My name is Anna Vnuk and I have been attending ANZAHPE conferences for over 20 years. I have a passion for and strong interest in quality health professional education which is reflected in my career.
From my early days of discovering the joy of teaching, the eye-opening effects of further study, the excitement of revelations through research, the buzz of collegiality: these have all shaped my understanding and helped me and the team I have worked with to add value to each student’s education, through policy decisions and face to face teaching, inspired my research, helped to develop strong research collaborations, and enhanced my clinical practice.
I have worked at Flinders University in the School of Medicine since 1994 and from this October I will be taking up a role at James Cook University in Cairns.
Although I try to deny it, I am aware I am getting older and I have mentoring students, and younger work colleagues in both teaching and research to pass on the passion and excitement.
As a long standing ANZAHPE member, I am keen to assist the organisation in whatever way I can and I bring with my nomination, my enthusiasm, my interest, my work ethic, my values of social justice and my commitment to be inclusive.