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The ANZAHPE Board of Directors

Nomination and Election of the ANZAHPE Board of Directors

Directors of the Board are elected at the Annual General Meeting. The Board consists of up to ten members, being the five Office Bearers and five ordinary members. The Office Bearers comprise the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Secretary. Other than the Office Bearer positions, particular responsibilities are given to Board members by appointment. These may vary from one year to the next, depending upon the particular activities at the time and may include such responsibilities as Bulletin Editor, Student Liaison Representative, Sponsorship/Marketing Manager, Conference Liaison and Journal Liaison and Digital Communications Manager. Additional roles that may be held by non-Board members that report to the Board include the Public Officer, FoHPE Editor, and Conference Convenor.

The term of office for each member of the Board is two years. In any one year, no more than four members shall reside in any one state of Australia or in New Zealand. Board members are eligible for re-election for a maximum continuous period of six years, and are then eligible for re-election after a period of absence of at least one year. The President is eligible to hold this office for a continuous period of three years, and then is ineligible to hold this office for the following three years.

ANZAHPE Board of Directors


president 
jo bishop

Jo was elected to the Board of Directors in July 2020.  Her current role as Associate Dean of student Affairs and Service Quality for the Health Science and Medicine faculty, at Bond University as well as Curriculum lead for the Bond Medical Program enables her to work strategically with key stakeholders within the tertiary and health service sector. 

Jo’s research focus is specifically in the area of student (and staff) well-being and its alignment within curricula using empirical evidence.


Vice President
Koshila Kumar

As the current Vice President, Koshila’s focus is on strategy development and new initiatives.  Koshila is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the postgraduate courses in clinical education in the Prideaux Discipline of Clinical Education at Flinders University. She is passionate about supporting health professionals to develop their expertise as educators, educational leaders, scholars and researchers. Koshila is an experienced qualitative researcher and her research interests include professional learning/faculty development, curriculum and pedagogy, and the use of theory in health professions education research. Koshila is also a Fellow of ANZAHPE. 


honorary secretary
megan anakin

 As Secretary of the ANZAHPE Board of Directors, Megan is responsible for coordinating correspondence for the Association. She also manages the Awards and Grants portfolio.  

Megan is also an Education Advisor and Lecturer in the Education Unit of the Otago Medicine School at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Her research interests include students’ experiences of learning, assessment, and conceptual development; curriculum and faculty development; and interprofessional education.


treasurer
iAN SYMONDS

Ian currently holds the ANZAHPE Board of Directors portfolio of Treasurer, which involves oversight of the financial management of the association. Ian is currently the Dean of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the International Medical School (IMU)  Malaysia. He completed specialist training in Obstetrics in the UK 1997 and a Doctor of Medicine research higher degree in 1995. Prior to moving to IMU he held the positions of Dean of the Joint Medical Program in NSW and Dean and Head of School of Medicine, Adelaide University.

Ian has been a member of ANZAHPE since 2004 and was on the organising committee for the annual conferences in Newcastle and Adelaide.

Ian brings significant experience from across the whole continuum of medical education which includes a career long passion for the benefits of interprofessional learning and extensive experience in vocational training.   


MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY/diversity, EQUITY and inclusion OFFICER

ANNA VNuk

Anna was elected to the ANZAHPE Board of Directors in July 2020 and currently holds the position of Membership Secretary/Diversity and Inclusion.  Anna has been attending ANZAHPE conferences for over 20 years and is a Fellow of ANZAHPE. 

Anna is currently the Academic Coordinator of Year 4 at James Cook University in Cairns, after many years at Flinders University.  A medical practitioner with experience in both General Practice and Antenatal Clinics, Anna’s research has focused mainly on the students’ experience of learning.  Her Doctor of Education focused on medical students’ experience of learning physical examination and she is currently engaged in research on medical students and self regulated learning. 


fohpe liaison officer 
diann eley

Di is the Liaison Officer for the ANZAHPE journal, Focus on Health Professional Education (FoHPE). Her role is to promote the journal through strategies to increase its access and impact to a broad health professional educator readership while maintaining its quality and relevance to ANZAHPE members. A key responsibility is maintaining communication between the ANZAHPE Board of Directors and the FoHPE Editorial Board.

