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The Quarterly 2017 3


The Quarterly is the journal of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

It is published quarterly and distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand to approximately 1000 College Fellows, Associate Fellows, Affiliates, Trainees and Candidates, as well as selected libraries and other medical colleges.

Publisher The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators A.C.N. 004 688 215 10/1 Milton Parade, Malvern, Victoria 3144 Telephone 03 9824 4699 Facsimile 03 9824 6806 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.racma.edu.au

Honorary Editor Dr Andrew Robertson C/- The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

The Quarterly contents may be reproduced without permission from the Editor providing the ‘RACMA Quarterly’ and issue date are clearly shown and where relevant, authors or other publishers are cited.

Opinions expressed by editorials and articles in The Quarterly are those of individual authors and do not necessarily represent official views or policies of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

The Quarterly is prepared by staff of the RACMA Secretariat.

ISSN 1325-7579 ROYM 13986

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The Royal Australasian College of Medical AdministratorsThe College was founded in 1967 as the Australian College of Medical Administrators and attained its Royal Prefix in 1979. In August, 1998 when links with New Zealand were formally established, the College changed its name to The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. The College when first established had the aim of promoting and advancing the study of health services administration by medical practitioners.

Profound changes in health administration have occurred since that time, but the need for competent well-trained health sector managers has not diminished.

The College works to achieve its aims through a rigorous university-based training course, supervised posts in medical administration and postgraduate education programmes for Fellows, Associate Fellows, Candidates and Trainees.

2017 Office Bearers President: Prof Michael Cleary PSM Vice President: Dr Michael Walsh Chair Education & Training Committee: A/Prof Pooshan Navathe Chair Finance & Audit Committee: Dr Humsha Naidoo Censor-in-Chief: A/Prof Alan Sandford Chair, Continuing Education Program Committee: Dr Elizabeth Mullins Chief Executive: Ms Melanie Saba

4 Editorial: Next Fifty years… Dr Andy Robertson

6 From the President Prof Michael Cleary PSM

7 New Chief Executive Melanie Saba

8 Finance & Audit Report 2016/2017 Dr Humsha Naidoo

10 Education and Training Committee Overview of 2017 A/Prof Pooshan Navathe

11 Censor-in-Chief Report 2017 A/Prof Alan Sandford AM

13 Candidate Report 2017 Dr Sergio Diez Alvarez

14 Continuing Professional Development Report 2017 Dr Liz Mullins

15 From the Dean Dr Lynette Lee

17 Snippets from the Past 50 Years

27 RACMA 2017 Conference

37 State/Territory, New Zealand & Hong Kong Committees

39 List of RACMA Members

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Editorial: Next Fifty years…

As we leave our fiftieth year, it is a great opportunity to look forward. Whether I was on the money, totally off base, or suitably generic, so anything could be read into my words, like Nostradamus’s quatrains, will be interesting to see at some time in the future. In any event, I believe that there will be a continuing need for well trained medical administrators going forward.

Dr Andy Robertson Editor

In the March 2017 edition, I looked back over the fifty years since the establishment of the Australian College of Medical Administrators in 1967 and the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) in 1979. While I have no means of precognition, and unless the laws of physics majorly change, which is highly improbable if not impossible, none of us will be developing the technology to look into the future anytime soon.1 To that end, I felt it was still useful to consider what some of the challenges over the next 50 years might be, particularly as medical administrators.

The ten major challenges that I have selected can be loosely separated into the good and the bad, although many are intertwines.

Under the Good, we will see:1. The continuing utilisation of genomics and the rise of personalised medicine. This will provide new therapies for a range of diseases, including many rare diseases. These, however, will come at a cost, which may be out of the reach of many developing countries.2,3

2. Patient-centred care. As patients continue to be better educated on options for prevention and medical care, the shift to patient-centred and patient-directed care will increase in all health services and health facilities.2

3. Health Reform. Health reform will become a constant in our universe, as we constantly endeavour to ensure that health spending is sustainable, improvements are cost-effective and treatments are evidence-based.4 Basically, we will constantly seek ‘more bang for the buck’.

4. Greater Focus on Public Health. Linked in with health reform will be a better understanding of the benefits of public health in improving general health and preventing hospital admissions, in all societies at all stages of development.5

5. Health Information Technology. The real benefits of health information systems are yet to be fully realised, whether that is improving medical decision making, eliminating clinical error, or allowing patient self-management, but will continue to evolve over the next 50 years to ultimately improve health care. What role Artificial Intelligence will play remains unclear.2,3


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Under the Bad:1. Ageing population. Health care systems will need to wrestle with both a rapidly expanding population and marked increases in the number of senior citizens, as our populations live longer and require additional care. From 2009-10 to 2049-50, real health spending in Australia on those aged over 65 years is predicted to increase seven-fold.4 This will have implications for migration and workforce, as well as health care.3

2. Rising health costs and demand for health services. Health systems will continue to come under ever increasing pressure to deliver more medical services, including new pharmaceuticals and technologies.4 Infrastructure, information systems and patient demand will add to these costs.

3. Antimicrobial Resistance. Antimicrobial resistance is rapidly becoming a very serious health threat for all health systems. Unchecked, such resistance could fundamentally change our approach to both complex lifesaving treatments, such as organ transplants, and more routine operations, like hip replacements, which may become too risky to undertake. Diagnosis, prevention and development of new antimicrobials will become essential.5

4. Climate Change. Unless addressed, the ramifications of climate change will continue to make themselves felt upon health systems, whether through dealing with climate-related disease, such as heatwaves, or in health disaster responses. If climate change forces mass migration, as waters rise, then existing infrastructure, services and economies, particularly in developing countries, may be stretched to breaking point.3

5. Geopolitical Tensions. The last 50 years have not boded well for geopolitical tensions, including in 2017, and the next 50 years remain a complete mystery. Threats abound – from terrorism, refugee crises, humanitarian disasters through to all out nuclear war. Health will need to navigate this minefield to continue to provide the health care required.5

As we leave our fiftieth year, it is a great opportunity to look forward. Whether I was on the money, totally off base, or suitably generic, so anything could be read into my words, like Nostradamus’s quatrains, will be interesting to see at some time in the future. In any event, I believe that there will be a continuing need for well trained medical administrators going forward.

Finally, as with the College, we continue to enhance The Quarterly. Is there anything further that Fellows, Members and Candidates want from The Quarterly? We would be very keen to have your feedback on how we need to continue to develop The Quarterly over the next 50 years.

Dr Andy Robertson Editor

References:1. Kaku M. Physics of the impossible. Doubleday; New York: 2008.

2. Hartung S. 4 medical innovations to watch for in the next 100 years. Elsevier Connect; Jan 2017 (https://www.elsevier.com/connect/4-medical-innovations-to-watch-for-in-the-next-100-years).

3. Lufkin B. 10 great challenges we’ll face by 2050. BBC Future Now; 2017 (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170713-what-will-the-challenges-of-2050-be)

4. Commonwealth of Australia. Australia to 2050: Future challenges. Commonwealth of Australia: 2010 Intergenerational Report: 2010 (https://archive.treasury.gov.au/igr/igr2010/overview/pdf/igr_2010_overview.pdf)

5. Lufkin B. 50 great challenges for the 21st century. BBC Future Now: 2017 (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170331-50-grand-challenges-for-the-21st-century)

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From the President It has been a privilege to serve as President of the College in its 50th year. This is a significant milestone for our College and it has been a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet so many of our Fellows and hear their stories of the inception and establishment of the College through the years. The energy and commitment provided by our Foundation Fellows who established the College in 1967 is a testament to their belief that Medical Administration was a key component in ensuring high standards of health care service delivery. We benefit in our health services across Australia and New Zealand today from their passion and vision.

In the past year, the College has undertaken a rigorous strategic planning process to refresh and to reinvigorate our direction. The Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020 will provide a solid foundation for the College to move into its next exciting chapter, underpinned by our four core values of Professionalism; Integrity; Excellence and Respect.

The College also farewells Karen Owen, who leaves us after 11 years of dedicated service as Chief Executive. The Board and I thank Karen for her contribution and wish her every success for the future.

