Five minutes with … Professor Christine Jenkins

Professor Jenkins is professor of respiratory medicine at UNSW, a clinical professor at University of Sydney, a senior staff specialist in thoracic medicine at Sydney’s Concord Hospital and head of the respiratory group at the George Institute for Global Health. She currently spends about 60% of her time on research and 40% seeing patients.

How I chose my specialty

I went into medicine believing I would be a general practitioner, and did a year of GP training before deciding to become a general physician. While