Susan Liew is the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Alfred and VMO spine surgeon at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, in addition to being the Chair of Professional Conduct and Standards for the Australian Orthopaedic Association. She sat down with one of our Academic Officers Meg Kent, to talk through her journey to becoming a department head, how to make the most of an Honours year and how to pick a good mentor, among many other pearls of wisdom.
Susan is also a Clinical Advisor to AHPRA and Worksafe and a Committee member of Victorian Agency for Health Information (Dept Health, VIC). She grew up in St. Arnaud, and was a boarder at Ballarat and Clarendon College (later to also be attended by Meg!) and attended Medical School at Monash University. On top of her lively career she is also happily married with 4 children aged between 16-21 years old, and somehow still found the time to chat with us!