Some of you may have already noticed the rebranding of the College website and the video, which the Board and I are pleased to have been able to launch at the Annual Conference. These key initiatives will assist the College in forging a greater understanding of what Medical Administration is, and why is it so relevant in todays fast paced and, at times, tumultuous health service environments.

The Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) has been well received and has made a significant contribution to promoting excellence in medical management. There has been a high level of interest in the programs offered by the LTC and the feedback on the content has been very positive.

This years Conference was a great success, with a diverse and thought-provoking program. The keynote speaker, Dr Itiel Dror provided a unique insight into cognitive neuroscience approaches in clinical decision making. The Langford Oration presented by Professor Gavin Frost was well received. The highlight of the Conference was the 50th Anniversary Dinner, where Dr Bernard Street provided not only a walk through history but a College song!

The Board and I are pleased to welcome Melanie Saba to her new role as the Chief Executive of RACMA. Melanie commenced with us at the time of the Conference and brings a broad range of experience, I know you will wish her well as she settles into the role.

The work of College would not happen without the dedication, hard work and commitment shown by our members and I would like to thank our Preceptors, Coaches, Supervisors and Censors, as well as the Jurisdictional Committees and the wider faculty of trainers and educators. I would also like to thank Board members and the RACMA national office.

The year ahead is an exciting prospect and I am looking forward to the College further cementing its place in setting the standard for excellence in medical management.

Prof Michael Cleary PSM President

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New Chief Executive

The College is uniquely placed to provide the platform for excellence in the training and ongoing support of medical managers and leaders in Australasia. The Colleges role in engaging with our diverse stakeholders and governments is also an important part of our function.

Today is a very exciting prospect for me as the new CEO of RACMA. It is an honour to lead this organisation and to work with the Board and all College members to continue to build on the legacy of the past 50 years.

I have been fortunate in my short time with the College to have met some of you at the recent RACMA Conference and to hear from you firsthand the current challenges for medical managers and leaders in our Australian and New Zealand health services. I am looking forward to meeting more of you as I settle into the role.

The College is uniquely placed to provide the platform for excellence in the training and ongoing support of medical managers and leaders in Australasia. The Colleges role in engaging with our diverse stakeholders and governments is also an important part of our function.

I am delighted to have this opportunity to continue the work of the past 50 years.

Melanie Saba Chief Executive


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Finance & Audit Report 2016/2017

Operating ProfitThe trend to reduce operating profit continues. This is due to the Board’s conscious decision to invest in staffing and faculty to deliver projects and strategic initiatives.

Income & ExpensesAs in the previous comment income continues to increase. The success of the Leadership for Clinicians program in 2016/2017 is seen in this graph. In addition strong expenditure management coupled with timing of income and expenditures is reflected between the 2016 and 2017 results.

Member Funds (Equity)Continued growth in RACMA funds is shown in this graph. Most is held in term deposits at low interest levels

Assets & LiabilitiesThis graph shows the impact of the project monies under RACMA management – largely the PICS grant monies and training-post salaries under STP – this ‘inflates’ both the total assets and liabilities. Included in the assets is Cato Street (see below). From May 2018 the PICS program management will cease so that next year we expect to see the Colleges cash assets and liabilities drop significantly. Nonetheless the underlying asset base remains stronger than 2008.

This year saw a profit of $291,450 from income of $3,178,437 (an increase of 28.5% from the previous year). Total assets as at June 30 2017 were $24.36 million, and total liabilities were $18.6 million. The following tables show the financial performance of the College over the last ten years.

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In 2018, RACMA will continue to further diversify its funding, including pursuing further opportunities with state health departments in the provision of training, expansion of the Learning and Teaching Centre, and the provision of additional fee for service and training.

The Board has committed to funding several strategic projects in 2016/17, including the development of the strategic plan (Charter for Change), developing RACMA’s brand and communication strategy, expansion of the Learning and Teaching Centre, development of position papers concerning clinical governance, funding the 50th celebrations and purchasing a property to accommodate the expanding National Office.

The new property on 1/20 Cato Street Hawthorn East VIC was purchased for $1,530,000 on 27th January 2017. The Rental Income is $110,000 per annum, however the tenant decided not to exercise their option to renew their lease in September. The Board is considering options for future use of the property, including re-leasing it, or relocating RACMA National Office alongside leasing/selling Suite 10, 1 Milton Parade Office and sub-letting Suite 3, 1 Milton Parade.

Members of the Finance and Audit Committee are Kevin Morris, Max Alexander, Amir Rahimi, Robyn Lawrence, and Michael Cleary (ex officio). I would like to thank their contributions over the past 12 months.

Dr Humsha Naidoo Chair, Finance and Audit Committee

Visit the RACMA eLibrary at www.racma.edu.au/elibrary to learn more.

The RACMA eLibrary is a curation of digital materials predominantly developed by and for College members to support training and continuing professional development.

Identified resources have been mapped and linked to the RACMA Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum role competencies and workplace themes or topics.

The RACMA eLibrary is an educational service offered to RACMA members to support their ongoing development of skills and knowledge in Medical Administration.


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The ETC oversees the development of policies related to assessment, training compliance, accreditation and any matters emerging from its sub-committees. The ETC will make recommendations to the Board for final approval.

Discussions by the Board around the AMC standards and the submission of the strategic plan for the College led to the determination of a range of objectives, in particular with the aim of improving the delivery of the Fellowship Training Program, its cost effectiveness and learning outcomes, leading to the development of programmatic and workplace based assessment; strengthening RACMA governance around compliance in the Fellowship Training Program and review of the College governance and management structures.

In January 2017, the RACMA Committee Chairs met at a workshop held in Melbourne to discuss the development and implementation of Programmatic and workplace assessment, the role of the various committees and panels in the governance decision making and the development of business rules and policies to support to assure the Board that College operational and management structures are in place and well-governed.

The ETC met in March 2017 with a full agenda, key items discussed ranged from a review and confirmation of the ETC Terms of Reference; updated role and responsibilities of the Chair; and an enhanced role for the ETC in oversight of all related subcommittees role and functions.

The ETC appointed a Candidate representative to the Committee in June 2017 for the duration of his Candidacy. The member is actively participating in ETC discussions, and has provided a useful perspective. Additionally, the ETC has selected a Community Representative and hope to have this position in place for the New Year.

Education and Training Committee Overview of 2017

The ETC continues to participate across all relevant areas, including accreditation of educational programs, such as the Management for Clinicians Program; review any recommendations arising from the Accreditation Review Panel; and Trainee Wellbeing.

The Chairs of BOC and ETC express their thanks to Dr Lyn Lee for all her hard work this year. Dr Lee has been conducting a wide consultation process with a range of College stakeholders, including the Jurisdictional Committees and Coordinators of Training.

Dr Lee has already established the Programmatic and Workbased Assessment Working Party (PWAWP) to commence on the restructure of the governance around FTP and implementation of WBA into the Medical Management Practice in the FTP.

The BOC and the CPD subcommittee has done a phenomenal amount of work in this year. BOC is working on standardisation of assessments (that elusive holy grail), and the CPD team has been working on finding the balance between maintaining competence and not making it too onerous. I would like to recognise these two groups, and all my fellow ETC members who have worked tirelessly and at all sorts of odd times (the last ETC meeting in Melbourne was after the Langford oration and wound up at about 10:45 pm!).

I’d like to congratulate the ETC, its subcommittees and the national office team for their enthusiasm and contribution in what has been a very busy year!

A/Prof Pooshan Navathe Chair, ETC and RACMA Board Member.

The aim of the Education and Training Committee (ETC) is to provide advice to the Board on the strategic directions and development of the educational activities of the College including the Fellowship Training Program and the Continuing Education Program.

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Our education and assessment processes continue to be strengthened and contemporary so we as a College continue in our rightful place as the peak body in Specialisation for Medical Leadership, with training, education, research and finally the awarding of Fellowship.

The partnership with the Dean of Education and the Chair of the Education and Training Committee (ETC) has led to some significant achievements and improvements. Overall governance and processes are compliant and represent best practice. I wish to acknowledge the tireless work of the Censors and the extraordinary high quality and diligence of the College secretariat as we carry out our duties and responsibilities.

