Flinders Northern Territory would like to offer warm congratulations to Professor Sarah Strasser who has been named a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medical education, particularly to rural general practice.
Professor Strasser has contributed her leadership to Flinders University over two time periods, both significant for their expansion of Flinders activities in the Northern Territory, and both emphasizing the importance of building a health workforce that can make a difference to the health of Northern Territory residents.
Her most recent employment was as the Associate Dean Flinders NT (2010 – 2014) during the inaugural years of the Northern Territory Medical program. During this period she also led curricular reform to contextualise the medical program to the Northern Territory.
Her first stint with Flinders NT was as the Director, Rural Clinical School (2007 – 2009) during which time she designed and implemented the community-based medical education program where medical students experience a longitudinal immersion in rural and general practice. This program is a significant cornerstone of the NT medical student experience. Sarah’s strengths and vision have creating a lasting result here in the NT.
Congratulations Professor Strasser AM.