Who are we? The GVRTH Team

Professor Julian Wright

Julian is the Head of the Department of Rural Health and Director of Medical Student Education at the University of Melbourne’s Rural Clinical School.  Previously he was a UK Royal College of Physicians Tutor for Medicine and Director of Postgraduate Medical Education at one of the UKs largest hospital trusts. Julian is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Academy of Medical Educators and the Royal College of Physicians in the UK, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and a Professor of Medicine.

Professor Bill Adam (OAM)

Bill is the Deputy Head of Department of Rural Health at the University of Melbourne’s Rural Clinical School. Bill graduated medicine in 1965, after which he completed his training as a doctor or Renal Pathophysiology. Bill now spends his time in clinical teaching, administration and research. Bill is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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Keryn Bolte

Keryn is the Manager for Goulburn Valley Regional Training Hub and the Student Placement Manager for the University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health (UoM-UDRH). Keryn has a holistic approach to providing support to students, and staff who supervise them, which means she collaborates with the local health and community services and education providers in a myriad of ways.

With a background in nursing, and postgraduate qualifications in critical care, midwifery and clinical education, she has extensive experience in rural health and student support and is passionate about the future of rural health workforce development. Keryn is currently undertaking a PhD through UoM examining the elements of workplace learning environments for rural health services staff.

Bianca Davies

Bianca has over a decade of experience in administration, having held positions in various industries including education, justice, medicine, and business. Prior to joining the team Bianca worked at James Cook University, General Practice (GP) Training where she provided administration support to the Director, program operations and the regional training nodes. Bianca is currently enjoying maternity leave. 

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Louise Pearce

Louise is the Project Lead, Medical Education and Supervision role with the GV Regional Training Hub. 

Louise has extensive educational experience working across a range of states and discipline areas and is looking forward to applying her passion for education and rural communities throughout the GV training hub footprint.

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Alana Lee

Alana is the Engagement Officer for the GV Regional Training Hub, and has over 15 years experience in business development, marketing and stakeholder relations across a broad range of industries. 

Alana provides support for students, interns, junior doctors and medical staff currently working or considering working in the Goulburn Valley region. 

The GVRTH Team are based in the Department of Rural Health (DRH) offices located in Shepparton, Echuca and Wangaratta, Victoria. The DRH is a provider of professional education and research in a rural context. Click here to visit the DRH website and learn more about the current research, projects, activities, and events of our Department.