Nomination and Election of the ANZAHPE Committee of Management
The Committee of Management are elected at the Annual General Meeting. The CoM consists of up to ten members; five Office Bearers and five ordinary members. The Office Bearers comprise the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Secretary. Other than the Office Bearer positions, particular responsibilities are given to CoM members by appointment. These may vary from one year to the next, depending upon the particular activities and requirements at the time. Additional roles that may be held by non-CoM members that report to the Board include the Public Officer, FoHPE Editor, and Conference Convenor.
The term of office for each member of the CoM is two years. In any one year, no more than four members shall reside in any one state of Australia or in New Zealand. CoM members are eligible for re-election for a maximum continuous period of six years, and are then eligible for re-election after a period of absence of at least one year. The President is eligible to hold this office for a continuous period of three years, and then is ineligible to hold this office for the following three years.
ANZAHPE Committee of Management (CoM) - Elected Board members
Jo was elected to the Committee of Management in July 2020. Her current role as Associate Dean of student Affairs and Service Quality for the Health Science and Medicine faculty, at Bond University as well as Curriculum lead for the Bond Medical Program enables her to work strategically with key stakeholders within the tertiary and health service sector.
Jo’s research focus is specifically in the area of student (and staff) well-being and its alignment within curricula using empirical evidence.
VICE-PRESIDENT/conference committee lead
As Vice President of the ANZAHPE Committee of Management Megan supports and contributes to the work of the Board and Operations staff with specific attention to governance and policy. Megan is also the Lead for the 2024 ANZAHPE Conference Committee.
Megan is also an Education Advisor and Lecturer in the Education Unit of the Otago Medicine School at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Her research interests include students’ experiences of learning, assessment, and conceptual development; curriculum and faculty development; and interprofessional education.
Ian currently holds the ANZAHPE Committee of Management portfolio of Treasurer, which involves oversight of the financial management of the association. Ian is currently the Dean of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the International Medical School (IMU) Malaysia. He completed specialist training in Obstetrics in the UK 1997 and a Doctor of Medicine research higher degree in 1995. Prior to moving to IMU he held the positions of Dean of the Joint Medical Program in NSW and Dean and Head of School of Medicine, Adelaide University.
Ian has been a member of ANZAHPE since 2004 and was on the organising committee for the annual conferences in Newcastle and Adelaide.
Ian brings significant experience from across the whole continuum of medical education which includes a career long passion for the benefits of interprofessional learning and extensive experience in vocational training.
diversity, EQUITY and inclusion OFFICER
Anna was elected to the ANZAHPE Committee of Management in July 2020 and currently holds the position of Membership Secretary/Diversity and Inclusion. Anna has been attending ANZAHPE conferences for over 20 years and is a Fellow of ANZAHPE.
Anna is currently the Academic Coordinator of Year 4 at James Cook University in Cairns, after many years at Flinders University. A medical practitioner with experience in both General Practice and Antenatal Clinics, Anna’s research has focused mainly on the students’ experience of learning. Her Doctor of Education focused on medical students’ experience of learning physical examination and she is currently engaged in research on medical students and self regulated learning.
Tehmina is a senior lecturer and Education Adviser for The University of Otago Wellington, New Zealand. Tehmina started in the field of Experimental Psychology and taught for many years, developing an interest in technology and staff development. Before becoming the Education Adviser, she had the role of e-Learning Facilitator, working with staff to develop their use of e-learning tools to enhance teaching and learning. Tehmina has a keen interest in student academic motivation and the use of educational technology to engage learning.
She has been a member of ANZAHPE since 2018 and an Associate Fellow since 2020.
conference COMMITTEE DEPUTY lead
Scott is the Head of International Medical Education and Sub-Dean at The University of Western Australia Medical School. He is an experienced medical and health professions educator developing and delivering award winning curricula in the broad field of Health, Medicine and Society. Scott is a collaborative educator delivering student-centred, solution-oriented and community contextualised curricula. He has over 8 years’ experience as a leader in recruitment and support of International Health students into Australian Higher Education and has expertise in selection, admissions and student diversity. He understands the impact the current pandemic has had on international health students and their respective institutions and is implementing a COVID-normal international Applicant-to-Alumni strategy at UWA medical school.
He is an Associate Fellow of AMEE and has been an active member on the Leaders of Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) network and, as a non-Indigenous man, is committed to highlighting Indigenous health and cultural safety as a foundation component of Health Professional Education in Australia and globally.
Charlotte began her career as a physiotherapist and completed a PhD in health professions education at Monash University in 2018. Since then she has worked across health and university sectors, across the continuum of health professions education, including at Monash Health, Monash University and the College of Intensive Care Medicine. As a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Medical Education, University of Melbourne, Charlotte currently leads the Professional Practice Theme in the Melbourne MD and is the Interim Director of Work Integrated Learning. Her work is focused on the nexus between learning through work and preparing the workforce for professional practice. Charlotte has a number of collaborations across Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. These include research projects, scholarship of teaching and learning activities and higher degree by research supervision.
