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
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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Director
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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Corporate Travel 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 0.8FTE (Tue 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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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