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Elaine Unkles OAM

BPhty (Hons) BEdSt  BBus (Health Admin) FCHSE

Elaine Unkles

Elaine is a retired physiotherapist who was on the staff of the University of Queensland and also worked in India, Lebanon and Northern Ireland before being appointed as Director of Physiotherapy at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.  

She was appointed to the Physiotherapists’ Board of Queensland for 18 years including three years as Chairman.  She was Chairman of the Australian Examining Committee for Overseas Physiotherapists for six years and Queensland representative on the Australian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities for three years.

Elaine is a member and Elder of the Albert Street Uniting Church. She was elected to Wesley Mission Queensland Council in 2003 and served as Chair of Council from 2005 – 2015. She is now Deputy Chair of the Wesley Mission Queensland Council. Elaine was appointed to the Wesley Mission Queensland Board in 2015.

Elaine believes her broad professional experience and faith background have provided her with appropriate knowledge and skills to enhance her participation in the deliberations of the Board as it seeks to continue to deliver a just and compassionate service to those who have need of it.