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 – RACGP member representative
A General Practitioner, Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practice, previous Medical Educator with NTGPE for 10 years, and recipient of the 2012 Australian Government General Practice Education and Training Limited, Medical Educator of the year award.
Alice Springs

Resides in Alice Springs. A General Practitioner, Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practice, previous Medical Educator with NTGPE for 10 years, and recipient of the 2012 Australian Government General Practice Education and Training Limited, Medical Educator of the year award. 

Currently in private GP and the HealthPathways Clinical Lead for Northern Territory Primary Health Network, with a strong interest in education and primary health care for all across both rural and remote settings.

Lived, worked and trained in Central Australia and the Top End including Alice Springs, Katherine and Darwin in a variety of settings from public hospitals, private GP clinics and Central Australian remote community health care involving clinic visits and medical retrievals. Board member for Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operation commenced July 2018. 

Qualifications: FRACGP, BMBS, BSc Hons

Appointed: 19 August 2020

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Medical Educator
Emma is a medical educator involved in video ECTVs, ECTVs and workshop delivery.
Darwin, NT
Bio:

Originally from Sydney, Emma is now a GP based in Darwin. She has a clinical interest in women’s health, paediatrics and Aboriginal health. She is passionate about helping registrars develop their communication skills to facilitate the provision of high quality, patient-centred care.

Current role:

Emma is a medical educator involved in video ECTVs, ECTVs and workshop delivery.

Qualifications:

BAppSc (Phty), MBBS (Hons), MPH&TM, DRANZCOG, DCH, FRACGP

Hours:

Darwin FTE 0.3

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Medical Educator
Jahde is a Rural Generalist and new medical educator involved in ECTVs and exam preparation.

Jahde is a Rural Generalist and new medical educator involved in ECTVs and exam preparation.

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Lead ME, ECTV
Senior Medical Educator based in QLD
Queensland

Jan has a background in procedural obstetrics, rural general practice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and is interested in Balint work. She is a Senior Medical Educator with NTGPE and has a particular interest in teaching the skills needed to make our clinical communication overt and intentional, to improve both patient care and professional satisfaction.

  • ECTVs
  • Video ECTV reviews
  • MSF reflective activities
  • GPS PD at mobile office events
  • GP registrar college assessment preparation support

Qualifications: BMBS (Flin) FRACGP, DRANZOG, Cert Family Planning, Cert Med Ed (Dundee)

Hours: Flexible availability

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Lead ME, Supervisor & Practice Accreditation
GP supervisor training and professional development
Darwin, NT

Jenny is responsible for GP supervisor training and professional development as well as training post capacity and development.

Hours: 

Darwin FTE 0.4

Qualifications:

MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, MPH, GCMA

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Board Director – Skills based
Dr Jo Wright began in Remote Health with the Northern Territory Department of Health in 1990, and has extensive experience in primary health care service delivery
Darwin, NT

Dr Jo Wright began in Remote Health with the Northern Territory Department of Health in 1990, and has extensive experience in primary health care service delivery, management, reform, evaluation and teaching. He has been a contributing editor to several editions of the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual. Jo is now the Director of Activity Based Funding, being responsible for the implementation of the hospital funding side of the national health reforms in the Northern Territory.

Appointed: 25/05/2010

Qualifications: MBBS, Dip RACOG, FAFPHM, GAICD

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Medical Educator Mentor
Training advisor and ECTVs for NSW based GP registrars.
Sydney / East Arnhem
  • TA & ECTVs for NSW-based GPRs
  • ECTV reviews
  • MSF reflective activities
  • SGL design, facilitation and assessment
  • FARGP ME
  • GPS PD at MO

Qualifications:

MBBS, MPH, FRACGP, DRANZCOG advanced, FACRRM

Hours:

MBBS, MPH, FRACGP, DRANZCOG advanced, FACRRM

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Medical Educator
A GP on the Tiwi Islands and medical educator for supervisors, registrars and SGL. Medical writer and editor.

A GP on the Tiwi Islands and medical educator for supervisors, registrars and SGL. Medical writer and editor.

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Medical Educator
Darwin based GP employed by NTGPE to provide, design and participate in quality and contemporary education, training and support to GP registrars.

Darwin based GP working in Aboriginal health employed by NTGPE to provide, design and participate in innovative and effective education, training and support of GP registrars. She has a special interest in evidence-based medicine, the academic basis of general practice, mindfulness and self-care.

Qualifications:

MBBS FRACGP DRANZCOG MFM

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Senior Medical Educator
Integrative learning program design and delivery

Dr Kishan Pandithage is a senior medical educator at NTGPE providing effective, innovative educational programs for GP supervisors and general practice registrars (GPRs). He has a special interest in supporting international medical graduates (IMGs). In addition, he is a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University, NT Clinical School.

In 2010 he was recognised as the Post Graduate Council Medical Educator of the year and in 2018 he was awarded the RACGP Standing Strong Together award for guiding Indigenous registrars through the fellowship.

  • Integrative learning program design and delivery
  • GPS workshops
  • GP registrar workshops
  • NTGPE selection strategy and process
Qualifications:

MBBS, FRACGP, GCHPE, MAcFA

Hours:

Part time 0.1 FTE (Thu am)

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Medical Educator
Darwin based GP employed by NTGPE to provide, design and participate in quality and contemporary education, training and support to GP registrars.

Darwin based GP employed by NTGPE to provide, design and participate in quality and contemporary education, training and support to GP registrars.

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Board Director – ACRRM member representative
Dr PD Wijesurendra has been working as a rural generalist at Tennant Creek Hospital since 2014 and has been serving as Acting Director of Medical Services since mid-2015.
Darwin, NT

Dr PD Wijesurendra has been working as a rural generalist at Tennant Creek Hospital since 2014 and has been serving as Acting Director of Medical Services since mid-2015. He has a strong interest in critical care medicine and is passionate about medical education.

Appointed: 25/08/2016

Qualifications:  BSc (Med) MBBS FACRRM