Meet our team

The GPSA team is small in number but large in impact, consisting of individuals committed to supporting and advocating for our core membership of GP supervisors, practice owners and practice managers.

Guiding the GPSA team is a dynamic Board made up of clinical and administrative professionals whose passion for nurturing the next generation of family doctors through high quality supervision has brought them together to represent the interests of this important sector.

The GPSA Board

The GPSA Board is an honorary board comprising GPs, GP supervisors, training practice owners and practice managers – all generously contributing their wealth of experience in the supervision of GP registrars and prevocational learners for the benefit of the GP training sector.

We are always interested in hearing from individuals with complementary skills and experience who are interested in assisting us in our goal of supporting GP supervisors and training practices across Australia. To participate in GPSA’s working groups and/or contribute to our development of best practice educational material, policy statements or other member resources, please email Carla.Taylor@gpsa.org.au.  If you would like to express your interest in joining the GPSA Board, noting the provided Director Position Description, please click the link below.

   

Dr Kevin Arlett | Chair  MBBS, FRACGP, FAICD
Kevin is a GP, GP supervisor, ME and training practice owner whose involvement in medical education spans more than 3 decades, including a period as Area Regional Coordinator for the RACGP in the original iteration of College-led training. Apart from contributing to the GPSA Board since 2017, Kevin has also served on the state bodies of General Practice Queensland (GPQ) as a Director and Chairman,… Read more
Leonie has a great interest in developing the education of Registrars. She is passionate about ensuring Registrars not only receive great clinical training but that they are also prepared to enter the world of General Practice as educated and informed business people. Leonie has presented to registrars at both MCCC and EVGPT workshops and has also regularly presented to Practice Managers on issues including the NTCER, recruitment and business development. Read more

Dr Frank Maldari | Director MBBS, FRACGP, GAICD, Cert. Clin. Ed

Frank has been a General Practitioner for 28 years and is a partner in Christies Beach Medical Centre, a privately owned General Practice of over 50 years history. Frank has been involved as a Supervisor of Students, Interns, RMO’s and General Practice Registrars for over 15 Years. Frank is a SLO for GPEx and has roles on various committees within GPEx. He has had previous board experience with the Southern Division of General Practice.

Dr Justin Coleman | Director MBBS, FRACGP, MPH, GAICD

Justin Coleman is a GP in Brisbane and the Northern Territory. He has supervised approximately 60 GP Registrars over the past 25 years in Victoria, Qld and the NT. For the past decade he has educated many hundreds of GP Supervisors around Australia, particularly in the NT. Justin was President of the Australasian Medical Writers Association for five years and a board member for ten. Justin edits medical text books and journals, and has published 1,500 articles and numerous podcasts.

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Dr Madhu Tamilarasan lives and practices in Lithgow, a country town in Central West NSW, as a partner in a privately owned general practice which offers office based, hospital VMO and procedural GP training. Madhu has been the main supervisor for the practice since 2010, supervising countless registrars in that time and providing many former registrars and medical students with mentoring and support long after they leave her practice.

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Dr Candice Baker obtained fellowship as an Australian General Practitioner in 2015, then as a Canadian Family Physician in 2020. Outside her time working in Ontario Canada through 2020 and 2021, she has been at the same training practice in regional Victoria for 10 years. It was here she became involved in the supervision of medical students and registrars in an informal capacity before becoming an accredited supervisor early in 2022.

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Dr Srishti Dutta is a GP with over a decade of clinical and non-clinical experience, having worked across 3 continents and observed a range of health systems closely. She has attained fellowship as a GP both in Australia in the UK, is a GP supervisor and ECT visitor, an Examiner for the RACGP, a Medical Facilitator at the Black Dog Institute, and a GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) as part of the joint initiative between Metro North HHS and Brisbane North PHN: where, in her words, “influencing without power” is a key skill on which she relies.

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Dr Kate Manderson is an experienced GP supervisor and Principal GP of 4 practices in the Shoalhaven, with special interests in Aerospace Medicine, Clinical and Military Medicine, and Women’s Health. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) whose governance background includes 5 years as the President and Chair of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM), chairing the ASAM Policy and Advisory Committee, and performing the role of Finance Director for the Shoalhaven Division of General Practice.

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Senior management

Carla Taylor | CEO  BA(Hons), MBA(Int), MComm

Having worked with GPSA in education and research since 2020, Carla stepped into the role of CEO in May 2022 with sound knowledge of the GP training context coupled with vast amounts of curiosity and enthusiasm.

Carla is a problem-solver, strategist and marketing professional with a strong administrative and networking background.

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GPSA staff

Our staff are a multi-disciplinary team who punch well above their weight in terms of the output of educational resources, research and advocacy for GP supervisors. Our team are here to support our members and deliver on our organisational priorities set by our board.

We are always interested to hear from people with relevant skills and experience who may be interested in joining in our team in the future when positions become available. Click the button below to register your interest in working with GPSA in the future

Leonie Chamberlain

Chief Operations Officer

Dr Samia Toukhsati

Coordinator, Research and Evaluation

Lachlan Butcher

Coordinator, Member Services & Special Projects

Jane McMahon

Administration Officer

Karen Andrews

Administration Officer Governance