Our Team


Stephanie Dowden (Director/Nurse Practitioner)


Stephanie is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. She has postgraduate studies in child health and education and a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Stephanie has over 25 years of experience in children’s healthcare, working in primary health, community development and children’s hospitals in Australia and the UK. Stephanie was the lead nurse in the Children’s Pain Management Service at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne for 9 years followed by 8 years as the lead nurse for the Paediatric Palliative Care team at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth.

Stephanie’s work interests include children’s emergency care, children’s and young people’s health and well-being, children’s pain management, child development, palliative care, complex childhood conditions, parent support and education. She also works part-time in the Kimberley region as a paediatric nurse practitioner.

Stephanie set up NursePrac Australia in 2016 and the clinic started in March 2017.