Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Peer mentoring: evaluation of a new model of clinical placement in the Solomon Islands undertaken by an Australian medical school

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Janie Smith

qualifications: EdD

contribution: designed the project

position: Associate Professor


Janie Dade Smith is Professor of Innovations in Medical Education at Bond University. She is also President of CRANAplus the peak body for all remote health. Janie was previously Director of RhED Consulting Pty Ltd. She is a health educationalist who has worked extensively in rural and remote Australia across all health disciplines and a board range of government and non government sectors. She is author of Australia's rural, remote and Indigenous health, the 3rd edition will be published in 2016 by Elsevier Australia. Her particular areas of interest are: innovative education, remote health, interprofessional education, rural and remote workforce issues, curriculum development and Indigenous health.

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Peter Jones

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept

position: Dean of Medicine


Professor Peter Jones is the Dean and Head of the School of Medicine of Bond University on the Gold Coast. He took up his current role in early 2011. He is also the Professor of Paediatrics at Bond University and at the Gold Coast University Hospital where he supervises medical students from both Bond and Griffith University completing their paediatric clinical rotation. Professor Jones moved to the Gold Coast in 2008. He worked in a combination of private practice, public work and a various University appointments for a period of three years. In that time he successfully set up the Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans, a unique international partnership, as Professsor and Director of the Ochsner program and partnership,in the School of Medicine of the Unversity of Queensland. He also was the head of UQs clinical program. Prior to moving to Queensland Professor Jones worked for the Unversity of Newcastle for 14 years. He completed his PhD in asthma and airways inflammation and then spent 6 years working in Tamworth setting up the University Department of Rural Health and Rural Clinical School of Newcastle Medical School. Professor Jones was the Australasian co-editor of the Rural and Remote Health for three years from 2007 to early 2010. He continues a s a reviewer for the journal. Professor Jones is currently a sub-editor for the Medical Education section of the Ochsner Journal and reviews articles for the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health and The Asia Pacific family Medicine Journal. During his appointment at Bond University he has established a multidisciplinary clinical attachment in Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This placement has involved having final year medical students based there all through the year to assist with the delivery of healthcare in a resource poor setting. Between 2013 and 2016 over 100 medical students have completed a placement in Kirakira. In addition there have been physiotherapy, nutrition and sustainable development students also complete this unique international placement. Professor Jones continues to works clinically at the Gold Coast University Hospital as a VMO in paediatrics each Friday and consults privately on a Tuesday Afternoon at Robina Town Centre. Professor Jones has been married to his wife Therese for 26 years and they have five children aged 14 to 24.

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James Fink

qualifications: MBBS, MPH

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Associate Director



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