Australian Respiratory Council

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Amanda Christensen AM

Dip Nursing
NSW TB Program Manager, NSW Health Department

Amanda Christensen is the TB Program Manager, appointed to the position  at  New South Wales Health Department in 1997. Prior to this, Amanda held various positions in public health as a Clinical Nurse Consultant in a variety of settings including Corrections Health, Sexual Health and Family Planning. As TB Program Manager, NSW Health, Amanda was appointed to the Australian National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee in 1997.

Amanda obtained her Diploma of Nursing in 1983 and undertook further studies to achieve qualifications in Sexual Health and Family Planning. She was appointed to the Board of the Australian Respiratory Council (ARC) in 2001 and has been instrumental in developing the role of tuberculosis (TB) nurses and related workers in the Western Pacific Region. These contributions include: the facilitation of TB nurse training in Kiribati in 2005; the commencement of annual training workshops for nurses and related workers in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs) in 2006; the initiation of monthly case conference meetings for TB program teams in USAPIs and negotiated the first TB Nurses Workshop held at the Pacific Stop TB meeting in Fiji, 2010.

In 2008, Amanda led a team of ARC consultants in developing a training manual for TB Nurses in the Pacific.

In addition to this, Amanda has represented ARC at the annual meetings of the International Union of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD) and biennial meetings of the IUATLD – Asia Pacific Region.

In 2008 Amanda was appointed Executive Director of ARC for a period of twelve months and became Chair of ARC’s Project Committee in 2009.

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