The key BOC developments and achievements since July 2017 include:a) 2017 National Trials - 5 & 6th August 2017

Preparation for the National trials involves a substantially complex process, which is facilitated by the College Secretariat and the Censor-in-Chief. The preparation of examining pairs, logistics and arrangements for Censors is a replication of the final pre- Fellowship exam process. The trials are preceded by the compulsory Pre-Fellowship Workshop. On the weekend of the 5- 6 August 2017, the National Trail Exams were held at the AMC National Test Centre with 24 Censors having examined 35 Candidates who attended. The quality of Candidates’ presentations during these National Trials was observed subjectively to be higher than last year and it was agreed that Candidates were more prepared for a range of competencies covered in the exam questions.

The Dean of Education oversaw the exams on behalf of the CIC, initially in attendance (who was called away due to emerging clinical emergencies related to the Influenza outbreaks). During the exams the Dean of Education implemented some strategies for observations by Censors through monitoring located at the observation room. This provided the majority of Censors an opportunity to observe / peer review exam technique of their peers and also observe their own candidates who they didn’t examine thus avoiding any conflict of interest, nevertheless allowed them through observation to develop constructive and

Censor-in-Chief Report 2017

relevant feedback leading up to the preparation for the Pre-Fellowship Examinations.

b) Pre-Fellowship Oral Exam

The pre-Fellowship oral examination is scheduled for 2-3rd December 2017. There will be 33 Candidates presenting to the oral exams.

c) Refinement of scoresheets/marking rubric

The Dean of Education and the Censor-in-Chief have reviewed the score sheet/marking rubric for the exams; enhancing some wording and further clarifying and specifying the business rules around the assessment of borderline performance of candidates.

d) Reviewed the Policies for the Conduct of Exams and Eligibility to sit the exams

The ETC endorsed at its meeting several policies related to Assessment and Governance of the Fellowship Training Program. Consultation was sought from BOC and Training Progress Committee, and the Jurisdictional Coordinators of Training in September- October 2017 to gather further input and discussion on the business rules and policy framework, prior to presenting the revised documents to the ETC.

e) Revision of the Policy for declaration of interests to prevent conflicts

The revision of the Policy for declaration of interests has now incorporated a section on governance for declarations of interest to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interests in the assessment of summative tasks, in particular around the role of the Censor in Chief in the management process and addressing any perceived conflicts of interest in the examination process.

f) Examination question development and calibration

The development and calibration of exam questions has been further refined this year with an earlier finalisation of questions and individual rubrics as well as consultation with the BOC. More regulator discussions via teleconference will be conducted to ensure tighter calibration. Questions for the exam will now be finalised earlier (3 weeks at least prior to the exams) as per the agreement by BOC at its meeting in Feb 2017 and subsequent consultation in June 2017.

Since the last meeting of the Board of Censors held in July 2017, the Board (BOC) has continued to engage in process and procedure improvement programs, which address Censor recruitment, training, and performance review as well as our process and compliance with the AMC Standards. Such improvements involve the incorporation of contemporary assessment methodologies which to meet the requirement for an evidence-based approach to medical educational reform and, the alignment and compliance with the AMC standards.

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Future plans and activities: Programmatic assessmentThe RACMA Programmatic Learning and Workplace based Assessment continues in the consultation and development stages. Activities will include the revision of assessment and operational policies which support the implementation of business rules surrounding assessment, progression, remediation, trainee support and workplace observation that will evolve into a programmatic learning and assessment structure that will strengthen trainees’ knowledge, skills and abilities over time through training activities, opportunities and assessment in the workplace. Appropriate training and assessments will be built into the evaluation of trainees’ performance and will be aggregated to inform judgments about progress.

The BOC continues to provide support and oversight alongside the Dean of Education during the further establishment of a programmatic assessment, with the incorporation of a range of assessment methods planned to optimise fitness for purpose and quality of training and supervision in medical management practice and in accordance with AMC Standards and contemporary education assessment methods.

A/Prof Alan Sandford AM RACMA Censor-in-Chief

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Candidate Report 2017

The CAC has the ability to positively impact issues that arise on the training pathway and indeed, has done so over the course of the year.

At the recent RACMA Conference, a feedback session was conducted by A/Prof Pooshan Navathe, Chair of the Education and Training Committee where approximately 20 candidates provided feedback on the training program. As a result of this meeting, there is has been a firm undertaking by the College to commit to an improvement in areas identified as key concerns, including consistency in the area of communications. A/Prof Navathe will oversee this work and I am sure the outcome will be of long term benefit to the Fellowship program and the College in the future.

Additionally, Dr Carl Bryant, Chair of the Candidate Advisory Committee, will be developing a briefing paper for the RACMA Board on issues experienced by Candidates.

These key activities for improvement will assist to shape and guide our Fellowship and Associate Fellowship programs and have far reaching impact on the delivery of our programs. The CAC has a vital role in this work and I am looking forward to continuing to be the conduit to the Board to see this important work shape our future.

I hope that my role will continue to provide value to Candidates via the Board representation and my role in CAC. 2018 is shaping to be a full and varied year, and I am sure that with the ongoing support of the CAC and our JCTs, a year to shape the RACMA training program positively.

I wish to thank the CAC and the state Jurisdictional committees for their valued contribution to the College and the training of trainees. It has been an honour to be elected to the Board and to serve on CAC and to be part of the drive to improve and further enhance our training offerings.

The RACMA Conference was again marked by a high level of engagement in outstanding education and presentation by some of the National Leaders in Health Care in Australia. The exciting re branding of the College and the website re-design supports a future focused College and as current trainees and future fellows we look forward to a college where governance, leadership, management, health resource stewardship and administration form part of our identity as specialists in our field.

Dr Sergio Diez Alvarez Candidate Director, RACMA Board

I am pleased to report that the Candidates Advisory Committee (CAC) has actively participated in assisting the Board and ETC to a deeper understanding of issues and challenges confronting Candidates in the existing program through increased representation on committees by trainees.

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MyRACMAMyRACMA is a user-friendly interface to enable members to record and maintain CPD requirements and replaced the current outdated system. The Committee has also been working with the national office reviewing and testing the MyRACMA interface. Communications will be sent to members with further information when the new system is ready to be launched.

CPD Round TableThe CPDC continues to be active in ongoing engagement with membership to ensure offerings are relevant and meet the expectations of RACMA members. A CPD Round Table was held at the Annual conference to canvass feedback about CPD requirements. A range of tools and templates were presented at the Round Table to assist in a more supportive and streamlined process. Audit Tools for use against relevant standards such: the ACQSHC Standard 1 Governance and Standard 2 Consumer Engagement; Open Disclosure standards; Clinical Governance Framework Standard; RCA Standards and AICD Corporate Governance Standard.

AHPRA AuditsAHPRA audits for medical administration specialty have been resolved and all are complaint. I would like to acknowledge Debbie Greenberger of the national office for her professionalism, patience and care in assisting those Fellows who needed help.

The CPDC is currently working on a raft of measures to continually improve our CPD offerings, including the RACMA CPD manual, policies and processes.

Continuing Professional Development Report 2017

As Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPDC) it gives me great pleasure to present this year’s report.

It has been a dynamic year for the Committee with the launch of the RACMA Learning and Teaching Centre which has delivered an extensive range of professional development activities via the Forums as well as delivery of the Management for Clinicians program and considerable growth across the Leadership for Clinicians program.

CPD Participation ReportsFellows1. 97% of all Fellows participated in entering CPD activities for 2016

2. 92% were compliant and had certificates issued

3. Compliance has increased by 6% from previous year (2015)

Associate Fellows1. 69% of Associate Fellows participated in entering CPD activities for 2016

2. Only 58% of Associate Fellows are compliant

3. Compliance has increased by 10% from previous year (2015)

YTD participation – 1 January to 30 September 20171. Most States and Territories showing good participation at end Q3 for Fellows

2. Associate Fellowship continues to be of concern with a very low completion rate.

3. CPD Coordinators to commence review and endorsement for 2017 points

4. Planned ongoing communications to all existing FRACMA and AFRACMA for remainder of 2017 to encourage participation and compliance

The improvements in participation and compliance are a reflection on the innovation in our offerings to members. The Committee and I are working to deliver innovation and excellence in our CPD programs and tools, and we are looking forward to introducing these to you all next year.

