Our Team

Stephanie Dowden (Director/Nurse Practitioner)


Stephanie Dowden

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 children’s hospitals in Melbourne and Perth and London. She also works part-time in the Kimberley region as a children’s nurse practitioner.

Stephanie’s interests include babies, children’s and teen’s health and well-being, eczema, overweight and obesity, child development, childhood trauma, infant mental health and complex childhood conditions and disabilities. Stephanie works hard to help parents and families learn how to manage their child’s health problems at home.

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

Julie McLean (Nurse Practitioner)

RN, Grad Dip Clinical Nursing (Paediatrics), Grad Cert (PICU Nursing), BN, MPhil, MN (NP).

Julie McL Photo

Julie is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner who specialises in the care of children. She has completed research related to family-centred care and a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Julie has 18 years of experience caring for children at Perth Children’s Hospital (formally PMH), working in general and surgery wards and intensive care. Aside from working at NursePrac Australia, Julie works as a senior nurse in Cardiology at Perth Children’s Hospital, caring for children with heart problems.

Julie is passionate about the health and wellbeing of children, and their families in the community. Julie has a particular interest in eczema, child development, infant sleep and settling, healthy lifestyle choices and chronic health management.

Julie started working with NursePrac Australia in August 2018