A Pitcairn descendant, I was raised and educated on Norfolk Island leaving in 1998 to start an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at Griffith University. I then undertook a postgraduate bachelor in medicine at the University of Queensland. During my final year of study I joined the Royal Australian Airforce, and following an internship at Nambour Hospital, Maryborough and Bundaberg I started my military training and spent another 4 years in uniform working at RAAF Base Amberley. I have deployed overseas and to other states with the Airforce and led several aeromedical retrievals, one of which from Norfolk Island in 2008. I completed my Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2010 whilst working with the RAAF and following the birth of my first child commenced a fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists attaining that recognition in 2016.
Over the last 5 years I have been working as a consultant anaesthetist at the Gold Coast University Hospital with a small amount of private work at John Flynn, Pindara and Gold Coast Private hospitals. My experience is across the age groups and surgical specialties with an interest in trauma surgery, orthopaedic and regional anaesthesia, thoracic and colorectal surgery.
Having thoroughly enjoyed a year off in 2022, my family and I have decided to stay and love being immersed into the community. Knowing there is very little anaesthesia practiced on island I have recently completed a Masters in Medical Management with a shifting of my skills and experience to a different area of healthcare. I hope to continue and build on from the great work of Dr Sam Jones as the medical superintendent and build the healthcare of Norfolk Island as we need it to be.
Thanks fe me.