RACGP

Rural Council

About the RACGP Rural Council


The Rural Council is the faculty’s key representative and advisory body for issues affecting rural and remote communities.

It is made up of rural and remote GPs from across Australia, registrar and medical student representatives and provides advice on education, training, quality care, research, general practice advocacy and engagement. It also oversees initiatives that support GPs to provide care to our rural communities.
 
The council promotes the interests of Rural Faculty members to the RACGP and other organisations and is responsible for the development and implementation of College policy affecting the faculty.

Council members also co-ordinate communication and consultation across a broad range of networks, within the College and the region they represent on general practice and other areas which may impact on the profession.

Executive

Dr Michael Clements

Associate Professor
Michael Clements

Chair

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Dr Melanie Matthews

Dr Melanie Matthews

Deputy Chair and Northern Territory representative

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Dr Rodney Omond

Dr Rodney Omond

Deputy Chair and and Remote Vocational Training Scheme representative
 

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Karin Jodlowski-Tan

Dr Karin Jodlowski-Tan

Rural Council Provost

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Dr Ken Wanguhu

Dr Ken Wanguhu

Rural Censor

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Elected Members

Dr Skye Curlis

Dr Skye Curlis

South Australia representative

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Dr Lorri Hopkins

Dr Lorri Hopkins

Western Australia representative

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Dr Konrad Kangru

Dr Konrad Kangru

Queensland representative

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Dr Vicki Mattiazzo

Dr Vicki Mattiazzo

New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory representative

Dr Lizzi Shires

Dr Lizzi Shires

Tasmania representative

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Dr Kate Turnball

Dr Kate Turnbull

Victoria representative

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Ex-officio and co-opted members

Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda

Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda

NSW Health Ministerial Advice Panel representative

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Dr John Buckley

Dr John Buckley

GP Supervisor representative

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Dr Kaylene Girgenti

Dr Kaylene Girgenti

Doctors for Women in Rural Medicine Committee Chair

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Dr John Kramer

Associate Professor John Kramer

Rural Workforce Agencies representative

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Dr Tim Mooney

Dr Tim Mooney

Chair, Rural Education Committee

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Mr Jean-Baptiste Philibert

Mr Jean-Baptiste Philibert

Student representative

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Dr Ross Wilson

Dr Ross Wilson

Rural Procedural Grants Program representative

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Vacant - New Fellow

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Vacant – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Rep

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Vacant - GPs in Training Rep

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If you are interested in lending your expertise to guide the strategic direction of the Rural Faculty please contact us at rural@racgp.org.au with a copy of your CV and a brief statement outlining why you’d like to be involved. This will be shared with the Rural Council executive for consideration of co-opted positions and filling of casual vacancies.


Contact RACGP Rural Council

racgp.org.au/rural |  1800 636 764 |   rural@racgp.org.au