Associate Professor Susan Wearne
BM PhD MMedSci FRACGP FACRRM MRCGP DRCOG DCH DFFP GCTEd Susan Wearne is a GP in Canberra and a Clinical Associate Professor at the Australian National University (ANU). She is Senior Medical Adviser for the Commonwealth Department of Health, in the Division which manages general practice training.
Susan is from England; she grew up in Alderley Edge, Cheshire and qualified in medicine from Southampton University. After GP training in Kettering, Northamptonshire and Wilmslow, Cheshire, she was a partner in training practices in Manchester and York. She started her academic career teaching communication skills at Leeds University, and then moved to the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs. Susan was a medical educator for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Northern Territory General Practice Education and the Remote Vocational Training Scheme. She is an examiner for ANU, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. She has published over 40 articles on general practice and medical education.
Susan is married to Tim Henderson, an ophthalmologist at Alice Springs Hospital. Their married daughter Charlotte lives in England and their son Michael works in Adelaide. Susan is a member of the Alice Aussi Swimming Club and enjoys needlework. Since her job moved to Canberra she has taken up rowing and knitting—but not simultaneously!
Andrew Moreton graduated from the University of Queensland in 1987 and became a Family Medicine trainee with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in Bourke, New South Wales, where he went on to practise for 15 years. Having completed his FRACGP he became involved in case-writing, examining and quality assurance for the FRACGP exams. He is passionate about teaching and learning in medicine and has enjoyed roles teaching GP registrars, GP supervisors and medical students for almost 20 years. He has special interests in communication skills, Indigenous and rural health, exam preparation and doctor’s self-care. His cases are drawn from the rich tapestry of life that is general practice.
Leela Arthur BSc (Hons 1), MBBS, FRACGP, DCH graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008, then completed her FRACGP in Hervey Bay in 2015. She has since moved back to her home town of Brisbane where she is now working both in general practice, and as a ‘GP with Special Interest’ in an irritable bowel syndrome clinic within the hospital system. She has a keen interest in teaching medical students and registrars and has been a medical educator for Queensland Rural Medical Education for several years. More recently, she has become an examiner for the RACGP. She has a particular interest in chronic disease management and refugee health.
In her spare time, Leela enjoys going on adventures with her husband and children, and singing women’s barbershop with her quartet Kit’n’Kaboodle, and chorus Brisbane City Sounds.
Rebekah Ledingham Bsc (Nursing); BMBS; DRANZCOG; DCH; FRACGP is a GP and medical educator in Broome, Western Australia. She is passionate about Aboriginal health and committed to Closing the Gap and supporting an increasing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health workforce. She is also a keen advocate for the well-being of medical students and doctors in training, and would like to see a more nurturing, flexible system in which to grow our future workforce. She founded the online group Medical Mums and Mums to be, now a support network for more than 7000 doctors, after struggling with the prospect of being a junior doctor and a mum simultaneously, but remains eternally thankful that she ignored the (ridiculous) advice not to have babies, as they are growing into fabulous humans who help it all make sense.
Lucas Wheatley BBiomedSc, MBBS, FRACGP, GDipClinEd, GDipSurgAnat, MPH qualified in Medicine in 2009 and entered service with the Royal Australian Air Force. After completing his FRACGP and MPH, with several tours overseas working in Primary Care and Aeromedical Retrievals, Lucas returned to Brisbane, Queensland. Furthering his scope of practice with additional training in surgery and critical care, Lucas splits his time between working for Queensland Health and the Australian Defence Force. Focusing on clinical and procedural training, Lucas has an interest in medicine in austere and rural environments, with a passion for registrar and medical student education, examining for the University of Queensland and Bond University.
Genevieve Yates is Associate Director of Training for North Coast GP Training, a general practitioner and medical writer. She also delivers medico-legal education sessions and develops resource materials for MDA National and is an examiner for the RACGP and a member of the RACGP Fellowship Support Panel. In 2014, she was named GPET Medical Educator of the Year. She has particular interests in doctors’ health and wellbeing, ethics and professionalism, and the medical humanities.