Chris has lived and worked in the Whitsundays with his family since 2011, as a Senior Medical Officer at Proserpine Hospital. He has developed a skill set which includes:
- paediatric medicine
- adult medicine
- emergency medicine
- palliative care
- high dependency unit
- fracture management
- pre-anaesthetic assessment
He also regular works in the Mackay Anaesthetics department as well as providing relief to areas of need including Bowen, Collinsville and other regions throughout Australia.
Chris’ medical training and experience includes working at The Townsville Hospital and the Mackay Base Hospital before accepting his position in the Proserpine Hospital. In 2012 he was awarded the GPET/Medical Observer Registrar of the Year and in 2014 became a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Chris’ previous roles include remote area nursing and later as a doctor, in areas of need throughout Australia including Cape York, Arnhem Land and the Kimberley. He has proven his ability to work in resource poor environments, working as part of a team as a clinician and as a leader.
He has worked closely with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) and aboriginal health workers for many years. He is driven to improve access to health care and is a supervisor for students, interns and registrars. Chris is passionate about training and supporting the next generation of doctors.
Chris has held previous advisory roles at State and Federal government levels relating to improving rural and remote health. He is also a previous board member of the Council of Remote Area Nurses Australia (CRANA).
In his spare time, Chris loves getting out on the water with his family and friends to explore what the Whitsundays has to offer.