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Biographical entry Workman, Barbara Skeete (1954 - )

AM

Born
17 April 1954
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Medical educator

Summary

Barbara Workman's clinical interests include chronic pain management. She was appointed Director of the Pain Clinic at the Kingston Centre, Victoria, in 1989. Since 1997 Workman was appointed Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Monash University. Other appointment include inaugural Director of the Monash Ageing Research Centre from 1999 and Medical Director of Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services at Monash Health since 2001. Her research has focused on the rapid utilisation of clinical research to improve the quality of care and address gaps in health services for older persons, particularly in the fields of dementia and palliative care.

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Events

1977
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1985 - 1988
Career position - National Heart Foundation (NHF) Postgraduate Medical Research Scholar at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Victoria
1986
Career position - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
1989 -
Career position - Director of the Pain Clinic at the Kingston Centre, Victoria
1989 - 1996
Career position - Assistant Physician at the Austin Hospital in Victoria
1989 - 1997
Career position - Deputy Director of Geriatric Services at the Caulfield General Medical Centre in Victoria
1989 - 1997
Career position - Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Victoria
1990
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Melbourne
1990 - 1997
Career position - Honorary Assistant Physician at the Alfred Hospital, Victoria
1994 -
Career position - Member, Education and Training Subcommittee, Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine
1997 -
Career position - Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University and Southern Health based at the Kingston Centre Campus, Victoria
1997 - 2000
Career position - Chair, Education and Training Subcommittee, Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine
1997 - 2001
Career position - Member, Federal Council, Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine
1997 - 2001
Career position - Member, Committee for Physician Training, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1998 - 2000
Career position - Director of CDAMS Kingston Centre, Monash Health, Victoria
1998 - 2000
Career position - Chairman, Specialist Advisory Committee in Geriatric Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1998 - 2001
Career position - Member, Victorian State Committee, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1999 -
Career position - Director of the Monash Ageing Research Centre, Victoria
2001 -
Career position - Medical Director, Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services, Monash Health
2001 - 2006
Career position - Medical Program Director, Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services, Southern Health
2005 -
Career position - Chair, South East Training Alliance
2006 - 2009
Career position - Medical Program Director, Continuing Care Program, Southern Health
2012 - 2014
Career position - Member, Adult Medicine Division Council, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
2015 - 2017
Career position - Board Member, Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators
2018
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to geriatric and rehabilitation medicine, as a clinician and academic, and to the provision of aged care services

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Monash University (1958 - )

    Professor of Geriatric Medicine 1997 - ; Director, Monash Ageing Research Centre 1999 - ; Medical Director, Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services, Monash Health 2001 -

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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