John Gilbert presentation series at UTS


In August 2018, Emeritus Professor John Gilbert, world expert and pioneer in interprofessional education, will visit the University of Technology Sydney for a series of presentations. The event details are below. Registration is essential.

Public presentation | Enhancing patient safety – the relationship between IPE/IPCP and patient safety

Date: Thursday the 30th of August

Time: 4 – 7pm

Location: University of Technology Sydney

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Workshop | Building the organisational and educational conditions to support the development of IPE and IPCP – national and international perspectives

Date: Friday the 31st of August

Time: 10am – 1pm

Location: University of Technology Sydney

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Emeritus Professor John H.V. Gilbert, C.M., Ph.D., LLD., FCAHS
University of British Columbia


Dr. John Gilbert has been a seminal leader in the education of health professionals in British Columbia, Canada and internationally. In the early part of his career he pioneered linguistics and psychology as the basis of practice for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. In the latter part of his career it was his vision and leadership that led to the concept of interprofessional education being developed as a central tenet of team-based collaborative patient-centred practice and care. These concepts are now part of university, college, and institute health sciences training in many places across Canada.

Dr. John Gilbert is founding Principal & Professor Emeritus, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia where he was also founding Director of the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. He has received many honours and awards. He has served on many committees and Boards, locally, nationally and internationally, including Health Canada’s Health Education Policy Taskforce; the Boards of the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto; the British Columbia Health Education Foundation; the School of Health Sciences Advisory Committee of the Justice Institute of BC, British Columbia’s Patient Care Quality Review Board, and is currently appointed by the Minister of Health to the Patient Safety and Quality Board of British Columbia. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, and Co-Editor of the open access Journal of Research in Interprofessional Education. He is currently a Senior Scholar, WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research, Dalhousie University; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University. He holds the DR. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Interprofessional Education & Practice, Manipal University, India, and is an Adjunct Professor, University of Technology, Sydney. He is the Founding Chair, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

He has been an Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh, and at the National University of Malaysia; as an advisor to Hospitals Without Borders; was Co-Chair of the WHO Study Group on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, and currently serves on the Advisory Committee on Social Determinants of Health at the WHO.

He was elected a Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, in 2008. He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in April 2012, and in October 2013 received the Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to International Allied Health Development Award from the International Chief Health Professions Officers Organization.

Dr. Gilbert was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, in July 2011 for his leadership in the development of interprofessional education as a central tenet in team-based collaborative patient-centered practice and care, nationally and globally. He received the degree Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa from Dalhousie University in June 2016.

John’s visit has been kindly funded by the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney.


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