Dr Wainer is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. She is an expert in international policy development on women’s health and gender in medicine. She is a long time advocate for, and provider of, women’s health services. She was a senior academic in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University in Australia for 13 years. She has been honoured for her work by receiving both the Vice-Chancellor’s Equity and Diversity Award and Dean’s Award for Excellence at Monash University in Australia, she has been appointed to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and was named ‘Woman of the Decade of the 1970s’ by Amnesty International (Victoria) thus receiving their Human Rights Award. Dr Wainer is an academic with skills in both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques and has used her skills in policy development to contribute to the debate, both nationally and internationally, on women’s health. In June 2010 she became a Member of the Order of Australia, one of our country’s highest Awards.
Dr Geoff White, BAppSci, DipEd, MEd St, PhD
Dr White’s area of expertise is learning and teaching with a particular focus on effective face-to-face, clinical and online learning environments. His learning and teaching activities have focused on how to cater for learner diversity, curriculum design and innovative teaching strategies and the development of challenging online learning environments. Dr White currently coordinates the Master of Health Professional Education course within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University in Australia and teaches within its Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education.
Associate Professor Jan Coles, MBBS, MMed(Women’s Health), Dip Child Health, GradCert Health Professional Education, PhD, MRACGP
Associate Professor Coles is a General Practitioner and academic involved in the development of educational materials and practical training for medical students at Monash University in Australia and is an expert in the gathering and thematic analysis of qualitative data. She has written a PhD on the problems faced in mothering their babies, by women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is considered the world expert in this field and runs an internet support group for sexual violence researchers under the auspices of the international Sexual Violence Research Initiative. She has a strong ethical compass related to human rights.