The International Network for Health Workforce Education passionately believes that health workforce education needs to realise and benefit from the great potential that lies in our diverse, knowledge-rich, global society. Our role is to tap into the expansive knowledge resources of the global health workforce education community by creating the first truly international, inter-professional, and multi-stakeholder free membership network. Through connecting our talented group of members we break down the barriers of professional silos, organisational hierarchy, and geographical distance. The result is the creation of global dialogue and knowledge sharing between health workforce educators, researchers and policy makers that is truly unprecedented. 

Meet the team


David Smith



Matteo Vezzosi



Kyriaki Anastasiou

(EU Programme Manager)

Our Membership

  • Membership

    Join our ever growing membership completely free of charge

  • Events

    Attend one of our flagship in-person and online events

  • Projects

    Join on of our project proposals as a consortium member

  • Advocacy

    We represent our members at numerous internal meetings

Advisory Board

President of the Board

Prof. Elizabeth Johnson, Dean of the School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Cyprus

Standing Board Members

Mr. Adam Layland, National Head of Commissioning, Health Education England, United Kingdom 

Prof. Gilles Dussault, Global Health and Tropical Medicine,  Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Portugal

Prof. Hester Klopper, Deputy-Vice Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Mr. Hiten Mitha, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Prof. Josie Fraser, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, United Kingdom 

Mr. Russell Metcalfe-Smith, Associate Director, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA

Prof. Suzanne Babich, Associate Dean of Global Health, Indiana University, USA

Prof. Theodoros Xanthos, Professor, European University Cyprus, Cyprus

Prof. Thomas Kearns, Executive Director, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland 

Dr. Val Kozmenko, Director of Parry Center, University of South Dakota, USA

Working Group Leads

Prof. Adrian Schoo, Professor, Flinders University, Australia

Dr. Eszter Kovács, Assistant Professor, Semmelweis University, Hungary

Ms. Elisabeth Petsetaki, Senior Lecturer, University of West Attica, Greece

Mr. Jose Guilherme Couto, Assistant Lecturer, University of Malta, Malta

Mrs. Julie Browne, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University School of Medicine, United Kingdom

Ms. Rachelle Blake, CEO, Omni Med Solutions GmbH, Germany

Dr. Soosmita Sinha, Founder & President, Health Law Institute, Switzerland 

Dr. Valia Kalaitzi, Lecturer, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Our Mission