Michael Field AM, MD, FRACP is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a nephrologist with a research background in renal physiology, and practises and teaches at the Royal North Shore Hospital of Sydney. He has been President of the Australian Society for Medical Research, and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology. He was formerly the Associate Dean (Curriculum) at the Sydney Medical School, involved in the reform of medical education in Australia through the introduction of graduate-entry programs based on PBL and IT infrastructure.
Professor Field has had a long interest in quality assurance in medical education, both within Australia and internationally. He was the Chair of the Medical School Accreditation Committee of the Australian Medical Council from 2004-2010, and has been involved as a medical school consultant and reviewer in several European and Asian countries for nearly 20 years. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of WPAME since 2006 and was Vice-President from 2010-2014. He was President from 2014-2018.