Associate Professor Lyn Goldberg, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.
Lyn’s background is in speech pathology. After some years in clinical practice in the United States, she was recruited to be a Director at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Washington, DC, focusing on policy development. She then moved into academia, teaching and conducting research in interprofessional education in gerontology, and swallowing, nutritional, and related quality of life issues in older adults. She served as a member of the Executive Board of ASHA and was later honoured as a Fellow of ASHA.
Before joining the University of Tasmania, Lyn was the John and Ruby Hendren Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health Sciences at Wichita State University (Wichita, Kansas, USA) with an adjunct position in Preventive Care at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Prior to this, she served as Associate Dean in the College of Health Sciences at Missouri State University (Missouri, USA). Before that, she began her academic career at the George Washington University in Washington, DC (USA). Her academic career followed seven years in association management at ASHA which was preceded by clinical practice in speech pathology. Lyn completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and her graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral studies in the United States.
Dr Roland Watzl, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Australian Antarctic Division
Dr Roland Watzl is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Antarctic Division. Roland graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995 and spent his career seeking a generalist scope of practice with experience in Surgery, Emergency, Military, Underwater, Aviation, Expedition, Maritime and Retrieval Medicine. He has worked extensively in remote settings overseas and in Antarctica.
In 2001, Roland over-wintered at Casey Station, Antarctica, as the stations sole expedition medical officer. He is a General Practitioner, a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, and an Associate Member of the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) / COMNAP (Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs) Joint Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine.
Dr Michala Short, Senior Lecturer in Radiation Therapy, University of South Australia and Researcher with the UniSA Cancer Research Institute.
Dr Michala Short is a Senior Lecturer in Radiation Therapy and a researcher at the UniSA Cancer Research Institute. Michala’s research focuses on improving the lives of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, which has been the underlying theme throughout her clinical and academic career.
Michala’s specific research interests relate to precision in radiation therapy image verification, understanding how radiation therapy impacts patients’ quality of life in particular fatigue, and more recently, the role of proton therapy in cancer management. During her PhD research Michala was the recipient of the prestigious Cancer Institute NSW Scholar Award and since then has received seed funding to investigate late effects of proton therapy (2017), an Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant (2018) to visit overseas proton therapy centres and establish international research collaborations and funding from The Hospital Research Foundation (2021) to develop an online health-related quality of life platform for children with cancer. Michala’s publications have spanned a range of topics including communication and information provision in radiation therapy, quality of life in patients with prostate and pancreatic cancer as well as a number of literature reviews on toxicities after SABR for lung cancer and outcomes after proton therapy in paediatric patients.
Alongside research, Michala coordinates the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science with-Honours program and is passionate about mentoring others in the research process. She is actively involved in supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students and has a teaching role within several core second- and third-year radiation therapy courses. Michala holds a PhD in Radiation Therapy from The University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Medical Radiations, Radiation Therapy (Honours) from the University of South Australia.
In her spare time, Michala enjoys heading outdoors with her family such as going hiking in the hills, spending summer at the beach, bike riding along linear park and going on the occasional ski trip.
Dr Rob Jones, Orthopaedic Radiologist, Royal Hobart Hospital
Dr Rob Jones is a UK and Australian trained Radiologist and is currently working full time as senior specialist at The Royal Hobart Hospital. He is proudly Welsh and a graduate of The Welsh National School of Medicine. Rob’s main interest is MSK.
Rob was state chair of ASUM for 10 years before they merged Tasmania with Victoria and was a founding member of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Interest Group (AMSIG) and is still an active member. Rob was one of the MSK radiologists that ran the clinic in the village of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Rob is currently Branch Education Officer for Tasmania (since 2016) for The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
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