Gigi holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Photography
from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow
of three learned societies; the Royal Photographic Society (UK),
the BioCommunications Association (USA) and the Australian
Institute of Medical & Biological Illustration. She has
postgraduate qualifications in audio-production from RMIT, medical
photography from the British Institute of Professional Photography
and management skills from Swinburne University of Technology.
Gigi is the recipient of many awards including a number of
awards for scanning photomicrography from the Australian Institute
of Medical & Biological Illustration; four awards for best
papers presented at international conferences and two for best
published papers in international refereed journals. She has also
been fortunate to have been awarded the Institute of Professional
Technology award and the ANZ Bank Travelling Scholarship.
Gigi has presented 26 papers at national and international
conferences and is the author of 13 papers or chapters in
international refereed journals or books.
In 2004 The RCH awarded Gigi the
Chairmans Medal and in 2006 she was awarded the top honour
of the BioCommunication Association in the USA, the Louis Schmidt
Gigi has 20 years of experience as a practitioner and
manager, beginning her career at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She
then moved to the Educational Resource Centre at the Royal
Children's Hospital as a medical photographer and was soon promoted
to Chief Medical Photographer and then Head of Department. In 1996
she was appointed Network Manager of ERC at the Women's &
Children's Health Care Network. Her leadership has continued
through the 2004 disaggregation of WCH back to separate entities of
The Royal Children's Hospital, and The Royal Women's Hospital.
Across this period of time she has also held a number of
offices in AIMBI including that of National President. She has been
on the organising committees of several international conferences,
including the World Congress held in the USA in 1994 and the one
held in Amsterdam in 1999. Her special interests are: measurement
using photography; paediatric medical photography and photography
with invisible radiation, on which she wrote a 50,000 word thesis
to gain her Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. In her
current role her special interest is in the area of client
centred/cost effective service provision.
Gigi is co-author of a number of medical photography articles on
the Medical and Scientific Photography website, which is designed as a resource
base for doctors, scientists and students wanting practical
information on medical and scientific imaging techniques.
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