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Bond Professor elected President for peak body in remote health care

Bond University Professor Janie Smith has been elected as the President of CRANAplus, the national peak body representing all remote health care workers in Australia.

CRANAplus is the only member based national health organisation with a sole focus on remote health, and has been operating for over 30 years.

The organisation provides education, support and advocacy for all health professionals working in remote areas of Australia including nurses, doctors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, as well as allied health professionals.

“It is a humbling experience being elected by a membership, and I feel I am in a very privileged role in taking this dynamic organisation forward”, said Janie.

“My vision for CRANAplus includes expanding the education, support and advocacy needs of remote health practitioners, as well as looking how we can assist in the professional development needs of our remote Pacific neighbours.”

Janie brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the position. She has worked extensively in national curriculum development, program accreditation, educational resource development, policy development, organisational review, as well as Indigenous health and research.

This experience has included several health disciplines including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

At Bond University, Professor Smith specialises in the areas of Indigenous health, population health and rural and remote health.

For more information, please contact:
Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Bond University
P: +61 75595 2177
E: [email protected]

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