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HealthFusion’s core management team is comprised of AProf Monica Moran (Central Queensland University), AProf Rosalie Boyce (The University of Queensland & University of Southern Queensland) and Prof Lisa Nissen (Queensland University of Technology).

HealthFusion Team Challenge Project Directors

AProf Monica Moran, GCertED, MPhil(OT), DSocSc
A/Prof Monica Moran is an occupational therapist, health educator and interprofessional researcher. In her academic position at Central Queensland University she is discipline program leader for the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program as well as coordinating the university wide Teamwork Community of Practice (CoP). She is a founding member of the Australasian Interprofessional Practice and Education Network (AIPPEN) and is active in several international research teams focusing on interprofessional learning. In 2010 she was a member of the international group that produced the WHO Framework for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Along with academics from QUT and USQ Monica coordinates the national student competition the HealthFusion Team Challenge. Other research interests include the development of professional identities within the health professions and the inclusion of consumers as educators in health education programs.

AProf Rosalie A. Boyce, BSc, GradDip Dietetics, GradDip Hlth Admin, MBus, PhD
AProf Boyce has extensive research expertise in the management and organisation of health professions in complex health service organisations. AProf Boyce held an Australian Research Council postdoctoral research fellowship in the Graduate School of Management, and a further research fellowship in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, both at the University of Queensland. She then held a senior research fellowship through the University of Southern Queensland where her research focused on organisational governance, interprofessional practice and workforce reform in the health sector. She is internationally recognised for her work on the the management and organisation of health professions, particularly the allied health professions. She has approximately 100 academic and professional publications. Her research related earnings approach $8 million from 16 grants and awards. Dr Boyce’s has been awarded three IPE related grants since 2006: ARC Linkage Grant (2007), a UQ Teaching and Learning Fellowship and a UQ Teaching and Learning Strategic Large Grant. In 2013 she was the recipient of a Australian Teaching Award (OLT APEL) for her work on the HealthFusion Team Challenge. Director of her consulting company since 2013, she retains appointments at the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland.

Prof Lisa Nissen, BPharm, PhD, FSHP, MPS
Prof Nissen is a respected IPE researcher and pharmacy practice academic. She is the lead IPE coordinator for The University of Queensland, School of Pharmacy and is a key member of the Faculty of Health Sciences IPE working party and project steering committee. Prof Nissen is the co-supervisor of the Faculty of Health Sciences IPE PhD scholarship holder, and was a recipient of a UQ Teaching and Learning Fellowship and a UQ Teaching and Learning Strategic Large Grant for IPE related projects. Lisa was also a recent recipient of a National Prescribing Service grant to develop two, online Quality Use of Medicines IPE Modules for health professionals that will be implemented nationally across all tertiary institutions. She has published more than 100 professional and academic publications and has received in excess of $1 million in grant funding. In 2007, Prof Nissen was awarded a UQ teaching excellence award. In 2008, Dr Nissen also received an Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Award for Teaching Excellence in the Early Career category.

HealthFusion Team Challenge Project Manager

Ms Stephanie Castaneda (nee Dunn)
Ms Castaneda is currently studying a Bachelor of Business (Marketing/Management) part-time, and joins the HealthFusion Team Challenge as full-time Project Manager in 2014.
She has a background in Hospital and Community Pharmacy, and comes to the team after a six year stint as Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator at the University of Queensland's School of Pharmacy. Ms Castaneda coordinates the project directors, academic advisory team, sponsors, students and other professional bodies involved as well as overseeing logistics, coordination and planning for each HFTC event. Ms Castaneda also assists with research projects relating to the HealthFusion Team Challenge and manages the HFTC Alumni network and the HFTC website.

HealthFusion Team Challenge Project Officer

Ms Jane Furnas BJournalism, BArts (Asian Studies)
Jane Furnas received dual bachelors in Journalism and Arts (Asian Studies) from The University of Queensland in 2010. Ms Furnas speaks fluent Japanese and is also a published journalist with experience in science, health and rural journalism. Ms Furnas joined the HFTC team in late 2009 and continues her involvement in 2014 as Project Officer for the team. Prior to this, Jane was Project Manager for the HFTC, and following acceptance into a Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland, continues her involvement in a part-time capacity.