Royal Adelaide Hospital

Training Positions

Core Training: 1
Non-core: 0.4 (split with QEH site)

Current trainee/s

Christopher Watkin
Madeleine Bryant

Patient Services per standard week

Average inpatients: 0-3 per week
Average consults: 5-12 per week
Clinics: 5/6 (alternating) clinics per week
Specialised clinics:

  • CTD clinic – as part of Joint rheumatology/immunology
  • Rapid access – Yes
  • Procedural – US clinic alternate weeks
  • Outreach –N/A
  • Biologics clinic – within RA/gen rheum

Requirements for On Call/Afterhours (in-cluding weekends):

1 in 5 weekend day morning WR

Education Activities

Educational meetings:

  • Weekly Grand Rounds: Within health network
  • Journal club: State organised
  • Radiology meetings: Fortnightly
  • Multidisciplinary team meetings: N/A

Teaching Responsibilities

Medical students weekly teaching and in clinics
Basic Trainee attached to unit, tutorials around exam times
Assist with RACP Divisional Written & Clinical Examination preparation

Research Interests of Unit

Scleroderma, myositis, RA, gout cohorts

Head of Unit

Susanna Proudman


Title Name Surname FTE Job Title
Professor Susanna Proudman 0.8 Head of Unit
Professor Hill 0.2 Consultant Rheumatologist
Head of Unit, TQEH
Professor Vidya Limaye 0.5 Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr Rachel Black 0.3 Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr Anita Lee 0.1 (VMO)+ 0.1 unpaid access Consultant Rheumatologist
A/Prof Jenny Walker 0.05 Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr David Bursill 0.1 Unpaid access appointment Consultant Rheumatologist
A/Prof Mihir Wechalekar 0.025 Unpaid access appointment Consultant Rheumatologist
Ms Alison Wigg 0.2 grant funded Advanced scope physiotherapist
Ms Anna Ayres 0.2 grant funded Advanced scope physiotherapist



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Training positions allocated by state selection panel.

Flexible Training

Job sharing Y (by negotiation)
Part-time Y (by negotiation)