I grew up in Hobart and studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania. I moved to Victoria to complete physician training and advanced training in Neurology. I returned to Hobart to live and work in 2016 after completing a Movement Disorder Fellowship under Associate Professor David Williams at the Alfred Hospital. I now work as staff specialist at The Royal Hobart Hospital and in private practice at Hobart Cardiology and Medical Specialists.
I chose to train in Neurology, and particularly in Movement Disorders, as I recognised that this was an area of need within Tasmania. I also enjoy both the complex diagnostic process and the long term partnership which is established between the neurologist and patient. As a result of my fellowship training I have established interstate referral pathways for deep brain stimulation surgery, apomorphine subcutaneous infusion and levodopa intestinal gel surgery, and am able to manage these therapies in Hobart in the long term. I am also trained in the use of botulinum toxin injections for dystonia and migraine. I am committed to providing a holistic service and working with my patients to manage their neurological illnesses.
I am extremely happy to be back in Hobart. Even after a Tasmanian winter I still can’t think of a town I would rather live in. I may be spotted walking my crazy golden retriever on a beach near you sometime soon.