Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Executive Committee

The Department of O&G Executive Committee has oversight of all Department activities. It serves as a forum for high level decision-making and advice to the Head of Department and Deputy Heads of Department on a range of strategic issues to support the Department’s development, performance and optimal use of resources.

Purpose

The Department of O&G Executive Committee has oversight of all Department activities. It serves as a forum for high level decision-making and advice to the Head of Department and Deputy Heads of Department on a range of strategic issues to support the Department’s development, performance and optimal use of resources.

Values

The Department of O&G Executive Committee is committed to ensuring that all Committee activities are carried out in a manner consistent with the Faculty values of Respect, Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration and Teamwork, and Integrity.

Artist: Kat Clarke Wurundjeri translation: Gail Smith, Wurundjeri Elder from Wurundjeri Council

Terms of Reference

  • To formulate the Department’s strategic plan
  • To decide on activities to achieve the outcomes specified in the strategic plan
  • To monitor and review performance against the strategic plan ensuring School and Faculty performance indicators are met, including benchmarking against other Departments in Australia and internationally as much as feasible
  • To advise the Head of Department on the management of a range of Department resources
  • To oversee the preparation of Department plans, budgets and policies in strategic areas for submission through the HoD to the Melbourne Medical School, and the monitoring of performance thereof
  • To provide leadership and innovation in research, teaching and learning and engagement across the Department
  • To establish and contribute to working groups as necessary to support Committee initiatives
  • To assist in the positioning of the Department within the School, Faculty and Health Services
  • To develop and deliver the annual strategic planning day and annual report

Membership

  • Chair – Head of Department

    Prof Sue Walker

  • Deputy Chairs – Deputy Heads

    Prof Evdokia Dimitriadis & Prof Tu'uhevaha Lino

  • Chair of Leadership Portfolios

    See Leadership Portfolios below

  • Department Manager (Operations)

    Ms Janine Sala

  • Executive Administrator (ex-officio)

    Mr Joshua Masci

Leadership Portfolios

  • Research Committee

    TOR to be confirmed

    Chair: Professor Stephen TongDeputy Chair: A/Prof Brett Manley
  • Research Training Committee

    The Department of O&G Research Training Committee (RTC) has overall responsibility for the development and translation of the Department’s research training strategy, aligned with the Faculty and School’s research strategies, policies and initiatives, and is committed to providing students undertaking research training with a valued positive student experience.

    The focus being on Honours and Graduate Research (GR) programs.

    The Committee aims to strengthen a departmental culture that encourages:

    • Research training support and networking
    • Mentoring of graduate researchers, to encourage and facilitate research of the highest quality

    View Terms of Reference RTC

    Chair: Prof Evdokia DimitriadisDeputy Chair: Dr Michelle Peate
  • Learning and Teaching Committee

    The Department of O&G Learning and Teaching Committee (LTC) has overall responsibility for oversight and enhancement of education and training capacity and capability across Women’s and Newborn Health for the benefit of our MD students throughout their course, for our partner hospitals and for the medical and wider community through other course offerings.

    The Committee aims to strengthen a departmental culture that encourages:

    • Mentoring and professional development of our teachers, to encourage and facilitate teaching of the highest quality
    • Develop and facilitate career enhancement activities for DOG clinician-educators

    View Terms of Reference LTC

    Chair: Dr Elizabeth McCarthyDeputy Chair: Dr Naomi Holbeach
  • Engagement and Clinical Partnerships Committee

    TOR to be confirmed

    Chair: Prof Peter RogersDeputy Chair: A/Prof Joanne Said
  • People and Leadership – Academic Appointments and Promotions Committee

    TOR to be confirmed

    Co-Chair: Prof Peter DavisCo-Chair: A/Prof Lisa Hui
  • People Development - Welfare and Community Committee

    The Department of O&G People Development – Welfare and Community Committee (PD-W&C) has overall responsibility for the promotion of a dynamic, sustainable culture of professional development, mentorship, and community support for academic and professional staff as well as our wider community of nurses, midwives and research assistants, who we work closely with on a daily basis.

    The Committee aims to strengthen our departmental culture and equip members of the department of O&G for success by offering meaningful mentoring expertise, career development support and resources. We want to foster a culture of inclusive excellence by actively promoting kindness and collegiality and supporting diversity, inclusion, and equity in all its forms, to expand and enrich our work and to elevate the careers of our staff.

    View Terms of Reference PD-W&C

    Chair: Prof Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-LinoDeputy Chair: A/Prof Louise Owen