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Associate Professor Craig Whitehead

Associate Professor Craig Whitehead was appointed to the Board in January 2008 and is a staff specialist in geriatric medicine. He is a member of the Flinders University department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care based out of the Repatriation General Hospital in Southern Adelaide.

He is currently the Regional Clinical Director for Rehabilitation and Aged Care in the Southern Adelaide Health Service and is an active clinician in both public and private practice. He is also the current president of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, Chair of the SA Health Older People Clinical Network, and has also been appointed to the national Lead Clinicians Group.

He has research interests in falls, residential aged care and health services for older patients. He has been involved in the National Demonstration Hospital programs 2,3 and 4 and most recently has been involved in establishing a RCT (randomised control trial) of a transitional care unit for people awaiting placement in public hospitals. Craig is a member of the Client Care Sub-Committee.



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