Past MDSC Speakers


MDSC 2018


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Jordan Raskopoulos

Comedian, Actor, Singer, Writer

Co-founder of Axis of Awesome


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Peter Ford

Founder and Chairman of Control Bionics

Inventor of NeuroNode


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Dr BJ Miller

Palliative Care Physician

UCSF Medical Centre


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Dylan Alcott OAM

Six-time Grand Slam Champion - Wheelchair Tennis

Paralympic & World Champion - Wheelchair Basketball

Founder of the Dylan Alcott Foundation


MDSC 2017


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Connie Johnson OAM

Co-founder of Love Your Sister


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Julian Burnside

Lawyer, Author, Human Rights & Refugee Advocate

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Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM

Oncologist, Fulbright Scholar, Writer & Broadcaster


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Clementine Ford

Freelance Writer & Broadcaster


MDSC 2016


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Associate Professor Tilman Ruff AM

Public Health and Infectious Diseases Physician

Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

Co-Founder of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize


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Khadija Glba

Human Rights Activist

Anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Campaigner

Cultural Consultant

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Professor Patrick McGorry AO

Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne

Director of Orygen Youth Health and Orygen Youth Health Research Centre

A Founding Director of theĀ National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace)


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Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Clinical Lecturer at Macquarie University and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine

Chairman of Osseointegration Group of Australia