National Advisory Group

The National Advisory Group provides the main link between MABEL and key stakeholders in medical workforce policy.  The group meets once a year.

The National Advisory Group is comprised of senior members from the following

  • Ms Robyn Burley, Director of Workforce Planning and Development, New South Wales Ministry of Health
  • Mr Paul Cutting, Director of Rural Distribution, Health Workforce Division, Department of Health
  • Professor Richard Doherty, Dean, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Ms Maureen McCarty, Director of Workforce Data Analysis and Planning, Health Workforce Division, Department of Health
  • Mr Dean Raven, Director of Health Workforce, Department of Health and Human Services - Victoria
  • Mr Chris Robertson, Executive Director of Strategy and Policy, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Ms Peta Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Doctors Association of Australia
  • Dr Bernadette WilksAustralian Medical Association Council of Doctors in Training
  • Nominee, Australian Medical Students' Association
  • NomineeRural Health Workforce Australia

MABEL Chief Investigators

  • Professor Anthony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor John Humphreys, Emeritus Professor of Rural Health Research, School of Rural Health, Monash University
  • Professor Guyonne Kalb, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Matthew McGrail, Senior Research Fellow, School of Rural Health, Monash University

Terms of reference

  1. To act as a source of expert advice on current, medium and long term policy issues that can potentially be examined by MABEL. This will assist in the development and refinement of research questions; help to inform changes to the content of the MABEL survey; and enhance the usefulness and relevance of the research being conducted.
  2. To advise on cost-effective ways to facilitate knowledge exchange between researchers using MABEL data and those involved in designing and implementing medical workforce policy.
  3. To advise on the best ways of building research capacity within academia and within organisations involved in designing and implementing medical workforce policy.