Associate Professor Christine Jorm
Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Professionalism)
A27 - Edward Ford Building
Associate Professor Christine Jorm is coordinator of the Professional and Personal Development Theme of the medical program. Christine practiced as an anaesthetist for more than 15 years before her interest in quality assurance led to full time work in patient safety and quality. She was recruited as a foundation staff member when the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care was established in 2006 and was responsible for providing specialist safety and quality advice on all aspects of the Commission's work - with special responsibility for Open Disclosure and Clinical Handover - until moving to Sydney University in January 2010. Dr Jorm has doctorates in neuropharmacology and sociology and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. She has published on a broad range of safety and quality topics, health policy and medical culture. Her 2012 book Reconstructing Medical Practice - Engagement, Professionalism and Critical Relationships in Health Care is now available from Gower. One of the issues central to this text is the difficulty doctors have in speaking or acting to control or influence the behaviour of colleagues.
Medical culture, organisational culture, safety and quality, healthcare communication, peer assessment, professionalism, interprofessional education and practice, meaningful measurement of health care quality and use of healthcare data to improve care.