The Universities Australia Board of Directors established the Health Professions Education Standing Group (HPESG) in July 2012 to strengthen the sector's capacity to influence health and related education policy agendas. The HPESG represents the university sector’s interests in educating Australia’s future health workforce. The Group provides advice on the impact of health and education policies on our capacity to deliver high quality and sustainable education in this vital area.
The HPESG is actively seeking to engage with governments, public and private health service providers, health professional bodies, and other stakeholders to facilitate collaborative development of a more coordinated policy framework to ensure the quality and sustainability of health professions education to meet contemporary and future community needs.
The HPESG has developed a set of policy principles to help shape developments in the policy that impacts the education of health professions, including that being oversighted by Ministers through the national Standing Committee on Health (SCoH). They are available here.
The HPESG Terms of Reference are here.
The HPESG Members are listed below:
Dr Michael Spence (Chair and Lead Vice-Chancellor Health Professions Education)
Vice-Chancellor & Principal
The University of Sydney
Professor Brendan Crotty
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health
Professor Wendy Cross
Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor Ian Wronski
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
James Cook University
Professor Johann de Vries
Dean of the School of Dentistry
The University of Adelaide
Professor Pauline Nugent
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Australian Catholic University
Professor Susan Elliott
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)
The University of Melbourne
Professor David Morrison
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research
Professor Nick Shaw
Head of School and Manager, School of Pharmacy
The University of Queensland
Professor Patrick Crookes
Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
University of Wollongong