About Us

The Interprofessional Learning Zone has been developed by the AUT, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences (School of Clinical Sciences) interprofessional steering committee. This committee is made up of staff and student representatives from midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, oral health, paramedicine, physiotherapy and podiatry, and from across the faculty and wider university. Core members of the committee:

Brenda Flood Chair, Interprofessional Education
Shelaine Zambas and Rachel MacDiarmid Nursing
Todd Stretton Physiotherapy
Heleen Reid Occupational Therapy
Diana Austin and Kate Hare Midwifery
Angela Brenton-Rule Podiatry
Luke Summers Paramedicine
Heather Nicolls Oral Health
Fi Trevelyan An IPL Unit Leader
Jane Morgan School of Interprofessional Health Studies
Vickel Narayan and Victorio Burcio-Martin Centre for Learning and Teaching (CFLAT)
Keegan Pook and Gautami Motupall Student Representatives
Emma Ridley Interprofessional Administrator
Denise Wilson Cultural Advisor
TBC Client/Patient/Consumer Representative


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Reeves, S., Fletcher, S., Barr, H., Birch, I., Boet, S., Davies, N., . . . Kitto, S. (2016). A BEME systematic review of the effects of interprofessional education: BEME Guide No. 39. Medical Teacher, 38(7), 1-13. http://doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2016.1173663

Thompson, B. M., Bratzler, D. W., Fisher, M. J., Torres, A., & Sparks, R. A. (2016). Working together: Using a unique approach to evaluate an interactive and clinic-based longitudinal interprofessional education experience with 13 professions. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(6), 754-761. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1227962

World Health Organization. (2016). Framework on integrated people-centred health services. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/servicedeliverysafety/areas/people-centred-care/framework/en/