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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NTGPE / AMSANT Liaison Officer
Normie is a Kuku Yalanji man from Cairns, Queensland and has family links to the Borroloola/Gulf of Carpentaria region of the Northern Territory.
Darwin

Normie is a Kuku Yalanji man from Cairns, Queensland and has family links to the Borroloola/Gulf of Carpentaria region of the Northern Territory. He is responsible for expanding the training support of Indigenous health training terms for GP registrars; a joint initiative between NTGPE and AMSANT. Normie has extensive experience working in health, community engagement and media.

  • Indigenous health training
  • AMSANT engagement
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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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Director
Professor John Wakerman holds the position of Associate Dean Flinders NT.
Darwin, NT

Professor John Wakerman holds the position of Associate Dean Flinders NT.  John is a Public Health Medicine specialist and GP with a background working in remote primary health care services as a clinician and senior manager. Prior to commencing as Associate Dean, he was the Inaugural Director of the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs. Professor Wakerman has academic interests in remote and rural health services research, with a focus on research translation, and remote health workforce education and training.

Appointed: 20/09/2017

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Director
Professor Sue Carthew is Provost and Vice President at Charles Darwin University (CDU). Until July 2016, she was Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment
Darwin, NT

Professor Sue Carthew is Provost and Vice President at Charles Darwin University where she oversees higher education academic matters for the University.  She previously held positions of Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment at CDU, and Head of School and Head of Discipline at the University of Adelaide.  During her 20 plus years as an academic, she has been involved on a number of boards and government committees, many related to the environmental policy and management.

Appointed: 21/05/2013

Qualifications: BSc, PhD, MAICD

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GP Registrar Support Officer
Rachel is responsible for the administration and coordination of the GP Registrar Program.
Darwin

Rachel sits in a team of four who are tasked with the administration and coordination of the GP registrar program. She is the first point of contact for topics relating to workshops and orientation. Rachel is in charge of the administration for Practice StAMPS and Practice OSCE, AGPT forms and Medicare provider numbers, as well as assisting in other elements of the program.

  • Workshops and orientations
  • AGPT forms
  • Practice StAMPS and Practice OSCE
  • Medicare provider numbers

Hours:

Part time 0.9 FTE (Tues, Wed, Thu & Fri)

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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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Resource Manager
Sam is responsible for occupancy, repairs and maintenance of NTGPE housing...
Darwin, NT

Sam has a long history with NTGPE, starting with the organisation in 2008. Sam is responsible for occupancy, repairs and maintenance of NTGPE housing. You will find Sam in the Darwin office from Wednesday to Friday.

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GP Registrar Program Manager (ACRRM & AGPT Administration)
Silvia and Susie jointly share in the role of GPR program manager. Her background is in project management and has some 20 years experience in this area.
Darwin

Silvia and Susie jointly share in the role of GPR program manager. Her 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 advice meetings
  • External clinical teaching visits
  • Cultural teaching visits
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Supervisor and Practice Accreditation Coordinator
Sinead coordinates the accreditation of training posts and the team of GP supervisors including mobile offices and GP supervisor professional development workshops.
Darwin, NT

Sinead coordinates the accreditation of training posts and the team of GP supervisors including mobile offices and GP supervisor professional development workshops.

  • GP supervisors accreditation and support
  • Training post accreditation
  • Mobile Office
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GP Registrar Support Officer
Sophie is on maternity leave, returning January 2019.
Darwin

Sophie is responsible for the administration and coordination of the GP Registrar Program. Sophie's primarily role is to support small group learning, myGPcommunity mandatory tasks and the placement process. Sophie‘s background in travel and hospitality has her well equipped to multi-task while maintaining an excellent customer service oriented work ethic.

  • Small Group Learning
  • Mandatory Term Tasks
  • GP registrar Placement Process
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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 is the Chief Executive and Company Secretary of NTGPE Ltd. For the last 19 years Stephen worked at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, most recently for seven years as a senior executive with responsibility for finance, budget, campus services, planning and facilities. Stephen has over 26 years’ experience in higher education, both in government (Canberra) and in universities in a variety of roles. In addition, while in Brisbane Stephen was a Director of a university innovation company as well as a Director on the boards of a private school, an aged care service and a hospital.

Stephen is very interested in education and health and, in particular, improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people. This will be the second time Stephen has worked in the NT; previously working as a labourer in Gove 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.

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