Meet the experts
behind our clinics

Our team of dedicated psychiatrists and mental health professionals are here to help you

Dr Brendan Hyland

Medical Director & Psychiatrist

Brendan has over 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist. During his 7 years as Medical and TMS Director of the Albert Road Clinic in Melbourne, he managed both inpatient and outpatient TMS services for thousands of patients. As Bluebell’s Medical Director, Brendan oversees service quality, training, and support for partner psychiatrists.

Dr Leo Chen

Psychiatrist & Neuroscientist

Dr Leo Chen is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist with extensive experience across clinical practice, research and medical education for over ten years. He is Deputy Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, where he leads the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Psychopharmacology Research Units. He is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, Central Clinic School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University. As the Director of Psychiatry Training at Alfred Health, he plays a leadership role in the education and training of medical doctors in the specialty of psychiatry.‍

Dr Chen is passionate about improving outcomes for persons living with mental illnesses. He is/has been investigator on numerous clinical trials evaluating pharmaceuticals and brain stimulation techniques. His PhD research focussed on improving the efficacy and efficiency of TMS to treat depression. He has been invited to present his research at international and local conferences. Dr Chen is a reviewer for the Tier 1 neuroscience journals: Biological Psychiatry, Brain Stimulation, Cerebral Cortex, Frontiers in Psychiatry and Expert Reviews of Neurotherapeutics. Locally, He was an author on the RANZCP’s 2018 Professional Practice Guideline (PPG16) and Position Statement (PS79) on rTMS.‍

Dr Richa Rastogi

Psychiatrist

Dr Rastogi's areas of interest include mood and anxiety spectrum disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attention deficit disorders (ADHD). She has in depth knowledge and experience in Psychotherapy and offers different modalities as part of her consultations. See more about her practice at Medimind.

Dr Namrata Shetty

Psychiatrist

Dr Shetty has extensive experience in general adult psychiatry, with a keen interest in psychopharmacology and psychiatric issues seen in the elderly including neurocognitive disorders. See more about her practice at Omega Healthcare.

Dr Joe Chen

Psychiatrist

Dr Chen is a respected psychiatrist with vast experience in general adult psychiatry. Dr. Chen is a University of Queensland medical graduate and registered with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He completed his Advanced Training while working in emergency and acute psychiatric settings across various states. Dr. Chen is actively involved in research on antipsychotic medication side effects and their management. With an excellent professional reputation, he has worked in mental health settings across the country, including at the Albert Road Clinic in Melbourne and as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Peninsula Health.

Dr Ramanathan Ganapathy

Psychiatrist

Dr. Ram Ganapathy is an esteemed member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry. In addition to this, he has a standing membership in the Royal College of Psychiatry in the UK, where he practiced for more than a decade and a half prior to relocating to Australia. He presently serves as the Clinical Director & Medical Superintendent within Western Sydney's LHD. Dr. Ganapathy has a specialised knowledge base in the field of general adult mental health conditions and ADHD. He emphasizes comprehensive strategies in encouraging recovery.

Dr Jane Tovey

Psychiatrist

Over the last two decades Jane has dedicated herself to both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services at the  Ramsay Clinic at Albert Road, extending her expertise in adult general psychiatry and trauma-informed psychotherapy.

Dr. Tovey has held notable positions such as the Programme Director of the Ramsay Clinic Albert Road Outreach Service and Deputy Chair of the Clinic's Medical Advisory Committee. She is a valued member of the University of Melbourne’s Psychiatry Unit and was honoured as a Life Fellow of Queen's College in 2017.

Dr Errol Jacobson

Psychiatrist

Dr. Errol Jacobson is a distinguished psychiatrist based in the Eastern Suburbs, where he has dedicated over a decade to serving the community. Dr. Jacobson prides himself on offering comprehensive end-to-end treatment plans tailored to individual needs. He believes in a collaborative approach, working in close partnership with both patients and their treating teams, ensuring holistic care and optimal outcomes.

Gavin Anderson

Clinical Manager

Gavin is a nurse with over seven years of experience running TMS in Victoria at the Albert Road Clinic, running sessions for thousands of patients. Alongside the Medical Director, Gavin implements Bluebell's TMS Clinician training & ongoing development program.

