Award-winning journalist is Australian Doctor's new editor

'It's a fascinating education into the wonders of medicine'

When I joined Australian Doctor as a young journalist, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into.

Fourteen years later, it’s led to more wrinkles and even fewer hairs.

It’s also given me a genuinely fascinating education into the wonders of medicine, the lives of doctors and their patients, and the irrational, eternally reoccurring politics of health reform.

It proves that the partially sighted choices we make do become blessings — I’ve never regretted any of it.

The reason writing about general practice remains so stimulating is its fundamental humanity — it’s about people — but also its commitment to openness and transparency, and a willingness to embrace the difficult and confronting debates that result.

People disagree, they argue, but they do so with a commitment to truth.

This lies at the heart of what Australian Doctor has been doing for the