Welcome to three Teaching Specialists in Public Health: Dr Annie Murray, Dr Andrea McKivett and Dr Sadia Hossein

The College is delighted to announce the appointment of three Teaching Specialists in Public Health to facilitate our teaching uplift and continue supporting our student-centred ethos.

Many of you would already know Dr Annie Murray very well. I am happy to welcome Annie in a new role as Senior Lecturer Teaching Specialist in Public Health. Annie is an award- winning Educator who has a diverse range of vocations including nursing, management, occupational health and safety and curriculum design in postgraduate medical education. She uses this background, combined with her PhD in education from the University of Adelaide Medical School, to provide her students with a rich background of experience and qualifications. She is currently the Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Public Health and teaches five topics across the postgraduate undergraduate public health programs. She is passionate about continually improving teaching and learning outcomes for her students and is an educational leader supporting educational capacity building among her teaching colleagues. Her research interests currently focus on how best to incorporate Students as Partners in the design for on-line delivery. She is currently an Academic Integrity Office for the CMPH, Chair of the Streamlining Topics Working Group and college representative in the Digital Learning Working Group.

We also welcome Dr Andrea McKivett in the role of Senior Lecturer Teaching Specialist. Andrea is a Gija Aboriginal health education academic from the Kimberley, WA. Andrea’s interests include building the cultural capabilities of the future healthcare workforce and addressing health equity through education and research. Andrea has completed a Masters in Aboriginal Health and her PhD looked at an educational framework to promote effective clinical communication in Aboriginal health. She is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer with the Adelaide Rural Clinical School and has previously worked on a curriculum development project in Aboriginal Health with the University of Newcastle, NSW, Thurru Indigenous Health unit and the Capacity Development team at SAHMRI, tasked to develop curriculum for an online course detailing foundational approaches in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research. She is a member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA), the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) network, and has current APHRA registration. Andrea will commence in November 2021.

We are also thrilled to announce a new Lecturer Teaching Specialist Dr Sadia Hossein. She is currently an Academic and Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Public Health, University of Adelaide. She has undergraduate training in Neuroscience and Physiology, followed by a PhD in Paediatrics, UNSW. Her thesis was on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit outcomes of very preterm babies in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. She has worked as a Project Coordinator for the big data project SAFER Hospitals (Safety, Effectiveness of Care and Resource Use among Australian Hospitals) after relocating to Adelaide from NSW in 2017 and becoming a third time mum. In 2020 she achieved a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Newcastle, NSW. She is currently teaching undergraduate public health subjects ‘Health and Illness in Populations’ and ‘Epidemiology for Health and Medical Sciences” and is excited to be joining Flinders. We are exciting that she is joining us! Sadia will commence in December 2021.

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