Heather Cleland is a Plastic Surgeon and currently Head of the Victorian Adult Burns Unit at The Alfred.
She is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association, of which she is a Past President and current board member. She chairs the Board Burns Quality Improvement Program Committee, and is Chair of the Steering Committee of the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand.
She is a member various committees and organizations, including the Court of Examiners of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic Surgery), the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery’s Education Committee, and the Donor Tissue Bank Committee of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.
She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries (Burns), a reviewer for several international surgical journals, a supervisor for higher degree students, and has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals.