Dr Paul Nisselle AM (1958-62)

At Trinity, Paul was a School Vice-Captain, Boarding House Captain, Editor of the Mitre, and was also involved in the choir, orchestra and drama. His interest in entertainment continued at university where he joined with four other Trinity students to form the ‘Idlers Five’ folk group.

As well as being a successful entertainer, Paul managed to achieve academically. He has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Health and Medical Law (Melbourne). He is a Fellow of Australian College of Legal Medicine and a Foundation Fellow in the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians (London).

After working in general practice for almost twenty years, Paul went on to hold senior positions in a number of Australian and English medical professional indemnity organisations. He has also held a number of senior appointments in a range of medical organisations; as well as ministerial appointments, and academic appointments at both Melbourne and Monash universities.

Paul now works as a general practitioner and an independent medico-legal and risk management consultant. In Melbourne, he is perhaps best known as the ABC’s ‘Dr Paul’, as he presented a fortnightly medical advice talk-back program between 1982 and 2009.

Paul was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 ‘for service to medicine and the medical profession’.