I am a medical doctor, who has worked in both private and public sectors as a GP, Assistant General Surgeon, Anesthesiologist and Intensivist. My interests and ambitions in teaching health professionals piloted me to Australia where I furthered my education (Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and PhD).
For almost two decades, I have extensively taught medical, nursing & midwifery, paramedicine, rehabilitation & science students and also made significant contributions to clinical workshops for trainee clinicians, paramedics, nurses from major Brisbane metropolitan hospitals and general community from high schools. Over the past five years, my primary focus is on developing and implementing innovative teaching methodologies for health professionals’ classrooms and designing better assessments. I furthered my research interests into interprofessional education (nursing) by introducing flipped classroom and simulated patient philosophy. I am currently developing virtual classrooms and novel teaching pedagogies for teaching medical/health students.
I have also reviewed healthcare curricula at both UQ and national universities by providing leadership and support in institutional and cross institutional committees. I have represented UQ on assessment consortia, for local students and internal medical graduates, both locally and overseas.
As an active member of ANZAHPE, I believe that the organisation has led by example in promoting and strongly supporting collegiality among health educators nationally and internationally. The organisation not only provides a fertile ground for individual health educators’ development but also nurtures educational research by creating avenues for collaboration and networking to further develop better health education. I am honoured to be accepted as an Associate Fellow. I am confident that I am ready to positively contribute towards ANZAHPE’s core objectives and strategic priorities.