Celebrating success

New appointment builds on Dunstan’s vision

Professor Ian Goodwin-Smith

Professor Ian Goodwin-Smith has been appointed to the Don Dunstan Foundation’s Committee of Management, a key arm of the Foundation’s governance structure monitoring organisational operations and performance.

As Matthew Flinders Professor of Social Impact and Director of the Centre for Social Innovation at Flinders University, Professor Goodwin-Smith is a well-known researcher in social policy and social service with extensive experience in research and evaluation relating to social service improvement, systems reform and social policy.

Professor Goodwin-Smith is honoured to join the Foundation’s Committee of Management. “Everything we do in the field of social impact aligns with Don Dunstan’s vision of a community where everyone finds their potential and is given the opportunity to flourish,” he says. “The chance to serve the Foundation is an extension of the work we do every day at the Centre for Social Impact at Flinders University.”

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Sharyn Roach Anleu, from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, is also on the committee.

The Don Dunstan Foundation inspires action for a fairer world through collaborative research and engagement, building on the legacy of former SA Premier, the late Don Dunstan. The Foundation is supported by Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.

Interventions in addiction the key

Professor Bonevski, Professor Baigent and Dr Riley

Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Michael Baigent and Dr Ben Riley presented at the International Medicine in Addiction Conference, held recently in Melbourne.

The two-and-a-half-day program presented national and international experts discussing the latest discoveries in this field, and how new interventions can help reduce the prevalence of addictions around the world.

Exploring allied health pathways in SA

The formal evaluation of the Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway (AHRGP) implementation in South Australia has been published.

Professor Chris Brebner, Alison Dymmott, Professor Stacey George, Dr Rachel Milte and Dr Narelle Campbell

At the request of SA Health, a team featuring Flinders Pro Vice-Chancellor (Curriculum Impact) Professor Chris Brebner, Alison Dymmott, Professor Stacey George and Dr Rachel Milte from the Caring Futures Institute and Dr Narelle Campbell from the College of Medicine and Public Health evaluated the impact of the AHRGP in regional LHNs and to explore rural and remote allied health workforce challenges and opportunities in South Australia (SA).

The AHRGP is a post-graduate training program for rural or remote allied health professionals (AHPs) designed to develop rural generalist specialist skills and knowledge. Rural generalist trainees have access to both dedicated profession specific supervision and quarantined study time at work. There is also an expectation that they will participate in service improvement projects related to rural generalist service strategies. To read the evaluation, click here.

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