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 to collaborate and work efficiently in teams for safe and effective patient care, the need for an effective interprofessional approach has become apparent. In 2019 the AIPPEN network was reframed as a community of practice.
AIPPEN provides a community of practice for individuals, groups, institutions and organisations across Australia and New Zealand who are committed to researching, delivering, promoting, supporting and researching interprofessional learning, through interprofessional education and practice. AIPPEN is led by a steering committee comprised of representative from both countries. The committee works closely with the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) who host our website and support many of our professional development activities.
- Establish a community of practice for interprofessional education and practice, research and evaluation, where best practice is shared
- Share interprofessional resources and contribute to the national repository through a partnership with ANZAHPE
- Take charge of interprofessional activities in ANZAHPE to link colleagues working this space
- Link with international colleagues working in interprofessional education and practice, research and evaluation
- Multi-site interprofessional research
AIPPEN Chair: Margo Brewer
ANZAHPE representative: Nalini Pather
IP.Global representative: Marion Jones
Membership includes clinical and academic interprofessional leaders from ten health professions working in Australian or New Zealand.
- Member of 3 working groups for Interprofessional Global, namely Academic and Workforce Development, Communications and Data Repository