Registrar liaison officers (RLOs)

EV supports 4 RLOs across the EV region. RLOs are current registrars selected for the role by EV management to represent registrars in matters relevant to the training provider.

The RLO role includes:

  • Organising social events
  • Attending regular meetings with the CEO and Director of training to discuss issues relevant to registrars
  • Acting as a point of contact for registrars with questions
  • Advocacy for registrar issues
  • Maintaining the registrars’ Facebook page
  • Being members of the Advisory Council for GPRA which includes attendance at meetings and discussion about relevant registrar issues
  • Representing registrar views on the training practice accreditation panel and education planning meetings

Most importantly they represent the voice of registrars and registrars are encouraged to make contact with them and provide feedback on their training experience.

Current EV RLOs

Dr Adam Braithwaite, Hawthorn

I am a GP registrar currently completing my 4th and final placement before formally completing my training early in 2018. I went to medical school at Monash University and didn’t venture far when completing my internship and residency through Monash Health.


My first experience in general practice was through a PGPPP placement in the Northern Territory, in a remote Aboriginal community named Ampilatwatja. This was an amazing placement where I experienced first-the challenges of remote medical practice, including urgent patient transport with the assistance of the Royal Flying Doctors Service. After some further training in Emergency medicine, I finally decided to pursue an RACGP fellowship, and had the good fortune to be granted a training position with EVGPT. Although somewhat cliche, in my spare time I can often be found on a golf course (usually in the rough!). I have thoroughly enjoyed my time training as a GP registrar, and am looking forward to a career in General Practice.

Dr Deepshikha Chhabra  (Shikha), Hawthorn

I am a current GPT4 registrar, due to achieve fellowship in early 2018. I grew up in Perth and studied at UWA but Melbourne stole my heart in more ways than one when I married a Melbournian.


I decided general practice was the right path for me very early in my career so training with EV was the natural progression after leaving the hospital system. The last 2 years of working as a GP registrar have confirmed my choice and I actually enjoy getting up for work every day! I’ve loved training with EV as a registrar and so, snapped up the opportunity to take up a role as an RLO and get more involved with the organisation that has helped to support my training so far. I am also a registrar representative on the RACGP board of Victoria. I love the challenge of looking at ways to support and improve this wonderful profession. I’m using my free time post exams finally spending some time with family and friends, experimenting with vegan cooking and planning travel for 2018. Admittedly however, I’ll always be a nerd at heart- Nothing quite like curling up with a cup of tea and the latest Australian Family Physician!

Dr Vasilios Stoupas (Billy), Hawthorn

I have just completed my GPT 2 term and am taking a small break from GP training for marriage and some travelling. I went to medical school at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds and completed my clinical years with Eastern Health where I got great exposure to a variety of medical terms that set me up for General Practice training.



I have always wanted to be a GP, so all throughout my hospital training I was able to tailor my experiences to suit (eg. Thinking about discharge summaries to GP’s as that would be me on the other side, attending a variety of surgical cases so I can know what to expect and can inform future patients). I was priviledged enough to complete 3 months at the Royal Childrens Hospital ED which allowed me to complete my Diploma in Childs Health and through Eastern Health I was able to complete 6 months of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as 6 months Palliative Care which allowed me to complete my Clinical Diploma in Palliative Care.

For me, being a GP is about having a range of skills and experiences that you can then bring to your consulting room, not only medical but also life experiences, I believe if you can understand where your patients are truly coming from, then you can help them get to where they want to be.

Outside of the consulting room I enjoy a range of activities that include, MTB riding, road cycling, fishing and spending time with friends and family.

Feel free to get in touch, if I can help, I will.

Dr Romey Giles, Churchill

I am a GPT2 registrar originally from Scotland, now working in Gippsland. I started my time in Australia as an Emergency Medicine trainee and during this time took up a post as a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar, which I still have considerable interest in and I am currently completing a Masters of Forensic Medicine through Monash University.


I started my GP training with EV back in 2016 but have since taken some time out to have a baby, returning to work part time in May 2017. I love the flexibility and variability of General Practice and am very much enjoying being out in beautiful Gippsland, having since relocated here with my husband, daughter and two dogs! I am very excited about this coming year as I am undertaking an academic post with EV and Monash University, which involves split time between clinical practice, and medical education and research. In General Practice I have found time to pursue my own special interests, which include forensic medicine and medical education, as well as being able to engage in activities with my family and friends during my time off. I believe this balance ensures that I return to work enthusiastic and keen to learn and thanks to EV, I have been given the help and support to make the most of my training whilst enjoying my new found rural lifestyle. 

To contact the EV RLOs you can email them