contribution: original concept
position: Chair of Medical EducationAustralia
Tarun Sen Gupta is Director of Medical Education, and Professor of Health Professional Education at the James Cook University School of Medicine, Townsville, Australia. He was in rural practice in Richmond, north-west Queensland from 1987-1993, and has worked in rural medical education since 1993. He is a Co-Director of the Queensland Health Rural Generalist Pathway, a Director of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Queensland, and Chair of the ACRRM Assessment Committee.
medical education, rural health care, workforce
position: Education officerAustralia
Originally from Liverpool in the UK where I worked as a public health intelligence analyst at Liverpool John Moores University, I now work in Brisbane at the University of Queensland. As a research officer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, I am looking into cancer incidence and mortality in psychiatric patients. I am researching the hypothesis psychiatric patients are diagnosed with cancer at a more advanced stage and / or they fail to access treatment services to the same degree as the general population. As a result, although they are no more likely to get cancer, they are far more likely to die from it. Previous roles have included Evaluation Coordinator in the School of Medicine & Dentistry at James Cook University in Townsville, far north Queensland; the only regional University in Australia offering medicine and dentistry. The curriculum focused heavily on rural and remote health and the School actively recruits students from regional, rural and remote areas of Australia as well as overseas. As a result, more than half of their graduates practice medicine outside of the main capital centres. I have also worked as a criminal intelligence analyst for the police.
position: Associate professor
Best wishes for 2019!
Meet Masatoshi Matsumoto – Asia Regional Editor
WONCA Asia Pacific region conference 2019
WONCA Europe region conference 2019
The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course
15th National Rural Health Conference
Cross Cultural Health Care Conference
24th Wonca Europe Conference 2019
2019 Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference
SRPC 2019 – Rural and Remote 2019: Coastal Connections
Victorian Rural Health Conference