When I'm not
at work...

I have been a lifelong Sutherland Shire resident, and love immersing in our surrounding natural beauty. At home, I’m kept busy by my wife and three young daughters, and am an enthusiastic amateur cook. I wish my golf game didn’t suck!

Beyond clinical medicine...

Medicine and Healthcare in general need direction, involvement and thought leaders in order to ensure quality healthcare access, availability, and sustainability for now and future generations.

In order to stay at the forefront of Medical Practice, and to help set directions in how healthcare is delivered in Australia and internationally, I have gotten involved in healthcare beyond Clinical Practice.

Sustainability in healthcare, especially workforce sustainability, is a key consideration in the future of medicine, and this drives my passion for teaching and training the next generation of doctors and specialists. I am a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, and am extensively involved with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (the training and accreditation body of all Specialist Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in Australia and NZ), as Deputy-chair of the NSW Training Accreditation Committee.

Keeping the health conversation at the forefront of government thinking is also critical for sustainability in healthcare. I am fortunate to be able to do this as a councillor, board member and Treasurer of Australian Medical Association (NSW), Australia’s peak medico-political organisation.

Caring for
the shire

At the local level, I work towards sustainability of public health as the Clinical Director, Obstetrics & Gynaecology at The Sutherland Hospital. It’s a privilege being the head of the maternity unit where I was born!

Some of my other professional activities, outside of looking after patients, include:

  • Facilitating lectures and training sessions locally, nationally, and internationally for a range of health professionals
  • Teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate Doctors, Medical Students, Nurses and Midwives
  • Training and mentoring of young doctors
  • Investigating, developing, and planning different models of care for Maternity Services
  • The use of computers in healthcare and e-health
  • Participation in and development of quality assurance projects
  • Regular attendances as a speaker/delegate at conferences and scientific meetings, ensuring you receive the best, up-to-the-minute, evidence based care