All MIPS clinico-legal advisers are dedicated healthcare professionals who are either currently practicing or have previously practiced in various disciplines.  Meet our advisers.

Dr Paul Alexander 

Dr Alexander has extensive clinical experience in general practice, public health administration as well as military and remote medicine. A graduate of Melbourne University with post graduate qualifications in legal medicine, tropical medicine, public health and medical administration. He also has served in the Army for over 30 years’ service including many overseas postings. Paul is MIPS' longer serving clinico-legal advisers and continues in clinical General Practice as well as undertaking medical administration and Board interests. AO, MBBS, MLM, DTM&H, Dip Sports Med, FRACMA, FACLM, FACTM

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Dr Chris Bolton

Chris has worked as a clinico-legal adviser for MIPS for over ten years. Professionally he is a full time practicing paediatric anaesthetist who has worked both in Australia and Canada. He was awarded a PhD in 2005 for his work in the evaluation of quality in clinical practice.

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Dr Mark Carswell

Mark grew up in Northern Ireland, moved to England, then Wales and now calls Australia home. Mark graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Imperial College, London. Mark also studied Medical Ethics and Law at Manchester University. He has particular interests in obstetrics (he is a registered shared care GP), paediatrics and dermatology. Mark is one of the newest members of the MIPS clinico-legal adviser team.

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Dr Gerard Clausen

Dr Clausen is a Clinico-Legal Adviser for the Medical Indemnity Protection Society (MIPS). He has vast experience in clinico-legal issues and the delivery of professional development education to health professionals in his role with MIPS and as a dental educator. He is a clinical demonstrator at University of Melbourne for postgraduate prosthodontics. He often presents MIPS professional development dental workshops and webinars.

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Dr Margaret Daley

Dr Margaret Daley is a graduate of Sydney University and is a general practitioner with over 28 years’ clinical experience. Margaret is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and is an examiner for the College's clinical examinations. She joined MIPS as a Clinico-Legal Adviser in June 2006. Margaret is one of MIPS' Claims Files Managers dealing with claims and notifications. She assists members with their general enquiries as well as supporting and assisting members with their dealings with the Medical Board and the Health Care Complaints Commission.

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Dr Nichola Davis

Dr Davis is a Clinico-Legal Adviser for the Medical Indemnity Protection Society (MIPS) and the Chairman of the MIPS Claims Senior Management Group. Nichola has extensive experience in clinico-legal issues and the delivery of professional development education to health professionals in her role with MIPS and as a medical educator. A Senior Lecturer at James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr Davis is also a practicing clinician. She is a regular contributor to the MIPS Matters magazine.

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Dr Lachlan de Crespigny

Lachlan de Crespigny has been a clinico-legal adviser for MIPS since 2008. He is a graduate of Melbourne University and an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist whose practice was in prenatal testing and gynaecologic ultrasound. Lachlan has long had an interest in research in his specialty and has published widely in Australian and International journals. His recent topics include medical ethics and abortion.

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Dr Joanna Hely

Joanna joined MIPS as a Clinico-Legal Adviser and File Manager in 2016. She graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1987 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. For much of her early career, she was involved in junior doctor education and training. Joanna also has extensive experience in medical regulation, having worked for the Medical Council of NSW for many years as a hearings member and as Medical Director for two years. She has a particular interest in doctors’ health and performance. She currently runs a consulting practice specialising in providing career advice to medical students and junior doctors.

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Dr Tony Langford

Dr Langford is a retired Endodontist with over 40 years in specialist practice. He has qualifications from Australia, Canada, England and Scotland. He joined MIPS several years ago as a Dento-Legal Adviser.

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Dr Ian McInnes

Retired General Surgeon who was with MDAV (Medical Defence Association of Victoria) for five years. Ian joined MIPS as a Board member from 2000 to 2002 then taking up the role of Clinico-Legal Adviser. Dr McInnes sees patients for clinico-legal purposes and remains on the staff of several public hospitals. He continues to be held in high regard as a surgical educator and examiner.

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Dr Peter Simpson

Dr Simpson is a general practitioner with extensive experience in Australian country practice and in Indonesia. He has been part of the medical defence industry since 1997 and has been a MIPS Clinico-Legal Adviser for 13 years. He has a special interest in clinico-legal and risk management matters and continues as a practicing clinician.

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Dr John Stanton

Dr John Stanton is a practicing GP in Victoria and a clinico-legal adviser at MIPS. 

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Mr William Turner 

Based in Hobart, Bill has been a successful orthopaedic surgeon for over 28 years, and has a degree in Law which provides a strong clinico-legal background. He is the current President of The Medical Protection Society of Tasmania Inc., and a Director of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Former positions held include Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board at Hobart Private Hospital and Director of Rehab Tasmania. MBBS, LLB, FRCS, FRACS, FACLM, FAICD

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Dr Robert Walters

Rob is a GP in Sandy Bay in Hobart, as well as a long serving MIPS clinico-legal adviser and file manager of extensive experience. He is also actively involved in the MIPS risk management offerings, appearing in online modules and providing regular presentations around Australia.
Throughout his medical career he has been involved in a number of medical organisations and Government health initiatives, in particular the Australian Divisions of General Practice of which he was the National Chair from 2002-2005.
He is also the Medical Director of the Tasmanian WorkCover Board and an immediate past director of Headspace, as well as having served for over 30 years in the Army Reserve..

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