Kiah has two decades of experience as an interprofessional health professions educator, spanning tertiary teaching, clinical leadership, and research management roles. She has a Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kiah’s core professional value is ‘impact’, which she demonstrates through embedding authentic learning activities and assessment items into units, supporting research students to publish their findings, conducting translational research projects, collaborating with state and federal government departments, and building the education, evidence-based practice and research capacity of health professionals and students.
As Secretary of the ANZAHPE Committee of Management, Kiah is responsible for coordinating correspondence for the Association. She also manages the processes for ANZAHPE Awards and Grants.
INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONNalini Pather is deeply committed to medical and health education, recognising its potential to transform society. With over 25 years of experience in medical education, including 14 years in Australia, she demonstrates a strong alignment with ANZAHPE's values and strategic priorities. Nalini has also held leadership roles in several academic societies and is a Fellow of ANZAHPE, having actively participated in ANZAHPE conferences including organising the 2022 NSW Hub.
Her commitment to diversity is evident in her advocacy for underrepresented groups and involvement in initiatives promoting equity and inclusion. She has successfully co-led mentorship and professional development activities and has received recognition for her work in collaborating and supporting educators in developing countries.
Stephen Tobin is Professor of Clinical Education and Associate Dean at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. Over the last 20 years, his work has evolved from full time regional surgical practice to almost full time medical education. He holds GradCert in Clin Ed from UNSW and MSurgicalEd from University of Melbourne. He was Dean of Education at RACS 2012-2018 and has had leadership roles at three Victorian medical schools. Stephen has been involved with ANZAHPE for over 15 years. He is an ANZAHPE Fellow.
MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS STAFF
Jill Romeo is the Executive Officer with the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE). Jill manages the administration and operations of the Association including the management of the Association’s peer reviewed journal, Focus on Health Professional Education (FoHPE).
She works in partnership with the ANZAHPE committee of management, member committees and regional and international networks to support the goals and range of activities ANZAHPE offers.Jill has been in her role with ANZAHPE for over 10 years and is particularly interested in association culture, sustainability and the member experience.
Kendall joined the ANZAHPE operations staff in May 2022. With an extensive Events and Marketing background, Kendall manages the ANZAHPE online events, marketing communications, social media, advertising, memberships and the operations of the Association’s peer reviewed journal, Focus on Health Professional Education (FoHPE).
Kendall works in collaboration with Committee of Management directors of specific portfolios to meet the strategic needs of the association and create a greater experience for ANZAHPE's members.
Interested in becoming a Committee of Management Member?
Nominations for the Committee of Management are called for in advance of the Annual General Meeting. If you are interested in nominating yourself of another candidate for the ANZAHPE Committee of Management, please forward any initial enquiries to the ANZAHPE Executive Officer.
Download the Committee of Management Nomination form
The Committee of Management usually meets for extended meetings four times annually.
- AGM: At the annual conference
- COM1: A face to face meeting of the Board of Directors at the Conference immediately after the AGM to elect office bearers
- COM2: A face to face or virtual meeting of the Board of Directors in November/December
- COM3: An extended teleconference meeting of the Board of Directors in March/April
- COM4: An extended face to face meeting of the Board of Directors at/immediately preceding the Annual Conference/AGM.
In addition, the Board of Directors meets by monthly teleconference every month and conducts much of its business virtualy.
Why become an ANZAHPE Committee of Management Member?
A number of our Committee of Management members will be stepping away in 2023. They have documented their admiration and achievements of their time on the ANZAHPE Committee of Management. Are you looking for some inspiration to join the ANZAHPE CoM? You might find it below!
An Ode to ANZAHPE
How lucky every one of us, the privileged opportunity
to share our thoughts so freely, a collegial community.
Through our association – ANZAHPE.
Speaking as a devotee, even I could not foresee
the enjoyment and camaraderie
available from ANZAHPE.
It was 2015 while still a ‘Wannabee’, I soon became a nominee.
Then delighted certainly to be
on the CoM of ANZAHPE!
Strategies, capacities, publishing authorities.
FoHPE liaison was my priority.
The fabulous journal of ANZAHPE.
I’ve loved it all and everybody, we function as a family.
Learned enough for another degree!
For this I’m grateful to ANZAHPE.
You’ve been patient with my repartee.
I’m humbled, proud and honoured you see.
To serve our splendid ANZAHPE.
Di Eley, 2023
A reflection on her time on the ANZAHPE Committee of Management
- Koshila Kumar