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
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 Program Manager
Rachel is responsible for the joint management of the GP Registrar Program
Darwin

Rachel works in tandem with the other GPR program manager and is responsible for many areas relating to GP registrar training. Rachel is the line manager for the GPR support team members who work in the areas of:

  • Placements
  • Practice capacity
  • Orientation and workshops
  • AGPT application process including provider numbers
  • RIDE and NAC reporting
  • ADF GP registrars
  • NTGPE awards night
  • Issues relating to the RACGP pathway including exams
  • GP tracks

 

Hours:

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

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

Rachel 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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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 jointly shares the role of GPR program manager. Her background is in project management and has some 20 years experience in this area.
Darwin

Silvia jointly shares 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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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

 

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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)