The Executive Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held during the AMWA Annual Conference. Nominations for executive positions are called for prior to the AGM. All executive positions become vacant annually and are open for nominations from members, subject to conditions within the constitution.
Jocelyne is a consultant for the World Health Organisation (Western Pacific Region) for the COVID-19 response. She is part of the infection prevention and control team working within the World Health Emergencies program supporting countries in the Western Pacific Region. Prior to this role, Jocelyne worked for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) for over 8 years as a managing editor, research and policy manager. As a microbiologist in an ultrasound world, Jocelyne has been instrumental in advocating for best practice in infection prevention and control in medical imaging.
Jocelyne holds an academic Honorary Associate appointment within the Discipline of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. She was recently involved with writing guidelines for COVID-19 response for numerous international ultrasound organisations, continues to deliver educational lectures and actively contributes to research in infection prevention and control in medical imaging.
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Shelley was advised to become a journalist when leaving school but instead went into a life-long career as a nurse midwife
specialising in neonatal care. She holds tertiary qualifications in nursing, psychology, editing and publishing, public health, and is
currently working towards completing a PhD before she hits retirement age. Currently she works at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Women and
Babies as Clinical Nurse Specialist – Audit and Research in RPA Newborn Care.
Her career has also included continuous service on the Executive of the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses, since its early beginnings in New South Wales last century when she began producing their newsletter, and has continued to do ever since. In 1997 she was commissioned to set up a peer reviewed journal for the college and was founding editor for the first six years. Shelley became a member of AMWA after attending one of their annual conferences, quite by chance, and eventually joined the AMWA Committee to contribute her expertise on association governance.
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Sheridan has a PhD in lung cancer and subsequently completed post-doctoral work in COPD. Following this, she left academia and Australia for the varied life of medical writing in New Zealand. After 15 years in medical communications at a medical publisher, she is now back in Australia, and a freelance medical writer focusing on manuscripts for submission to medical journals, medical conference materials and medical education. Oncology, inflammatory lung diseases, HIV and diabetes are specialities, but she’ll turn her writing hand to almost any topic that requires evidence-based, clear and balanced communications.