In conclusion, I would like to thank my fellow Committee members and the national office team for their support and contribution over the past 12 months.

Dr Liz Mullins Chair, Continuing Professional Development Committee

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Over the past three years, since recommendations were received by the RACMA Board from the Australian Medical Council, that the Fellowship Training Program should increase the programmatic nature of its Assessment activities, several consultations have been conducted and the opportunity has been taken to review out policies and protocols to achieve this improvement.

The RACMA training environment is continuing into 2018 with its structural transition from its current progression approach to delivery of increasingly complex teaching, and requirement for overcoming staged hurdles of assessment; to one of an integrated model of training incorporating both self-directed activities and multiple opportunities for experiential learning in the workplace.

It has been reiterated that the Fellowship Training Program is delivered as four domains of continuous learning in formative workplace activities and summative assessment tasks and they have been named:

Health system science (HSS);

Medical Management Practice (MMP);

Research Training (RT); and

Personal and Professional Leadership Development (PPLD).

It has been agreed that candidates must perform ‘satisfactorily’ in each Domain, within specified time periods for each domain, in order to be eligible for membership of the College in the category of Fellow.

From the Dean

There are two key changes which are needed for the Medical Management Practice domain. The first is that the status of the Oral Examination, which is to be retained in its current format, will be changed from that of an ‘exit’ examination, to which all learning and experience is funnelled, to that of a component of success in the MMP domain.

The second is that evidence of observation and feedback on a minimum number of workplace tasks will be required to be logged into Candidates’ e-profiles, for adequate completion of In-Training Assessment forms.

The Oral Examination will continue as an exit examination for current Candidates i.e. they will need to complete (or be close to completing) all their summative tasks by the time they sit the Examination. Candidates commencing in 2018 may sit the Examination at any time provided their performance has been satisfactory in a minimum of 30 months of accredited supervised medical management practice.

The education and training staff in the National Office are committed to achieving the process changes that will be needed to enable a smooth transition to the new concepts over the next two years.

Dr Lynette Lee Dean of Education

Dr Lynette Lee MB, BS, MSc, PhD, FAFRM, FFPMANZCA, FRACMA has had a substantial career as a specialist clinician, a health policy advisor and an academic and has committed many years to training of specialist medical officers. She joined the National Office in May this year as our Dean, succeeding Professor Gavin Frost upon his retirement from the position.

As has been highlighted by Dr Navathe in his report on education and training, the Board, this year, has agreed to implementation of the principles of Programmatic Learning and Assessment.

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Register NowVisit racma.edu.au or contact Debbie Greenberger p 03 9824 4699 e [email protected]

The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) offers a program of medical management and leadership modules to support medical practitioners.

The modules incorporate best practice and take on board the expertise of leaders in the medical fields; consequent workshops will be delivered by a variety of State and national speakers, expert medical educators and RACMA Fellows.

The workshops, webinars and learning sets are designed to give medical practitioners fundamental knowledge and practical skills in medical management and leadership. These are the essentials that can effectively be incorporated into current working practice. Sessions are aimed at enabling individuals to enhance their performance and build working confidence and competence in a safe and confidential setting.

The themes included are aimed at supporting the development of skills in the most challenging areas of medical management and leadership.

The five themes are:

1 Understanding our healthcare system

2 Clinical governance and medico-legal

3 Medical workforce management and engagement

4 Leading strategy and change

5 Financial governance

All themes are explored in the context of medical leadership.

The five themes will be delivered through three modules. The structure of each of the modules will be as follows:

• Two webinars

• Interactive face to face workshop

• Learning set and reflective exercise

Participants will complete an online quiz for successful completion of each module. Assessment is undertaken through participation in all activities.



March 2


MelbourneModule 1 March 2018 Thursday 22, Friday 23 & Saturday 24

Module 2 June 2018 Friday 29 & Saturday 30

Module 3 October 2018 Thursday 11, Friday 12 & Saturday 13

SydneyModule 1 August 2018 Thursday 23, Friday 24 & Saturday 25

Module 2 November 2018 Friday 23 & Saturday 24

Module 3 February 2019 Thursday 21, Friday 22 & Saturday 23

BrisbaneModule 1 April 2018 Thursday 19, Friday 20 & Saturday 21

Module 2 July 2018 Friday 27 & Saturday 28

Module 3 October 2018 Thursday 25, Friday 26 & Saturday 27


Leadership for CliniciansRACMA Training Program

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Snippets from the Past 50 Years

Australian College of Medical Administrators Inaugural Ceremony – 29 May 1968, President, Dr W E E Langford welcomes the Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, Lieutenant – General the Honourable Sir Edmund Herring

In 2017 the College celebrates 50 years since inception. The following pages are a collection of historical photos, newsletter clips and other anecdotal items from the Colleges past. We hope you enjoy this tribute to past and present members and staff, whose dedication and contribution to the College shaped it throughout the years to what it is today

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The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators:

College Medallion

Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators:

College Medallion

The College becomes ‘Royal’ in 1979

of Medical Administrators:of Medical Administrators:College MedallionCollege Medallion

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Jennifer Alexander, first female President 1994-1996

Australian College of Medical Administrators:

President’s chain medallion

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Role Competency Framework introduced in 2011


Postal Address Telephone No: (02) 6270 9706PO BOX 4810 Facsimile No: (02) 6270 9799 KINGSTON ACT 2604 Website: www.amc.org.au Email: [email protected]

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) has granted accreditation of the training programs of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators for four years, after a comprehensive assessment of the Collegeʼs programs and processes.

The AMC expert teamʼs assessment included an extensive program of site visits, written stakeholder feedback and comprehensive documentation from the College.

The College of Medical Administrators is the Australasian body which trains and certifies the competence of doctors working in the field of medical administration. The Candidate training program ensures doctors working in medical administration have a robust grasp of the skills, behaviour and attitudes required to be successful medical managers. To be granted College Fellowship, candidates must successfully complete the Collegeʼs three-year training program. Candidates preparing for Fellowship may undertake their training in a wide range of workplaces, which are assessed by the College for suitability.

The AMC report notes the Collegesʼ commitment to reviewing and developing its education and training in medical administration and identifying training opportunities in both the private and public sector. The report comments on the major changes the College is making to its constitution, and its policies, procedures and processes. The report recommends the College further develop the competencies of the medical administrator and develop a more succinct statement about medical administration as a speciality and the key contribution trained medical administrators make to the quality and safety of modern health care delivery. The report also encourages the College to strategically position itself as a leading advocate and commentator on quality and sustainable health care leadership in Australasia.

The executive summary of the AMC teamʼs report is available on the AMC website at www.amc.org.au).

The President of the College, Dr David Rankin, welcomed the AMCʼs decision. CONTACTS: AMC – Nicole Newton – M: 0407 998 611

The College is accredited by the AMC in 2008

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Clinicians are the stewards of our health system. Whether you’re working in a group practice or hospital, in insurance or another health care setting, developing your leadership and management skills are essential to your patient outcomes, your organisation and your career.

The RACMA Management for Clinicians (M4C) program provides doctors with an excellent platform from which to build skills for leadership and management. This introductory program is aimed at the practitioner entering into or those who have recently been appointed to a leadership and management role.

Delivery of this 2 day program is conducted by experienced Fellows of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

These Fellows are working in leadership and management roles, serving on Boards and committees and responding to the challenges of working in a complex and adaptive health system.

The 4 study themes below will be covered within the 2 day Management for Clinicians program

1 Clinical to Clinician Manager

2 Understanding Health Care Systems

3 Clinical Governance

4 Communication and Building Effective Teams

Register Now For further information regarding the Management for Clinicians program(s) or to register your interest please contact Debbie Greenberger p 03 9824 4699 or e [email protected] or alternatively visit our website racma.edu.au

MarchMelbourne – Sat 3 and Sun 4

AprilAuckland NZ – Fri 13 and Sat 14

MayRehabilitation Physicians OnlySydney NSW – Sat 19 and Sun 20

More dates and venues for 2018 to be advised shortly!

