Lisa Sullivan, BBus (Marketing), MPhil (CPD) – Managing Director
A veteran of the global pharmaceutical and medical communications industry, Lisa has worked in the medical education field for more than 25 years. For most of this time she has been accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) as a provider of Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) programmes. She was also President (2015–2017) of the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME), an international organization of leaders advancing innovation and collaboration in continuing medical education/continuing professional development (CME/CPD), and she sits on several other global advisory boards, sharing her CME/CPD experiences in Australia and Asia.
Lisa established In Vivo Academy Ltd, an Australian based not-for-profit organisation to answer increasing calls for medical education activities to be independently developed and delivered. In Vivo Academy is accredited by the RACGP and has created and delivered successful independent medical education (IME) programmes with high level outcomes analysis.
Audra Barclay, MB BS, BSc(Med) – Medical Lead/Project Manager
Audra joined In Vivo Academy in April 2018. She is a registered medical practitioner whose experience spans clinical medicine, medical education and medical communication as well as digital and database design. Audra has been involved in designing, building and evaluating medical education programs for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and the general public. Her experience includes developing eLearning modules, case studies, clinical audits, data-driven educational products, and face-to-face learning materials. Audra is passionate about creating engaging learning programs that lead to behavioural change. Prior to joining In Vivo Academy, Audra was the Editor of Medicine Today, a national educational medical journal for Australian GPs. She worked previously as Lead Learning Specialist for the Health Professional Learning Team at NPS MedicineWise and was Co-Convenor of the Communication and Clinical Skills course for the Faulty of Medicine at UNSW.
Tina Garcia, BSc (Medical Technology), GradCertPubHlth(Curtin), CMPPTM – Senior Project Manager
Tina has been an Education Activity Representative of the RACGP since 2009 and has been dedicated to managing the development and execution of In Vivo Academy’s accredited activities. She is also knowledgeable in the accreditation requirements of peak Australian education bodies representing pharmacists, nurses and physiotherapists. Experienced in a vast area of therapeutics, with a penchant for research that is systematically carried out and with a strong attention to detail, Tina has produced journal articles, review papers, proceedings, symposia highlights, and online training modules for different audiences. Apart from her CME/CPD experience, Tina also has a strong interest in medical publication. She is a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPPTM), issued by the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals to attest to her proficiency and commitment to excellence, ethical and transparent publication practices.
Esther Anderson, DipAppBiol, MSc, PhD – Senior Medical Writer
Esther is an Education Activity Representative of the RACGP. She has written technical manuals and brochures, continuing medical education programmes for general practitioners, as well as newsletters, presentations, online case studies, scientific and clinical papers. She has researched and written in a range of medical fields, including cardiovascular health, dermatology, endocrinology, gerontology, gynaecology, haematology, infectious diseases, mental health, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and paediatrics. Esther’s work is characterised by her ability to present medical and technical information in a readable and engaging way.
Monica Kurniawan, BE(Hons), MSc – CPD Administrator and Web Manager
A holder of a Master in Bioinformatics and Bachelor of Bioinformatics Engineering with first class honours from the University of New South Wales, Monica is responsible for designing and managing databases of healthcare professionals who attend In Vivo Academy’s CME/CPD programmes. Her technical and administrative support is like no other and is often unreservedly commended by the attendees. She is also instrumental in the development and management of the In Vivo Academy website and e-learning courses.