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

Contact
T (02) 9385 8205
F (02) 9385 1970
E l.forster@unsw.edu.au

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

Executive Assistant

Contact
Anthony Jordan
T (02) 6580 7529
E tony.jordan@unsw.edu.au

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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Jenna McCallum (on maternity leave returning September 2018)
Administration Assistant

Contact:
T (02) 9385 2167
F (02) 9385 1970
E jenna.mccallum@unsw.edu.au

Jenna provides administrative and research support within the school. She is also the administrator of the Rural Allied Health and Medical Society (RAHMS), which involves working with the students to promote rural health through a range of activities both on and off campus. Jenna Cohn is the Administration Assistant at the Rural Clinical School, UNSW Medicine, Kensington campus. She comes from a community services and advocacy background, having worked as Executive Officer to the National and Associate National Directors at Frontier Services, and to the Board at National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. She works Monday - Thursday.

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Genevieve McKay
Campus Coordinator

Contact:
T (02) 9385 3210
F (02) 9385 1970
E g.mckay@unsw.edu.au

Genevieve's position is to allocate Phase 3 students to a four week rural clinical placement to our rural teaching hospitals. She also coordinates the Indigenous Winter School program and the Pre-Medicine Program for Indigenous Entry into Medicine. She was born and raised in Brewarrina, North West NSW and has a strong medical administrative background. She is also involved in the Rural Entry interview process.

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Associate Professor Craig McLachlan BSc (HONS) PhD(Medicine) MPH&TM GCertTMLP
Director of Research

Contact:
T (02) 9385 8912
F (02) 9385 1970
E cmac@unsw.edu.au

A graduate of University of Sydney and James Cook University. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences, Pharmacology and Physiology at UTS, Sydney and previously worked in Singapore with A*STAR and NUS. In Singapore the lab was mentored by the Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner.  His current research activities span cardiovascular and metabolic medicine, community screening using novel technology platforms, medical devices, oncology and medical education. A juggler of multiple projects, students and funded research including NHMRC, DFAT and external programs.

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Jessica Monoja BHealth (Macquarie) BSc/Psych (Macquarie)
Administrative Officer

Contact:
T (02) 9385 3677
F (02) 9385 1970
E j.monoja@unsw.edu.au

Jessica supports the selection and application process of the Rural Student Entry Scheme, updates the Health Careers Kit and Annual report, and coordinates conjoint applications and student evaluations for the school. She has a degree in Public Health and a degree in Psychology. She works all days except Thursday.

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Lina Ghazi
Finance Officer

T +61 (2) 9385 3404
F +61 (2) 9385 1970
E g.lina@unsw.edu.au

Lina works Tuesday to Thursday in the Rural Clinical School. Her main role is carrying out  financial payments of invoices and reimbursements. Lina also works closely with administrative staff in our other Rural Clinical Schools to assist with financial queries.

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John Dash BCommerce (UoW), CPA

Management Accountant

T +61 (2) 9385 7897
F +61 (2) 9385 1970
E j.dash@unsw.edu.au

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

Contact:
F (02) 9385 1970
E KelvinKongRooms@gmail.com

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

Contact: For contact details, please email g.mckay@unsw.edu.au

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.