Congratulations to Professor Adrienne Torda on her ANZAHPE Fellowship.
Professor Adrienne Torda is Vice Dean and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at UNSW Sydney. She is also a specialist in Infectious Diseases, holds an honorary position at Prince of Wales Hospital and sits on the Vaccine Committee of Australia for the TGA. She is a Nationally and Internationally recognised leader in the fields of Medical education, academic leadership and educational innovation. Adrienne is also an advocate for equity, inclusivity and diversity at both a local and international level, mentoring female leaders in academia and medicine across the Pacific. Adrienne has multiple educational awards and fellowships and was recently awarded a citation for outstanding achievement at the 2020 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).
"I have been involved in ANZAHPE for many years and have attended and presented at the annual scientific conference each year since 2017. Involvement in this association has permeated my approach to innovating in health professional education, so that whenever I am planning to innovate and evaluate, I actively throw the lens of ‘scholarship’ into my approach which continues to allow me to develop and benefits our students. This has meant that I have a scholarly and meaningful approach to evaluating innovation. It hopefully also makes the outcomes relevant to other academics and academic institutions across Australia and New Zealand, so that we can all share our lessons learned. Being involved in ANZAHPE, initially as an associate fellow and now as a fellow, has also connected me with a broad network of academics and opened the door for collaborations and sharing of information."