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  • Estia appoints Brandon to quality role
  • New director for Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care
Estia appoints Brandon to quality role
Mark Brandon, Estia's new chief quality officer

Mark Brandon, Estia’s new chief quality officer

The former head of the Accreditation Agency Mark Brandon has joined Estia Health as its new chief quality officer.

Mr Brandon led the Australian Government’s Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency for 11 years as CEO and was previously the national operations manager of Medibank Private.

Estia Health CEO Paul Gregersen said Mr Brandon would embed a “next generation quality management system” across the organisation’s 45 facilities.

Estia listed on the ASX in December and operates 3,693 beds across South Australia, Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

New director for Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care
Dr Bruce Stevens

Dr Bruce Stevens, new CAPS director

The Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care (CAPS) has appointed clinical psychologist and academic Dr Bruce Stevens as its new director.

CAPS is part of St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra and the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University (CSU). The centre supports research, education and policy development in ageing, pastoral studies and ethics.

Dr Stevens’ appointment also includes the role of Wicking Chair of Ageing and Practice Theology at CSU. His current research interests include the specialist discipline of geropsychology, theology in older people and ageing prisoners.

Dr Stevens was an Associate Professor in Clinical and Forensic Psychology at the University of Canberra and was ordained in the Anglican ministry in 1980. He has a PhD from Boston University and has lectured at St Mark’s National Theological Centre.

He is the author of six books, most recently on schema therapy, and has a forthcoming paper on empathy which has been accepted into the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia.



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