I have been CEO of Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) since 2002 and a member of the Edith Cowan University Council since 2006.
The close geographic location of the campuses provides for excellent training and research opportunities.
I consider my dual role has further strengthened what was already a strong and long standing partnership between ECU and JHC.
For example, ECU undergraduate nursing and allied health students train at our hospital. There is no substitute for the vital hands-on experience they receive in surgical, rehabilitation, emergency, maternity and other specialist areas.
To support graduate nurses in their transition to the workplace, JHC also provides employment opportunities and guided learning through our Graduate Nurse Program. This enables new practitioners to become more competent and confident learning in a supportive environment.
JHC's New Community Clinical School, a collaborative involving JHC, UWA, ECU and Curtin University, has further bolstered the JHC/ECU partnership by enhancing training and research opportunities.
I always recommend ECU to prospective students. It has an excellent reputation among our staff. It is a vibrant campus staffed by enthusiastic and well-respected academic staff.
I’m pleased that a number of these outstanding academics hold senior positions with our hospital.