with the Discipline of General Practice at The University of Queensland, and author of The discontented little baby book: all you need to know about feeds, sleep and crying.

Professor Laurence Walsh

Professor Laurence Walsh AO is a registered specialist in special needs dentistry and is Professor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland. He has been undertaking oral surgical procedures (including frenal surgery in infants and young children) with different lasers, and training clinicians in laser surgery for over 25 years. He is a founding member of the Australian Collaboration for Infant Oral Research.

Donna Geddes

DMU, PostGrad Dip (Sci), PhD
Donna Geddes DMU, PostGrad Dip (Sci), PhD is a Research Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Western Australia. Professor Geddes is internationally renowned for her novel work with ultrasound imaging that has revolutionized our understanding of the anatomy of the lactating breast, milk ejection and blood flow, as well as the infant’s sucking technique, suck-swallow-breathe co-ordination, gastric emptying and body composition of both the term and preterm infant.

Renee Keogh

Renee Keogh RN (NICU), IBCLC is a registered nurse and Lactation Consultant with 15 years experience working in Neonatal Intensive care units in Sydney, Canberra and Darwin. She completed her Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing in 2004, and qualified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2010. She has been an integral part of the team at The Possums Clinic since 2015, and is currently Director of Breastfeeding Support at The Possums Clinic, Brisbane.

Renee Kam

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Renee Kam qualified with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Melbourne in 2000. She worked as a physiotherapist for 6 years mainly in the areas of women’s health, paediatrics and orthopaedics. In 2010 she became a breastfeeding counsellor with ABA and continues to have an active role in ABA as National Breastfeeding Information manager. In 2011, her book, The Newborn Baby Manual was published.

Dr Sharon Perella

Dr Sharon Perella is an experienced neonatal intensive care nurse and IBCLC with qualifications in paediatric nursing, midwifery,  and child and adolescent health nursing.

Latest News

Join our Masterclasses for health professionals on 9-10 March 2019 in Redcliffe, Brisbane. Our guest speaker Dr Nikki Mills (ENT surgeon, anatomist) will share her latest findings on the lingual frenulum and floor of mouth fascia.  

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The opening of The Possums Centre
Parents can now see Dr Pamela Douglas at the Possums Education and Research Centre, Greenslopes Private Hospital.

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We have now launched PIPPS Parents, which gives parents access to the support of other parents and a wealth of Possums’ resources.

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