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Expert committees and reference groups

Expert committees and reference groups

ASMIRT has committees and reference groups that provide expert assistance to the Board of Directors.

Committees and reference groups:

  • Advise the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to areas of specialist expertise
  • Recommend and draft policies, position statements and guidelines
  • When requested, make recommendations to the Board related to a particular discipline or specialist area
  • Liaise with other reference groups and committees on matters of mutual interest
  • Develop new and review existing guidelines/terms of reference specific to their particular area of expertise

Committee and reference group structure

There are four Lead Committees responsible to the Board. The Committees represent areas of focus for the ASMIRT strategic plan.

The Committees oversee a range of Reference Groups that report to one or more Committees, with the aim of the Groups being as inclusive and broad as possible.

Three expert Panels provide their knowledge and expertise, informing the Board on specific issues.

Working Parties are assembled to address a specific issue. They may come together for a week, a month, or a year, depending on the issue being addressed. 

This structure allows members to participate on a number of different levels, reflecting their particular interests, and suiting their availability.


Education Committee will advise the Board of Directors on standards and processes that facilitate professional learning, education, and research across our professions, to ensure ASMIRT members have clear guidelines for professional education, including continuing professional development.

The Committee will

• Provide advice on the ongoing management and development of the ASMIRT continuing professional development (CPD) program
• Advise on matters referred to it via the Board of Directors from Ahpra and MRPBA
• Act as a consultancy body for accreditation of new university programs
• Provide a conduit for information exchange with various state and professional committees
• Act as ASMIRT representatives for ad-hoc committees where relevant to educational standards as requested by the Board of Directors
• Undertake regular exam review and development
• Initiate educational activities to enhance the professional development of members
• Develop certification of specialised areas via examination, portfolio submission, or other methods as ascertained and accepted by the committee
• Adjudicate on educational or professional development scholarships or awards
• Adjudicate on the accreditation of Advanced Practitioners

Education Committee | Chair – Elizabeth Philips. Email

Research Committee will advise the Board of Directors on the research needs and initiatives of our professions, to ensure ASMIRT’s investment in research is designed and targeted appropriately. The Committee will support members in leading and conducting research, identifying opportunities for funding, disseminating research and building a culture of research within the profession/s.

The Committee will

• Determine the key research priorities of ASMIRT
• Encourage collaboration with key stakeholder groups (academia, health providers, industry & others), focusing on opportunities for research
• Encourage international collaboration on research projects
• Increase the number of Higher Degrees by Research completed by ASMIRT members
• Increase the number of funded opportunities for research within ASMIRT membership
• Increase the number of professionals leading and contributing to research in clinical practice
• Encourage research that leads to improvements in evidence based practice
• Provide the framework for research scholarships, including review and adjudication of submissions; and submission of recommendations to the Board of Directors
• Develop portfolio of documents and education related to research

Research Committee | Chair – Elizabeth Brown. Email

Professional Standards Committee will advise the Board of Directors matters pertaining to the professional standards of Medical Radiation Practitioners in Australia and to provide expert advice and feedback to the Board on emerging issues that have the potential to affect the professional standing and role of Medical Radiation Practitioners in Australia.

The Committee will

• Provide knowledge and expertise regarding Medical Radiation Practitioners and the Medical Radiation Sciences 
• Provide advice to the Board on matters of policy and formulation of position statements regarding Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy practice
• Facilitate information exchange with state and professional committees
• Maintain and review the Professional Practice Standards to ensure they remain current
• Maintain contact and communication with committees, working parties and modality groups

Professional Standards Advisory Committee | Chair – Dr Andrew Kilgour. Email

Membership and Advocacy Committee will advise the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to membership and advocacy in Australia and overseas.

The Committee will

• Provide advice to the Board on emerging issues that have the potential to affect the recruitment, maintenance and/or support of members
• Facilitate the exchange of information with various stakeholders and professional communities, focusing on advocacy and membership
• Act as the ASMIRT representative for ad-hoc committees when requested by the Board
• Provide ideas and strategies to the Board to increase membership and pursue member advocacy opportunities
• Provide ideas and strategies to the Board to increase member satisfaction and engagement
• Assist and advise the Board to increase the public profile of the profession and ASMIRT

Membership and Advocacy Committee | Chair – Jenna Dean. Email


Editorial Review Board

The Editorial Review Board sets the tone and direction of ASMIRT’s journal, the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences and reviews journal submissions.
Editorial Review Board Chair – Cherry Agustin. Email

Fellowship Panel

Members of the Fellowship Panel review and recommend applications for Fellowship to the ASMIRT Board. ASMIRT Fellowship is the highest form of membership and demonstrates significant and ongoing contributions to the Society and the medical radiation professions.
Fellowship Panel Chair – Goran Obradovic. Email

Overseas Qualification Assessment Panel

The Overseas Qualification Assessment Panel reviews the qualifications and work history of overseas qualified medical radiation practitioners to practice in Australia.
Overseas Qualification Assessment Panel Chair | Email

ASMIRT Reference Groups

Advanced Practice Reference Group

AIMI Reference Group

Brachytherapy Reference Group

General Radiography Reference Group

MRI Reference Group

RT Reference Group

Ultrasound Reference Group

Angiography Reference Group

Breast Imaging Reference Group

CT Reference Group

Global MRP Reference Group

Nuclear Medicine Reference Group

Rural & Remote Reference Group

At various times of the year, ASMIRT calls for member expressions of interest to join Committees, Panels or Reference Groups. Members are notified of these openings through our fortnightly publication eNews.

To contact the reference groups please email with your enquiry.

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