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Dr Elizabeth Marles
Dr Elizabeth Marles is the President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and has been a member of the RACGP Council since 2008. Liz is Director of the Hornsby General Practice Unit, which specialises in GP Teaching, particularly registrar remediation and prevocational education. For the past 15 years Liz has also been a GP at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern, where she is a GP supervisor with a special interest in diabetes, and presenter in the aboriginal health training component of GP Synergy’s registrar teaching program. Liz is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was a foundation Director on the General Practice Education and Training Board. She is passionate about general practice training, Aboriginal health and the future of general practice.
Dr Hung The Nguyen
Dr Hung The Nguyen is a General Practitioner in Private General Practice and in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. Hung currently sits on these boards, South East Melbourne Primary Health Network and Health Education Australia Limited. He is the inaugural Censor for the RACGP National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Faculty. He is a Councillor on the AMA Victoria Council and the Victorian Clinical Council where he is also on the Executive Committee. Through his directorship appointments, he is concerned with positive patient journeys through the health system and patient engagement in the quality improvement process in health care.
Professor Paul Glasziou
Professor Glasziou is a medical researcher and part-time General Practitioner. As a consequence of observing the gap between these, he has focused his work on identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice. He was editor of the BMJs journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, and Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford from 2003-2010. He is the author of several other books related to evidence based practice.
He is currently the recipient of an NHRMC Australia Fellowship which he commenced at Bond University in July, 2010.
Dr John Dowden
Dr Dowden worked for 19 years as a general practitioner before joining the editorial team at Australian Prescriber in 1990. Dr Dowden is a founding Director of Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Editor-in-Chief at Australian Prescriber and member of the International Society of Drug Bulletins.
Professor Michael Kidd
Professor Michael Kidd AM is the Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy Chief Medical Officer with the Australian Government Department of Health, and Professor of Primary Care Reform at the Australian National University. He has worked for over 35 years as a general practitioner, with special interests in the care of people with HIV, mental health and indigenous health. Michael is a past president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Lisa Kruesi
Dr Lisa Kruesi is an experienced biomedical library executive, having worked at some of the largest research universities in Australia and the CSIRO. With over 20 years’ experience, Lisa has published numerous papers in health library services. She has been a teacher in the software industry and currently works at the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Lisa is an Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association and Co-convenor of the Australian Evidence-Based Practice Librarians' Institute.
Professor Debra Rowett
Professor Debra Rowett B.Pharm, Adv Prac Pharm, FPS, MSHPA, Discipline Leader Pharmacy, Clinical and Health Sciences, UniSA and Director of the Drug and Therapeutics Information Service (DATIS), Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the quality use of medicines, inter-professional practice, health policy and workforce development, with special interest in implementation science, aged care and palliative care. Debra is the current President of the Council of Pharmacy Schools: Australia and New Zealand, immediate past Chair of the Australian Pharmacy Council, and serves on the National Drug Utilisation SubCommittee of the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.
Mr Tony Evans
Tony Evans has financial and corporate governance experience as a senior executive and a board member in the health, aged care, education, resources and not-for-profit sectors. Tony is currently a Board Director of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the Australian Dental Council Ltd and a member of the Optometry Board of Australia. He has a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Education and is a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Mark Robertson
Mark Robertson is a private consultant and non-executive director who specialises in research and educational publishing, organizational development, business in the Asia Pacific, and career and leadership mentoring. With 40 years in the publishing industry, Mark has extensive senior executive and board experience. He is currently the Development Director for Asia Pacific for CHOR Inc (CHORUS), Deputy Board Chair of the Media Centre for Educational Research Australia (MCERA) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.