The RACGP Foundation Board
Prof Peter Mudge AM
MBBS, FRACGP, FAFPHM
RACGP Foundation Patron
Professor Peter Mudge is the Patron of the RACGP foundation. He is also the previous Chair of the Council and previous Chair of the RACGP National Research Awards Committee (NRAC). His previous appointment was Foundation Clinical Dean of the North Queensland Clinical School of the University of Queensland (now the James Cook School of Medicine) and he is Emeritus Professor of General Practice at the University of Queensland.
Professor Charles Bridges-Webb - a member of the College since 1959 - was the Patron of the RACGP Foundation until his death in early June 2010. He was a member of the College since 1959 and was one of the founding fathers of general practice research in Australia. Professor Bridges-Webb had been in continuous employment with the RACGP since 1990 and was the Director of the NSW&ACT Faculty's research unit until the 1st June 2010.
Prof Paul Glasziou
MRCGP, FRACGP, PhD, MBBS
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University
Paul Glasziou FRACGP, PhD is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Bond University and a part-time General Practitioner. He was the Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford from 2003-2010. His key interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice. He is the author of seven books related to evidence based practice: Systematic Reviews in Health Care, Decision Making in Health Care and Medicine: integrating evidence and values, An Evidence-Based Medicine Workbook, Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication, Decision-making, Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, Evidence-Based Medical Monitoring: Principles and Practice, and Testing Treatments. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and his h-index is currently 68. He is the recipient of an NHRMC Australia Fellowship which he commenced at Bond University in July, 2010.
Prof Ian Gust AO
MD, BS, BSc, DipBact, FRCPA, FRACP, MASM
Professorial Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne
Professor Ian Gust is a medical virologist with a distinguished career in public health, including involvement in the development of vaccines against Hepatitis A and human papillomavirus infection and membership of the International Task Force for Hepatitis B Immunization which accelerated the introduction of HB vaccine into routine immunization programs. During his 20 years at Fairfield Hospital he built an internationally renowned research team, founded and directed the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research, established the National HIV reference laboratory and directed the NHMRC special unit for AIDS virology. During his subsequent period as R&D Director at CSL Ltd, he reorganized the research division, recruited high quality staff, increased the budget several fold and laid the basis for the company’s new product portfolio. Ian is the author of 3 books, more than 300 papers and has received several major awards for his work. Since 'Retirement" in 2000, he has been appointed a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. In addition to serving on the Boards of several biotech companies, Ian is actively involved with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (New York), International Vaccine Institute (Seoul) and continues to consult for WHO.
Dr Frank R Jones
MBBCh, DRCOG, DCH, FRACGP, MAICD
Frank is a GP in Mandurah and is the current RACGP President. Frank was Chair of the Western Australia Faculty from 2010-2014 and has been a member of the Western Australia Faculty Board since 2004, serving as Deputy Chair in 2006-2010. Frank has been in full time general practice for almost 30 years and was a procedural GP obstetrician for 25 years. Frank is senior partner at the Murray Medical Centre in Mandurah, a large multidisciplinary practice that encourages GPs to extend their patient care skills within the practice, the local community and the regional hospital. Frank has been a GP supervisor for over 15 years and is closely involved with the formal teaching program for registrars. He has previously served as a GP supervisor liaison officer for West Australian General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET). He was chair of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) for Murray District Hospital for a number of years, and assumed the MAC chair at Peel Health Campus during the transition to the new health facility. In 2008, he was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of General Practice at The University of Notre Dame Medical School, Fremantle. He is also a clinical lecturer at University of Western Australia Medical School and has an appointment as a visiting medical officer at Peel Health Campus.
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Prof Michael Kidd AM
FAHMS, MBBS, MD, DCCH, Dip, RACOG, FRACGP, FACHI, FACNEM (Hon), FRCGP (Hon), FRNZCGP (Hon), FAFPM (Hon), FHKCFP (Hon), FCGPSL (Hon), MAICD.
Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
Dr Tim Koh
Chair of Council
Chair, Western Australia Faculty
Tim is a GP and practice owner in Currambine and Clarkson (north metropolitan Perth, WA). Tim became Chair of Council in 2015, and has been Chair of the RACGP WA Faculty since 2014. Prior to that he was WA Faculty Deputy Chair for four years, served as the WA Faculty Assessment Panel Chair (APC) for six years and Education Committee Chair for four years.
Tim is a second generation GP, originally hailing from Three Springs WA, where his father was a rural GP. Tim supervises and mentors GP registrars and medical students at both of his practices.
He has been involved in teaching with the WA Faculty and regional training provider WAGPET since 2002. Tim's interests include medical education, immunisation and innovation in practices.
Prof Nigel Stocks
BSc, MBBS, MD, DipPH, FRACGP, FAFPHM
Professor and Head, Discipline of General Practice, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide
Nigel is currently a practicing Fellow in Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills, and is also Professor and Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide and Director of the Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network (ASPREN), a Commonwealth funded network of almost 200 GPs around Australia that provides data for influenza surveillance and collects morbidity data for general practice research.
Nigel was trained in Adelaide, but worked for several years as a GP in the United Kingdom
Professor Nigel Stocks held the position as SA&NT Chair from 2009- 2014, and has been a member of the RACGP since 1990.
He is currently a member of the RACGP Membership Advisory Committee, RACGP Foundation Committee, a member of the AFP’s Editorial Board and Chair of the RACGP Awards Committee. He also served on the RACGP National Standing Committee – Research until 2008 and his research interests include cardiovascular, respiratory and mental health.
Nigel has also held multiple roles which have contributed to changes in policy and practice in Australian general practice, including Director on the Adelaide to Outback Board, Director on the Board for Australian Medicines Handbook and Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
Prof Tania Winzenberg
MBBS, FRACGP, M Med Sci (Clin Epi), PhD
Professor of Chronic Disease Management, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Chair, RACGP Expert Committee - Research.