The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) is the peak organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

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ANZAHPE AGM & Committee of Management Election


The 2020 ANZAHPE Annual General Meeting will be held on

Tuesday, July 14 at 12.30pm (AEST).

The meeting will be held via Zoom and the Zoom link will be available to all registrants.

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The Notice of AGM is available here.

Please also refer to the Notice of Special Resolution and copy of the Objects and Rules

Meeting Documents:


2019 AGM Minutes

President Report

Special Resolution

Membership Secretary Report

Treasurer Report

2019 Financial Statement

A Proxy form is available here for you to use and this should be completed and returned no later than 48 hours prior to the AGM if required (i.e. by Sunday, July 12 at 12:30pm AEST).

Please forward apologies and proxy forms by email to
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Jill Romeo.

2020 Committee of Management Election

There will be four positions available on the Committee of Management (CoM), commencing from Tuesday 14 July.

An online election will be held from Thursday 9 July to Monday 13 July.  Poll will close at midday (AEST).
Details of the online election process have been circulated to eligible members.

Members please login to vote now 

2020 Committee of Management Nominees

Nominations have been received from six members for the Committee of Management positions, listed below in alphabetical order by last name.

Saleem Babri

Chinthaka Balasooriya *

Jo Bishop

Keri Moore

Joy Rudland *

Anna Vnuk

* Denotes current members of the Committee of Management who are offering for re-election.  

Please read nominees' statements below:  


I have worked as UQ academic with a passion in medical and health education for the last 20 years. My initial training was in medicine (MBBS) and since then I have completed a PGDipSc and PhD (Anatomy) and a GradCertEdu (Clinical Education) at UQ. During the past two decades, I have extensively taught medical, nursing, paramedicine and rehabilitation science students. I excelled in creating a unique amalgam between biomedical and clinical concepts which enhanced learning and students’ experience. My significant contributions to health professionals’ education has been complemented via multiple institutional and national teaching awards and nominations

My interests in medical education strengthened my educational philosophy with innovative education research since 2008. I pioneered and implemented the first and the largest student staff partnership looking into designing quality assessments at UQ. The results of this work were published in a tier-1 medical education journals. I have furthered my research interests into nursing by implementing flipped classroom and simulated patient philosophy with positive outcomes reported in national conferences. I am currently working on two innovative projects implementing virtual classrooms and a ward round teaching pedagogy in medicine.

During the past two decades, I have made significant contributions to healthcare curricula at both UQ and a national university by providing leadership in institutional (SoN, SoM ) and cross institutional review committees (University of New Castle). I have represented UQ on assessment consortia both locally (AMSAC) and overseas (iDEAL). I have also helped develop quality assessments for FMGs.

I am an active member of multiple institutional committees at UQ and national organisations (ANZACA, ANZAHPE), and have presented conference papers and submitted grant applications. I have organised and delivered clinical anatomy workshops for healthcare professionals from major Brisbane metropolitan hospitals. As a member of the organizing committee, I have also helped organize ANZACA conference in Brisbane.

I believe if given an opportunity to be a member of the ANZAHPE committee I will continue to support and positively impact healthcare professional education by drawing upon my extensive health education and administrative experience.


Chinthaka is a senior academic who has been with UNSW Sydney since 2001. He has a background in medicine and a PhD in Medical Education and has wide ranging leadership experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was the Program Director of the UNSW Health Management program, a coordinator of the PhD program and the co-convenor of Phase 2 of the UNSW Medicine Program. He was the acting Co-Director of the Scientia Education Academy and is currently the President of ANZAHPE. 

In his role as ANZAHPE President, Chinthaka provides strategic leadership to a number of significant initiatives. He works closely with the Committee of Management and the Executive Officer to ensure smooth functioning of ANZAHPE. This includes developing strategic priorities for ANZAHPE, liaising with national and international organisations and entering into strategic partnerships. His collaborative leadership style has enabled relevant ANZAHPE leads to significantly expand activities related to the Fellowship Scheme, ANZAHPE Grant Scheme, renewal of infrastructure including the ANZAHPE Website and Member Management System, development of a professional development program and the development of an Interprofessional Knowledge Repository. 

Chinthaka leads a range of research projects in medical education and also supervises doctoral projects that aim to solve real-world problems in medical education. He has a strong interest in harnessing the power of new technologies that include AI and Machine Learning, to enhance student learning. He leads a range of national and international collaborations and is a visiting Honorary Professor at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 

Chinthaka’s expertise has been recognised by a range of university and national level awards. These include the Faculty of Medicine Teaching Excellence award, the Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence and an Australian Learning & Teaching Council Citation. In 2016 he was appointed as an Inaugural Fellow of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy and is a Fellow of ANZAHPE. 


My current role as Associate Dean of student Affairs and Service quality and Curriculum lead for the Bond Medical Program enables me to work with key stakeholders within the tertiary and health service sector. 

As the project director within the Gold Coast Hospital Health Service in 2016, I conducted interviews with the executive, clinical and Medical directors, transcribed and collated interviews and submitted business cases for the CEO, all supported by the clinical council (no easy task). I am a member of national working groups and contribute significantly to international discussions on student support and medical education pedagogy. A key role is to ensure a harmonised transition of graduates into the workforce, as a member of many of the medical dean’s sub-committees I am aware of the national discussions and challenges faced for the future health professional. I have recently been involved with several webinars and international conferences and have the confidence to engage in required promotional activities related to these tasks.

As an active researcher I have the skill sets required to contribute to membership activities and as a member of the Faculty and medical program executive team have proficient communication skills and awareness of my abilities and limitations – I have nearly a decade of experience as a curriculum director and as an anatomist and former stem cell biologist see myself as a medical sciences educator.


Experienced Educationalist Dr Keri Moore, PhD, with a demonstrated history of significant achievement over 25 years in health professional education leads the ANZAHPE SIG – Clinical Education. She is a member of TEQSA Register of Experts. Keri is the Founding Director of Moore Clinical Education Specialist Consultants and Researchers. 

Initially a registered osteopath for over two-decades, Keri now holds qualifications in Clinical Education and Applied Law. Keri’s main interests and strengths are in the quality of clinical education offered through student-led clinical education in university health clinics and in private practice. Her focus is on Duty of Care in Clinical Supervision and the assessment of clinical skills in workplace-based learning. She has been instrumental in the preparation of clinical educators in Australian university programs at RMIT, UNSW, and SCU. 

Keri co-led an OLT Grant Funded Project: Building institutional capacity to enhance access participation and progression in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) 2015. She was the program director for the 2014 Australian Collaborative Education Network Conference, Tweed Heads. Keri has reviewed papers for many years for ANZAHPE conferences, she regularly reviews papers for health education journals, and is a past member of the editorial team for FOHPE. 


Joy Rudland is the Director Education Development and Staff Support Unit (EDSSU) at Otago Medical School, New Zealand, and is responsible for the co-ordination of the Education Advisers' Otago Medical School role and sits on the MB ChB Curriculum Committee and other committees in an educational advisory capacity.  Joy began her Medical Education career, over 20 years ago, at Dundee Centre for Medical Education.  She has been a member of ANZAHPE since moving to New Zealand over 15 years ago.  She recently taken on the newly formed ANZAHPE portfolio for professional development and chairs a HTAG looking at staff development.  Her research interest includes staff development, active learning, feedback and eustress in education.


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.


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Renmark, SA. 5341.  Aus.

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