Ian commenced the Health Management Internship Program in 2020. His current placement is with the cancer strategy and development unit at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Ian has a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Osteopathy from RMIT. Prior to joining the program, he worked as an osteopath in rural Victoria before moving into a full-time clinical role in Melbourne.
Ian joined the program hoping to gain the skills and experience required to influence the wider health system, rather than consulting with one patient at a time. Working at diverse organisations throughout the internship will drive his passion to enhance health service delivery, improve the standard of patient care and become a quality effective health leader.
Funmi joined the internship program in 2020. Her first placement is in the Genomics and Health Technology unit at the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.
Funmi has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Aberdeen, UK. Her MSc thesis was based on the study of the cell cytotoxicity of a test drug in cell lines that represent the main breast cancer sub-types. Her findings were published in the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology.
Funmi is a Pharmacist who has worked as a Clinical Research Assistant in the UK. She has also had extensive experience working as a project officer/supply chain specialist in non-governmental organisations funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria. She implemented public health programs with the aim of reducing morbidity and mortality due to HIV infection as well as reducing malaria burden to pre-elimination levels, in Nigeria. These she did while strengthening the supply chain systems as well as health information management systems.
Funmi joined the program for the opportunity to work and learn across the breadth of the Australian health industry to further refine her leadership and management skills as well as extend her knowledge of the challenges and complexities of health service delivery in Victoria. She hopes to use the skills and experience developed in the course of the program to improve health systems and patients’ experience.
Sabrina joined the Health Management Internship Program in 2020. She completed her first placement at the Department of Health and Human Services, Performance and Improvement Rural Health Branch and is currently completing her 2nd placement at West Gippsland Hospital, Learning and Development Division.
Sabrina has completed a Bachelor Degree in Science (Osteopathy) and previously worked at sporting clubs as a sports trainer providing players with emergency care for on-field injuries, post-injury recovery, and exercise rehabilitation. Additionally, Sabrina has a Cert IV in Pilates and has been instructing at various Pilates studios for 3 years.
Sabrina joined the program to gain a broader experience and breadth of healthcare, as well as to increase leadership and project management skills. She is passionate about quality and safety and is interested in performance improvement. Through the opportunities and experience the program provides, Sabrina hopes she will make a positive impact on her community and improve quality and safety of patient care.
Ellie joined the Health Management Internship Program in 2020. Her first placement is in the Project Management Office at Barwon Health.
Ellie completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in marketing and a Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University. She is currently undertaking her Master of Health Management at the University of New England.
Prior to joining the program Ellie worked as a Project Officer for an international partnership and in her spare time as a rock-climbing instructor. Ellie has also volunteered with Hawthorn Football Club, teaching primary students about the importance of health and nutrition.
Ellie joined the program to gain knowledge and skills required for effective Health Management, while learning more about the factors influencing the Australian Health industry. In addition, the development of business and leadership skills will enable her to become an innovative health leader.
Lucy joined the internship program in 2020 and her first placement is at West Gippsland Healthcare Group, Learning and Development Division.
She has completed a Bachelor of Midwifery from the University of Technology Sydney and Bachelor of Clinical Science from Charles Sturt University. Prior to commencing the program, Lucy worked clinically at tertiary maternity hospitals in Victoria and New South Wales and was studying a Masters in Primary Maternity Care with Griffith University.
Throughout the program, Lucy aims to develop her skills in leadership, operations, strategic planning and project management across the healthcare sector. She is passionate about the efficiency and quality of healthcare and aims to use skills acquired through the program to achieve better health outcomes for all Australians.
Kelvin joined the internship program in 2020. He is currently completing his first placement with the Quality, Performance, and Risk team at South West Healthcare in Warrnambool.
Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University and is currently completing a Master of Health Management. Prior to joining the program, Kelvin worked extensively in a clinical capacity across multiple areas within the public health sector both in the U.K. and Australia.
Kelvin joined the program to further explore the depth of management and operational roles within healthcare. He is passionate about healthcare leadership, and hopes the experience and knowledge gained through the program will build on vital professional, business, and leadership skills necessary to be an effective leader in healthcare. With a keen interest in the dynamic nature of healthcare and the need for continuous improvement, Kelvin hopes to use the skills he gains during the program to further influence care outcomes in the future.