A/Prof Susan Wearne

BM PhD MMedSci FRACGP FACRRM DCH DRCOG DFFP GCTEd GAICD 
Senior Medical Adviser in the Health Workforce Division in the Australian Government Department of Health 

The National Medical Workforce Strategy
@ 11.00am – 11.45am (Day one)

Susan Wearne is Senior Medical Adviser in the Health Workforce Division in the Australian Government Department of Health. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Australian National University, and works as a sessional GP in Canberra. 

Previously, Susan worked as an academic and GP in England, in Alice Springs, and for the RFDS at Yulara (Ayers Rock Medical Centre). Her work for the Remote Vocational Training Scheme sparked her interest in using technology to facilitate training, and led to her PhD on remote supervision during GP training. Her book of general practice cases is in its fourth edition. 

Susan is chair of the National Medical Workforce Strategy Steering Committee, and also works on other Health Workforce Division programs that focus on the distribution of qualified health professionals across Australia.