Our people

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Passionate, skilled and innovative

Passionate, skilled and innovative people make up the NTGPE staff.

We offer training and support services to GP registrars, GP supervisors and training posts. To do this, our people are skilled in medical education, management, administration, finance, counselling and well being, marketing and communications, events management, human resource management and information technology.

There are around 45 full-time staff and 15 casual medical educators and assessors.

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Chairperson
Dr Emma Kennedy is a practicing general practitioner and has made a major contribution to medical education in the Northern Territory.
Darwin, NT

Dr Emma Kennedy is Associate Professor in Medical Education and Training at the Northern Territory Medical Program, Flinders University. Emma has also lectured for the Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University and Sydney University. Emma has held Medical Educator positions with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Northern Territory General Practice Education Limited. Emma is Director and General Practitioner at Pandanus Medical NT.

Appointed: 19-08-2020, Chair of the NTGPE Board as an independent, Skills Based Director;  08-08-2006 – 19-08-2020, RACGP Member Representative

Qualifications: BMBS, MFM, FRACGP, Dip RACOG, GAICD

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Stephen is the Chief Executive and Company Secretary of NTGPE Ltd.
Darwin, NT

Stephen was appointed Chief Executive and Company Secretary of NTGPE Ltd in 2016. Prior to that, Stephen worked in higher education policy and at universities including for seven years at Queensland University of Technology as a senior executive with responsibility for finance, budget, campus services, planning and facilities. Stephen is very interested in education and health and, in particular, improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people. This is second time Stephen has worked in the NT; previously working in Nhulunbuy in the early 1980s before commencing university studies. Stephen has tertiary qualifications in science and economics and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Stephen has been a Director on several boards including an innovation company, a private school, an aged care service and a private hospital. 

Executive management

  • NTGPE strategic plan
  • Risk management
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategic health plan
  • Reconciliation action plan
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Director of Training
Dr Carson is the Director of Training and is involved specifically in the training components of medical education at NTGPE.
Darwin, NT

Bronwyn has a long history working in health care in the NT.  Bronwyn is involved specifically in the training components of medical education. She is passionate about the provision of excellent health services to people in rural and remote Australia and training people to deliver these services.

  • Education leadership
  • Training post compliance
  • Training policy compliance
  • ME recruitment
  • Training activity performance reviews
  • Practice OSCE oversight
  • Completion of training
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Training advisor meetings
  • GP tracks support

Qualifications:

FRACGP, BMBS, MPH, GCCE, BMus, BA

Hours:

Part time 0.6 FTE - Mon , Thu, Fri am

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Manager of Cultural Education
Peter has worked with Menzies in a similar position and has held various jobs in different industries across the territory.
Darwin

Peter's Aboriginality comes from the Butchella tribe from Fraser Island in Qld and through his father’s adoption and initiation process into the Gunibidji tribe in Maningrida. Peter grew up on the floodplains of the Adelaide River in the NT and has connections to Kakadu region in the NT, and also Wyndham in WA. He started with NTGPE as the Manager of Cultural Education in 2020, but his journey in cultural education started on the day he was born. He practices both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures and lives in both worlds making him a perfect candidate to lead the cultural education team at NTGPE.

Peter has a long history of working in the health education sector and worked as a cultural educator in the early 2000s, and with the Menzies School of Health Research. He comes from a background in media and is interested in the power of multimedia to improve communication and close the gap in health inequities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the NT.

Peter believes the primary goal of the cultural education team is to teach GPs how to challenge their preconceived ideas about working with Aboriginal patients and to help them to approach things differently.

Cultural education

  • Cultural awareness training
  • GP training and support
  • Management of the cultural education team
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Executive Manager Education and Support
Christine has a strong background in quality assurance, administration, adult education and continuous improvement.
Darwin

Christine has a strong background in quality assurance, administration, adult education and continuous improvement. She has been involved in the strategic direction of NTGPE since 2008 and currently sits at an executive level within the organisation. Christine’s role oversees the operational management of the GP registrar, GP supervisor and practice accreditation and pastoral care programs.

  • Operational management of programs (GP registrars, GP supervisor, practice accreditation and pastoral care)
  • Quality assurance
  • Continuous improvement
  • Bi-College accreditation

Qualifications

Associate Diploma Education (Adult/Vocational) and Cert IV Workplace Training

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Director of Corporate Services
Jing is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has been in the Northern Territory for 8 years.
Darwin

Jing is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has been in the Northern Territory for 8 years. She has a history of working in the not for profit organisation and in accounting firms. Jing processes reimbursements, allowances and payments to external suppliers.

  • Accounts payables
  • Staff reimbursements
  • Travel allowances
  • GP Registrar’s subsidy claims
  • Teaching/Practice allowance payments

Qualifications

  • CPA

Hours

1.0 FTE

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GP Registrar Support Officer
GP Registrar Support Officer

Amanda works in a team to manage the administration and coordination of the GP Registrar Program. 

  • Allocated GP registrars (F-L)
  • ECTVs and Video ECTVs – administration
  • GP Tracks
  • GPR subsidy claims – coordination
  • GPR support team manual 
  • RACGP exam prep nights (AKT, KFP and Clinical Exam) – administration
  • Registrar advisory committee (RAC) – administration
  • SGL – group support
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Graphics & Communications Development Officer
Experience in graphic design, film editing and websites makes Angela an invaluable member of the marketing and communications team at NTGPE.
Darwin

Experience in graphic design, film editing and websites makes Angela an invaluable member of the marketing and communications team at NTGPE. Angela is happiest when she is creating in the Adobe creative software. Her long history with the organisation is beneficial when working on the future direction of the look and feel of the organisation.

  • Graphic design
  • Website editing
  • Film and sound editing
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GP Registrar Support Officer
GP Registrar Support Officer
Darwin, NT

Ashleigh works in a team to manage the administration and coordination of the GP Registrar Program. Ashleigh's primary focus is:

  • Allocated GP registrars (A-F) & ADF
  • FARGP – administration
  • GP Tracks
  • GPR support team manual
  • myGPcommunity & term tasks - administration
  • Placement process – administration
  • Practice clinical exam and StAMPS – coordination
  • Practice StAMPS online study group – coordination
  • SGL – administration
  • Training advisory meeting (TA) – administration
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Executive Assistant to CEO
Belle maintains high level administrative and business development support to the CEO.
Darwin

Belle maintains high level administrative and business development support to the CEO. She is also responsible for business and secretariat support to the NTGPE’s Board and its directors. She has been with NTGPE since 2009 progressing into the role she has today. Belle has a particular interest in the progress of closing the gap in health status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

  • Executive administration support
  • NTGPE Board secretariat
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GP Registrar Support Officer
GP Registrar Support Officer

Caitlyn works in a team to manage the administration and coordination of the GP Registrar Program.

  • AGPT selection process & interviews through the colleges – coordination 
  • Allocated GP registrars (L-P)
  • COT workshop – coordination
  • GP Registrar orientations – coordination 
  • GP Registrar workshops – coordination
  • GP Tracks
  • GPR support team manual 
  • GPTEC2021 working group
  • SGL – group support
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GP Registrar Support Officer
GP Registrar Support Officer
Darwin

Claire works in a team to manage the administration and coordination of the GP Registrar Program.  Claire works part time Mon-Thu.

  • AGPT selection process 
  • Allocated GP registrars (P-Z)
  • Completion of Training (COT) - administration/coordination
  • Exam enrolments and results (both Colleges) – administration
  • GP Tracks reporting
  • GPR support team manual 
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) – administration/coordination 
  • SGL – group support