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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Board Director – NT PHN member representative
Nicki was appointed to the position of CEO of Northern Territory PHN in October 2014. Nicki Herriot is a dynamic professional with a focus on leading teams to build an inclusive and high performing organisation.
Darwin, NT

Nicki was appointed to the position of CEO of Northern Territory PHN in October 2014. Nicki Herriot is a dynamic professional with a focus on leading teams to build an inclusive and high performing organisation. She brings to this role her expertise in leading organisational change, building capacity and strategic thinking. With a demonstrated talent in grasping core corporate strategic issues, Nicki is able to successfully develop effective, sustainable organisational solutions. She has previous held positions as Director Workforce Engagement for Queensland Transport and Main Roads.

Appointed: 25/08/2016

Qualifications: CAHRI, GAICD

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Travel & Housing Coordinator
Narelle has a strong background in corporate travel and accommodation which is a good fit because NTGPE travel a lot!
Darwin

Narelle has a strong background in corporate travel and accommodation which is a good fit because NTGPE travel a lot! Narelle is responsible for arranging travel for staff and program participants and has a knack for creating order out of chaos. Her shift from a busy travel agency environment to the non-commercial sector has proven successful as Narelle has been employed with NTGPE since 2012.

  • Staff travel
  • Accommodation

Hours

Part time 0.9FTE (Mon AM, Tues AM (PM remotely), Wed, Thu, Fri)

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Cultural Educator
Patricia Nungala Rankine’s clan group is Warlpiri/Kaditji and she also has connections with the Anmatjerra tribe around the Ti-Tree area in Central Australia.
Darwin

Patricia Nungala Rankine’s clan group is Warlpiri/Kaditji and she also has connections with the Anmatjerra tribe around the Ti-Tree area in Central Australia. She has an important role providing Indigenous cultural education to training program participants and brings valuable knowledge of Indigenous culture and tradition from Central Australia specifically. Her calm, determined attitude is an asset to the organisation, and she has been with NTGPE since 2011.

  • Cultural education
  • Cultural teaching visits
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Board Director – CDU member representative
Professor Upton is the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at CDU.

Professor Upton is the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at CDU. He is a health psychologist with a significant research record and has held senior academic positions at Canberra University and the University of Worcester. 

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Board Director – Flinders University member representative
Professor Craig is Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University.
Darwin, NT

Professor Craig is Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University. He is a practising paediatric nephrologist and clinical epidemiologist, and especially committed to improving the health of people with chronic kidney disease, the health of children, and the health and well-being of Indigenous people. He has had continuous NHMRC Program Grant funding for 20+ years, and currently is CIA on a Program Grant (BEAT-CKD), Project Grant, and CRE.

His awards include International Distinguished Medal of the National (US) Kidney Foundation (2010), TJ Neale Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nephrological Science, and Honorary Membership of the Italian Society of Nephrology (2004). He is the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Group.

He is a past Chair of the Steering Group of Cochrane, is a past member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program, and non-executive board member of Kidney Health Australia. He is a member of the NHMRC Advisory Group on the Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence, a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, a member of the Medicare Services Advisory Committee, a member of the Life Savings Drug Program, a member of the International Advisory Panel for Singapore’s Agency for Care Effectiveness, and past member of the WHO expert review panel for global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property.

Appointed: 09/04/2019

Qualifications: MBChB, DCH, MMed(Clin Epi), FRACP, PhD

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Senior Cultural Educator
Richard Fejo is a Larrakia traditional owner from Darwin on his father to grandfather’s line and Warramungu from the Tennant Creek region on his mother’s line.

Richard Fejo is a Larrakia traditional owner from Darwin on his father to grandfather’s line and Warramungu from the Tennant Creek region on his mother’s line. He manages the team of cultural educators at NTGPE, and is involved in developing, organising and delivering cultural education. Richard‘s skill and experience in Indigenous cultural education and how that influences the doctor patient relationship are an important asset.

  • Cross cultural training
  • Reflective case presentations
  • Cultural teaching visits
  • Cultural immersion camps
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Senior GP Registrar Program Manager
Silvia is responsible for a broad range of areas relating to GP registrar training.
Darwin

Silvia's background is in project management and has some 20 years experience in this area. Originally from Italy, Silvia has a special interest in languages and cross-cultural communication. She is responsible for a broad range of areas relating to GP registrar training and is the line manager for the GPR support team members who work in the areas of:

  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Training advisor meetings
  • External clinical teaching visits
  • Cultural teaching visits
  • Completion of training (COT)
  • GP Registrar Placements
  • Exam eligibility assessment process
  • Withdrawal of GP registrars from training
  • IHT Salary Support Letters & reporting to Finance
  • GPRIPS
  • ACRRM, RACGP, FARGP, RGT GP registrar management
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Team Leader - GP Registrar Support Team
Sophie is responsible for the administration and coordination of the GP Registrar Program
Darwin

Sophie is responsible for overseeing administration and coordination of the GP Registrar Program. Sophie‘s background in travel and hospitality has her well equipped to multi-task while maintaining an excellent customer service oriented work ethic.  

  • GP registrar placement process, reporting and communication
  • Oversight of myGPcommunity
  • Oversight of Small Group Learning (SGL) process, planning & reporting
  • Oversight of Practice OSCE and StAMPS
  • GP tracks 
  • RACGP GP registrar management
  • ADF GP registrar management
 
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ICT Support Officer
Stanley is an IT professional with a passion for new and emerging technology.
Darwin

Stanley is an IT professional with a passion for new and emerging technology. He is currently the ICT officer at NTGPE where he provides everyday ICT support for the organisation. He is also skilled in audio visual set up and support. Stanley has particular interest in improving ICT services for better remote access and management.

  • ICT support
  • Mobile devices support
  • Audio visual support
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Company Secretary
Stephen is the Chief Executive and Company Secretary of NTGPE Ltd. Stephen is very interested in education and health and, in particular, improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.
Darwin, NT

Stephen was appointed Chief Executive and Company Secretary of NTGPE Ltd in 2016. Prior to that, Stephen worked in higher education policy and at universities including for seven years at Queensland University of Technology as a senior executive with responsibility for finance, budget, campus services, planning and facilities. Stephen is very interested in education and health and, in particular, improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people. This is second time Stephen has worked in the NT; previously working in Nhulunbuy in the early 1980s before commencing university studies. Stephen has tertiary qualifications in science and economics and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Stephen has been a Director on several boards including an innovation company, a private school, an aged care service and a private hospital.

Executive management

  • NTGPE strategic plan
  • Risk management
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategic health plan
  • Reconciliation Action Plan

 

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Pastoral Care Officer & JFPP Program Manager
Sue currently manages the provision of support to GP registrars throughout their training in the form of pastoral care.
Victoria

Sue currently manages the provision of support to GP registrars throughout their training in the form of pastoral care. Support generally includes offering advice and information to encourage the social and emotional wellbeing of the GP registrars. Sue has a long and strong history in supporting families and is passionate that participants coming to the NT feel well supported and have positive experiences.

  • Pre and post placement debrief
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Respite

Hours

Part time 0.7FTE (Mon-Wed & Thu am)

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Supervisor and Practice Accreditation Coordinator
Tracy coordinates the accreditation of training posts and the team of GP supervisors including mobile offices and GP supervisor professional development workshops.