I am a General Practitioner, currently based in Cairns, far north Queensland.
I became involved in environmental advocacy in response to my own distress about environmental exploitation, followed by an increasing knowledge of Planetary Health – that human health is intimately related to, and ultimately relies upon, the ecosystem within which we exist. I have since been an active volunteer for Doctors for the Environment Australia and more recently, Health on the Frontline, and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA).
In 2017 I was a part of the Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia‘s cohort.
I am passionate about raising awareness and educating both the health sector and non-health citizens about Planetary Health and the need for each one of us to take action to look after the life systems that support human health.
In 2019 I will be working as a volunteer organiser for CAHA.