Management for Clinicians

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1 Michael Jelly, Roy Scragg, Ian Brand & Brendan Kearney

2 Michael Cleary & Humsha Naidoo

3 Michael Walsh, Michael Cleary, Humsha Naidoo & Liz Mullins

4 AFRACMA Graduates with President Michael Cleary


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5 Roy Scragg & Ian Brand

6 Andrew Johnson and Family

7 Langford Orator Prof Gavin Frost

8 Graduating Class of FRACMAs 2017 with President Michael Cleary

9 2017 Graduates

10 Fung Hong, Michael Cleary, Alan Sandford






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11 Karen Owen & Roger Boyd

12 Tony Austin, Mr and Prof Geraldine MacCarrick

13 Colin Feekery

14 Bernie Street

15 Alistair Mah

16 Sonia Chanchlani, Rosalind Crawford & Leah Barrett-Beck



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17 Mary Olliver

18 Roy Scragg & Fung Hong

19 Humsha Naidoo, Karen Owen & Helen Tinsley

20 Hong Kong attendees

21 Max Alexander, Pooshan Navathe & Bruce Waxman

22 Tony Austin

23 Nicki Murdock

24 Jean Collie


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25 Stephen Duckett

26 Lynette Lee

27 Andrew Johnson

28 Itiel Dror

29 Pooshan Navathe, John Waugh & Greg Coffey

30 Annette Pantle

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31 Piraveen Pirakalathanan, Ken Cheng & Mau Wee

32 Chris Baggoley

33 Tony Sara

34 Jason Goh

35 Working with Health Ministers to Influence Health System Change Workshop: The Hon Dr Andrew Refshauge, The Hon Nicola Roxon, The Hon Tony Ryall CNZM, The Hon Jillian Skinner, The Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge MP

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36 Jeffery Braithwaite & Wendy Cox

37 John Gallichio & Sue Phillips

38 Graham Steel

39 Pooshan Navathe & Liz Mullins

40 Grant Howard, Michael Datyner & Greg Perry

41 Workshop attendees

42 Clinical Infomatics Workshop

43 Iwona Stolarek

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RACMA Awards 20171 RACMA College Medallion Dr Tony Sara

2 Distinguished Fellow Awards

3 New Fellow Achievement Award Dr Leah Barrett-Beck

4 Margaret Tobin Challenge Award Dr Piraveen Pirakalathanan

5 Bernard Nicholson Award Dr Lloyd McCann

6 Preceptor of the Year Award Dr Liz Mullins

7 Supervisor of the Year Award Dr Luis Prado

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RACMA & Hong Kong College of Community Medicine 2018 Conference5-9 September 2018*

Venue The Jockey Club Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Building

Tentative Schedule

6th September World Federation Of Medical Managers Forum

7-8 September Joint RACMA-HKCCM Annual Conference

8 September HKCCM Fellow Conferement Ceremony cum joint Langford and Ek Yeoh Oration

5 or 9 September Hospital Visits: a) Hku-Shenzhen Hospital b) HK Childrens Hospital (new) *dates to be confirmed

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State/Territory, New Zealand & Hong Kong CommitteesEach State/Territory & New Zealand has a Committee which is responsible for the implementation of College policy and the administration of College affairs in their jurisdictions. These Committees comprise:

• locally elected Fellows and, in some cases, Candidates

• co-opted Fellows where necessary

• an Associate Fellow

• Jurisdictional Training Coordinator; and CEP Coordinator are elected from the Committee members

Australian Capital TerritoryChair Dr Christina Wilkinson

Honorary Secretary Dr Rod Lambert

Coordinator of Training Dr Leonard Brennan

CPD Coordinator Dr Kate Tindal

Fellow Dr Nicola Ward

New South WalesChair Dr Tony Sara

Honorary Secretary Dr Nick O’Connor

Treasurer Dr Tony Sara

Coordinator of Training Dr Claire Blizard and Dr Tony Sara

CPD Coordinator Dr Eva Pilowsky

Candidate Representative Dr Greg Watters

Queensland & NTChair Dr Stephen Ayre

Honorary Secretary Dr Liz Rushbrook

Treasurer Dr Greg Coffey

Jurisdictional Training Coordinator Dr Leah Barrett-Beck

CPD Coordinator Dr Dale Seierup

Fellow assisting the JTC Dr Donna O’Sullivan

Fellow Dr Stephen Ayre

Associate Fellow Representative Dr Michael Gabbet

Coopted Candidate Dr Michael Clements

Candidate Representative Dr Carl Bryant

South AustraliaChair Dr Jayanthi Jayakaran

Secretary Dr Krishnaswamy Sundararajan

Coordinator of Training Dr Susan Merrett

CPD Coordinator Dr Nes Lian-Lloyd

Candidate Representative Dr Mau Wee

AFRACMA Representative Dr Milind Sanap

TasmaniaChair vacant

Honorary Secretary Dr Peter Renshaw

Treasurer vacant

Coordinator of Training Dr Helen McArdle

CPD Coordinator Dr Annette Pantle

Candidate Representative Dr Helen Harris

VictoriaChair Prof Erwin Loh

Coordinator of Training Dr Anjali Dhulia

CPD Coordinator Dr Ian Graham

Fellow Dr Caroline Clarke

Fellow A/Prof David Hillis

Fellow A/Prof Alastair Mah

Candidate Dr Michael Kirk

Candidate Dr Boon Shih Sie

Associate Fellow Representative vacant

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Western AustraliaChair Dr Mark Salmon

Honorary Secretary Dr Sayanta Jana

Treasurer Dr Terry Bayliss

Coordinator of Training Dr Mark Platell

CPD Coordinator Dr Allan Pelkowitz

Senior Advisor Dr Andrew Robertson

Private Hospital Representative Dr Daniel Heredia

Candidate Representative Dr Natalia Magana

Associate Fellow Representative Dr Geoffrey Williamson

New ZealandChair Dr Iwona Stolarek

Honorary Secretary Dr Dilky Rasiah

Treasurer Dr Peter Gootjes

Coordinator of Training Dr Debbie Holdsworth

CPD Coordinator Dr Stewart Jessamine

Candidate Representative Dr John Robson

Candidate Representative Dr Paul Muir

Fellow Dr Mary Olliver

Fellow Dr Virginia Hope

Fellow Dr Allan Davis

Fellow Dr Kevin Morris

Fellow Dr Mary Seddon

Hong KongPresident Prof Hong Fung

Vice-President Dr Thomas Tsang

Honorary Secretary Dr Ronald Lam

Treasurer Dr Mandy Ho

Chief Censor Dr William Ho Yuk Yin

CPD Coordinator Dr Helen Tinsley


Doctors and medical students across Australia now have access to an expanded network of doctors’ health advisory and referral services. Confidential advice and support is available in every state and territory on the following help-lines.

This national network of services is coordinated by Doctors’ Health Services Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian Medical Association, with funding from the Medical Board of Australia.

Visit www.drs4drs.com.au for more information

New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory 02 9437 6552

Victoria and Tasmania 03 9495 6011

South Australia and the Northern Territory 08 8366 0250

Queensland 07 3833 4352

Western Australia 08 9321 3098

A national program fordoctors’ health advisory and referral services

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List of RACMA Members as at 1 November 2017AustraliaAustralian Capital TerritoryFellowsBrennan, Leonard Basil

Burnand, Josephine

Curtis, Nicole

Davis, Stephen

De Souza AM, David

Donovan, John

Dumbrell, David Milton

Elvin, Norman Anthony

Klar, Danielle

Lambert, Rodney

MacCarrick, Geraldine

Orchard, Barbara

Palmer AM, David Hugh

Proudfoot, AlexanderSeidl, Isaac Alexander GregorySmart AM, TracyWalker AM, RobynWells AM, Ronald Harry CecilWhite, GordonWilkins MBE, Peter SydneyWilkinson, Christina

Associate FellowsAbhayaratna, WalterAdair, StevenBruessel, ThomasDrane, AlanGriffin, Robert

Guduguntla, MuraliHallam, Lavinia AnnKecskes, Zsuzsoka (Susanne)Looi, Jeffrey Chee LeongLum AM, Gary DavidMohamed, Abdel-LatifSharkey, Sarah Edith

CandidatesBenson, Jo-AnneTalaulikar, Girish

AffiliatesGatenby AM, Paul

New South WalesFellowsAldrich, Rosemary

Alexander, Jennifer Anne

Atkinson, Kathleen

Austin AM, Tony

Baker, Andrew

Banga, Pankaj

Batten, Tracey

Benjamin, Susanne Jane

Bennett, Andrew Gordon G.

