Promotion of History
I am a past President and current Council member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine; and a Patron of the Ryde District Historical Society (RDHS). As a member of the RDHS publications committee, I help review the Society’s publications. Former honorary positions include with the NSW Society of the History of Medicine (past President); Professional Historians Australia (NSW & ACT) (Membership Secretary); Australian Historical Association (Secretary); Religious History Society of Australia (committee member); and Oral History Association, NSW (committee member).
I have helped organise several conferences in Australia and overseas, and have judged student grants for three professional associations in Australia and overseas. In 2016 I was appointed mentor for a student presenter at the Australian Historical Association Conference. I regularly chair sessions at conferences. Recent contributions to conferences includes chairing sessions at the 2017 conferences of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine, and Oral History Australia; and contributing as a member of the Abstract Review Team for the Australian College of Nursing’s 2018 Nursing History Conference.