Our people

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Passionate, skilled and innovative

Passionate, skilled and innovative people make up the NTGPE staff.

We offer training and support services to GP registrars, GP supervisors and training posts. To do this, our people are skilled in medical education, management, administration, finance, counselling and well being, marketing and communications, events management, human resource management and information technology.

There are around 45 full-time staff and 15 casual medical educators and assessors.

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Senior Medical Educator
Integrative learning program design and delivery
  • Integrative learning program design and delivery
  • GPS workshops
  • GP registrar workshops
  • NTGPE selection strategy and process

Qualifications:

MBBS, FRACGP, GCHPE, MAcFA

Hours:

Part time 0.1 FTE (Thu am)

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Director of Education
Dr Zbaidi is the Director of Education and is involved in the strategy, process and management of the NTGPE training programs.
Darwin

Lina is a practising GP, supervisor and medical educator who has been in the NT for over ten years. She is heavily involved in the strategy, process and management of the NTGPE training program such as workshops, external clinical visits, performance and progress reviews, small group learning, remediation and exam preparation.

  • Workshops
  • ECT visits
  • Remediation
  • Exam preparation for both colleges
  • ME management
  • Performance reviews
  • Management CE team
  • SGL
  • MSF reflections
  • Progress review

Qualifications:

MBBS, FRACGP, GCCE

Hours:

Part time 0.6 FTE Wed, Thu and Fri am

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Lead Aboriginal Health Training Medical Educator
Dr O'Donoghue is involved in cultural education direction and support as well as coordinating medical cultural education.
Darwin
  • Cultural educator support and direction
  • GP registrar medical cultural education co-ordination, including workshop days
  • IGPRN 2016 development
  • Advanced cultural communication skills workshop design
  • Practice-based Aboriginal health training module development.

Qualifications:

MBBS, FRACGP

Hours:

Part time 0.8 FTE – Friday

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Medical Educator
Darwin based GP employed by NTGPE to provide, design and participate in quality and contemporary education, training and support to GP registrars.

Darwin based GP employed by NTGPE to provide, design and participate in quality and contemporary education, training and support to GP registrars.

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Board Director – ACRRM member representative
Dr PD Wijesurendra has been working as a rural generalist at Tennant Creek Hospital since 2014 and has been serving as Acting Director of Medical Services since mid-2015.
Darwin, NT

Dr PD Wijesurendra has been working as a rural generalist at Tennant Creek Hospital since 2014 and has been serving as Acting Director of Medical Services since mid-2015. He has a strong interest in critical care medicine and is passionate about medical education.

Appointed: 25/08/2016

Qualifications:  BSc (Med) MBBS FACRRM

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Supervisor Liasion Officer
Sarah is an SLO facilitating communication between NTGPE and GP supervisors and at a national level with other SLOs
Tennant Creek, NT
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Medical Educator
SGL facilitation and assessment
Alice Springs
  • SGL facilitation and assessment
  • John Flynn program teleconference support
  • ECTVs.

Qualifications:

B.Sc, MBBS, FRACGP

Hours:

Casual - Thu pm, am

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Medical Educator
SGL facilitation

Shivon trained with NTGPE for her FRACGP fellowship and now works as a medical educator.

Qualifications: MBBS, FRACGP

Hours: 0.2 FTE

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Registrar Liaison Officer (RLO)
Simone helps support and represent NTGPE registrars in her role as RLO
Darwin, NT

Simone helps support and represent NTGPE registrars in her role as RLO.

Hours: Part time Monday

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Aboriginal Health Training (AHT) Medical Educator
Dr Raye is involved in cultural education and direction including GP registrar medical cultural education.
Darwin
  • Cultural educator support and direction
  • GP registrar medical cultural education delivery, including workshop days
  • IGPRN 2016 development
  • Advanced cultural communication skills workshop design
  • Practice-based Aboriginal health training module development
  • SGL design, facilitation and assessment.

Qualifications:

MBBS, FRACGP

Hours:

Part time 0.4 FTE – Tue and Fri

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ACRRM Medical Educator
TAs, SGL co-facilitation for Katherine and Gove registrar groups and support for ACRRM registrars

Qualifications: MBBS, FACRRM, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education

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Cultural Educator
Elisabeth Heenan is a Tiwi woman from Milikapiti. Her skin group from her mother's side is Mullet and Nambidjimba (Coniston, Central Australia) on her father's side.
Darwin

Elisabeth Heenan is a Tiwi woman from Milikapiti. Her skin group from her mother's side is Mullet and Nambidjimba (Coniston, Central Australia) on her father's side. Elisabeth has spent a large amount of her working life in the health sector. This coupled with her extensive and intricate knowledge of Indigenous culture makes her an important part of the cultural education team. She has been with NTGPE since 2011.

  • Cultural education
  • Cultural teaching visits