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Expressions of Interest Now Invited 

The Australasian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) invites applications from member and non-member General Practitioners with a commitment to advancing ADHD healthcare, particularly given the increasing role of GPs to ease clinical care shortages.

AADPA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a diverse membership of interdisciplinary professionals across Australia and New Zealand. AAPDA is committed to working towards enhanced lifetime outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their families through education & training, policy development and resources, advocacy and research.

Key Criteria

Previous Board Experience: We are looking for an individual with a robust background in board governance, demonstrating effective leadership, strategic planning, and the ability to foster a positive board culture in previous roles.

Policy Development and Advocacy: The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to contribute to policy development within the healthcare sector, and an understanding of the evolving role of GPs in ADHD care in Australia.

We are seeking someone who has successfully advocated for positive change, navigating legislative and regulatory decision-making processes with a commitment to influencing ADHD healthcare outcomes. It is desirable to have experience of policy and advocacy in political and legislative settings

Understanding of Collaborative Models of Care: An in-depth comprehension of collaborative models of care for the diagnosis and ongoing treatment of ADHD is essential. The successful candidate should appreciate the increasing role of GPs in this landscape, envisioning and promoting excellence in ADHD healthcare through effective collaboration.

This is an Appointed Director position and not subject to voting by the membership at the AGM for the first 2 years. Please note this is an unpaid position.


Strategic Leadership: Provide direction and contribute to the overall governance of the Association to advance our mission, recognising the growing importance of GPs in the ADHD care.

Policy Development: Lead efforts in developing policies that address the evolving needs of ADHD healthcare, taking into account the expanding role of GPs in providing comprehensive care.

Advocacy: Actively advocate for the interests of the Association and individuals affected by ADHD, engaging with legislative decision-makers to drive positive change and acknowledging the vital role GPs play in patient care.
Collaborative Care: Work collaboratively with board members and stakeholders to promote and enhance collaborative models of care for ADHD, acknowledging and incorporating the increasing role of GPs.

How To Apply

Written applications addressing the key criteria outlined above should be addressed to Prof. David Coghill including a copy of your current CV.

AADPA is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. All applications that meet the criteria will be considered by the Board. Applications Close 10 April 2024. 

Submit your application