Central Team

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Dr Graeme Maguire

Director Medical Education

Photo and biography coming soon!  


Nicole Barbarich

Manager Medical Education

Nicole Barbarich has a background in project management and general management. Her career has taken her around the world, including managing events across six continents. She has been working for WA Health for nine years - with seven of those years at the WA Country Health Service. She enjoys making a difference and supporting those who provide care to our country communities.


Nicole is employed by WACHS and provides advice to the Rural Generalist Pathway WA Coordination Unit.

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Director of Clinical Training (DCT)

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Erin Furness

Senior Project Officer (SPO)

Erin Furness completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science) at The University of Western Australia then spent the next eight years working in the Pilbara region of WA, primarily in the mining industry. She joined Fiona Stanley Hospital as a Medical Education Officer during its commissioning in 2014 and enjoyed seven years working across both Fiona Stanley and Fremantle hospitals. Erin has extensive experience in program development and evaluation, event management, systems testing, accreditation and stakeholder engagement. Her additional qualifications include a Graduate Certificate in Business, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety. The Senior Project Officer role for the Rural Generalist Pathway WA Coordination Unit, which she commenced in September 2021, combines her knowledge of medical education with her experience of working in regional WA. Outside of work she enjoys running, watching AFL (she is a long-suffering Fremantle Dockers member), travelling and adding to her wine collection.


Dr Sarah Finlay-Jones

Medical Education Registrar (MER)

Dr Sarah Finlay-Jones graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Fremantle) with a Doctor of Medicine in 2019. Highlights of her medical degree included an 8-week rotation to Broome, and a year with the Rural Clinical School of WA in Kalgoorlie. Sarah was fortunate to return to Kalgoorlie for three months in 2021 as a WACHS Community Residency Program participant. As a pre-vocational doctor, Sarah is yet to enrol in a specialty program, but is keen on a career where she can contribute meaningfully to the health and wellbeing of rural and remote Australians. Sarah has recently commenced her role as a Medical Education Registrar with the WACHS Central Office and is excited to be a member of the Rural Generalist Pathway Coordination Unit.


Priya Krishna

Medical Education Officer (MEO)

Priya Krishna has extensive experience in the tertiary education sector and has previously worked at Edith Cowan University and Curtin University. In her previous role she managed the admissions and student selection portfolio for the Medicine course offered at Curtin University and has done extensive work to promote the Medicine course to rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. She also has knowledge and experience in the field of international education including overseas qualifications assessment, English language testing and student visa requirements. She holds a degree in Computer Science and is skilled in data analysis, process improvement, event management and stakeholder engagement. In her current role as a Medical Education Officer, she uses her technical and project management skills to support a pathway for doctors that will help meet the healthcare needs of rural WA.

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Lauren Treanor

Medical Education Support Officer (MESO)

Lauren Treanor holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion) from the University of Notre Dame and is accredited as an International Health Promotion Practitioner (IUHPE). She has experience in project planning, implementation and evaluation across multiple public health projects including nutrition and smoking cessation initiatives. Most recently, she has worked as an Education Support Officer with the COVID-19 contact tracing team. Lauren enjoys working as part of the Rural Generalist Pathway WA Coordination Unit to provide positive education and training experiences to Rural Generalist Trainees across WA. She also holds her Youth Mental Health First Aid qualification (MHFA) and is an advocate for the wellbeing of junior doctors. 

Last Updated: 03/03/2023