Congratulations to Dr Daniela Castro de Jong on her ANZAHPE Associate Fellowship!
Daniela is an occupational therapist from Chile, who came to Australia via Sweden where she completed her doctoral studies. Her areas of research interest include looking at the notion of culture in healthcare education and practices, interprofessional education, and health humanities. She recently started working at UNSW Sydney as the Nexus Fellow at the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine & Health. Her current role is devoted to providing mentoring and support innovation within the school in terms of teaching, enhancing student experience, and educational research. In conjunction with the Nexus Fellows team (from the different schools and faculties) she is also involved in Faculty-based and University-wide projects supporting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and enriched educational practices. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, where she previously taught in the undergraduate and postgraduate occupational therapy courses.
"I joined ANZAHPE as a newly arrived academic to Australia back in 2018. Since then, I have enjoyed being part of a generous community of colleagues who I can share my passion for innovation in healthcare education with. Last year I expanded my engagement as an ANZAHPE member, by joining the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion subcommittee, which allowed me to be part of a new and committed interdisciplinary working group. Becoming an Associate Fellow is an opportunity to share with others what I have learnt along the way from some inspiring and passionate educators. I hope that the new educators replicate the cycle with others in the future, because that is how we support a thriving academic community."