Rural Generalist Consultant – GP/ Emergency Medicine
Rae took the scenic route in Life-Before-Medicine, working as an apprentice mechanic, sea turtle and crocodile researcher, a Marine Naturalist/tour guide onboard a cruise ship, casino croupier and a freelance artist… amongst other things.
She lives in tropical northern Australia, having trained as a Rural Generalist – GP/Emergency Medicine doctor, with Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. In a good effort to create some work-life balance, she locums around rural Australia, particularly in remote Indigenous communities and mining towns throughout the “Top End. Island life agrees with her, easily enticing her back to the isolated Offshore Territories of Christmas Island and Norfolk Island.
Grabbing any excuse to travel, she teaches on Advanced Trauma Life Support courses in the UK, fitting in multi-day hikes and providing field medical support for small group treks in Australia and overseas. She has volunteered in the Surgical Unit of Oshakati Hospital and an HIV/AIDS orphan village in Namibia. She is a postgraduate student of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments through the University of Tasmania and on the Diploma of Dive and Marine Medicine.
As a former Australian Army Reserves Soldier and Officer, and a firm believer in the health benefits of a deep connection with nature, Rae is currently the Medical Director of a charitable company providing holistic PTSD therapies for current and ex-military Service Personnel in a remote region of Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland.
In her downtime, she loves barefoot trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming and hiking.