GP training contacts


Get in touch with one of our departments for GP training advice and support.

 

GP training contacts


Get in touch with one of our departments for GP training advice and support.

 

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National roles, GP Training

Georgina van de Water,
Chief General Practice Training Officer

Georgina is the Chief General Practice Training Officer at the RACGP, guiding the transition to college-led training and an integral part of the executive leadership team, whilst overseeing all things GP Training.

Previously the CEO for GP Synergy, the former sole provider of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program for doctors seeking to specialise as General Practitioners in New South Wales and ACT. Prior to this Georgina was the Chief Operating Officer at regional training provider and primary health network WentWest. Georgina has held senior roles both nationally and internationally in the private and not for profit sector.

A/Prof James Brown,
National Director of Training

Adjunct Professor, Dr James Brown is our National Director of Training, providing medical educator leadership for RACGP vocational training pathways.

James is a fellow of both ACRRM and RACGP and Member of the Order of Australia. His research into GP training has been widely published and informed the evolution of GP Training over the past 20 years. James has recently completed a PhD focusing on the GP supervisory relationship.

Dr Paul Dilena,
National Deputy Director of Training 

Now one of the National Deputy Directors of Training, Dr Paul Dilena was previously the Director of Medical Education and Training at GPEx in South Australia and the RACGP Lead Transition Regional Training Organisation Medical Educator.

As a General Practitioner in suburban Adelaide, Paul has also worked in rural South Australia and Ireland. Paul’s interests are in Dermatology and Medical Education and he completed a Masters of Clinical Education through Flinders University in 2021.

Dr Vanessa Moran,
National Deputy Director of Training

Prior to joining the RACGP, Vanessa was the Director of Education and Training ACT & NSW, a position she cherished for the past six years. Vanessa has been a medical educator for 14 years with GP Synergy, lives in Newcastle on Awabakal land having recently escaped the Sydney city life. Dr Moran is a GP with over 17 years’ experience, currently working in a COVID-19 respiratory clinic, providing a much needed service to the local area.

Dr Karin Jodlowski-Tan,
National Clinical Lead Rural Training
Acting Regional Director of Training (NT)

At RACGP, Dr Jodlowski-Tan started as Rural Clinical Lead in 2020 and then took on additional role as Clinical Lead for the remote clinical exam. In 2021, Karin took on additional National Clinical Lead roles for remediation, accreditation, policy application. Karin is now RACGP’s National Clinical Lead – rural and Acting Regional Director of Training (NT).

Previous roles include Deputy Director of training at RVTS, National Director - GP Education and Wellbeing with Healius, clinical director with Bourke Aboriginal Health Service, consultants at Walgett and Brewarrina AMS, Chair of Education - Australian Medical Acupuncture College. Karin is also currently a consultant with South Coast Women's Aboriginal Health Service (Waminda).

Dr Danielle James,
National Clinical Lead Performance Management

Danielle has been a GP for more than 25 years and a supervisor for over 20 years. She was the RACGP Queensland GP Supervisor of the Year in 2020. Passionate about supporting all GPs, she has previously worked as a medical educator for GPTQ and is now the National Clinical Lead for Performance Management at the RACGP.

Dr Gerard Ingham,
National Clinical Lead Supervisor, Practice and Medical Educator Support

Gerard Ingham is a rural GP and GP supervisor in Daylesford, Victoria. He has been involved in the supervision of over 100 RACGP and ACRRM registrars. Dr Ingham has also worked as a Medical Educator for 30 years with a focus on the education of GP supervisors.

Dr Tony Saltis,
National Clinical Lead Supervisor, Practice and Medical Educator Support 

A seasoned GP in Newcastle, NSW, Tony has been a medical educator involved in GP training in this region for almost 20 years. Dr Saltis’ interests are in registrar and supervisor education and assessment.

Sue Hefren,
Head of GP Training Operations

Sue is a skilled operations manager with over seven years of experience in the GP Training sector, most recently as Chief Operations Officer for GP Synergy.

As a leader of people, Sue has a passion for driving results and building strong and cohesive teams. She is also a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and an experienced coach trainer and mentor, with over 20 years of experience supporting businesses and individuals across both commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

David Glasson,
National Rural Training Program Manager

With a master’s in public health, David held CFO, COO and acting CEO roles with General Practice Education and Training (GPET) in Canberra, over eight years. David then became CEO of Victorian Metropolitan Alliance and subsequently CEO of Eastern Victoria GP Training (EVGPT).

In 2020 David was appointed National Manager for the Remote Area Health Corps, providing health professional placements to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. David joined the RACGP as Regional Training Organisation Transition Manager and continued in that role throughout the final year of the GP training transition.


