I've been a GP for almost 30 years. My practice is in Sans Souci in Sydney and I love it! But if my face looks vaguely familiar, you might have seen me appear on Channel Seven’s Sunrise, Embarrassing Bodies Down under on Channel 9 or Medicine or Myth on SBS.
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I've been a GP for almost 30 years. My practice is in Sans Souci in Sydney and I love it! But if my face looks vaguely familiar, you might have seen me appear on Channel Seven’s Sunrise, Embarrassing Bodies Down under on Channel 9 or Medicine or Myth on SBS. Or you might have heard me on Things You Can't Talk About on TV, the podcast I host with my mate, Shelly Horton. My voice can be heard on radio and my advice can be found in various magazines.
My career has taken lots of twists and turns.
I finished my junior medical resident training a week before having my first child (Sam) and pursued a career in General Practice while having my next two children. But a series of nanny disasters saw me bail on my practice for a few years and look for something to do from home (well before the pandemic struck). That's how I ended up heading back to University to complete a Graduate Diploma of Journalism. That started the next career as a medical journalist...... which in turn led to all the writing and eventually TV, radio, speaking and ultimately led to a career in consulting. These days I consult in strategy and communications in healthcare for all sorts of health related companies - large and small. I also started my own cosmeceutical skincare company, Evidence Skin or ESK where I am still the Medical Director.
To further my interest in Governance.
In 2015, I completed the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors) - Company Directors Course in order to further my interest in Governance. I honestly believe that you can turn a profit and yet retain the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Here’s the stuff you might not know; what started as a favour to a friend with a methadone clinic in Sydney’s Kings Cross, who was desperate for a locum, turned into an unexpectedly satisfying role on the seedy side of Sydney that lasted for many years. Then, flicking through the Australian Financial Review one day, I spotted a tiny job ad that saw me end up with a role as federal speech writer and health policy advisor in Canberra to Joe Hockey (yes he was in Health before treasury!)