Academic Unit of Geriatric Medicine

The AUGM focuses on clinical research in Geriatric Medicine which can be rapidly introduced into clinical practise. The Unit has interests in the utilisation of best evidence, clinical ethics, health care of older people and medical education. It links Monash Health to Monash University in the teaching and training of future health care practitioners and actively promotes translational research as this is an integral part of health care delivery and quality of care.

Professor Barbara Workman

  • Appointments: Director, MONARC; Head, Academic Unit of Geriatric Medicine; Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University; Service Director, Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Monash Health
  • Qualifications: Associate Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (AFRACMA, 2009); Doctor of Medicine (MD, The University of Melbourne, 1991); Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP, 1986); Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, The University of Melbourne, 1977)
  • Research interests: Medical education; Chronic pain; Medication; Well being of older people; Use of best evidence; Medical ethics
  • Email: Barbara.Workman@monashhealth.org
  • Phone: +61 3 9265 1426 / Fax: +61 3 9265 1430

Ms Kerith Sharkey

  • Appointment: MONARC Manager (on maternity leave until June 2018)
  • Qualifications: Master of Social Health (Ethics) (The University of Melbourne, 2007); Bachelor of Arts/Science (Hons) (Monash University, 2000)
  • Role: MONARC and Academic Unit of Geriatric Medicine administration
  • Research interests: Research design and methods; Health ethics
  • Email: Kerith.Sharkey@monashhealth.org
  • Phone: +61 3 9265 1268 / Fax: +61 3 9265 1430

Dr Rosa GualanoDr Rosa Gualano

  • Appointment: Acting MONARC Manager
  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Hons), PhD
  • Role: MONARC and Academic Unit of Geriatric Medicine administration
  • Research interests: Infectious disease, respiratory disease, scientific publishing and teaching
  • Email: Rosa.Gualano@monashhealth.org
  • Phone: +61 3 9265 1268 / Fax: +61 3 9265 1430

Karinna Moroney

Dr Helena NgDr Helena Ng

  • Appointments: Consultant Geriatrician (Monash Health), Acting Director of Training, Geriatric Medicine (Monash Health), Adjunct Lecturer
  • Email: helena.ng@monashhealth.org

Dr Hanmei Pan

  • Appointment: Consultant Geriatrician, Adjunct Lecturer, Mentor for final year medical students in geriatric medicine clinical placements
  • Research interests: Wound management, medical education, chronic disease management in geriatric populations, DE prescription

Adjunct Lecturers

  • Dr Belinda Flanc
  • Dr Olivia Gobbo
  • Dr Julie Lustig