I am currently the Dean of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the International Medical School (IMU) Malaysia. Prior to moving to IMU I held the positions Dean of Medicine in Newcastle and Adelaide University so it has been an interesting experience seeing the different approaches to Health Education between the two countries.
I have been a member of ANZAHPE since 2004 and was on the organising committee for the annual conferences in Newcastle and Adelaide. The meeting we ran in Adelaide had a joint organising committee from three of the Universities in South Australia and all the professional groups – a wonderful experience in collaboration emblematic of what I believe ANZAHPE stands for. I have been fortunate enough to have involvement across undergraduate, Prevocational and specialist training. I would like to see ANZAHPE’s profile and influence in postgraduate education increased and hope I can use my experience in this area to promote this while I am on the COM as well as using my international links to build on the work already done to forge stronger links with other Health Education societies in the Asia Pacific region.