Born: 952 in Graz, Austria.
family: married to Dr. Karl Hellemann, MD, MSc, one son born in 1977, MD
Languages: German mother tongue, English excellent knowledge, French working knowledge
1. Professional qualification and experience:
1970-1976: Studies in Medicine and Psychology
1976: MD degree awarded at Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria
1979: Certificate in Public Health (LandessanitÃ¤tsdirektion Steiermark)
1980: Partner in a GP-group practice in Graz-Jakomini, Austria
Special qualification in psychosocial medicine, psychosomatics, geriatrics and palliative care, in line with local population needs
since 1988: Approved teaching practice in General Practice/Family Medicine
since 1984: Involved in a group lecturing on General Practice and Family Medicine at the University of Graz (undergraduate level)
since 1993: Lecturer at Graz University (postgraduate level), Medical Education for health professionals "Teaching the trainers" courses
since 1994: Consultant on teaching practices for the Austrian Medical Association
1996-1997: International Course for Teachers of General Practice (Royal College of General Practitioners, London)
2000: Certificate in Medical Education, University of Surrey, UK
2. Other functions and memberships:
since 1987: Board member and 1996-2004 Vice Chair and Chair of the Styrian Academy of General Practice/Family Medicine in Austria (Steirische Akademie ful Allgemeinmedizin)
since 1999: Board Member and international focal point for the Austrian Society of General Practice and Family Medicine (OEGAM)
since 1993: Board member of the "Osterreichische Krebshilfe Steiermark" (Austrian Cancer Relief Organization in Steiermark)
since 1993: Member of EURACT (European Academy of Teachers in General Practice)
since 1994: National representative to the council of the European Society of General Practice/Family Medicine, Wonca-Europe
since 2002: Editorial board member of IJM
1998-2004: Wonca-World Member of Executive Committee (Wonca: World Organization of Family Doctors) Wonca Liaison Person to WHO
since 2005: Member of AHCP Associate Editor of IJM (International Journal of Medicine)
3. Professional projects:
1994-2003: Network on Health Promotion in Schools: chair of the working group "Healthy Schools"
1997-2000: EU-Network on "Teaching Cancer Care in General Practice", Project Manager of the Austrian national project on "Inter-Professional Communication in the Homecare Team"
2003: September / October: consultancy on the Implementation of the Armenia Health Project
1997-2003. Peer review of training programmes for primary health care providers
1999-2002: Involvement with the World Organization of Family Doctors (Wonca) in WHO / Wonca collaborative projects as project coordinator. Joint WHO / Wonca publication issued in December 2002, entitled "TUFH- Towards Unity for Health" and
1999-2004: The Guidebook Project: Improving Health Systems - The Contribution of Family Medicine. The Guidebook was first published in English by Wonca in March 2002 and is in the course of being translated into several major languages.
2005: Project: "A Global Strategy to Improve the Detection of Food Borne Diseases" work in progress.