Several committees play an important role in informing the strategic direction and management of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).

These committees consist of both academic and professional staff as well as postgraduate student representatives.

 


 

Senior Executive Committee

Purpose: To provide advice to the Head of School on strategic and operational matters

Chair

Professor Sandy Brauer

Membership

School Manager, Ms Pascale Nijssen
Chair, International Committee, Professor Sandra Brauer
Chair, Research and Postgraduate Studies Committee, Professor Paul Hodges
Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee, Associate Professor Jodie Copley
Chair, Clinical Education Working Group, Dr Anne E Hill
Chair, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee, Dr Michelle Smith
Chair, Infrastructure and Innovation Working Group and Head, Physiotherapy, Professor Trevor Russell
Chair, Wellness and Culture Group, Dr Dunay Schmulian
Head, Audiology, Associate Professor Wayne Wilson
Head, Occupational Therapy, Professor Jenny Fleming
Head, Speech Pathology, Dr Nerina Scarinci

 

International Committee

Purpose: To provide advice to the Head of School on international matters

Chair

Professor Sandra Brauer

Deputy Chair

TBC

Membership

School Manager, Ms Pascale Nijssen
International Development Manager, HaBS, Ms Donna Guest
Associate Professor and Head, Audiology, Associate Professor Wayne Wilson
Associate Professor, Biostatistics, Associate Professor Asad Khan
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Dr Tammy Aplin
Lecturer, Speech Pathology, Dr Anna Copley
Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy, Dr Michelle Smith
Clinical Education Liaison Manager, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Ms Anne Pearson
Clinical Educator, Physiotherapy, Mr Stephen West-Newman
Marketing and Communications, Ms Loretta Porche
Team Leader, Student and Academic Administration, Mr Drew Ashton
Manager, Student and Academic Administration, Mrs Tracey Castle

 

Student Council Committee

Purpose:

Chair

Professor Sandra Brauer

Membership

Manager, Student and Academic Administration, Mrs Tracey Castle

Jessica Heslin (Audiology), Jessica Libby (Audiology), Charlotte Hood (Speech Pathology), Leela Shaw (Speech Pathology), Desi Theodosiou (Occupational Therapy) Fatima Amershi (Occupational Therapy), Sebastian Smith (Physiotherapy), Alexandra Arcalean (Physiotherapy)

 

Research and Postgraduate Studies Committee

Purpose: Facilitates excellence in research by creating opportunities and providing support where required. The committee promotes the consolidation and expansion of research across all professions in the School at national and international levels. It does this through developing and monitoring research policy and procedures at a school level, keeping both staff and research higher degree students informed of change/innovations, encouraging applications for competitive research grants, promoting collaboration in research, reviewing performance indicators for research productivity, supporting and facilitating the educational experience of research higher degree students and working to increase postgraduate student enrolment. This group meets monthly.

Chair

Professor Paul Hodges

Deputy Chair

Professor David Copland

Membership

Postgraduate Coordinator, TBC
Statistics Advisor, Associate Professor Asad Khan
Joint Appointment, Dr Dr Adam Semciw
HRSS Coordinator, Dr Leanne Johnston
School Manager, Ms Pascale Nijssen
Senior Administration Officer (RHD and Research), Ms Leanne Brennan
Associate Professor Occupational Therapy, Associate Professor Sally Bennett
Research Fellow, Dr Carly Meyer
Lecturer, Speech Pathology, Dr Anna Rumbach
Lecturer, Physiotherapy, Dr Lucy Thomas
Chair, Post Graduate Research Conference Committee, Ray Lang
Vice Chair, Post Graduate Research Conference Committee, Nataya Brandjerdporn
 
 
 

Teaching and Learning Committee

Purpose: To ensure that the School follows ‘best practice’ in the teaching of academic and clinical courses and in the structure of the programs that it offers. The Committee facilitates new teaching and learning innovations, ensures that the School adheres to university policies, procedures and rules, implements initiatives to enhance the student learning experience, and oversees and promotes staff academic and clinical teaching awards. The Committee meets approximately every six weeks throughout the year. It includes representatives from all professions within the School – Heads of Discipline, Program Directors, the School Manager, library representative, an external consultant to SHRS, portfolio representatives, and a postgraduate and undergraduate student representative.

