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Dr Shirley Bowen

Acting Executive Director, Fremantle Hospital & Health Service
Shirley Bowen Dr Shirley Bowen is currently the Acting Executive Director of Fremantle Hospital and Health Service and previously acted as the North Metropolitan Area Chief Executive during the latter half of 2009. Dr Bowen originally trained as an Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health Physician which led her into the area of Public Health and an early career appointment as Chief Medical Officer of the ACT and Chair of the National Communicable Diseases Network. Following this appointment she returned to Western Australia to become the Director of Communicable Diseases overseeing infectious diseases outbreaks, immunisation and sexual health and blood borne diseases policy in Western Australia. Dr Bowen has a passion for community and home based medical care and following this auspiced the Western Australia Ambulatory Care Strategy which enabled an expansion of “hospital in the home” services. Subsequently she was a recipient of a Harkness Fellowship and attended the US to examine models of care for chronic diseases. For the last few years Dr Bowen has been managing in the hospital sector returning to Fremantle Hospital as the Director of Clinical Services and more latterly as the Executive Director. Dr Bowen has an ongoing interest in public health and infectious diseases. She remains committed to demonstrating healthy authentic leadership in a caring environment.