Flinders NT welcomes Professor Robyn Aitken, Deputy Dean, Rural and Remote Health

Flinders NT is delighted to welcome Professor Robyn Aitken, newly appointed Deputy Dean, Rural and Remote Health, in the College of Medicine and Public Health.

Robyn commences in early July and her position will encompass Flinders in the Northern Territory and rural South Australia.

Robyn has a long association with Flinders University, having held the Deputy Director position at the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs from 2008–2012. During this time, she also played a leadership role in working with the Northern Territory and Australian governments to establish the Northern Territory Medical Program.

Her leadership, teaching and research spans acute care, primary health care and public and population health. She has expertise in remote and Indigenous health care delivery, teaching and research; health care in low resource settings; health workforce design and innovation; and health professional regulation.

With a long history of interprofessional collaboration for curriculum development, implementation and review, Robyn has led nursing, midwifery and medical workforce development projects in rural and remote Australia, and Indonesia.

Her most recent work is underpinned by a commitment to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and her active role in supporting the work of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Robyn’s previous experience also includes senior positions in the Northern Territory Department of Health, including as the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer; Executive Director: Clinical Support, Education and Public Health; and senior policy advisor nursing and midwifery education and research.

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