Chair

Associate Professor Jodie Copley

Deputy Chair

Dr Tanya Rose

Membership

Heads of Discipline:

Audiology:  Associate Professor Wayne Wilson
Occupational Therapy:  Professor Jenny Fleming
Physiotherapy: Professor Trevor Russell
Speech Therapy:  Associate Professor Nerina Scarinci

Program Directors:

OT UGs:  Prof Jenny Ziviani
OT GEMs:  Prof Jenny Fleming
PT UG:  Dr Michelle Smith
PT GEMs:  Dr Allison Mandrusiak
PT GEMs (musculoskeletal or sports specialties): Prof Bill Vicenzino
SP UG:  Dr Tony Angwin
SP GEMs:  Dr Anna Rumbach

SHRS Research Program Coordinator:  Associate Professor Leanne Johnston
Manager, Student and Academic Support Unit:  Ms Tracey Castle
T & L Awards and Grants Portfolio:  Dr Allison Mandrusiak
Student Employability Portfolio Representative:  Dr Sarah Wallace
Staff Skill Development Portfolio Representative:  Dr Anna Rumbach
Indigenous Advisory Portfolio Representative:  Dr Emma Crawford
Clinical Education Sub-Committee Representative:  Dr Anne E Hill
Professional Education Research Engagement Theme (RET) Representative:  Dr Tanya Rose
International Committee Representative:  Associate Professor Wayne Wilson and Dr Michelle Smith
External Consultant:  Dr Kylie Tucker
Student Representative – undergraduate program:  Ms Christine Burton
Student Representative – postgraduate coursework program:  TBA

 

 

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee

Purpose: To provide a forum for staff to identify and resolve health and safety problems, and to develop and monitor safe systems and procedures in the School. The committee addresses staff views on health and safety matters, and reviews and implements health and safety recommendations from the Faculty and University. This group meets every three months.

Chair

Dr Michelle Smith

Deputy Chair

Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator, Dr Dion Scott

Membership

School Manager, Ms Pascale Nijssen
Clinics Practice Manager, Ms Kathryn Bulmer
Student Administration Manager, Ms Tracey Castle
Clinical Education Liaison Manager, Physiotherapy, Mr Michael Donovan
Research Fellow, Physiotherapy Dr Sauro Emerick Salomoni
PhD Student, Katelyn Melvin

 

Clinical Education Strategic Working Group

Purpose: To position SHRS as a leader in quality clinical education through education and training of clinical educators, and preparation of students for global professional practice. The committee is made up of representatives from each discipline within SHRS (a mix of academic and professional staff) who meet every six to eight weeks.

Chair

Dr Anne E Hill

Deputy Chair

Ms Ruth Dunwoodie

Membership

Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Associate Professor Jodie Copley
Clinical Education Liaison Manager, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Ms Lucy Hunter
Occupational Therapy Clinic Manager, Ms Teresa Quinlan
Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Dr Merrill Turpin
Lecturer, Physiotherapy, Mrs Katrina Williams
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Mrs Liz Springfield
Lecturer, Speech Pathology, Dr Tanya Rose

 

Infrastructure and Innovation Strategic Working Group

Chair

Professor Trevor Russell

Deputy Chair

Associate Professor Wayne Wilson

Membership

Head of School, Professor Sandra Brauer
School Manager, Ms Pascale Nijssen
Clinical Operations Manager, Ms Amy Fagan
Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator, Dr Dion Scott

 

Wellness and Culture Group

Chair

Dr Dunay Schmulian (Lecturer in Audiology)

Membership