• Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine Bond University Gold Coast Queensland 4229


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Professor Janie Dade Smith is an award-winning author, academic and project consultant.  She has worked extensively as is a health educationalist in national curriculum development, program accreditation, educational resource development, policy development, organisational review, Indigenous health, and research; across all health disciplines – medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Janie has written and coordinated three masters degrees whilst at Bond.  She was chair of the MD Implementation Committee, and designed and led the transition from the MBBS to the MD between 2016-19.  She wrote and coordinated the Master of Clinical Education Program, and teaches into the medical programs Indigenous and rural and remote health curriculum.  This program won the prestigious Office of Leaning and Teaching Australian Award for University Teaching, and a citation for an Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2015, as well as the Faculty Award and Vice Chancellors Awards. In 2019, as part of the Solomon Islands team, she was awarded the Australian Award for Unviersity Teaching, Global Citizenship and Internationalisation Award for programs that enhance learning. 

In 2019 she developed Australia's first Master of Health Innovations program. She has also undertaken a number of external consultancies whilst at Bond the most recent being the External Evaluation of the Rural Health Multidisiplinary Program for the Department of Health, as part of the team with KBC Australia. 

Prior to joining Bond University in 2012 Janie ran her own national consulting company – RhED Consulting Pty Ltd – for 7 years, where she undertook over 47 consultancies for health departments, universities, professional colleges, government and not for profit organisations, turning over more than $2.7M in research funds.

Janie is the immediate past President and Board Chair of CRANAplus – the peak body for all remote health in Australia, and she previously sat numerous national committees including the Council of the National Rural Health Alliance. Janie is well published and is the author of Australia’s Rural, Remote and Indigenous health, 3e published by Elsevier in 2016, which is used extensively by many Australian universities in preparing students for rural and remote practice.

Education/Academic qualification

James Cook University Queensland

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Flinders University

Award Date: 18 Apr 1996

External positions


1 Jan 20041 Sep 2011


National Education Development Officer

22 Apr 199615 May 2000

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Moving from an MBBS to an MD – where are we at after 3 years of implementation?

Smith, J. D., Jones, P. D. & Jones, C. J., 10 Sep 2020, p. 198.

Bond University

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  • Best practice primary and secondary preventative interventions in chronic disease in remote Australia

    Schmidt, B., Smith, J. D. & Battye, K., 2018, Sydney: ACSQHC. 69 p.

    Bond University

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

    Open Access
  • A new model of clinical placement and supervision in the Solomon Islands

    Smith, J. D., 2016.

    Bond University

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

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  • Measuring the impact of a discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Course on the development of cultural capabilities of health professional students in Higher Education

    West, R., Wrigley, S., Creedy, D., Mills, K., Taylor, K., Jones, S. & Smith, J. D., 2016.

    Bond University

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