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They say “good things come in small packages”. Perhaps that’s true, because from the 19th until the 21st of November this year, the Sydney Nanoscience Hub was buzzing. Around 300 students and recently graduated health professionals packed into the new state-of the-art facility to share what they knew about leadership, and be inspired by others.

September 2015

In this editionWelcome from the chairsFHL Conference 2015Meet our keynote speaker - Anne Carey  FHL National Council Nominations 2015The Future Health Leaders of tomorrowHealth AgspirationsKnow your CouncilEvents to look out forWelcome from the ChairsWelcome to our second newsletter for 2015!2015 has been a busy year so far and it’s just about to get busier.  It is our first full calendar year as an independent organisation and we&rsqu

The Future Health Leaders of Tomorrow

The future health leaders of tomorrowAHHBon April 10, 2015 at 8:00 amIt is an exciting time being an early career health professional in Australia, says Daniel Mahony. Having been an active student and new graduate, he has already seen some substantial shifts within the health system since commencing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2006.

Nobel Laureate Prof Peter Doherty Presenting in Sydney

Australian veterinary surgeon, Professor Peter Doherty AC, has come on board as a Keynote Speaker at Future Health Leaders National Conference 2015.  Professor Doherty received the Albert Lasker Award in 1995, the Nobel Prize in 1996, became an Australian of the Year in 1997 and is now an Australian Living Treasure.  Most recently he oversaw the extension of the Gardasil vaccine to young men.  Are you on board? | Read about Professor Doherty

FHL National Conference 2015 - Registrations Open

The Health Workforce Australia cord may have been cut but Future Health Leaders is fighting fit and pumped for another spectacular 3-day conference!  Join fellow aspiring or accomplished health professionals in creating a sustainable future health system starting 19 November 2015.  Hosted at Australian Technology Park in Sydney, this won’t be your regular conference.  Smile, Laugh and Cry.  Have fun.  Be inspired.  Gener

about us

The Future Health Leaders Board currently comprises:

Edward Johnson

First and foremost Ed is a cricket fanatic, but his love for human communication has led him to a career as a speech pathologist supporting people with disability. He works in private practice in rural and regional NSW, and as a Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Sydney where he is a higher degree research student. Having worked with many clients with mental health challenges, he looks forward to the day when there is no longer a stigma surrounding mental health. Ed is also keen to empower the next generation to advocate for better primary healthcare and disability services. In doing this, Ed is inspired and motivated by the words of the inimitable Franz Kafka: "Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable." Described by some (mainly Ed) as a gustatory entomologist, his feline housemate Katich provides him with moral support on this journey, but has never paid one cent in rent.

First and foremost Ed is a cricket fanatic, but his love for human communication has led him to a career as a speech pathologist supporting people with disability. He works in private practice in rural and regional NSW, and as a Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Sydney where he is a higher degree research student. Having worked with many clients with mental health challenges, he looks forward to the day when there is no longer a stigma surrounding mental health. Ed is also keen to empower the next generation to advocate for better primary healthcare and disability services. In doing this, Ed is inspired and motivated by the words of the inimitable Franz Kafka: "Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable." Described by some (mainly Ed) as a gustatory entomologist, his feline housemate Katich provides him with moral support on this journey, but has never paid one cent in rent.

Jacinta Sherlock

Jacinta completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences / Master of Dietetic Practice from La Trobe University. Jacinta is the Director of Food for Life a private practice specializing in eating behaviour. Jacinta has a strong passion for maternal nutrition and a lifecourse approach to NCD prevention, with interests extending into policy, translation and communication.

Jacinta is currently an intern for CLAN (Caring and Living as Neighbours), closely monitoring the WHO & UN discourse on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) for relevant opportunities to advocate for improved public health outcomes. She regularly participates in the NCD Alliance live webinars and the UN Secretary General’s Every Woman, Every Child movement advocacy calls learning more about the potential for youth and young professionals today to fully engage in shaping the future.

Jacinta completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences / Master of Dietetic Practice from La Trobe University. Jacinta is the Director of Food for Life a private practice specializing in eating behaviour. Jacinta has a strong passion for maternal nutrition and a lifecourse approach to NCD prevention, with interests extending into policy, translation and communication.
Jacinta is currently an intern for CLAN (Caring and Living as Neighbours), closely monitoring the WHO & UN discourse on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) for relevant opportunities to advocate for improved public health outcomes. She regularly participates in the NCD Alliance live webinars and the UN Secretary General’s Every Woman, Every Child movement advocacy calls learning more about the potential for youth and young professionals today to fully engage in shaping the future.

Emmanuel Gnanamanickam

Emmanuel works as a Research Officer with the Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse within the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health(ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide and is also a doctoral candidate investigating the cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of dental health insurance. He is also involved with teaching in the School of Dentistry at the university.

He was an Erasmus Mundus scholar (2008–2010), under which he completed a double Masters program in public health from the University of Sheffield, UK and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He also has Masters level qualification in social work from Madras Christian College (Madras University), Chennai, India.

He has worked in primary health service management among indigenous groups in remote south India and second stage tsunami rehabilitation also in South India. Before joining ARCPOH he worked on research projects on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) in India.

He has served in student bodies in Madras Christian College(India), University of Sheffield(UK), Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association(EU) and currently at the University of Adelaide. His areas of interest include migrants and other marginalised groups, equity and access to health care and health economics and he is passionate about innovation and change. 