Bennie, Alexander

Best AO, John Barton

Blizard, Claire Maree

Bolevich, Zoran

Bolton, Patrick

Boss, Heidi

Boyd, Roger

Boyd Turner, Mary

Bull, Robert Russell

Cable RFD, Ronald Hughes

Campbell, John

Carroll, Logan

Chan, Steevie Siu Wei

Collie, Jean

Collins, John Malcolm

Conley, Jeanette

Curteis, Owen Gregan

Curtis, Paul

Datyner, Michael

De Carvalho, Vasco

Dewdney, John

Donnelly, Roy Douglas John

Doolan, David

Douglas, Paul

Duggan, Anne

Duncan, Darrell

Finlayson, Peter

Frost, Gavin

Gardiner, Brett

Gobius, Risto Julianus

Godding, Robyn

Golding, Michael

Golding, Stephen John

Graves, Debra

Greenberg, Randall

Grunseit, Barbara Anne

Guanlao, Luisito Pangilinan

Harris, Justine

Hely, Joanna Kathryn

Hill, Kim

Ho, Leong Kit

Holland, Howard John

Hooper, Roger Carrington

Hoyle, Philip

Jones, Roslyn

Karnaghan, Jo-Anne

Killen, Alice Ruth

King, Michael

Kotze, Beth

Lander, Harvey

Latta, Alison

Laughlin, Allan

Lee, Lynette

Mackertich, Martin

McGirr, Joseph

Messara, Louise

Milross, Christopher

Miskell, Sharon

Mok, Anne

Montague, Andrew James

Moore, Carmel

Morey AM, Patricia Sue

Moritz, Barbara

Murugesan, Ganapathi Asiri

Narayan, Yogendra Prakash (Yogi)

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Navathe, Pooshan

Niall, Paul

Nigam, Vivek

O’Brien, Lisa

O’Connor, Nicholas

Oldham, James

Parsons CSC, Helen

Peters OAM, Harry

Pilowsky, Eva

Pisk, Dennis William

Price, Edward Daniel

Ramesh, Nadarajah

Reeve AC CBE, Thomas Smith

Repin AM, George Dimitri

Rewell, Ian Leslie

Ross, Bronwen Anne

Ruscoe, Warwick John

Sanderson, Russell Bruce

Sanger, Margaret Mary

Sara, Antony

Schedlich, Russ

Sesnan, Terence (Kevin)

Shea, Peter Barry

Smith, Denis

Spencer, Ronald Brian

Stewart, Gregory

Thomas, Dale

Tindall, Katherine

Tridgell, Paul

Vago, Leslie

Ward, Nicola

Wasti, Syed

Waterhouse, Tamsin

Watters, Gregory

West, Elizabeth

Wills, James Thomas

Wilson, Roger

Woolard, Thomas John

Wooster, Arthur

Yoong, Helen

Honorary FellowsBashir AC CVO, MarieBraithwaite, JeffreyDuggan AM, John MalcolmYu AC, John

Associate FellowsAbell, FionaAdusumilli, SunilAl Khawaja, Darweesh

Bellamy, Lynette

Bofkin, Kelly Ann

Brown, Katherine

Brownlow, Amanda

Bruce, Lenert

Cheng, Nga Chong Lisa

Chihumbiri, Charles

Chiu, Mary Jung-Ting

Chung, Stephen

Cox, Wendy

De Silva, Kashmira

Fiore-Chapman, Jeniffer

Fung, Paul

Gatt, Stephen Paul

Goh, Shyan Lii

Hardacre, Geoffrey

Harrison, John Anthony

Ho, Vincent

Ingham, Jane

Kossoff, Lana

Kremer OAM, Edward Phillip

Kwong, Wyman

Lee, Cheok Soon

Lee, Saretta

Li, Stephen Chiu Ho

Lim, Chi Eung Danforn

Madapusi, Vinodh

Malik, Mushtaq Ahmad

Mallik, Aditya Prakash

Markuli, Lakshmeesh

Mathers, Margaret

Mathew, Vivin

McClintock, Colin

McLean, Anthony Stuart

Mulligan, Michelle

New, Brigadier Charles

Pai, Nagesh

Perumpanani, Abbey

Ramanathan, Jayanthi (Jay)

Reppas, Napoleon

Sinclair, Barbara

Sinclair, Murray

Singam, Romesh

Speechley, Ronald Alwyn

Spencer, Clayton

Stanley, Timothy

Stone, Bevan Hopetoun

Taitz, Jonathan

Un, Fey-Ching

Varadhan, HemalathaVignakaran, NavarathnasothieWiley, JaniceWilliams, Jodie-KateWood, RebeccaYap, TomYuile, Phillip

CandidatesAdusumilli, SunilAh Kit, SamuelAli, OsamaBaskaranathan, SuhanthiniBibikov, SergeyCheng, KenCostantino, KathrynDe Silva, KashmiraDiez Alvarez, SergioDoherty, BelindaEastwood, JohnElias, Daryl-AnneFerreux, MaryannFreeborn, HelenGhan, ChristianGhannam, JamalGiddings, PatrickKlees, NatalieLee, HarveyLuong, Kevin-Gia-DatMcNamara, AntonyPaul, RanjitSavage, PaulSharma, AnitaSimoes Metelo de Almeida Lourenco, MarcoSouvannavong, DekyTan, Chun YeeThomas, PeterWhite, Andrew

AffiliatesChew, GeraldSearle, Judy

AFRACMA TraineesOhn, Khin SwePanesar, NarinderSmith, PeterVohra, SiddharthWijeratne, Osanda

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Northern TerritoryFellowsArya, DineshJoyce, BrianKatekar, LeonieSathianathan, Vinothini

Watson, Sara ElizabethWilson AM, Pauline

Associate FellowsPowell, Nadia

CandidatesGoodwin, SamuelHarwood, Louise

QueenslandFellowsAlcock, AnnabelleAlcorn, DavidAlexander, PaulAshby AM, Richard HuishAyre, StephenBarrett-Beck, LeahBell, AnthonyBell, BrianBristow, PeterByrne, MartinCampbell AM, Charles BryanCarrahar, EleriChong, Hwee SinCleary PSM, MichaelClements, MichaelCoffey, GregoryCooper, Barbara MarionCostello, GerardCrawford, RosalindDaly, MichaelDines, AmandaDoherty AO, Ralph LeonardDonald AO, Kenneth Johndu Preez-Wilkinson, GabrielleDu Toit, MauritiusDulhunty, JoelEdwards AC, Llewellyn RoyEmmerson, William (Brett)Evans, DavidFalconer, AnthonyFitzgerald, GerardFothergill, John LewisGilhotra, Jagmohan Singh (Mohan)Gillies, PeterGinsberg, Samuel AaronGolledge AM, John GouldhawkeGraham, JulieanneGraves, Judith AnnHerriott, BruceHills, Michael WilliamHodge, Jonathon Vere

Holloway, AlisonHosegood, IanHouston, James HenryHsueh, WayneJaumees, KayJellett, Leon BarryJensen, FelicityJohnson, AndrewKelly, ShaneKeogh, SeanKing, Jennifer MargaretKingswell, WilliamKitchener, Scott JamesKoh, Yi MienKuehnast, BarbaraLe Bacq, FrankLe Ray, LanceMargetts, Craig CharlesMartin, DonaldMattiussi, MarkMenzies, JohnMiller, Peter MclintockMistry, YogeshMurdock, NicolaMyers, ColinNaidoo, MellissaO’Donnell, JohnO’Dwyer, SusanO’Sullivan, DonnaPakchung, DavidParmar, NileshPegg AM, Stuart PhillipPolong, Jose (Arnel)Powell, JacintaPrado, LuisReasbeck, PhilipRobinson, Pamela (Gail)Rogers, GrantRowan, ChristianRushbrook CSC, ElizabethSandford AM, AlanScanlan, Brian John

