The University of Newcastle, Australia

Panel: Preparing the 21st Century Healthcare Workforce

Listen to our panel of experts discuss what skills are required to prepare you for an ever-changing workforce.

Trends in 21st century healthcare, led by big data and artificial intelligence, suggest a growing need for upskilling and an open mind to new approaches. This panel discussion provided an opportunity to set out a debate on what skills, technologies and approaches are required to prepare students for the modern workforce.

You will get the opportunity to hear how the experts have incorporated new technology, adapted new approaches and developed their skills.

Our guest panellists are:

Geoff Tranter Profile

Geoff Tranter
Senior Manager at Sonic Healthcare
Conjoint Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle

Geoff is a Senior Manager at Sonic Healthcare, the largest pathology provider in Australia. Sonic Healthcare has state-of-the-art laboratories and an extensive network of collection centres serving each state and territory. Geoff is also a Conjoint Lecturer within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle.


Jenny Martin
Jenny Martin
Director of Allied Health and Oral Health, Central Coast Local Health District

Jenny is the Director of Allied Health and Oral Health for the Central Coast Local Health District. Jenny has a background in physiotherapy and has worked clinically in paediatrics across acute community and ambulatory care settings in public health. Jenny has leadership and management experience within physiotherapy across Allied Health at site, service and district levels. Jenny is also the Co-Chair of ACI Intellectual Disability Health Network, and a member of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Disability Advisory Committee.


Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch
Founder & Director of ​Community Therapy

Scott is a Physiotherapist and Director of ​Community Therapy, an allied health company with over 50 Physio's, OT's and Dietitians with a vision of revolutionising mobile allied healthcare for older adults and people living with disabilities. Scott also serves as the NSW Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association's Gerontology Committee.

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