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Our educators

Our educators are highly experienced and passionate GPs

 

Our medical educators are available to mentor our GP registrars. They provide ongoing guidance through regular meetings with small groups of registrars. Our registrars learn general practice through hands-on training with GP supervisors.

Medical educators

Dr John Buckley

Dr John Buckley

Director Medical Education

Dr John Buckley is a passionate GP and educator. He wants to instil an energy in future GPs to do great work with continual vigour.

Dr Graham Emblen

Dr Graham Emblen

Deputy Director Medical Education

Dr Graham Emblen has had a full and colourful career, constantly seeking new challenges and delving into refugee health.

Dr Patricia Stuart

Dr Patricia Stuart

Associate Director Medical Education – Rural

Dr Patricia Stuart is a rural GP and medical educator based in Toowoomba. She coordinates the rural training program for GPTQ.

Dr John de Vries

Dr John de Vries

Associate Director Medical Education – Core Programs

Dr John De Vries draws on many years of experience in both rural and metro practice in his teaching.

Dr Amelia Duhs

Dr Amelia Duhs

Assistant Director Medical Education – Corporate

Dr Amelia Duhs balances medical education with general practice at Spring Hill Medical Centre in Brisbane and motherhood. She’s passionate about mental health and women’s health.

Dr Rebecca Lock

Dr Rebecca Lock

District Medical Education Coordinator – Brisbane North

Dr Rebecca Lock is a GP and District Medical Education Coordinator for the Brisbane North District. She conducts rural medical education advisory work and examines for RACGP.

Dr Scott Preston

Dr Scott Preston

District Medical Education Coordinator – Brisbane South

Dr Scott Preston, GP, Stafford, and Medical Educator / District Coordinator Brisbane South, talks about his role as a GP and medical educator.

Dr Danielle James

Dr Danielle James

Assistant District Medical Educator – Brisbane North District

Dr Danielle James enjoys changing lives via medicine and says that being a GP was the right move for her.

Dr Carolyn Russell

Dr Carolyn Russell

Medical Educator – Brisbane North District (Outer North Lakes Education Hub)

Dr Carolyn Russell is a GP counsellor and medical educator. She supervises young GPs and mentors those who are interested in mental health.

Dr Karen Savery

Dr Karen Savery

Medical Educator – Brisbane North District (Inner Brook Education Hub)

Meet Dr Karen Savery, a Brisbane-based assistant medical educator and GP who conducts medical education with the Hospital and Health Service in Carseldine.

Dr Kate Krimmer

Dr Kate Krimmer

Medical Educator – Brisbane North District (Inner Billabong Hub)

Dr Kate Krimmer works as a GP in the North Metro area and is one of GPTQ’s newest medical educators.

Dr Andrew Moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Assistant Medical Educator – Brisbane North District (Inner Billabong Hub)

Dr Drew Moore is a medical educator for our north side Stafford node, a teacher at The University of Queensland and a keen cook.

Dr Kathie James

Dr Kathie James

Assistant Medical Educator – Brisbane North District (Inner Northern S Hub)

Meet Dr Kathie James, an Ashgrove-based GP with over 25 years’ experience. She’s also one of GPTQ’s newest assistant medical educators.

Dr Marie-Louise Dick

Dr Marie-Louise Dick

Assistant Medical Educator – Brisbane South District (Central Hub)

Assistant Medical Educator, Dr Marie-Louise Dick is passionate about education. She has won teaching awards for her work at The University of Queensland.

Dr Cathy Lee

Dr Cathy Lee

Medical Educator – Brisbane South District (Eastern Hub)

Brisbane based GP, Dr Cathy Lee says balance is the key.

Dr Brendan Triggs

Dr Brendan Triggs

Assistant Medical Educator – Brisbane South District (Western Hub)

Brisbane GP Dr Brendan Triggs enjoys diagnosing and practising a variety of medicine.

