Professor Cobie Rudd is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Advancement) at Edith Cowan University (ECU) and was one of five National Teaching Fellows appointed by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching in 2011. Her National Teaching Fellowship focused on 'Enhancing uptake of learning through simulation in health'. In 2008, Professor Rudd led the ECU team that was the State Winner (WA) of the Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia Innovations Award for achievements in developing simulated learning environments, building on her creation of the ECU Health Simulation Centre in 2007. In 2014 and 2012, she led the teams that received ECU Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Programs that Enhance Quality and Performance and for Service to Students, respectively.
Professor Rudd is the Professor of Mental Health at ECU and as of 2014, Vice-Chancellor's Delegate for accreditation of all health, science, engineering and computing, information and security courses. Professor Rudd also leads a major research project within ECU’s Collaborative Research Network program that concentrates on developing evidence-based models of health care and the subsequent educational approaches required.
She has also lived and worked in Queensland and Canberra in senior policy research and advisory roles for both state and commonwealth governments. Professor Rudd has provided leadership for a number of Statewide and national education and clinical training projects aimed at addressing the challenges of providing a skilled, inter-professional and sustainable health workforce that is responsive to evolving community needs.
Professor Rudd currently has a Government of Western Australia Cabinet-endorsed appointment to the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention and was elected Chair of the Council’s Research, Development and Evaluation Committee and is a Non-Executive Director on the Leadership WA Board. She served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board for the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare (2010-2013), as a Non-Executive Director on the Board for the International Association for Research in Service-Learning and Community Engagement (2008 – 2010), and is presently an invited member of the International Health Workforce Collaborative. She has been Chair of the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health (Western Australia) (2007-2010), a Non-Executive Director on the Nurses Board of Western Australia (2005 – 2006), a Non-Executive Director on the Board for the Injury Control Council Western Australia (2005 - 2007), and Vice-Chair of Western Australia General Practice Education and Training Ltd (2000 - 2003).
Professor Rudd holds the degrees of Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing from the University of New England, Master of Public Health from Queensland University of Technology, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. Additionally, she is licensed under the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to practise as a Registered Nurse.
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