Our people

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Passionate, skilled and innovative

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

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 about 45 full time staff and a 15 casual medical educators and assessors.

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Director
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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ACRRM Medical Educator
Mini-CEX assessments for NTGPE ACRRM GP registrars
Alice Springs
  • Mini-CEX assessments for NTGPE ACRRM GP registrars
  • TA

Qualifications:

FACRRM

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Supervisor Liasion Officer
Sarah is a supervisor liasion officer who acts as a go-between NTGPE and GP supervisors
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
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Supervisor and Practice Accreditation Coordinator
Emma co-coordinates the accreditation of training posts and the team of GP supervisors including mobile offices and GP supervisor professional development workshop.
Darwin, NT

Emma co-coordinates the accreditation of training posts and the team of GP supervisors including mobile offices and GP supervisor professional development workshop. Emma has a broad understanding of the organisation, having had a number of roles within the organisation since 2012. A history of being a personal assistant and legal secretary means that Emma brings a valuable administrative strength to her role.

  •     GP supervisors accreditation and support

  •     Training post accreditation

  •     Mobile Office

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AMSANT and NTGPE Project Liaison Officer
Gemina has previously worked at Danila Dilba Health Service, Bagot Community Health Centre and the Fred Hollows Foundation’s Indigenous Australia Program.
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GP Registrar Support Officer
Hannah is responsible for workshops and orientations

Hannah is responsible for workshops and orientations