Dr Chris Briggs

Dr Chris Briggs

Assistant Medical Educator – Gold Coast District

Dr Chris Briggs always knew he wanted to solve problems and help people.

Dr Kate Wallis

Dr Kate Wallis

Assistant Medical Educator – Toowoomba Rural

Toowoomba-based GP and medical educator, Dr Kate Wallis shares her journey to becoming a GP.

Dr Adareeka Jayasinghe

Dr Adareeka Jayasinghe

Medical Educator – Darling Downs and West Moreton District

Toowoomba based GP and medical educator, Dr Adareeka Jayasinghe, knew from an early age that she wanted to help address the lack of doctors in regional areas.

Dr Sidya Raghavan

Dr Sidya Raghavan

Assistant District Medical Educator – Darling Downs and West Moreton District

Toowoomba-based GP Dr Sidya Raghavan has had a fascinating GP journey spanning two continents not to mention her experience in rural Australia.

Dr Mike Hurley

Dr Mike Hurley

Assistant District Rural Medical Educator – Darling Downs & West Moreton

Meet Dr Mike Hurley, medical educator and GP specialising in anaesthetics and emergency. He also has the opportunity to work with his wife, Dr Jaime Hurley.

Dr Lesley Palmer

Dr Lesley Palmer

Medical Educator – Training Advisor

Dr Lesley Palmer guides registrars through their training to ensure they meet the training rules and are managing their work alongside any personal issues.

Dr Ben Mitchell

Dr Ben Mitchell

Medical Educator – Research

As a GP, teacher and researcher, Dr Ben Mitchell divides his time between GPTQ, The University of Queensland and his Brisbane practice.

Dr Danielle Arabena

Dr Danielle Arabena

Medical Educator – Indigenous Health Training

Dr Danielle Arabena is not your usual medical educator. Descended from the Meriam Mer people, Danielle was called upon to become a doctor.

Dr Jan Hanson

Dr Jan Hanson

Assistant District Medical Educator – Remediation

Dr Jan Hanson, Mackay-based GP and medical educator, was hooked on medicine from the age of nine when she witnessed the first heart transplant.

Dr Jaime Hurley

Dr Jaime Hurley

Medical Educator – Hospital Programs & Hospitals Liaison Officer

Dr Jaime Hurley, a GP with special skills in obstetrics talks about the importance of reopening maternity services at Beaudesert Hospital.

Liaison officers

Dr Sue Masel

Dr Sue Masel

Rural Supervisors Liaison Officer – Corporate

Dr Sue Masel, Goondiwindi-based GP, shares her experiences as a country GP and how she supports other rural GPs.

Dr Steve Kearney

Dr Steve Kearney

GPTQ Supervisor Liaison Officer and Brisbane North District Supervisor Liaison Officer

The skills Dr Steve Kearney learned as a doctor in the Army have served him well for his role as a GP supervisor.

Dr Andrew Weissenberger

Dr Andrew Weissenberger

District Supervisor Liaison Officer – Gold Coast

Gold Coast GP Dr Andrew Weissenberger shares his love of teaching registrars and supporting GP supervisors in his role as GPTQ’s District Supervisor Liaison Officer for the Gold Coast.

Trish Cuthbert

Trish Cuthbert

Practice Manager Liaison Officer

Stanthorpe-based practice manager Trish Cuthbert speaks about her role as the support person for all the practice managers in GPTQ’s training region.

Dr Krystyna de Lange

Dr Krystyna de Lange

Registrars Liaison Officer

Discover Krystyna’s journey from medical student to GPTQ’s new RLO

Dr Ghazal Ghodosi, GPTQ's Rural Registrar Liaison Officer

Dr Ghazal Ghodosi

Rural Registrar Liaison Officer

Dr Ghazal Ghodosi is a GP registrar based at Murgon in rural Queensland. Here she talks about her role as GPTQ’s Rural Registrar Liaison Officer providing support to rural registrars.