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Welcome to NewMed.

NewMed is a start-up company with a passion to create an innovative new medical school for Australia. This will use a distributed model, smart IT, regular workshops and modern assessment methods.


Our Mission

To establish an outstanding new Medical School in Australia.

Our Vision

Our graduates will be well versed in all elements of medical practice including primary care medicine.

They will be distinguished in their practice as safe, trusted, and self-aware with excellent teamwork and communication skills.

They will practise sustainably, building on their knowledge of the individual, community, societal, environmental and financial complexities of the health care system.

As medical graduates, they will be informed by clinical research and evidence-based medicine.

Our Values

The Board

Jeffrey Rosenfeld
E/Prof. Jeffrey Rosenfeld AC OBE
Independent Director & Chair

Jeffrey is a senior neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at The Alfred Hospital, and the Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Monash University, as well as being a major general in the Australian Defence Force, where he has served as a trauma surgeon since 1984. His research has focused on traumatic brain injury, bionic vision, and medical engineering. He is best known for devising an operation to remove hypothalamic haematomas from children’s brains.

Taffy Gould
Taffy Gould
Nominee Director

An author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, as well as a former educator, Taffy has dedicated the past two decades to addressing health issues around the world. She founded Oceania University of Medicine in 2000, negotiated the company’s relationship with the Government of Samoa to create and operate a medical school there, and is now in talks with leaders of other countries to replicate the model in those locations.

Greg Beber
Greg Beber
Nominee Director

A licensed Intellectual Property attorney, co-founder and COO of a nationally recognized distance education company, and CIO of Oceania University of Medicine, with an extensive knowledge of software platforms and administration, and full stack application development and integration. Greg graduated from Harvard University and holds a JD cum laude from Vermont Law School.

Peter Little
E/Prof. Peter Little AM
Independent Director & Chair Academic Board

Peter has had a celebrated career in the University and business sectors. Currently Director of Ormiston College Ltd and the RACQ Foundation Ltd, he is a Professor of Business Law and former Deputy Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the QUT Business School. Peter sits on the Governing Committee of the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame and regularly chairs international accreditations of Business Schools carried out by the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS).

Lynda O'Grady Lynda O'Grady
Lynda O’Grady
Independent Director

Lynda is an Australian business luminary whose advice is sought after by both government and private enterprise. Currently the director of Musica Viva Australia, Ms O’Grady is a non-executive director of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (DMP), Wagner Holdings Ltd (WGN), Rubicon Water Ltd (RWL) and AVANT Mutual Limited, as well as being a member of the Advisory Board of Jamieson Coote Bonds.

Lynda has extensive experience in the health field, having served two terms as the inaugural Chairman of the Aged Care Financing Authority and as one of two independent directors for the National Electronic Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).

Brad Murphy
Dr. Brad Murphy OAM
Independent Director

Brad is a proud Kamilaroi man from North-Western NSW, a Rural Generalist with extensive rural and remote clinical experience, now based in Bundaberg, Queensland. Throughout his career, Brad has sought to identify how health care can be made better and more sustainable for all Australians, in particular indigenous health and the professionals who deliver care.

Australia needs more doctors! Currently, 52% of our General Practitioners received their initial training overseas (RACGP 2022 report). The NewMed program aims to graduate doctors that will serve the needs of each student’s local community, including those in outer-urban, regional, and remote areas.

The Leadership

Professor Stephen Tobin
Professor Stephen Tobin
CEO and Dean

Stephen is a highly acclaimed educator and surgeon who has championed innovative and collaborative approaches to the teaching of medicine. He has previously practised as a surgeon in regional Victoria and held senior medical academic roles including as Dean of Education at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Associate Dean of Clinical Education at Western Sydney University School of Medicine.

Bob O'Connor
Bob O’Connor
Chief Operating Officer & Registrar

Bob is an accomplished leader, building teams for success. He led the QUT Graduate Business School for over a decade, achieving global accreditation and recognition of the MBA and Executive Education portfolio, and championing innovation in the field of leadership coaching. His initial career was in information technology, culminating with a 2000 ASX company float.

Robert Stable
Emeritus Professor Robert Stable AM
Strategic Advisor to the Board

Robert Stable is an Australian medical doctor, and former vice-chancellor of Bond University. Rob worked as a doctor and public servant in the health sector rising to become the director-general of Queensland Health in 1996. Robert has also served as hospital medical superintendent, rural general practitioner and flying doctor.

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First Nations People

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways on where NewMed staff and students live, work and learn.
We pay respects to Australia’s First Nations elders, past and present and to future generations whose culture, health, and welfare are reflected in NewMed’s core values.
Artwork by Professor Brad Murphy a proud Kamilaroi doctor from North-Western NSW, a Rural Generalist with extensive rural and remote clinical experience, now based in Bundaberg, Queensland.