After serving on the FHL council as its International Representative from September 2012, he is now Co-Chair. 

Emmanuel is a Research Fellow with the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre based at Flinders University of South Australia and also holds a research position at the University of Adelaide. He recently finished in PhD in oral health services research. He was an Erasmus Mundus scholar (2008–2010), under which he completed a double Masters program in public health from Sheffield and Copenhagen and also has qualification in social work. 

Previously he has worked in primary health service management among indigenous groups in remote south India, on research projects on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) in India and has served in student respresentation roles in India, UK, Europe and Australia. He joined the FHL council as its first international representative in 2012, serving as co-chair from 2014-16 and has been treasurer since 2014.

Daniel Mahony

Daniel is a true leader in the field of rural health.

As a young Senior Physiotherapist in rural Western Australia, Daniel is a strong advocate for physiotherapy, allied health and better health outcomes through the health system more broadly. He is currently Chairman of the Future Health Leaders Board, Independent Director and WA Branch Councillor of the Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM) and Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Rural Members Council, representing rural physiotherapists on the APA Leadership Team.  He is an immediate past Board Member of Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) and has completed a Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management.

Daniel’s unwavering commitment to rural health has seen him be awarded:

  • Finalist in the 2013 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards Young Leader Category;
  • Commendation in the 2012 Rotary WA Allied Health Professional of the Year Awards;
  • Life Membership of the National Rural Health Students' Network 2012;
  • The Australian Physiotherapy Association Board of Directors Award for Student Leadership and Contribution to Community 2010;
  • The Rural Health Workforce Australia Award for Outstanding Contribution to Rural Leadership 2010;
  • The Inaugural SARRAH Student Leadership Award 2010;
  • The University of Notre Dame Physiotherapy Elizabeth Henley Endeavour Award for Sustained Contributions and Leadership within the Rural Health Sector 2009.

 

Daniel Mahony is a Senior Physiotherapist in rural Western Australia having completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management.  He is currently the Rural Representative on the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) National Advisory Council and a former Board Member of Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH).  In 2013 he was Finalist in the HESTA Primary Health Care Awards Young Leader Category is a Life Member of the National Rural Health Students’ Network.  In his spare time he enjoys rowing, camping, cycling and is a Volunteer Fire and Rescue Officer.

Shannon Nott

Shannon is currently a resident doctor working at Orange Health Service in Central West NSW.  He has a strong interest in health advocacy especially in rural, Indigenous and global health.  His work in health leadership has seen Shannon take on many different roles including Indigenous Officer for the Australian Medical Students’ Association, Co-Chair of National Rural Health Students’ Network, inaugural Co-Convenor of the National Rural Leadership Development Seminar, as well as founder of the Rural Appreciation Weekend.  His work in rural and remote health has seen him be awarded Medical Student of the Year 2009, Student Leader of the Year 2009, NSW state finalist for Young Australian of the Year 2010, and JMO of the Year runner up in 2012.  

Shanon's work within the field of leadership has seen him be the founding Co-Chair of Future Health Leaders, a role which he has served since 2011.  He currently also sits on various councils and committees including the NSW Australia Day Council and the Minister's Men's Health Advisory Group.

Dr Shannon Nott is a double Masters (Public Health/Health Management) student and junior doctor working throughout rural Australia.  He was one of the founding Co-Chairs of Future Health Leaders in 2011 and has interests in rural and remote health, Indigenous health and health leadership.  Shannon spent 2014 researching telehealth in rural and remote Alaska, Canada and Brazil as part of his Churchill Fellowship.  He has significant leadership experience evidenced by multiple awards including Finalist for NSW Young Australian of the Year (2010), Runner-up for the Australia Medical Association’s Junior Doctor of the Year (2012), and Rural Doctors’ Association of Australia Medical Student of the Year (2009).  Shannon is also a member for the Australia Day Council for NSW and sits on committees within the Agency for Clinical Innovation and the Clinical Excellence Commission.

Michelle Cripps

Michelle Cripps is the Major Gifts Manager for the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation in Adelaide. Prior to joining the foundation, Michelle managed the secretariat for FHL as part of Health Workforce Australia and managed the HWA 2014 national conference. Having also worked in education, event development and for local, state and federal governments, Michelle brings a wide range of knowledge and experience across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to the board.

Simon Willcock

Simon Willcock is a general practitioner who has worked in both rural and urban NSW.  He is based at the University of Sydney, and his educational and research interests include musculoskeletal medicine, the health of doctors and generational change in the medical workforce.

Simon is the Chairman of Avant Mutual Group, and a Director of the Northern Sydney Medicare Local. He is a Director and immediate past Chair of the Confederation of Postgraduate medical Councils (CPMEC). Recent roles include Chair of General Practice Education and Training (GPET) and independent Board member of Health Workforce Australia. Simon works in clinical General Practice 2 days per week.

Sue Page

Dr Sue Page is a former President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia and has held a variety of State and Federal Ministerial Advisory roles including for Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol, Medical Indemnity, Pharmacy Professional Programs, Medical Workforce, NSW Clinical Excellence Commission and the NSW Commission of Audit. She is a current Board member of NCGPT, the National Rural Faculty of RACGP, and a member of MSAC. 

To contact us, please email chairs@futurehealthleaders.org.au