Feb 2015 - Present
Bentley Mental Health Service
My regular role and responsibility as a registrar has been in the management of involuntary adult patients in the acute psychiatric setting, who require admission to the secure ward. My tenure at Bentley has included on-call duties during the daytime and after-hours.
Jan 2012 - Jan 2015
Resident Medical Officer
My tenure with Fremantle Hospital has included 3 x 10-week terms in psychiatry and 2 terms at Broome General Hospital in general medcine and emergency.
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Tweed Heads Superclinic
Full-time position as a GP registrar trainee under North Coast General Practice Training (NCGPT).
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Surgical assistant, orthopaedics
John Flynn Private Hospital
Casual position (approximately once fortnightly basis) as a professional surgical assistant in orthopaedic theatre.
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
PGPPP Resident Medical Officer
Composite GP/ED term with WAGPET, Broome
This term was undertaken during my tenure with Fremantle Hospital. I would spend my mornings as an RMO in the emergency department at Broome General Hospital, followed by afternoons as a GP-RMO at the Broome Medical Clinic.
Feb 2008 - Jan 2011
Rehabilitation Exercise and Pilates Instructor
Postural assessment and movement therapy, rehabilitation program design, urinary incontinence assessment, ante-natal and post-natal pelvic floor conditioning.
May 2006 - Dec 2007
Pilates and Yoga Instructor, administration and marketing
Equipment and rehabilitation Pilates, personalised program design, individualised tuition, Yoga and Pilates group classes, administration and marketing.
Visual Art - drawing and painting
I am currently spending my second term as a psychiatric registrar at the Bentley Mental Health Service, where I am involved in the management of acute adult admissions to the open ward. To date, I have been fortunate to gain experience working at the Broome General Hospital, and more recently as a registered GP registrar and surgical assistant on the NSW coast. Whilst I enjoy all fields of medicine, my main interests lie in psychiatry, emergency medicine, paediatrics and indigenous health.
I am also a qualified Yoga and Pilates instructor, and in my previous Bachelor degree I majored in French and Anthropology. I have a passion for travel, the outdoors, languages and music.
Experiences in Psychiatry
- February 2015 - present: Bentley Mental Health Service (inpatient), registrar.
- June- August 2014: Mimidi Park Mental Health Service (inpatient), Rockingham General Hospital, RMO for Peel team catchment area.
- October 2013 - January 2014: Alma Street Triage Department, Fremantle Hospital, RMO.
- October 2012 - January 2013: Alma Street (inpatient), Fremantle Hospital, intern for Melville team catchment area.
Education and Experiences in Medicine
I was fortunate to enjoy the first 6 months of my PGY2 in 2013 working at Broome Hospital, where I undertook a rotation in general medicine, followed by a PGPPP composite rotation in emergency medicine and general practice. I returned to Fremantle Hospital for the latter half of 2013 to complete 2 further terms in emergency medicine and one term in acute psychiatry.
My intern year at Fremantle and Rockingham Hospitals comprised of five 10-week terms, including emergency medicine, orthopaedic surgery, general medicine, general surgery and inpatient psychiatry.
As a medical student, I had spent several summers (December /January) abroad participating in medical volunteer experiences. These experiences included working in a refugee clinic on the Thai / Burmese border, a public health research project in rural India, and teaching medical English to hospital nursing staff in Laos.
I enjoy the intellectual stimulation and practical challenges that medicine provides me, and I take pleasure in knowing that a career in medicine is a never-ending and ever-challenging journey of learning.
Education and Experiences in Arts and the Humanities
My academic background prior to studying medicine was based in the arts and humanities. I completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Anthropology and French, including other subjects such as Spanish, linguistics, archaeology, sociology and art history. My main interests lie within cultural and environmental anthropology, with a specific interest in the displacement and disempowerment of indigenous populations. I believe that my background in the social sciences has enabled me to appreciate the social and cultural considerations inevitably encountered throughout every field of medicine.
- Excellent communication skills
- Good team player
- Quick to learn new and varied skills
- Self-motivated, driven and good at motivating others
- Excellent organisational skills
- Enthusiastic and hard-working
- Perceptive and sensitive
- Good at prioritising and adapting
- Takes pleasure in trouble-shooting
- Long-distance ocean swimming
- Music: playing piano, violin and guitar
- Learning new languages
- Visual art: drawing and painting
May 2006 - Present
Instructor of STOTT Pilates Mat and Reformer
The Pilates Principle, Brisbane
Jan 2005 - Present
Instructor of Hatha Yoga
The International Sivananda Institute, India
Mar 2012 - Present
Panorama of Emergency Surgery Workshop
CTEC The University of Western Australia
Feb 2012 - Present
Ultrasound-Guided Cannulation Workshop
Rockingham General Hospital Emergency Department
Mar 2013 - Present
Implanon Insertion and Removal Workshop
2009 - Present
Certificate in Disaster Medicine
University of Notre Dame
2010 - Present
Leadership Development Workshop
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
2005 - Present
Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
The University of Cambridge, hosted by LaTrobe University Melbourne
2014 - Present
Neuropsychiatry Training Weekend
CHEBA, Prince of Wales Hospital
2014 - Present
RANZCP Annual Congress
Certificate of attendance
Mar 2015 - Present
International Women's Mental Health Conference
Certificate of attendance