The Society is governed by its Constitution, which is a document that defines it, and provides a basic set of ‘rules’ for the daily running and management of the organisation. It provides the terms of reference and is composed of a number of articles, each of which contains rules for a particular aspect of running the Society.
Board of Directors
Being a Company Limited by Guarantee, and in accordance with its Constitution, the business of the Society is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors comprising the President, the immediate Past President (for a term of one year), six State Branch elected members, and up to two appointed directors from outside the immediate profession.
The Board of Directors is instrumental in defining the strategic direction of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy and must comply with all ASIC regulations pertaining to its governance.
The Board of Directors is autonomous. While each state elects a Director to best represent their interests, Directors are required to make decisions for the greater benefit of the organisation as a whole, not for any particular group of members.
Carolyn is the President of ASMIRT. She is currently also a Trustee and Treasurer for the Nicholas Outterside Trust. Carolyn has previously been a member of the Medical Imaging Advisory 1 Panel and in Victoria, a member and chair of the Continuing Education Committee and member of the Professional Accreditation and Education Committee. She has recently stepped down as the Radiographer Manager at Austin Health in Melbourne. Carolyn is keen to advance the profession and has a special interest in orthopaedic imaging, decreasing patient dose and increasing patient care.
Naomi is the Queensland representative on the ASMIRT Board of Directors. Living and working in regional Queensland for over 27 years, Naomi understands the need for effective communication and a high level of engagement within regional Queensland and to its members. As the MRI Team Leader, she thrives on managing a diverse workforce, balancing technological innovations with multiple challenges offered by a regional setting. As an ASMIRT Board member, her vision will be to work together with the regional members and other members across Australia to build a strong network through effective communication.
Natalie is the Tasmania representative on the ASMIRT Board of Directors. Her clinical role is Chief Radiation Therapist at Launceston General Hospital. She is also the Board Liaison for the Education Committee. Natalie is passionate about the training and development of radiation therapy staff and students, in conjunction with leading change in the field of radiation therapy.
Georgia is the Western Australia representative on the ASMIRT Board of Directors. Georgia trained as a radiation therapist and worked clinically before completing her PhD and embarking on a research career focusing on cancer patients’ psychosocial and information needs, communication between health professionals and cancer patients, radiation therapy workforce issues and the needs of carers of patients diagnosed with terminal cancer. Georgia is a Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University and has published extensively. Georgia is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and Director Pipeline Program. She is currently Board Liaison for the Fellowship Panel, the Particle Therapy Working Group, the Research Lead Committee and the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. Georgia is committed to encouraging, supporting and mentoring medical radiation professionals to lead and participate in research projects.
ASSISTANT HONORARY SECRETARY
Nigel is the Victorian representative on the ASMIRT Board of Directors. He is currently the Radiation Therapy Manager/Chief Radiation Therapist at Austin Health in Melbourne. Nigel has recently completed a three and a half year tenure as the inaugural chair of the ASMIRT Research Committee and will be moving to the role of Board Liaison for the Membership and Advocacy Committee. Nigel is passionate about research and development, having completed his PhD in 2019, and is keen to ensure medical radiations professionals advocate and lead change through evidence based practice.
Laura is the NSW representative on the ASMIRT Board of Directors. She is currently a Senior Quality Assurance and Research Radiation Therapist at Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals, Sydney. Laura is passionate about research and quality improvement having recently completed her Master of Philosophy. She is keen to see more medical radiation practitioners (MRP) involved in research and quality improvement to ensure Australian medical radiation consumers receive world class care. She is a ASMIRT trained person-centred care facilitator and understands the benefits of a person-centred delivery to provide the ideal experience for individuals, and their communities. Laura is proactive and progressive in nature and is a strong advocate for MRPs developing and exemplifying leadership at all levels. Laura emulates the core characteristics of a leader and has done during all portions of her life and career, no matter her title or role. She is approachable, open, optimistic, passionate, consistent and a positive role model.
ASSISTANT HONORARY TREASURER
Rachel is the SA Director on the ASMIRT Board. Her current role involves managing a private radiation oncology centre and team in Adelaide. Rachel has worked as a radiation therapist in both Australia and the UK and in both public and private practice. Previously, Rachel has been a member of the Professional Standards Committee and the Radiation Therapy Advisory Panel. With experience in research, Rachel has presented and published both nationally and internationally. As the Board liaison for the Professional Standards Committee, Rachel’s vision is to advance the profession, and ensure MRPs have a voice in all policy creation that will impact the important work we undertake.