A short overview of our current Team Members
Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor Kathryn Currow is the Executive Principal of the Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP). She spent her early career as a General Practitioner, before returning to The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children to work in the Emergency Department. She has been directing the SCHP since 1997, developing it both as a national and international program to benefit doctors and nurses and their paediatric patients.
Dr Mary Iskander
Dr Mary Iskander graduated through UNSW and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She completed the Master of Public Health through the University of Sydney. Currently Dr Mary Iskander works as a community paediatrician serving children and their families in Western Sydney. She has been part of the SCHP Paediatric Academic Team since 2012; her role includes newsletter writing, case report marking, examination delivery and administration. Previously Mary worked in country NSW caring for families in Dubbo both in hospital and community settings.
Dr Phyllis Bogopa
Dr Phyllis Bogopa is a general paediatrician who is part of the SCHP Paediatric Academic Team providing input into Program Curriculum, Assessments, and Newsletters. Dr Bogopa also works as a general paediatrician in north-western Sydney and her interests include incontinence (urinary and faecal), infant feeding/growth and developmental and behavioural paediatrics.
Dr Shalinder Samra
Dr Shalinder Samra is part of the SCHP Paediatric Academic Team providing input with Program content, Examination and Oral Assessment Task. Dr Samra is a General Paediatrician and Paediatric Emergency Specialist in Western Sydney. His interests include development and behavioural paediatrics as well as managing acute paediatric emergencies.
Dr Stephen George
Dr Stephen George is a member of the SCHP Paediatric Academic Team and is involved in the examination and evaluation aspects of the program . Dr George also works at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead as a Hospitalist in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. His interests include Neonatology, innovative health management and Learning/Teaching methodologies.
Rita Gudinho is the Business Operations Manager. She oversees all operational activities of SCHP business and is a core part of the Senior Management Group providing advice and support with strategic development from an operational perspective and reporting all elements of the service deliverables of the programme to Participants in Australia and internationally.
Robyn Ivey is the Executive Administrator. She provides administration and organisational support to the SCHP Executive Principal, facilitates communication with internal and external stakeholders, organises local and international meetings and travel arrangements and also project manages short programs provided by the Unit.
Ying Xu is the Assessment and Project Officer and has a key role in managing SCHP Assessment organisation, with a key focus on meeting the needs and communication of Examiners, Supervisors and key academic staff during the coordination of final examinations and oral assessment tasks nationally and internationally.
Aleksandra Grasar is the Webcast, Assessment Support and Evaluation Officer and is part of the Operations Team responsible for maintenance of the SCHP timetable, updating and formatting Webcast content and liaison with our Webcast Presenters and key IT and AV providers, Case Report Management and Complaint / Compliment / Feedback recording and reporting to support the Service environment of the SCHP.
Kevin Brown is our Business Systems and Projects Officer responsible for Projects, IT and Finance at the SCHP Business unit which services Participants throughout Australia and internationally.
Radoslav Erceg is the International Enrolments Officer and is part of the Operations Team responsible for international enrolments and program administration, with a focus on Participants and Tutors at our international sites; working closely to support the Service environment of the SCHP.
Matt Dundas is the Administration Officer and is part of the Operations Team responsible for Australian enrolments, weekly mail-outs of program material to international sites, and general administration working closely to support the Service environment of the SCHP.
Anisha Rana is an Administration Officer supporting the SCHP Operations Team.