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Our Students

Nelle SeccombeNelle Seccombe, PhD Candidate
Nelle Seccombe (nee Pittman) graduated with Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in 2008 and completed a Master of Business degree in 2013. 

Nelle has worked in management, project and business development positions, both within the University and in the private sector for nearly ten years, including Business Manager for the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, and more recently, Program Manager for Health Service Innovation Tasmania. 

Nelle commenced as a PhD candidate in May 2014, with a strong interest in organisational psychology and implementation science.  Nelle is undertaking research to examine the contextual factors that facilitate, impede or otherwise influence the implementation of programs for health service reform.


Jane SugdenJane Sugden, PhD Candidate
Jane is the second PhD student to join HSI Tas . Jane has recently commenced full-time, after a couple of months of part-time attendance for training and reading up on what's going on. She has returned to UTAS after a break of several years - Jane's undergraduate degree is in pharmacy, as is her honours (which was about changing physicians' prescribing habits when academic detailing was just warming up - HSI Tas Co-Director Greg Peterson was also her supervisor for that project).

Jane's focus will be to produce a set of papers that document the entire Clinical Redesign process in Tasmania so others can easily and consistently replicate it. To date, in spite of the many public and private hospitals that have improved the quality, efficiency and safety of many of their services, there is no 'A to Z of Clinical Redesign' manual, and little information about how the success of the redesign efforts has been measured.

Jane willl be working alongside Jim Stankovich, Greg Peterson and Craig Quarmby to fill in the gaps in the published literature and establish performance indicators that can be applied across the hospital to monitor the rate of change and track success.


Lisa StantonLisa Stanton, PhD Candidate
Lisa is also a Pharmacy graduate spending many years as a clinical pharmacist in the areas of Neonatal Intensive Care and Paediatric Oncology.

She then taught both undergraduate and post graduate students at the Tasmanian School of Pharmacy. Recently Lisa has been a care coordinator, helping clients with chronic conditions better understand their illness and linking them into the appropriate community-based resources.

Lisa has always been interested in the patient journey through the health system. She will concentrate on the processes involved in the clinical redesign of Specialist Outpatient Clinics.


Fayez HannaFayez Hanna, PhD Candidate
Dr Fayez Hanna graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University in 2001 and registered as a fully licenced physician in the Egyptian Medical Syndicate in 2003. He qualified with a Master Degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University in 2007 and registered as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist the same year.

His qualifications have been accredited by the Educational International Credentialing Service. He received an ECFMG from the USA in 2006 and passed the Australian Medical Licence MCQ Exam in 2006. Fayez completed a clinical attachment in Croydon University in the UK in 2010 and he has worked for teaching and university hospitals in Egypt. He has been working in military hospitals in Saudi Arabia for the last six years. He had been a team leader in Saudi Arabia for three years when he became interested in the field of medical leadership and effect of cultural diversity amongst hospital staff and the impact of this on employees and patients.

Fayez started his PhD research in health leadership with Health Services Innovation Tasmania, School of Medicine in December 2014 under the supervision of Prof Greg Peterson, Prof Craig Quarmby and Prof Rick Iedema (School of Health Sciences).