Di is a Professor and the Director of MD Research in the Office of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland. Her research interests are research training, personality and well-being, and rural health workforce.


interprofessional education
MARGO BREWER 

Margo currently holds the ANZAHPE Board of Directors portfolio of Interprofessional Education.  Margo is an Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health at Curtin University in Western Australia.

Her research interests include inter-professional education, resilience, managing under-performing students and feedback.


professional development
TEHMINA GLADMAN

Tehmina is a senior lecturer and Education Adviser for The University of Otago Wellington, New ZealandTehmina started in the field of Experimental Psychology and taught for many years, developing an interest in technology and staff development. Before becoming the Education Adviser, she had the role of e-Learning Facilitator, working with staff to develop their use of e-learning tools to enhance teaching and learning. Tehmina has a keen interest in student academic motivation and the use of educational technology to engage learning.

 She has been a member of ANZAHPE since 2018 and an Associate Fellow since 2020.


Communications team lead
anna chur-hansen

Professor Anna Chur-Hansen is a practising Health Psychologist, endorsed with the Psychology Board of Australia.  She completed a PhD in Medical Education in 1998 in the Discipline of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide.  She is an ANZAHPE Fellow and long-standing member of ANZAHPE, joining in 1997.  She has served a ten-year term on the editorial board for FoHPE and is an enthusiastic and engaged member of the Association.   She has taught medicine, dentistry, health sciences, nursing, public health, psychiatry, and psychology students, over the course of her career.  

As well as a focus on research in best practice education for health professionals, her research interests are broadly around food and eating; sex and relationships; physical pain; and death and dying. She is also interested in companion animals and their impact on human health (psychological, social, and physical). 


COMMITTEE MEMBER
joanna tai 

Joanna is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. Her research interests include feedback, evaluative



COMMITTEE MEMBER
SCOTT MCCOOMBE

Scott is the Head of International Medical Education and Sub-Dean at The University of Western Australia Medical School.  He is an experienced medical and health professions educator developing and delivering award winning curricula in the broad field of Health, Medicine and Society.  Scott is a collaborative educator delivering student-centred, solution-oriented and community contextualised curricula.  He has over 8 years’ experience as a leader in recruitment and support of International Health students into Australian Higher Education and has expertise in selection, admissions and student diversity.  He understands the impact the current pandemic has had on international health students and their respective institutions and is implementing a COVID-normal international Applicant-to-Alumni strategy at UWA medical school.

He is an Associate Fellow of AMEE and has been an active member on the Leaders of Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) network and, as a non-Indigenous man, is committed to highlighting Indigenous health and cultural safety as a foundation component of Health Professional Education in Australia and globally.


EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jill Romeo

Jill Romeo is the Executive Officer with the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE).  Jill manages the administration and operations of the Association including the management of the Association’s peer reviewed journal, Focus on Health Professional Education (FoHPE).

She works in partnership with the ANZAHPE board, member committees and regional and international networks to support the goals and range of activities ANZAHPE offers.

Jill has been in her role with ANZAHPE for over 10 years and is particularly interested in association culture, sustainability and the member experience.




Interested in becoming a Board Member?

Nominations for Board members are called for in advance of the Annual General Meeting.  If you are interested in nominating yourself of another candidate for the ANZAHPE Board of Directors, please forward any initial enquiries to the ANZAHPE Executive Officer.

Download the Board of Directors Nomination form


Meetings

The Board usually meets for extended meetings four times annually.

  • AGM: At the annual conference
  • COM1: A face to face meeting of the Board of Directors at the Conference immediately after the AGM to elect office bearers
  • COM2: A face to face or virtual meeting of the Board of Directors in November/December
  • COM3: An extended teleconference meeting of the Board of Directors in March/April
  • COM4: An extended face to face meeting of the Board of Directors at/immediately preceding the Annual Conference/AGM.

In addition, the Board of Directors meets by monthly teleconference every month and conducts much of its business virtualy.



CONTACT US

Address:
ANZAHPE
P O Box 852,
Renmark, SA  5341  Australia
Telephone: +61 478 313 123
ANZAHPE Executive Officer: executive@anzahpe.org
ANZAHPE Administration: anzahpeoffice@flinders.edu.au

President: A/Prof Jo Bishop
Contact: jbishop@bond.edu.au

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