Seddon, MarySeierup, Dale PeterShearer, Alexander BoardmanSmart, TimothySteel, GrahamSwierkowski, Piotr (Peter)Taylor, JamesThorn, SaraTrujillo, MonicaTurley, AnnetteUlrich, Peter Edward RodneyWakefield PSM, JohnWaller AM RFD, John PowellWaters, MarkWaugh, JohnWeinstein, StephenYoung, Jeannette Rosita

Honorary FellowsGood, MichaelPalmer, George RupertPearn AM KSTJ RFD, John HemsleyPorter, Robert

Associate FellowsAbdi, Ehtesham AskariAlempijevic, NenadAllison, Roger William GordonAram, NarelleBaqir, Yaser Al-LawatiBeacom, GrahamBhullar, Sunit inder pal SinghBrophy, ConorBrown, NigelBuckland, StephenChand, DipChapman, KennethCurrie, JohnDascalu, JackDhupelia, DilipDick, StephenEskandari-Marandi, BabakGabbett, Michael

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Gianduzzo, Troy

Govindaiah, Venkatesh

Gray, Curtis

Grew, Jennifer

Harvey, Keren

Johnston, Andrew

Joshi, Viney

Khadri, Syed

Khanna, Neeraj

Kilian, Johannis (Gerard)

Kumar, Jashnil

Lennox, Denis

Lewin, Morris Walter

Likely, Michael John

Liu, Chang-Han

Mallett, Andrew

Mansoor, Manadath (Max)

McConaghy, John

Menon, Mahesh

Morgan, Clare

Moyle, Robert

Newland, Jill

Nydam, Cornelius (Kees)

Oltvolgyi, Csongor George

Parashar, Nakul Raj

Parthasarathy, Bhargavaraman (Raman)

Purushothaman, Subramanian

Quigley, David Thomas

Rattenbury, Sandra

Reade, Michael

Reddan, Jill Georgina

Rothwell, Sean

Rutz, Dominik

Samy, Chinna

Seddon, Mary

Seet, Geoffrey Peng Soon

Sheehan, Nathanael

Ueno-Dewhirst, Yusuke

Unwin, Alston Melvyn

Walker, Stephen

Wang, John

Whiley, Michael

Wilson, John Gilmore

Withers, Stephen

Wong, Bernadette

Wren, Kellie Ann

Wu, Min-Hua

Yee, Kah

CandidatesBeck, ChristopherBryant, CarlChanchlani, SoniaChoudhary, AnandCooke, GeorgaDay, Gavinde Silva, Astor (Mario)Doshi, DeepakFellows, NigelFisher, Andrew (Geoff)Hadikusumo, StephanieHallahan, AndrewHolmes-Brown, Stewart

Keyser, AlisterKnowles, LynnetteKotkar, SwaradaMcConnon, KatherineMcGrath, RobertMcKinlay, LynneMein, JacquelineMotamarri, BalajiParamanathan, PremalaPham, ThuyToscano, AlanaVonau, MarianneWestacott, LorraineWinter, AmberWong, WeiZappala, Christopher

AffiliatesNel, PieterSinnya, Sudipta

AFRACMA TraineesChafota, FreddyCunneen, ChristopherGovindarajulu, SrideviGrant, NeilMcCully, BrianPaige, StuartRoy, DigantSehu, MarjoreeTay, GeorgeTucker, DannyWarner, Janet

South AustraliaFellowsCzechowicz, Andrew Stanislaus

Farmer, Christopher John

Frewin AO, Derek

Jayakaran, Jayanthi

Jelly RFD, Michael Thomas James

Kearney AM, Brendon

Lian-Lloyd, Nes

Merrett, Susan

O’Connor, Alan

Rozenbilds, Elizabeth Stuart

Satterthwaite, Peter

Scragg OBE, Roy Frederick Rhodes

Swanson, Bruce Albert

Tideman, Sally

Wagner, Christopher Arthur

Honorary FellowsBaggoley AO, Christopher James

Associate FellowsBrien, Sean Matthew

Chitrarasu, Asha

Fergusson, Alistair

Fielke, Rick

Flood, Louise

Furst, Paul

Giannakoureas, Angelos

Giri, Geetha

Govindan, Thiru

Kochiyil, Venugopal

Krishnan, Preeti

Lethlean, Margaret

Ma, Scott

Meyer, Hendrika

Nath, Lakshmi

Nath, Shriram

Nguyen, Hoa

Nottage, Casey

Olver, Ian

Parthasarthy, Raghunandan

Penhall, Robert

Ramkumar, Tharapriya

Roertgen, Daniel

Roy, Amitesh

Russo, Remo (Ray)

Sanap, Milind

Sanap, Vrushali

Shroff, Behzad Daran

Singla, Amita

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Spernat, DanielThomas, RebeccaVan Wijk, RoelofVisvanathan, ThavarajahWilson, DouglasWong, Vun Vun

CandidatesGopal, AnilSundararajan, KrishnaswamyTan, ChristopherWee, Mau

AffiliatesThomas, Hilda (Meredith)

AFRACMA TraineesAl- Khoury, SalamRamadoss, Rajaram

TasmaniaFellowsGlading, JodiMcArdle, HelenPantle, AnnettePegram, RobertRenshaw, Peter JohnRoss, Alasdair DiarmidSie, Boon ShihSong, Wan Jun (June)Sparrow AM, John

Honorary FellowsGrimes, Donald

Associate FellowsEdis, DavidHarkness, NicholasHickman, John ArthurHuckerby, EmmaJonsson, Ulla MargretJose, MatthewKalpurath, KrishnaLambeth, LeonardMacDonald, AlasdairMulligan, BethSkinner, MarcusVan der Veen, ChristinaWhite, Craig

Wilde, Christopher

Wilson, Deborah

Woo, Lennie

Xabregas, Antonio

Zalstein, Sandy


Fletcher, Scott

Harris, Helen

Inglis, Susan

Murdolo, Vince

Rodrigo, Egambarage (Shan)


Hickling, Deborah

VictoriaFellowsAhern, SusannahAlexander, MaxwellAppleton, WilliamBartlett, JenniferBearham (Snr), GeorgeBessell, Christine KayeBlake, Douglas HaroldBradford, Peter StewartBrand AM, IanBreheny, James ErnestBrennan, Peter JohnCampbell, DavidChampness, Leonard TorrChristie, JohnCidoni, AnthonyClarke, CarolineCollopy AM, BrianDamodaran, Saji SuseelaDavis CStJ, Alan ShawDevanesen, ShereneDhulia, AnjaliDohrmann, PeterDuncan, David (Ross)Dwyer, AlisonElcock, John

Eleftheriou, PaulFeekery, ColinFlower, Clifford JamesFlynn, EleanorFraser, SimonGallichio, John LouisGarwood, MarkGoh, Zhong Qing (Jason)Graham, IanGriffin, James John JosephGrogan, RobertGruner, LeeHamley, LeeHanning, BrianHillis, DavidJones AM PSM, Michael Robert (Taffy)Kambourakis, AnthonyKelly, CatherineKelly, WilliamKerr, John (Fergus)Kilpatrick, ChristineKirk, MichaelKirwan, JeffreyLakra, VinayLeslie, Peter LeonardLoh, Erwin

Lowthian, PeterLubliner, MarkMah, AlastairMahmood, FarhatMajoor, JenniferMalon, Robert GeoffreyMason, Elizabeth (Robyn)Mathews, Colin LindsayMcCleave, Peter JohnMiller, CampbellMohr, MalcolmMullins, ElizabethNaidoo, HumshaNel, AndreNg, BennieO’Brien, PeterOliver, Brian HoustonOrding-Jespersen, SeanPerrignon, Andrew CharlesPeyton, Thomas MatthewPhelps, GrantPisasale, Nella MariaPower, JohnRamsey AM CSC, WayneRankin, DavidRatnayeke, Valentine Joseph

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Sachdev, Simrat Pal KaurScown, PaulSdrinis, SusanShaw OAM PSM, Rosalie JeanSloan, PeterStoelwinder, Johannes UiltjeStreet, BernardSumithran, T LakshmiSunderland, Ian SydneyTrevaks AM, GadTrye, PeterWake, Arlene HelenWalsh, MichaelWarton RFD, Robert (Bruce)Wellington, CliveWellington, Heather LouiseWestwood, GeoffreyWolff, AlanYap, NicholasYeatman, JohnZalcberg OAM, John

