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 Louise Hickson

Deputy Chair

Professor Sandy Brauer

Membership

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


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, Professor Linda Worrall
Statistics Advisor, Dr Asad Khan
Joint Appointment, 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, Salma Charania
Vice Chair, Post Graduate Research Conference Committee, Alana Hutchison
 

Teaching and Learning Committee

Purpose: Ensures that the School follows ‘best practice’ in the teaching of courses and in the structure of programs that it offers. The Committee initiates and monitors change, and ensures that the School adheres to university policies, procedures and rules. The Committee meets approximately every six weeks throughout the year. It includes representatives from all professions within the School – Heads of Profession, Program Coordinators, a postgraduate and undergraduate student representative and the School Manager.

Chair

Dr Jodie Copley

Deputy Chair

Dr Tanya Rose

Membership

Program Directors, Occupational Therapy, Professor Jenny Fleming and Associate Professor Louise Gustafsson
Program Director, Audiology, Associate Professor Wayne Wilson
Program Directors, Speech Pathology, Dr Nerina Scarinci and Dr Tony Angwin
Program Directors, Physiotherapy, Professors Bill Vicenzino, Trevor Russell, Sandy Brauer
and Dr Michelle Smith
Program Director, HRSS Courses, Dr Leanne Johnston
Clinical Education Strategic Working Group Chair, Dr Anne E Hill
Manager, Student and Academic Administration, Ms Tracey Castle
T&L Grants & Awards Portfolio, Dr Allison Mandrusiak
Employability Portfolio: Dr Sarah Wallace and Mrs Anne-Maree Caine
Cultural Responsiveness Portfolio, Dr Merrill Turpin
Staff Skill Development Portfolio, Dr Anna Rumbach
External Consultant, Geoff Isaacs
Student Representative, one undergraduate and one graduate entry masters students per year (rotates each calendar year between the disciplines)
Library Representative, Christine Dalais


Occupational Health and Safety 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
HR Representative, Mr Liam Staunton
Student Administration, Mrs Deborah Fleming
Clinical Education Liaison Manager, Physiotherapy, Mr Michael Donovan
Laboratory Coordinator, Mr Markus Kiel


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, Dr 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 Louise Hickson
School Manager, Ms Pascale Nijssen
Clinical Operations Manager, Ms Amy Fagan
Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator, Dr Dion Scott