The Medical School is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Imogen Mitchell (MBBS, PhD, FRCP, FRACP, FCICM) as Deputy Dean.
Professor Mitchell is returning to Canberra after completing her Australian Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice over the last year at the John Hopkins School of Public Health. She has been the Director of Intensive Care at the Canberra Hospital for the last 15 years and has held a number of key portfolios within the Medical School over that time, including Associate Dean (Phase 2, Teaching and Learning) and Associate Dean (Admissions).
She has been active in the United Kingdom and Australian public health systems since 1990, serving in the United Kingdom as a house officer, senior house officer, and registrar at various hospitals, and in Australia as a senior registrar and staff specialist.
Imogen is a nationally and internationally recognised clinical health systems researcher, specifically in the development of sustainable processes for managing patient deterioration and the early mobilisation of intensive care patients. She has been deeply involved in the development of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care's national consensus statement for recognising and responding to clinical deterioration and has presented on these topics at numerous meetings.