Sinead Kado BSc Psychology; MBBS; Dip O&G; MHPE (Dist)
I have worked for 20 years in Fiji first in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, then tutoring medical students through problem based learning before becoming the year 1-3 coordinator at the Fiji School of Medicine. A consortium of academics from Australia and New Zealand ran the Graduate Certificate in Medical Education for Fiji in 2013, many of whom contribute substantially to ANZAHPE. Through their mentorship and encouragement I further developed my interest in health professions education (HPE) and alongside Louise Young and Linda Sweet developed a medical education workshop for the Pacific. I was then awarded an Australian Awards scholarship to undertake a Masters in HPE at UWA where I began to research the impact of faculty development workshops on educational practice. Subsequently I was successful in being awarded a scholarship to continue in my studies. I am currently undertaking a PhD investigating HPE leadership in the Pacific within an interpretivist framework. My passion is to further develop HPE in the Pacific.
I joined the ANZAHPE fellowship scheme after encouragement from my mentors in ANZAHPE. I feel privileged to be part of the ANZAHPE family and hope that I can further build the networks between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. I continue to be mentored and I look forward to mentoring others as they begin their HPE journey especially in the Pacific.