Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Capability ... what’s in a word? Rural Doctors Network of New South Wales Australia is shifting to focus on the capability of rural health professionals

Alexandra LC Martiniuk

Prof Alexandra Martiniuk

qualifications: MSC PHD

contribution: Study conception and design, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript

position: Adjunct Professor


Richard  Colbran

Mr Richard Colbran

qualifications: BA, Human Movement

contribution: Study conception and design, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript

position: Chief Executive Officer


Robyn  Ramsden

Dr Robyn Ramsden

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Honorary Fellow

Australia

Interests include health promotion and particular the role of community and family in supporting the health of children, drug education and drug prevention and working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds.


Mike  Edwards

Mr Mike Edwards

qualifications: BSc

contribution: Critical revision

position: Director Service Delivery

Mike Edwards is an experienced health service executive. He is currently the Director of Service Delivery at NSW Rural Doctors Network. Mike is passionate both personally and professionally in improving health access equity. Mike has 15 years commercial experience in complex project development and management roles. Over the last 10 years, Mike has significantly contributed to RDN and the sector’s health and service workforce planning methods and strategies. His strength in seeking integrity and using localised and objective evidence to inform best practice and innovation and fostering genuine, respectful partnerships has helped lead to many sustainable workforce solutions for communities.


Elizabeth  Barrett

Dr Elizabeth Barrett

qualifications: MBBS MPH FRACP

contribution: Critical revision

position: Medical Adviser


Emer  O'Callaghan

Ms Emer O'Callaghan

qualifications: BSc (Mgmt)

contribution: Critical revision

position: Senior Manager, Workforce

Australia

Senior Manager, Workforce at NSW RDN,working to address the workforce challenges facing remote and rural health. Currently completing Masters in Health Services Management with CSU


Ros  Bullock

Dr Ros Bullock

qualifications: MBBS (Hons) FRACGP FACRRM FARGP

contribution: Critical revision

position: Board Member


Estrella F L Lowe

Dr Estrella Lowe

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Critical revision

position: Manager, Community Workforce Initiatives


Dave  Karlson

Mr Dave Karlson

qualifications: MBA

contribution: Critical revision

position: Director Business Governance


John  Curnow

Dr John Curnow

qualifications: B Med, FRACGP, Grad Dip Rural General Practice

contribution: Critical revision

position: Board Member


Bernadette  Gotch

Ms Bernadette Gotch

qualifications: Grad Dip ICU Trauma

contribution: Critical revision

position: Consultant Chief Operating Officer

Bernadette Gotch is the Chief Operating Officer for KinCare. Her passion for the delivery of health care began more than 25 years ago and since then she has undertaken many key senior executive roles across private, public and government organisations. Before working at KinCare, Bernadette was the Director of Service Delivery for RDN. Prior to that role, she was the General Manager of Customer Operations at the NRMA and the General Manager of Assistance Services across Australasia at International SOS, the world’s largest medical and security assistance company. Bernadette holds a Bachelor of Nursing, and a Grad Diploma in Intensive Care/Trauma. After which she has studied Psychology/Law and is currently completing her Masters of Law at the University of NSW. After receiving the International SOS future leaders award in 2013, she was offered a scholarship to attend Harvard University, Executive Leadership Course on two separate occasions. Bernadette is an effective, high energy leader who enables an inclusive and collaborative work environment that leads to positive outcomes for those she supports.


John  Kramer

Dr John Kramer

qualifications: OAM MB BS FRACGP FACRRM

contribution: Critical revision

position: Board Member


Sharif  Bagnulo

Mr Sharif Bagnulo

qualifications: MBA

contribution: Critical revision

position: Senior Manager, Outreach


Imogene  P  Rothnie

Ms Imogene Rothnie

qualifications: Masters of Education

contribution: Critical revision

position: Manager, Information and Translation


Laura  Hardaker

Dr Laura Hardaker

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Critical revision

position: Allied Health Engagement Manager

Laura is the workforce engagement manager for RDN. She has an interest in the health and wellbeing of the workforce, drawing from her clinical and research experiences.


Nicole  Turner

Ms Nicole Turner

qualifications: MPH

contribution: Critical revision

position: Aboriginal Health Engagement Manager


Arna  Wotherspoon

Ms Arna Wotherspoon

contribution: Critical revision

position: Senior Manager, Educaton and Training


Chris  Russell

Mr Chris Russell

qualifications: MA

contribution: Critical revision

position: Future Workforce Manager


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