Since graduating from Monash University in 1999, I have lived and worked in rural and regional Victoria and overseas - including volunteering in remote Vanuatu and post-tsunami rural Sri Lanka. My work spans clinical rural general practice, rural hospital work, public health medicine, primary health care research, clinical education and advocacy for general practice education and rural health. From 2007-2009 I undertook my masters research project, on patient controlled health records, at MacFarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health.
Of the fifteen years since I first started work as a rural GP, fourteen of those years have been in the Macedon Ranges. I love my work and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
My professional qualifications include fellowships in general practice and rural general practice, a masters of public health, a certificate of clinical education and a diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology. I’ve also spent time overseas, including volunteering as a doctor in remote Vanuatu and post-tsunami rural Sri Lanka.
After fifteen years living in the Macedon Ranges, I can’t imagine leaving. My husband and I continue to raise our young family here and enjoy all the benefits that rural living provides.