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Dr Leanne
Rowe AM

Healthier leaders, healthier workplaces

Love your work: healthier workplaces=healthier people

Clinical Professor Leanne Rowe AM is a highly experienced medical practitioner and is renowned for making a difference at an individual and organisational level. With warmth and humour, Leanne presents at conferences and facilitates workshops with boards and senior leadership teams on topics related to executive health and wellbeing, cultural change and healthy leadership. By working at the “hard end” of medicine, and presiding over thousands of court cases of physical and psychological workplace injury, she has a unique insight into prevention and early intervention.

She can also successfully tackle tough topics like managing mental illness, suicide, bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence in the workplace.

Previous experience

Appointments: Leanne is an experienced speaker, medical practitioner and Clinical Professor at Monash University, Australia. She is a past Chairman of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Deputy Chancellor of Monash University, non-Executive Director of beyondblue: the national depression initiative in Australia. She has also served on 10 other commercial boards including Medibank Private, I-MED Radiology Network and the Medical Indemnity Protection Society.

Awards: Among her many awards are the Rose Hunt Medal from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the ‘Best Individual Contribution to Health Care in Australia’ award from the Australian Medical Association, a Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) from Monash University for her service to the university, and an Order of Australia for services to medicine and education.

Author: As the author of 10 books, Leanne is well qualified to speak on executive health, workplace culture and leadership. The principles from her most recent international book Every Doctor: healthier doctors = healthier patients, published by the Taylor Group in 2018, can be applied to all professional backgrounds. She has also published Save your Life and the Lives of those you Love: Six steps for staying healthy longer, with Allen and Unwin.

As an experienced medical leader, Leanne is able to speak with authority on:
• Leading change
• Promoting mental health in the workplace (and at home)
• Strengthening personal resilience
• The principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness
• Healthy workplace culture
• Reducing workplace health and safety claims
• Eliminating workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination.

Her feedback often includes comments such as:
‘That was the best presentation of the year. Highly relevant points, interesting topic, perfect delivery.’
‘A shining example of what a good keynote address should be.’
‘An excellent and inspiring presentation.’
‘Fantastic, useful and thought provoking.’
‘I loved this. I felt so refreshed by this talk.’
‘The best session of the conference. I would have come just for this - absolute gold. '

Talking Points

Promoting mental health, managing mental illness and suicidal behaviour in the workplace

Eliminating bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination

Calling out conscious and unconscious biases related to gender, ethnicity, disability, mental illness

Reducing workplace injuries - physical and mental

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