Academic and Staff Profiles


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Dr Lesley Forster MBBS (UNSW), MHP (UNSW), Dip Labour Relations and Law (USyd), FRACMA, FAFPHM

Associate Dean (Rural Health)
Head, Rural Clinical School
Specialty: Medical Administration

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A graduate of UNSW, Dr Forster has had an extensive career in health services. She was formerly the Director of Medical Administration at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. She has wide rural experience in Wagga, Bathurst, Orange and Broken Hill with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. She established the NSW Trauma System and Retrieval Services and the Delineation of Roles of Hospitals.

Dr Forster is Convenor of the Indigenous Pre Medicine Program. Her research interests are in medical education and administration.

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Tony Jordan

School Manager

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Tony is retired NSW Police Force Senior Sergeant and enjoyed a career spanning more than 25 years specialising in criminal investigation, public relations, HR, youth affairs and management. Tony’s role provides administration support to our Associate Dean Rural Health & Head of School, Dr Lesley Forster. 

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John Dash BCommerce (UoW), CPA

Management Accountant


John is responsible for the financial management and reporting of the rural clinical school. He works with all campuses to ensure monitoring and compliance with UNSW financial policies and procedures.

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Kelvin Kong BSc MBBS FRACS

Associate Professor
Specialty: Ear, Nose and Throat

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Kelvin hails from Worimi country in Port Stephens. An Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, Kelvin has long advocated and championed for the importance of education, particularly pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Kelvin is also interested in supervising for Phase 2 student's Independent Learning Projects (ILP). He is humbled to be part of such a great team at the UNSW Rural Clinical School.

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Dr Khyarne Biles

Conjoint Lecturer, UNSW Medicine

Khyarne is from Dubbo, NSW and has only lived away from there whilst completing her Bachelor of Medicine Studies/Doctor of Medicine from 2009-2014.  She is a Ngemba woman, her family from Brewarrina, north western NSW. 

Khyarne completed the Pre-Medicine Program in 2008, which is the Indigenous Entry pathway into Medicine at UNSW. Khyarne has returned to Dubbo to practice in 2015, , she is currently a resident and in 2017, will start her Emergency training at the Dubbo Base Hospital.

She is involved in teaching during the Pre-Medicine Program and is a mentor to the current UNSW Indigenous students.