Regional roles, GP Training

Dr Catherine Casey
Regional Director of Training, Medical Education 

Dr Catherine Casey is the Regional Director of Training for North-Eastern New South Wales. Catherine is a GP with a passion for comprehensive general practice, having worked in multiple locations across the region, from Newcastle, North Coast, Blue Mountains and Sydney. Catherine’s leadership in medical education and general practice training, stems from her desire to develop great GPs, positively impacting the health of the communities in which they work.

Dr Graham Lee,
Regional Director of Training, Medical Education

Graham is a Fellow of the RACGP working in Dharug country and has a long-standing interest in medical education. He was previously a medical educator with GP Synergy in several roles, including Director of Pre-vocational Education and Training, Director of Training, and Deputy Director of Education and Training.

As a GP, Graham has enjoyed working in an Aboriginal Medical Service, visiting nursing homes and caring for patients released from jail. He is now working as a GP in travel medicine.

Dr Scott Preston,
Regional Director of Training (QLD) 

Brisbane-based GP since 2003 and a medical educator with GPTQ since 2008, Scott is honoured to be a co-director of training in South-East Queensland with Dr Amelia Duhs. Dr Preston’s special interests in medical education include communication skills training, medical education research, evidence-informed educational practice, remediation diagnosis and management and mentoring of medical educators.

Dr Amelia Duhs,
Regional Director of Training (QLD) 

Brisbane-based Medical Educator and General Practitioner, Dr Duhs has worked in Medical Education since 2010, primarily with General Practice Training Queensland (GPTQ). Responsible for overseeing the management of all training requirements for registrars with GPTQ, Amelia has continued to undertake clinical teaching visits, facilitate workshops, design education programs, manage registrar transfers and assist in performance management.

Completing a Master’s of Medical Education, focusing on small group learning, Amelia is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, delivering workshops and mentoring for doctors that have had conditions imposed by the State Medical Boards.

Dr Angelina Salamone,
Regional Director of Training (VIC)

As a General Practitioner with over 23 years’ experience (women’s health, travel medicine and occupational health), former Murray City Country Coast (MCCC) Director of Medical Education and Training, Dr Salamone also has a wide-range of roles at the VMA since 2011, including Senior Medical Educator, Accreditation Medical Educator and Deputy Director of Training.  

Examiner for the RACGP since 1997 and more recently a QA examiner, Angelina has held many senior positions within the RACGP, National Manager Educational Services, National Manager Assessment and Education and Development Officer Assessment and Practice Standards. Dr Salamone has also been a Victorian Faculty board member, including the role of Deputy Chair.

 

Dr Colleen Bradford,
Regional Director of Training (WA) 

Dr Colleen Bradford is a GP who currently works in Mount Lawley, Western Australia. With more than 20 years’ experience as a medical educator, she started her medical education career working for the RACGP in 1998. Her vast experience includes more than 10 years with the military (retiring from active service with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel), working in the Solomon Islands, Western Sahara (with the United Nations) and East Timor.

As a GP, Dr Bradford has practiced in Wagga Wagga and the ACT before moving back to Perth in 2006. In 2019 she received the Sam Bada award for medical education from the WA faculty.

 

Dr Simon Hay, 
Regional Director of Training (SA)

Trained as a GP in central Scotland, Dr Hay has worked in rural, outer-metropolitan and inner-metropolitan areas in South Australia. Since 2013, Simon has worked as a Senior Medical Educator in GP training with a number of organisations in South Australia. Clinically, he enjoys the breadth of general practice, working with a team and forming strong doctor-patient relationships. 

Dr Karin Jodlowski-Tan,
Acting Regional Director of Training (NT) 

At RACGP, Dr Jodlowski-Tan started as Rural Clinical Lead in 2020 and then took on additional role as Clinical Lead for the remote clinical exam. In 2021, she took on additional National Clinical Lead roles for remediation, accreditation, policy application. Karin is now RACGP’s National Clinical Lead – rural. Karin also performs the functions of the NT Regional Director of Training with the support of local medical educators. 

Previous roles include Deputy Director of training at RVTS, National Director - GP Education and Wellbeing with Healius, clinical director with Bourke Aboriginal Health Service, consultants at Walgett and Brewarrina AMS, Chair of Education - Australian Medical Acupuncture College. Karin is also currently a consultant with South Coast Women's Aboriginal Health Service (Waminda).

Dr Lisa Clark,
Regional Director of Training (TAS) 

Lisa has worked as a medical educator for the past 10 years, initially as a registrar medical educator with General Practice Training Tasmania overseeing the Prevocational General Practice Placement Program (PGPPP) then post-Fellowship, moving into AGPT delivery.  

Dr Clark has worked in the full scope of Medical Educator activities across the years, as well as providing supervision for AGPT registrars in her clinical practice.  Lisa was the Director of Education & Training at General Practice Training Tasmania prior to moving across into her current role as Regional Director of Training, Tasmania with the RACGP.


 

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