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Dr Felicity Croker

 

As a founding academic in Dentistry at JCU, she has contributed to curriculum development, implementation and evaluation of the program leading to full accreditation (2013). She has successfully initiated and managed 16 domestic and 8 international dentistry placements.
Informed by over 30 years of clinical practice, teaching and research in regional, remote and disadvantaged communities within Australia and the Asia Pacific, Felicity is strongly committed to educating a socially accountable health workforce who can contribute effectively to low resource communities within the tropics. Her two JCU excellence awards reflect this commitment. 
Felicity has applied a broad interprofessional focus to teaching and research roles across disciplinary boundaries and campuses while working with social sciences, Indigenous health, education, health sciences, public health, medicine and dentistry. 
She completed Education Honours (1st class; 1994), which focused on nursing curricula, followed by a multidisciplinary PhD project that explored rural and remote maternity services (2007). Career highlights include representing JCU in Beijing (1995), coordinating the Swedish rural exchange program (1996-1997), developing a successful dentistry capstone year (2013-2017) and recently enabling young dental researchers to succeed. Current projects focus on rural oral health, dental graduate intentions and destinations, and developing dental students’ capacity to respond to domestic violence and medical emergencies. 

 

Amanda Lee-Ross

 

Amanda Lee-Ross is the CEO of the Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service in Far North Queensland.
The Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service (CRDVS) began its life back in 1987 when it grew from a local grass roots group called the Domestic Violence Action Group. In 1992 we became one of the first four Regional Domestic Violence Services to receive funding from the Queensland Government. We use our specialist knowledge and skills to empower and assist those affected by domestic and family violence by providing counselling, crisis support, advocacy and court support and work to prevent domestic and family violence in the community by awareness raising events, community education, professional training and the coordination of sector responses to domestic and family violence. 
The organisation’s vision is ‘Making a difference – bringing domestic and family violence to an end’ and its values are Access and Equity; Respect; Integrity and Learning

 

Dr Ann Carrington

 

Ann Carrington is a Lecturer in Social Work at James Cook University. Her practice has been predominantly with those who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. She developed the ‘Vortex of Violence’ practice model for working with women who have experienced domestic violence as published in the British Journal of Social Work. She continues to research and write in the area of domestic violence, violence against women, integrated responses and other social and gendered issues. Her other area of research and practice interest is the integration of spiritual theory and practice in social work. Areas of interest within this field include: integration of spirituality in social work theory, practice, research, ethics and pedagogy; and exploration of how spiritual theory and practice may add to social works understanding of issues of power, control, privilege, vicarious trauma/burnout and reflective practice.

 

Dr Matthew Nangle

 

Matthew Nangle BSc, PhD, BDSc is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Dentistry at The University of Queensland and also works part-time as a general dentist in private practice. Matthew has active roles in teaching, research and clinical dentistry. He was recently elected to the Council of ADAQ.

 

Dr Brian Fitzpatrick

 

Dr Brian Fitzpatrick maintains a full time private practice in Brisbane. His dental education was completed at the University of Queensland, University of Washington, Seattle and the University of Goteborg, Sweden. He is a Past President and Honorary Life Member of the Australian Prosthodontic Society, is a reviewer for the International Journal of Prosthodontics and the International Journal of Implant Dentistry and recently retired as Co-President of the International College of Prosthodontists.

 

Dr Jacki Kearslake

 

Jacki Kearslake, an Australian dentist (a graduate of the University of Adelaide). For 16 years she has worked as a dentist in private practice. These days Jacki better known as the founder of Dental Web Strategies.
Since Jacki put down her handpiece (in 2006) she has made it her mission to understand online marketing from an Australian Dentist's perspective.
There's a lot of misinformation, bad practices and scams out there, and Jacki admist to uttering a few choice words from time to time when she has seen how my colleagues have been persuaded or tricked into doing things that, at best, are ineffective and, at worst, attract penalties from Google and letters from AHPRA.

 

Dr Bill Kahler

 

Dr Bill Kahler maintains a full time specialist private practice restricted to Endodontics in Brisbane and Toowoomba, Australia. Bill holds an honorary Associate Professor title at the University of Queensland. He graduated DClinDent (Endo) from the University of Adelaide and has a PhD from the University of Sydney as well as numerous Fellowships. Bill has published more than 55 papers in international dental, material science and engineering journals. His papers are cited as reference texts by the American Association of Endodontists and the International Association of Dental Traumatology for the treatment of dental trauma and regenerative endodontic procedures. Bill is a contributing author for book chapters on endodontic outcomes and dental trauma including the Textbook and Color Atlas for Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and has numerous international research collaborations.