Professor Neil Spike Director of Training
Professor Neil Spike
Director of Training

Dr Neil Spike is the Director of Training at EV and a Professorial Fellow at Department of General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Science, The University of Melbourne. He has been involved in medical education full-time since 1992 and has developed nationally and internationally recognised expertise in curriculum development, program evaluation and the assessment of clinical competence at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. In his current role and previous roles with RACGP, AMC, DGP at Monash University he has been engaged in research with over 70 publications across a wide range of areas including the assessment of clinical competence, the clinical activities of registrars during GP training, issues relating to international medical graduates and health system effects on the care of children and adolescents.

Neil is a Recipient of the Rose-Hunt Award (2003).
The Rose Hunt Award is the highest accolade awarded by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.  It is made to any Fellow or Member who, in the opinion of the Council, has rendered outstanding service in the promotion of the aims and objectives of the College, either by individual patient care, organisation, education, research or any other means.

Dr Belinda Garth
Manager Quality Assurance

Dr Belinda Garth is the Manager of Quality Assurance at EV and an adjunct senior lecturer at the School of Rural Health, Monash University. Belinda has worked in the GP training sector since 2014 and has led and engaged in research projects, program evaluations and program reviews which have informed ongoing program improvement and innovation. Belinda is the convenor of the National Quality and Evaluation Network, bringing together key quality assurance and evaluation staff from across GP vocational training in Australia.

Belinda is an experienced qualitative researcher, with a Bachelor of Health Science (Hons) and a PhD from La Trobe University. While taking a number of years off to have three children who are now school age, Belinda collaborated on research projects both nationally and internationally. These projects centred on doctor-patient communication when the child patient has a disability, engagement in health care of people with HIV/AIDS, health information technology, general practice and medical education.