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 35 full-time staff and 15 part-time/casual medical educators and assessors.

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AMSANT/NTGPE Project Liaison Officer
Curtis is the AMSANT/NTGPE Project Liaison Officer

Curtis is a Larrakia man born and raised on Larrakia country. He is the first Indigenous man to be awarded a PhD from Charles Darwin University. Curtis has published in academic journals in Australia and overseas on Indigenous topics. He has supervised PhD students doing research on Indigenous topics and continues to supervise PhD students in his role as an Adjunct Fellow at CDU.

Curtis has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Indigenous Studies, education, anthropology and human resource management. Curtis has delivered many public seminars and conference presentations on Indigenous issues.

Curtis is currently working for the NTPGE and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory as a Project Officer.

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Cultural Educator
Elisabeth Heenan is a Tiwi woman from Milikapiti. Her skin group from her mother's side is Mullet and Nambidjimba (Coniston, Central Australia) on her father's side.
Darwin

Elisabeth Heenan is a Tiwi woman from Milikapiti community on the Tiwi Islands, where she spent her childhood growing up surrounded by a very large family. Her skin group from her mother’s side is Mullet and her skin name from her father’s side is Nambidjimba (her father being from Coniston, Central Australia). Elisabeth has spent a large portion of her life working in the health sector and has been working with GP registrars and other health professionals for NTGPE since November 2011 as a CE.

  • Cultural education
  • Cultural teaching visits
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Cultural Admin Support Officer
Joanne is the Cultural Admin Support Officer
Darwin
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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 is from Alekerenge Community (Southeast of Tennant Creek) but had been living in Mungkarta Community, Southwest of Tennant Creek. Her clan group is Warlpiri/Kaditji but she also has connections with the Anmatjerra tribe around the Ti-Tree area in Central Australia. Patricia has been a Cultural Educator with NTGPE since December 2011 and is our resident expert on traditional kinship systems.

  • Cultural education
  • Cultural teaching visits
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Cultural Educator
Warren is the Cultural Educator
Darwin