Honorary FellowsFlynn AM, JoannaFunder AC, John WatsonWooldridge MP, Michael

Associate FellowsAgrawal, YogendraAllen, DavidBarnett, Craig RossBarton, DavidBohra, SureshBrahmbhatt, AnjaleeBrichko, LisaBrooks, Anne Marie VickeryCastle, RobertChao, MichaelChen, Leonard Yi-MingChopra, PremChowdary, Zarrar AshrafConyers, Robert Anthony JamesCronin, Andrew JohnDanvers, LindaDavies, GlennDrummond, RoslynDuffy, MartinFawcett, Rodney IanFrancis, Paul HowardGleason, AndrewHarley, NerinaHarrison, Benjamin

Howell, JocelynHowlett, GlennHuang, AndrewJensen, Frederick OwenJoshi, SachinJudson, Rodney ThomasKarabatsos, GeorgiaKennelly, EricKing, JoelKing, ScottKotler, EliLai, MichelleLakshmana, RajuLeow, FionaLing, Yee-MayLo, EmilyLongmore, Peter GrahamLynch, RodMcKenzie, Ben AndrewMills, ChristopherMoodley, IndrenMorley, Peter ThomasMosenki, SeikisiMudaliar, Selva NathanNathoo, ShainalNewton, John (Richard)Ng, KarenOmotoso, JosePedagogos, EugeniePlakiotis, ChristosPrince, Henry (Miles)Rane, VinayRimer, RomiRobertson, MeganRosenfeld, Jeffrey VictorRotella, Joe-AnthonySaraf, SudeepShearer, Bill Arthur JosephSingla, PawanSiotia, RajivSubramanian, RajivSullivan, DannyTang, KennethTeo, Jon PaulTheda, ChristianeToogood, GeoffreyTran, DavidTrivedi, AmarendraTsanglis, MariaTurnbull, ThomasVaughan, Stephen Lawrence

Wan, AstonWaterdrinker, AstridWaters, Mary JosephineWilliams, DarylWilliams, RichardWong, Michael Tak HingWoodhouse, Paul DamianWorkman, BarbaraYeo, VivienYuen, NicolaCandidatesAbhary, Sotoodeh (Sue)Banerjea, KaushikBaruah, ParthaBraitberg, GeorgeChan, ThomasChandrasiri, SingithiCruickshank, JaycenDanvers, LindaDeMuelenaere, CatharinaGazdar, AradhanaImran, Abdul (Didir)Iyengar, VasudhaKnight, SimonLeong, TrisheNathan, YohanPirakalathanan, PiraveenPonniraivan, AnandRahimi, AmirSarode, VineetSharma, AnantVan Zyl, NicolaasVenkataramani, AmritaWadhwa, VikasWainer, ZoeWaxman OAM, BruceWong, AnthonyWong, DeliaWorsley, KatherineAFRACMA TraineesBird, MargaretCoutts Nathaniel, RachaelKhot, NishaMurray, MichaelNyuthe, CatherineO’Reilly, MarySathianthan, KushaharanSilberberg, CarolSteed, DavidWehbe, Julie

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Western AustraliaFellowsBayliss, Colin Terry

Billinghurst, Kelvin

Carruthers, Kenneth John

Coid, Donald

Dunjey, Malcolm Victor

Flett, Penelope

Forgione, Nicholas Salvatore

Galton-Fenzi, Brian Lionel

Gill, Jagjeet Singh

Hawkings, Philippa

Heredia, Daniel

Jana, Sayanta

Koay, Audrey

Lawrence, Robyn

Lipton, George Lucien

Loh, Poh-Kooi

Maclean, Alison

Montgomery, Philip

Nickel, Norma Rose

Oldham, David

Pelkowitz, Allan

Perry, Gregory

Phillips, Suzanne

Platell, Mark

Roberts, William DanielRobertson CSC, AndrewRobins, AnthonyRussell-Weisz, DavidSalmon, MarkSmith, Darcy PeterWilliams, Timothy

Associate FellowsAndrews, ReginaldArcus, MeredithBarratt, Peter StewartCrampin, EmmaDonnelly, JacquelineEdmonds, SallyGraydon, Robert HaroldKeller, Anthony JohnKing, Benedict Pui-YanKling, NeillLangford, Stephen AlanMarillier, Eleanor AnnMohamad, WaielNair, Sathiaseelan (Preggie)Nowrojee, SharonPratsis, Koula KyriakiRamesh, Parthasarathy

Reddy, AnjuRhodes, Helen ChristineRogerson, TaniaRudolph, PeterWarne, RogerWilliamson, Geoffrey Donald

CandidatesBilkey, GemmaChua, Xin NeeDass, JoshuaHeble, SamirJohns, AllisonKandadai, DhanveeKrishnasivam, DeepanKuzich, EmilyMagana, NataliaMcGrath, GregoryNair, AjithaTay, Susanty

AFRACMA TraineesD’Cruz, CathrynKruger, CoertTempleman, KatyThillainathan, Arankanathan

FellowsAllen, Patricia (Pim)

Bensemann, Clive

Brenner, Bernard

Chamberlain, Nick

Clark, Kenneth

Davis, Alan

Gibson, Thomas

Gootjes, Peter Robert Findlay

Harpin, Roderick

Holdsworth, Deborah

Hope, Virginia

Howard, Wayne (Grant)

Jansen, Peter

Jessamine, Stewart Sinclair

Johnson, Gloria

Kelly, Francesca

Mackie, Donald

McCann, Lloyd

Millar, Nigel

Morris, KevinNightingale, SusanOlliver, MaryPatel, Arvind ChhotuPike, PieterRasiah, Rebecca (Dilky)Sage, DavidSimmons, GregorySimpson, AndrewStolarek, IwonaThornton, VanessaWatson, TomWelch, LorraineWilsher, MargaretYoung, Wilson Wai Sang

Honorary FellowsBrown, Ian McLaughlan

Associate FellowsAlexander, Dallas

Anand, Muthur

Bailey, Matthew

Bolotovski, Alexander

Broadbent, Jacqueline Clare

Cole, Cameron

Conaghan, Carin Jeanette

Creighton, Jane

Earnshaw, Steven

Ewens, Andrew

Imran, Suhail

Keam, Susan

Kehoe, Matthew

More, Kiran

Shirley, Alan John

Shuaib, Mohammad

Watson, Peter

Wong, Deanne

Zaidi, Moazzam

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CandidatesHughes, DavidMackersey, SusanMuir, Paul

Nair, Anil KumarRoberts, MichaelRobson, JohnWallace, Jonathan

AffiliatesEarnshaw, StevenRanta, AnnemareiWarring, Penelope

FellowsChan, LeoChan, Wan KinCheng, BeatriceCheng, Man-YungChing, Wai KuenChiu, LilyChoi, Teresa Man-YanChoi, Yu Sze (Cissy)Fong, Ben Yuk FaiFung, HongHo, William Shiu WeiHung, Chi Tim

Ko, Pat Sing TonyLai, Lawrence Fook-mingLam, Mei Yee (Jenny)Lam, Tat Yin DavidLam JP, Ping-yanLee, Ha Yun (Libby)Lee, Shuk Han (Maria)Leung, Ting-hungLeung JP, Pak YinLo, Chi-yuen AlbertLo, Su VuiLui, JosephMak, Sin-ping

Pang, Fei Chau

Sin, Ngai Chuen

So, Pik-han Kathleen

Tinsley, Helen

Tse, Vicki

Tung, Sau-ying

Wong, Ming Yan (Sharon)

Honorary Fellows

Chow, YorkYat Ngok



Lai, Bo San Paul

FellowsDavidson, Lindsay Alexander G.Ferguson, JohnKukreja, AnilParrish, Mark McKenziePaul, Gershu ChandyRees, Neville ClarkWareham, Conrad

Honorary FellowsJacobalis, SamsiJones, Frederick GordonParker, RonaldSills, Thomas DStokoe, Philip

Associate FellowsAl Amri, BadriaAlshahri, SaeedGiele, Henk PeterThomas, Adrian Powell

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