Webinar: Meet the experts

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and BMJ are pleased to offer this free webinar discussing the lasting impact of the pandemic on the quality improvement movement.

Book your place to join us on 6 December

Webinar: Meet the experts

Format: Live panel discussion 

Speakers: Paresh Dawda, Prestantia Health; Bernie Harrison, ACHS Improvement Academy; Angela Magarry, Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges; Harvey Lander, Clinical Excellence Commission

When: 6 December 2021 | 18:30 – 19:30 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), UTC+11

In this free webinar, hear a panel of experts discuss what the lasting impact of the pandemic may be on the quality improvement movement.

This is an interactive webinar where you will have the opportunity to meet with four leading Australian experts on quality improvement, and get their views on this important topic. The session will be an interactive panel discussion shaped around your questions.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join in an engaging and lively discussion, and to add your voice to the debate.


About our speakers



Carrie Marr Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC)

Carrie Marr, Chief Executive, Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC)

Chief Executive of the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC), Carrie Marr has a passionate focus on quality improvement and patient safety. Carrie began her professional health career in Scotland as a nurse before a move into nursing education, followed by specialisation in organisation effectiveness and patient safety. She has held a number of executive and consultancy roles within the National Health Service, Scotland including Director, Tayside Centre for Organisation Effectiveness and Associate Director Change and Innovation. Prior to taking up the role at CEC in 2015, Carrie worked at Western Sydney Local Health District as Executive Director Organisation Effectiveness. Carrie is a graduate of the advanced training program in Quality Improvement at Intermountain Health Care, Utah, USA. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing); a Diploma in Education (Nurse Teaching); and a Master of Science (Organisation Consulting). In January 2021 she has become an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.

Carrie continues to proactively collaborate and learn with health colleagues from across the globe. These experiences inform her leadership of continuous improvement in NSW Health to deliver exceptional, patient-centred care.




Angela Magarry

Angela Magarry, Chief Executive Officer, Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges

Angela is the Chief Executive and Company Secretary for CPMC and the National Director, Support for Rural Specialists in Australia program. She is clinically qualified and has worked in senior roles in public and private sectors in health and higher education including as a policy adviser to a Federal Health Minister. In 2011 she was awarded an Executive Endeavour and undertook it at L’UNC, Noumea. Angela manages all strategic engagement, programs, and projects, represents CPMC on the AMC, IHPA, DHS, AHPRA, BMJ and proxies for the Chair on MWRAC and for SARS-CoV2 meetings.

Bernie Harrison ACHS

Bernie Harrison, Director, ACHS Improvement Academy

Bernie Harrison is the Director of the ACHS Improvement Academy. She has over 30 years experience in health care, as a clinician, researcher and quality and safety (Q&S) expert. She has extensive experience in designing and delivering Q&S training programs in the Asia Pacific region. Her training in quality improvement and patient safety occurred in the USA in 2001 and 2010 as a Fulbright Scholar. She has extensive experience in health care system redesign and has published a Breakthrough Collaborative (Harrison et al Vox Sanguinis 2014) in improving red cell transfusion in the elective surgical setting. She co-authored the Quality in Australian Health Care Study (MJA 1995), the most cited paper in the journal’s 100yr history. Her previous positions include: Executive Director of Hospital Performance for the National Health Performance Authority and Director in the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission. Her clinical experience as a registered nurse and midwife in the UK and Australia: maternity and child health, intensive care, aged care and mental health. Bernie is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

Harvey Lander Clinical Excellence Commission

Harvey Lander, Director Systems Improvement, Clinical Excellence Commission, New South Wales

Harvey currently has responsibility for leading a number of safety improvement programs including the adult, older persons, paediatric, neonatal and maternal, mental health as well as medication safety

He contributes at a state level in supporting clinical leadership, executives and health services to improve the quality and safety of patient care though systems leadership, governance, and improvement methodology. His previous experience in a District Clinical Governance Unit and as a Director of Medical Services enabled him to support and understand local safety and improvement work.

He has contributed to publications on improving the recognition and response to sepsis and the deteriorating patient. He is passionate about systems improvements to help support safe, reliable, integrated, sustainable person-centred systems of care that reduce harm and improve patient experience and outcomes.

Paresh Dawda Prestantia Health

Paresh Dawda Director, Principal and Director, Prestantia Health and RACGP Quality Care Committee member

HDr (Adjunct Professor) Paresh Dawda is a General Medical Practitioner, academic and researcher with expertise in clinical leadership, quality and patient safety improvement.

His clinical interests include the management of chronic conditions and those with complex needs e.g. frail elderly. This has led to a practice with a strong focus on aged care and also palliative care.

His non-clinical interests include research, education and training. He works as an independent consultant advising organisations on developing high-performance health systems.

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