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 – Skills based
Dorothy Morrison is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.
Darwin, NT

Dorothy Morrison is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. Her role oversights the operations of higher education and research, vocational education and training, alliance management with other agencies, projects and services as well as the performance, monitoring and reporting functions of the Institute.

Ms Morrison was the Chief Executive Officer for the Heart Foundation Northern Territory from 2008 – 2015 and has held other senior executive roles involving oversight of Indigenous education across the Northern Territory. She has significant experience across the health and education sectors in policy analysis and development; strategic, operational and business planning; and professional practice. Ms Morrison's work in the health and education sectors included the development of policies and plans in health promotion, public health, Indigenous health and Indigenous education.

Appointed: 21/05/2013

Qualifications: BA, DipContEd, MEd, GAICD

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Board Director – AMSANT member representative
Erin has been working in the Aboriginal health sector for over 17 years. Erin is the Program Manager at AMSANT, managing workforce policy, chronic disease
Darwin, NT

Erin is an Aboriginal woman from Darwin and has been working in the Aboriginal health sector for over 19 years. Erin is the Program Manager at AMSANT, managing workforce policy, chronic disease workforce support, leadership and Digital Health for AMSANT and its members. Before taking on the Program Manager role, Erin worked in the Workforce Policy officer position at AMSANT working nationally and regionally on workforce policy and projects and supporting AMSANT members on relevant workforce issues.

Other previous roles prior to AMSANT included working at Danila Dilba Health Service and the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, mainly in executive support, education & training and governance roles. Erin holds tertiary qualifications in Business & Project Management and is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science through Charles Darwin University.

Appointed 28/04/2015

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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, MAIM, MAICD

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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 – Flinders University member representative
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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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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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 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