Ms Amanda Adrian
6pm Friday 5 April - Faculty of Health
Ms Amanda Adrian has more than 40 years experience in Australia’s health industry specialising in safety and quality improvement in health care, nursing, policy development, regulation and ethics.
As Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council since 2010, Ms Adrian has been instrumental in establishing the national accreditation scheme for nursing and midwifery health professionals in Australia as part of the national registration and accreditation scheme for health professionals that commenced on 1 July 2010.
Ms Adrian obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of New England in 1982. Prior to that she had obtained her general nursing certificate at Adelaide Children’s Hospital, before specialising in post operating theatre nursing and management at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Ms Adrian went on to study a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of New South Wales, from which she graduated in 1992.
In 1993, Ms Adrian was appointed to the New South Wales Department of Health, where she held a number of senior positions over the seven years she was there before being appointed New South Wales Health Care Complaints Commissioner in 2000.
She opened a successful, multi-faceted private practice, Amanda Adrian and Associates, in 2004 before taking up her current position.
A recognised authority in her field, Ms Adrian has researched, lectured, published and presented many papers in consumer participation in health care; governance and management; quality and safety in health care; quality improvement; ethics; and health law.
Ms Adrian was a member of several health, aged and community care services boards including Health Care Australia, the Catholic Care Service Risk Management Committee and the Australian Association of Quality in Health Care, She also chaired the board of the Sisters of St Joseph Aged Care Services (NSW) and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Health Law and Ethics among other organisations.