The Quantum Leap
Measurement: redefining Health's boundaries
|Key Note Speakers|
Ms Mary Ann O'Loughlin
COAG Reform Council
Ms Mary Ann O’Loughlin is Executive Councillor of the COAG Reform Council. Between 2000 and 2008, Ms O’Loughlin was a Director of the Allen Consulting Group, a leading economics and public policy consulting firm. Before joining Allen Consulting, she was Senior Adviser (SocialPolicy) to the then Prime Minister, the Hon Paul Keating, and held a number of senior positions in the Commonwealth Public Service, including Deputy Secretary of the Department of Employment,
Education, Training and Youth Affairs. Ms O’Loughlin has also worked as a senior executive for a major publicly listed health care company. Ms O’Loughlin is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia
Professor John Deeble
Professor John Deeble is an Emeritus Fellow of the Australian National University. With Dr Dick Scotton, he was co-author of the original proposals for universal health insurance in 1968 when they worked together in the Melbourne University Institute of Applied Economic Research.
He has been a Special Adviser to two Commonwealth Ministers for Health, Director of the NH&MRC Health Economics Research Unit, a First Assistant Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Community Services, founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health and a Commissioner of the Health Insurance Commission for 17 years from its inception to 1999.
His awards include the Royal Society Research Medal in 1969 and the Sidney Sax Medal from the Australian Hospitals Association in 1991. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1996.
Associate Professor Michael Greco
CEO Patient Opinion Australia
Associate Professor Greco advises the National Health Performance Authority on measurement of patient experience.
Michael holds honorary professor and senior research fellow posts at the School of Medicine, Griffith University and the Peninsula Medical School, UK. His academic background focused on healthcare, evaluation and clinical pastoral education, and includes a PhD in medical education and a Bachelor of Theology.
The Hon Jillian Skinner MP
NSW Minister for Health
Jillian Skinner is the Deputy New South Wales Liberal Leader, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research.
She was first elected as the Member for North Shore in February 1994 and has been re-elected at five subsequent elections.
Mr Fred Lee
Consultant and author of If Disney Ran Your Hospital:9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently
Using an insider’s experience and a keen eye for cultural comparisons, he authored the healthcare best seller, If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently, which was awarded the 2005 Book of the Year from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
He now shares his insights with healthcare groups all over the country. Fred Lee is a nationally recognized expert and consultant in patient relations and service excellence. His seminars are dynamic, inspiring, and immensely practical. He motivates healthcare managers as well as front line staff by talking their language and having walked in their shoes.
Her Excellency Professor AC CVO Marie Bashir
Governor of NSW
Professor Bashir, the first woman to be appointed Governor of New South Wales, took up her office on 1 March 2001.
Dr Bashir taught at the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, increasingly working with children's services, psychiatry and mental health services, and indigenous health programs. At the time of her appointment as Governor of New South Wales, she was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney (a post she took up in 1993); Area Director of Mental Health Services Central Sydney (from 1994); and Senior Consultant to the Aboriginal Medical Service, Redfern (from 1996) and to the Aboriginal Medical Service, Kempsey.
Dr Sally Cockburn
Dr Sally Cockburn is a GP and health advocate - with a twist - while she practices part time in suburban Melbourne she is also known around Australia as ‘Dr Feelgood’, a high profile media presenter who champions sensitive issues and demystifies medicine.
Her 20 year media career spans every television network and Australia’s top radio networks. Her national radio sex and relationships program Pillowtalk was a trailblazing phenomenon in the 1990s and lead to her own talk back TV show. She currently can be seen on channel 7’s Morning Show with Larry and Kylie, and heard hosting her own Sunday Night talk back radio program Talking Health on Melbourne’s radio 3AW. She is recipient of the radio industry’s award for best documentary and an MBF award for excellence in health journalist.
Behind the scenes, Sally is passionate about patient and community issues and is active in health policy and education at many levels. Sally is a Lifetime Australia Day Ambassador for Victoria. In March 2010 Sally was inducted into the Victorian Women’s honour roll for harnessing the media to improve health communications.
She has recently retired from the Chair of Family Planning Victoria and the board of Vichealth, the world leading health promotion organisation.
Sally is patron or ambassador for many community organisations and sits onthe Victorian Government’s Mental Health Reform Council. Her non human interests include sitting on sits on the Melbourne Zoo’s Scientific Advisory Committee and is an Ambassador for Lort Smith Animal Hospital.
She champions those who feel disempowered,she stands up against bullies and ensures sensitive issues are not brushed under the table.
Dr. Diane Watson
CEO - National Health Performance Authority
Dr Diane Watson is the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Performance Authority, taking up the position on 1 June 2012 after being interim CEO since February 2012.
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Fractures, fusions and federalism: accountability in Australia's health system.
Professor Greg Craven : Deputy Chair of the COAG Reform Council
Ms. Robyn Kruk: CEO National Mental Health Commission
Hon. Professor Geoff Gallop: Director Graduate School of Government
Mr. Mark Metherell, Independent Journalist
Ms. Monica Attard OAM, Walkley Award winning journalist