Australian Respiratory Council

About ARC

Amanda Christensen AM

Registered Nurse

Appointed as the ARC Executive Director from April 2008 to May 2009 and April 2013 – Present. NSW Tuberculosis (TB) Program Manager 1997- 2013; various positions in public health for over twenty-five years including: clinical nurse consultant in public health Corrections Health Service and TB prevention and control services for the NSW Ministry of Health. Member of the NSW Ministry of Health TB Advisory Committee 1997 to Present. Member of the Commonwealth Department of Health National TB Advisory Committee 1997 – 2013.  Appointed to the Board of ARC in 2001. Elected as a Life Governor of ARC in 2011. Treasurer & Executive Committee Member for the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union) Asia Pacific Region 2015 to Present. Programme Secretary of The Union Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Sub–Section 2017 – 2019. Chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Sub-Section of The Union 2019 to Present. Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia June 2019 “for service to community health particularly to respiratory diseases”.




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