Rachael Perram

Mental Health Nurse & Senior TMS Clinician

Rachael, a Mental Health Nurse with 20 years of experience, is a devoted TMS Clinician at Bluebell. She cherishes working here due to the nurturing culture and commitment to patient-centred care. In her role, she takes pride in providing exceptional care for individuals with mental health concerns, ensuring their well-being and recovery.

Michael Fitzgibbons

Mental Health Nurse & TMS Clinician

Michael, an Enrolled Nurse with 18 years of nursing experience, is a seasoned TMS Clinician at Bluebell. With five years of TMS expertise under his belt, he values working alongside a passionate team of health professionals. Michael takes great satisfaction in witnessing the positive impact that TMS brings to clients, enhancing their overall well-being.

Leilani Naera

Mental Health Nurse & Senior TMS Clinician

Leilani is a Registered Nurse with 7 years of experience. She finds fulfilment in positively impacting patients' lives, working alongside passionate and highly knowledgeable health professionals.

Sadaf Naziry

Nurse & TMS Clinician

Sadaf is an Enrolled Nurse and a dedicated TMS Clinician at Bluebell. She takes pleasure in making a positive impact on patients' lives, aiding them in overcoming depression symptoms. Observing the progress and improvement in patients' mental health is a rewarding experience that drives Sadaf's passion for her work.

Michela Cantarella

Enrolled Nurse & TMS Clinician

Michela is an enrolled nurse, she is naturally an optimistic person who is inspired by helping people and creating supportive environments providing quality patient care.

Kirsten Robertson

Enrolled Nurse & TMS Clinician

Kirsten is an Enrolled Nurse who is passionate about patient-centered care and enjoys working alongside like minded health professionals. Kirsten appreciates the positive impact TMS has on Bluebells' clients and is excited to be a part of the improvement of their mental health outcomes.

Roxanne Holscher

Enrolled Nurse & TMS Clinician

Roxanne is an enrolled nurse with many years of experience working in the mental health space.

Josh Mikel

Founder & Managing Director

Josh has over a decade of experience in Health Service Design, working with specialists to create exceptional patient experiences. He has previously managed large clinic networks in respiratory, sleep and psychiatry and worked with respiratory physicians to launch a remote asthma monitoring program in the USA.

Sam Claringbold

Finance Director

Sam has over 30 year’s experience as a Chartered Accountant and external auditor including 16 years working in a Big 4 accounting firm.  Sam is the group leader of MVA Bennett Assurance and is currently external auditor of a range of small ASX listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, large privately owned business and not for profit entities.  He is an ASIC registered company auditor, APRA approved external auditor and ASIC SMSF registered auditor.

Isla Higgins

Patient Experience Manager

Isla, our dedicated Patient Experience Manager, began her journey with us as an Intake Officer, and her passion for improving our patient & referrer journey has propelled her into this role, managing our Intake & Admin teams. With a deep commitment to service quality, Isla ensures that each patient has the best experience possible. Her extensive knowledge and empathetic approach make her an invaluable resource for patients seeking information and support. Isla is dedicated to making your experience with us exceptional.

Rachel Pillidge

Finance Manager & Senior Accountant

Rachel has experience working with a broad range of clients from ASX listed companies to SMEs to large private corporate groups operating in a range of industries including agriculture, property development, technology, medical equipment retailing, carbon removal and Saas businesses.

Rachel oversees the VCFO function which provides a full suite of finance services to clients from bookkeeping and payroll, to corporate tax compliance, management reporting, forecasting, and statutory financial reporting.

Jemma Werchon

Patient Liaison

With a heartfelt passion for assisting patients, Jemma is a vital presence at our clinic. Her role as Patient Liaison goes beyond managing appointments; she genuinely enjoys engaging in friendly chats with patients, often brightening their day with her warm and welcoming demeanour. Particularly keen on the nuances of TMS, Jemma is not only a fountain of information but also a friendly face that adds a personal touch to each visit. Her upbeat nature and willingness to assist make her an invaluable asset to our team.

Stella Collins

Patient Liaison

Stella is a Patient Liaison at Bluebell Health and is passionate about working in the mental health field to help create a caring and supportive process for our patients.

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