MEET THE EXPERTS

DR PETER 
JURCEVIC

Obstetrician Expert

Peter brings over 26 years of obstetrics and gynaecological experience. He specialises in high risk obstetrics and natural birthing practices by providing highly personalised patient centred care.

drpeterjurcevic.com.au

SHAE

RICKARDS

Pediatric Dietitian Expert

Shae is a Paediatric and Maternal Health Dietitian. She is passionate about establishing healthy food habits to set your little one up for life. She specialises in food allergy and food intolerance in children. Shae is committed to supporting families to continue to breastfeed and to make mealtimes more enjoyable for everyone.

bellamysorganic.com.au

DR LEXI FRYDENBERG 

Paediatrician

Dr Lexi is an experienced general paediatrician specialising in the care of children (and their families) from birth-eighteen who experience a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions (or clinical conditions). She is also a passionate educator and mother of 3. 

 

victorianchildrensclinic.com.au

RICHELLE FRANKLIN

Sleep Expert

Richelle uses proven, gentle methods of the Sleep Sense Program to teach your baby/toddler to self settle and sleep through the night. Richelle is also a midwife with 16 years experience. 

sleeprighttonight.com.au

NIKKI
MORRIS

Mindfulness Expert 

Nikki is a yoga and meditation expert and is passionate about sharing the benefits of meditation and breathing to encourage mums to have a healthy mind, body and spirit.
 

littlewarriorsyoga.com.au

NARELLE TSIROS

Positive Birth Expert

Narelle is a passionate Midwife who cares holistically for couples and nurtures women in the lead-up to birth and beyond. She is a certified Childbirth Educator specializing in Lamaze (birthing with confidence) and a pregnancy and post natal massage Expert. 


handsonwellness.com.au

 

DR BILL 
BATEMAN

Family GP and Shared Care doctor

Bill is an experienced inner bayside GP. He is a young families Expert specialising in shared care obstetrics for the Royal Women's Hospital.

apmed.com.au

MONICA
FERRIE

Toilet Training Expert

Monica is an expert in how children learn and develop new skills. She uses a positive, evidence-based toilet training program to empower your child to achieve this developmental milestone.

toilettrainingeducators.com.au

JESSICA

LIBBIS

 Midwife & Child Health Nurse Expert

Jess is a passionate nurse, Midwife and Maternal and Child Health Nurse with over 16 years experience. Jess is a Senior Manager of @jes_care and Mama of four little ones.

DEIRDRE
BRANDNER 

Child Psychologist Expert 

Deirdre Brandner has over 30 years experience as a Paediatric Psychologist. Through her private practice she has provided support to thousands of children, adolescents and families. Deirdre is a presenter and expert consultant in parenting & education, and is a regular guest on ABC News Breakfast.

https://www.deirdrebrandner.com.au/

DR KAROLA BELTON

Perinatal Psychologist Expert

Dr Karola is a clinical psychologist specialising in perinatal mental heath. She is passionate about supporting women, men and couples across all stages of creating a family, from pre-conception, through pregnancy and early parenting. Her gentle, collaborative approach draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Family Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

 

theclinicalpsychologygroup.com.au

ANNETTE
BEAUCHAMP

Pelvic & Women's Heath Physiotherapist Expert

Anny is a Pelvic and Women's Health Physiotherapist. She deals with complex pelvic conditions relating to the childbearing years and beyond.

pelvichealth.melbourne

DR CHRISTIANE
KEHOE

Emotion Coaching Expert

Dr Christiane Kehoe is an expert in early childhood behaviour. She is co-author of the Tuning in to Toddlers program and an accredited trainer of Tuning in to Kids.

tuningintokids.org.au

 

ROWENA

GRAY

Lactation Expert

Rowena is a nurse, midwife, author and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about supporting mothers to have a better breastfeeding experience.


rowenagray.com.au

MELANIE
COURTNEY 

Safety Expert Kidsafe

Melanie Courtney

Kids Injury Prevention Expert

Chief Executive Officer, Kidsafe Victoria

 

Melanie is dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death and injury to children in the home, on the road and at play. With two active young children herself, Mel strongly believes that all children have the right to grow up in a safe but appropriately challenging environment. 

 

Kidsafe Australia | Keeping Children Safe

KATE
POLLARD

Return to Work Expert

As a co-founder of Circle In, Kate is passionate about supporting parents on their return to work journey by providing tools and advice to navigate their career through all stages of parenthood from pregnancy, return to work and managing the work-life juggle.

circlein.com

DR DAVID WILKINSON 

Fertility and IVF Expert

David is a fully accredited fertility subspecialist (FRANZCOG CREI PhD) with extensive experience in all aspects of infertility diagnosis and treatment. He strives to provide his patients with a caring and compassionate environment on their journey to parenthood. 

 

davidwilkinsonfertility.com.au

Joshua Norris -Ongso

Movement Expert

Joshua is a Physiotherapist with 15+ years experience. He started his career in performing arts and aerobic gymnastics before taking his passion for sport and movements in another direction - founding the S3 brand. S3 Studios are the world’s first clinical Barre and Pilates studios with classes designed and choreographed by a Physiotherapist. He believes in making fitness and healthy lifestyle fun and accessible.

 

www.S3.world

DANIEL
PARKS 

First Aid Expert 

Daniel is a Director of Emergcare First Aid and Education. Daniel is

currently a registered Paramedic with over 10 years of clinical

experience. He currently
works within Ambulance Victoria as an Advanced Life Support
Paramedic. Emergcare brings together Daniel's passion for health care and education.

 

Emergcare - Saving Lives Through Education

JESSICA WEE 

Speech Expert

Jessica is a Paediatric Speech Pathologist who has worked in a variety of settings including community health, early childhood intervention, private practice and schools. She has worked in Australia and the United Kingdom and is passionate about partnering with families to empower them with knowledge and skills to support their child’s development. She is a mama to one. 

CHRISTY
HOPWOOD

Mama Expert / CoFounder 

Mum of one girl and three boys, Christy has experience with low weight baby, premmie baby, colicky baby, tongue tie baby, sleep issues, nightmares and night terrors, pumping and supply line feeding, breastfeeding and mastitis, low tone baby, starting solids, feeding issues, late talking toddler, pelvic floor, vaginal and c-section births, induced labour.

FREYA
OWEN

Mama Expert / CoFounder

Mum of three boys, Freya has experience with reflux baby, reflux toddler, breastfeeding and mastitis, low weight baby, toddler seizures, sleep issues, starting solids, feeding issues, late toddler talking, fussy toddlers, nightmares and night terrors, childhood asthma, vaginal birth and induced labour.

*Please note Experts presenting at Masterclasses may change but the content is written by the Experts profiled here.