Kathie graduated from the University of Queensland in 1988 and started work as a doctor at RBWH and RCH, as well as spending some time country relieving on the Darling Downs. Her general practice experience began in Strathpine and Auchenflower, and she subsequently worked in Sydney for several years (just in time to catch the Olympics) before returning to her home town and Ashgrove Avenue Family Practice in 2004. She has been involved in teaching medical students, and her interest in medical education now includes training general practice registrars as they specialise in family medicine, and sometimes visiting them in different practices.
Kathie is interested in all aspects of general practice care, especially women’s health and preventative health care. Chronic disease management, aged care, children’s health problems and mental health care are a large part of her work, so she recognises that other practice doctors have greater expertise for skin checks.
Outside of medicine, Kathie enjoys spending time with her husband and adult children, as well as her dogs. She is a passionate advocate for including exercise in daily life when possible, and tries to this this herself by walking and cycling.