Consumer healthcare researcher, Jennifer Morris has been appointed to the NPS MedicineWise Board as a non-executive director.
NPS MedicineWise Chair, Peter Turner welcomed Ms Morris’s appointment, noting that her research work on consumer perspectives across many aspects of healthcare will bring valuable perspectives to the board.
Jennifer is a healthcare researcher and science communicator with a focus on healthcare quality and safety – in particular the wellbeing, experiences, perspectives and contributions of healthcare consumers.
Commenting on Ms Morris’s appointment, Mr Turner said, “As a guest lecturer and science writer, Jennifer has experience raising community awareness about healthcare quality and safety issues. Throughout her career she has encouraged public discussion about maximising the benefits of healthcare for all.”
Ms Morris’s qualitative and quantitative research has focussed on clinical care and clinical decision-making through to workforce management, regulation and legislative reform. She is a member of the Victorian Clinical Council, and holds advisory committee positions with a variety of health sector organisations, including Mercy Health, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, Department of Health and Human Services, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Better Care Victoria.
“We welcome Jennifer’s high level of expertise and insights into evidence-based healthcare and consumer involvement in quality and safety improvement,” Mr Turner added. “She is entrepreneurial, innovative and a digital native who will bring a fresh perspective to the Board.”
Ms Morris succeeds Christine Walker who is retiring from the board, having served two terms over the past six years. Ms Morris joined the board on 19 May 2017.
“Christine has been a great contributor to NPS MedicineWise over many years as an adviser and highly valued by the Board”, said Mr Turner.
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