Julian De Maria
Julian trained in Brisbane and graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. In his first year as an RN, Julian headed to New Zealand to work in the Invercargill base hospital. The following year, Julian returned to Brisbane and continued his nursing practice at the Prince Charles Hospital. There, he specialised in Cardiothoracic nursing and had a deep passion for education and training within the clinical setting. Julian soon found his niche as a Clinical Facilitator of undergraduate student nurses. Continuing on his journey for promoting better bed-side care through staff development initiatives, Julian decided to undertake a Master’s Degree in Clinical Education. Julian has held the Director of Clinical Services position at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Brisbane where he successfully led the team through the EQuIPNational Organisation Wide Survey through the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. Currently Julian heads up Safety and Quality for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service in Brisbane. Julian is driven to see all people, regardless of race, creed or colour, have appropriate access to individualised, exceptional care and treatment where they are included in the decisions of their care journey.