Prof Andrew Johnson
Andrew is a Medical Leader and Manager working at the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, a Professor with the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University and an Honorary Professor with the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University. He is a Censor of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and has been a long-term member of the Education and Training committee, a leader in curriculum reform, a former member of the College Council and Board, and a supervisor of training and preceptor. He has been recognised as one of a handful of “Distinguished Fellows” of the College for his work in medical workforce and patient safety and has twice received international awards for his innovations in safety and quality. Andrew has been the lead author of five book chapters and lead or senior author on several peer reviewed publications and conference abstracts and is a regular for invited and peer reviewed presentations at national and international meetings. Recent studies in Conflict Management and Resolution have led to accreditation as a mediator and coach. His current major area of interest is in conflict competence, mentoring and coaching. After leaving the Permanent Air Force in 1995 as a SQNLDR, Andrew has spent over 25 years as a hospital executive, some of that time in RAAFSR. He has re-joined Air Force as a part-timer in 2021, bringing his civilian experience in safety, quality and leadership coaching back to Defence.