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Brendan Crotty commenced as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health at Deakin University on 11 November 2011
He was appointed Foundation Head of the Deakin School of Medicine in October 2006. In this role he was responsible for the development, accreditation and delivery of the Deakin medical course, which is designed to equip graduates with the skills needed to practise in rural and regional Australia. He oversaw the establishment of partnerships with regional health services and the development of an active research program within the School of Medicine and its partner institutions.
He graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1979 and then trained in gastroenterology at St Vincent’s and Alfred Hospitals in Melbourne. After completing a research doctorate he worked for two years in Oxford in the United Kingdom, where he developed a research and clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He returned to work in the University of Melbourne Department of Medicine at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in 1991. In 1998 he was appointed Clinical Dean of Austin Health/Northern Health Clinical School.
He has extensive experience in postgraduate medical education. He has held a range of positions with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria, the body responsible for training programs for all first and second year medical graduates working in Victoria. He recently completed a two year term as Chair of the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils, the peak body for early postgraduate medical training in Australia and New Zealand. He served as Secretary of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Committee for Examinations from 2003 to 2007.
As leader of one of Australia’s premier multidisciplinary health faculties, he is committed to delivery of integrated health courses and collaborative research programs that address the challenges facing the Australian healthcare system.
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Telephone:+61 3 522 72948