Dr Sean Black-Tiong
Chair of the National Faculty of GPs in Training
Dr Sean Black-Tiong practices as a GP in Adelaide, South Australia. He completed his FRACGP training in SA with GPEx in 2020 and during that time was one of the Registrar Liaison Officers and member of the GPRA Advisory Council. When the RACGP National Faculty for GPs in Training was established, he served as the inaugural Deputy Chair.
In 2019 Sean was one of the RACGP Academic Registrars and undertook research into GP opioid prescribing in musculoskeletal conditions. He also received an RACGP Foundation grant in 2019 for research into GP management of patients after motor vehicle accidents.
Sean has been passionate about medical education and advocacy throughout his training working with the SA and Federal AMA, and teaching medical students at both the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.
Dr Rajdeep Ubeja
Deputy Chair of the National Faculty of GPs in Training / Academic Registrar representative
Raj has a special interest in Health Policy and Digital Health.
Raj is passionate about improving working conditions for GP registrars. He has worked as a Registrar Liaison Officer for GP Synergy for over two years during which time he has played and active role on the GPRA Advisory Council. He is the GP registrar member on the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation of NSW Council and is the Co-chair of Doctors in Training.
Alongside general practice Raj works in medical informatics and is passionate about the use of technology to improve health outcomes. He has a Master of Health Policy from the University of Sydney where he is currently completing and Academic General Practice term researching the relationship between hospital electronic medication management and medication handover to general practice.
Dr Krystyna de Lange
Immediate Past Chair of the National Faculty of GPs in Training
Krystyna began training towards FRACGP in 2016 with GPTQ. She took an active interest in registrar advocacy and support throughout her training, becoming a Registrar Liaison Officer and sitting on the GPRA Advisory Council.
In 2018 Krystyna was elected to the position of Registrar Representative on the RACGP Board. With the establishment of the new National Faculty for GPs in Training in 2019, she transitioned over to become the inaugural Chair for the GPs in Training Faculty.
Dr Sama Balasubramanian
Dr Sama Balasubramanian is a GP working in regional NSW. He was appointed GPRA President in November 2018. He has a passion for registrar advocacy and wellbeing, and sits on the GPRA Board as the Registrar Director.
He was a Registrar Liaison Officer (RLO) GP Synergy and is the registrar representative on the WentWest Primary Health Network Clinical Council. Sama was involved in multiple committees for GP Synergy, and was on the management committee for the General Practice Training and Education Conference 2017.
He is also a member of the RACGP NSW&ACT Faculty Council.
Dr Savita Kaila
Savita trained in NSW and Queensland as a junior doctor, and did her GP training in Townsville. As a registrar, she completed outreach trips to Normanton and Mornington Island and will continue doing outreach work in rural Queensland this year. Savita is a member of the local GP network and of AMA Queensland.
She has a special interest in aged care and palliative care, and plans to do additional training in Palliative Care in 2021.
Savita joined the GP in Training national faculty to be an advocate for doctors training in rural sites.
Dr David Lam
Dr David Lam is a rural GP based in Port Lincoln, South Australia, and the 2019 RACGP National General Practitioner of the Year. He has a keen interest in rural practice and medical education and is the Rural Medicine Coordinator at the University of Adelaide School of Medicine. In this role, he delivers weekly teaching to all University of Adelaide medical students based in rural South Australia.
Dr Lam is the creator of the “GP Lyf Hacks” podcast for GPs in Training (GPiTs) and a medical educator at the South Australian RTO, GPEx. For his commitment to training doctors, he was awarded the Derek Frewin Citation for Clinical Teaching and the Best Rural Teacher Award at the University of Adelaide School of Medicine.
Dr Erin O’Donnell-Taylor
Dr Erin O’Donnell-Taylor is the current chair of the Registrar Advisory Committee for WAGPET (WA General Practice Education and Training) and the Registrar representative on the WA RACGP Council.
She recently received her fellowship in 2020 and has had an active role within the registrar advocacy space throughout her training. Most recently she has also been elected to the Board of GPRA. Erin trained in a variety of metropolitan hospitals, with particular focus in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Psychiatry, before entering General Practice.
Erin has also completed her Certificate in Women’s Health, and has a special interest in the areas of women's and children's health.
Dr Jessica Tidemann
Jessica is a both a member and registrar representative on the RACGP NSW/ACT Faculty Council.
Based in Canberra, Jessica is working in both clinical general practice, and at the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
She is currently serving as a director of the GPRA Board. She is also a former RLO for GP Synergy.
Dr Nachaat Anwar Wahba
Dr Maggy Wong
Australian Defence Force representative
Maggy is an Air Force doctor who obtained her fellowship in 2018. She has worked predominately in rural and remote Northern Territory and NSW, and has deployed to the UAE, Afghanistan and Malaysia.
She has a keen interest in aviation medicine, Indigenous health, and refugee health, and is currently studying a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Maggy is committed to representing ADF registrars and the unique challenges they face in undergoing GP training whilst fulfilling ADF operational requirements.
Dr Samantha Wyton
Samantha is a RACGP rural stream registrar currently working in Cygnet, Tasmania and also in medical education at the University of Tasmania. Sam is passionate about rural general practice and supporting medical students and doctors to gain experience in rural areas.
She is the registrar representative for the RACGP Council in Tasmania.
Clinically, Sam has special interests in perinatal and child health and palliative care.
Dr Kerby Siemsen
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative
Dr Laura Chen
Dr Laura Chen is a Victorian GP registrar with a passion for primary healthcare, registrar wellbeing and advocacy.
She has trained and worked in Victoria throughout her medical career, serving in both regional and metropolitan communities.
As a junior doctor she was previously the PMCV JMO forum wellbeing officer. She currently sits on the EVGPT board as a registrar director, and is the registrar representative for the RACGP Council in Victoria.
Dr Sophie Hamilton
South Australia representative