AIPPEN

Australasian Interprofessional Practice and Education network

The Australasian Interprofessional Practice and Education Network (AIPPEN) was established in 2006 in response to a call from staff and students for an Australasian interprofessional practice and education hub. As health professionals are required more often to work efficiently in teams, the need for an effective interprofessional approach has become apparent. Working towards this, the AIPPEN project provides a network for individuals, groups, institutions and organisations across Australia and New Zealand who are committed to researching, delivering, promoting and supporting interprofessional learning, through interprofessional education and practice.

Objectives

  • Promote communication and collaboration between health care sectors, government, practitioners and service users.
  • Organise seminars and conferences to share information and learn from each other’s’ experiences.
  • Facilitate workforce policy and practice change in Australia and New Zealand
    Influence research and collaboration between teams to demonstrate the care and economic advantages of IPL.
  • Disseminate information on IPL

Plans for next 2 years

AIPPEN has formed a partnership with ANZAPHE and the new priorities are in the process of development. There are just under 500 members and a new steering committee is in the process of development.

Directions remain as:

  • Promote communication and collaboration between health care sectors, government, practitioners and service users.
  • Organise seminars and conferences to share information and learn from each other’s’ experiences.
  • Facilitate workforce policy and practice change in Australia and New Zealand
    Influence research and collaboration between teams to demonstrate the care and economic advantages of IPL.
  • Disseminate information on IPL/E/P
Contact Persons
  • Marion Jones
  • +64 2 178 0808
  • Monica Moran
  • +61 41 977 2143
  • Jill Thistlethwaite
  • +61 418 629 072

Interprofessional.Global Representative

Professor Marion Jones (RN; Dean) PhD, RGON, M.Ed. (Admin) (Hons), BA, M.Ed. (Admin) (Hons) Dean: Graduate Research School – Auckland University of Technology Professor Marion Jones is Dean of the University Graduate Research School at Auckland University of Technology, a director of the National Centre for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in New Zealand and Professor of Interprofessional Education at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom. A significant focus of her academic career has been the development of postgraduate study. Her area of research expertise and publication is interprofessional practice and education, postgraduate supervision and perioperative nursing. Her latest publications include co-editing three books on interprofessional leadership. Some of her national and international activities include being the Representative for the Australasian Interprofessional Practice & Education Network (AIPPEN), on the Interprofessional Global committee, Member and Fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ), Member of the Professional Education Committee for the Perioperative College of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and Auditor for The Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA). She has the following responsibilities in Interprofessional.Global:
  • Member of 3 working groups for Interprofessional Global, namely Academic and Workforce Development, Communications and Data Repository