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Our Educators

 

Our experienced Medical Educators are committed to providing ongoing guidance to registrars. Our registrars learn General Practice through hands-on training with GP supervisors and are supported through regular meetings.

Lead Medical Educators

Dr Graham Emblen

Dr Graham Emblen

Director of Education

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

Dr Scott Preston

Dr Scott Preston

Lead Medical Educator – Education

Dr Scott Preston while talking about his role and experience as a GP and medical educator stresses on the importance of great mentors.

Dr Amelia Duhs

Dr Amelia Duhs

Lead Medical Educator – Training

Dr Amelia Duhs balances medical education with general practice at Spring Hill Medical Centre in Brisbane and motherhood.

Dr Mike Hurley

Dr Mike Hurley

Lead Medical Educator – Rural

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 Erin Waters

Dr Erin Waters

Lead Medical Educator – Supervisor

With special interests in family medicine and youth mental health, Brisbane-based GP Dr Erin Waters loves helping registrars finesse their clinical reasoning skills.

Brisbane North District

Dr Karen Savery

Dr Karen Savery

District Medical Educator Coordinator

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 Kathie James

Dr Kathie James

Riverview Hub Medical Educator

Meet Dr Kathie James, an Ashgrove-based GP with over 25 years’ experience. She’s recently taken on the role of Assistant District Medical Educator.

Dr Kate Krimmer

Dr Kate Krimmer

Northlakes Hub Medical Educator

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

Dr Michelle Warman

Dr Michelle Warman

Assistant Hub Medical Educator

 

Brisbane South District

Dr Cathy Lee

Dr Cathy Lee

District Medical Education Coordinator

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

Dr Brendan Triggs

Dr Brendan Triggs

Central Hub Medical Educator

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

Dr Gillian Eastgate

Dr Gillian Eastgate

Assistant Hub Medical Educator

Dr Gillian Eastgate could be described as a poster person for the diversity of general practice, having worked in Indigenous health, addiction medicine and family planning, as well as supporting patients with intellectual disabilities.

Dr Nimalan Subramaniam

Dr Nimalan Subramaniam

Assistant Hub Medical Educator

Dr Ivan Lim

Dr Ivan Lim

Assistant Hub Medical Educator

Gold Coast District

Dr Greg Shrimpton

Dr Greg Shrimpton

Gold Coast South Hub Medical Educator

With a number of years of clinical experience under his belt, Dr Greg Shrimpton is now proud to have a hand teaching the next generation of primary care professionals.

Dr Kat McLean

Dr Katrina McLean

Gold Coast North Hub Medical Educator

With diverse experience as a GP in both New Zealand and Australia, Dr Katrina McLean enjoys supporting Registrars in the Gold Coast District, finding their beachside coffee-fuelled teaching sessions to be the best part of her week.

Dr Jess Stewart

Dr Jess Stewart

Assistant Hub Medical Educator

With plenty of experience across both urban and rural practices, Gold Coast-based GP Dr Jess Stewart finds teaching Registrars to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her job.

Darling Downs & West Moreton District

Dr Kate Wallis

Dr Kate Wallis

District Medical Education Coordinator (RACGP)

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

Dr Kathy Kirkpatrick

Dr Kathy Kirkpatrick

Senior Medical Educator – FARGP

Having been a rural GP for her entire career, Dr Kathy Kirkpatrick is ideally positioned to share her experience in diverse locations and practices.

Dr Jaime Hurley

Dr Jaime Hurley

District Medical Education Coordinator (ACRRM)

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

Dr Sidya Raghavan

Dr Sidya Raghavan

Assistant District Medical Educator

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

Dr Matthew French

Dr Matthew French

Assistant District Medical Educator

 

Dr Tiffany Flynn

Dr Tiffany Flynn

Assistant District Medical Educator

Meet Toowoomba-based GP Dr Tiffany Flynn who enjoys mixing medical education with GP clinical work and motherhood.

Dr Philip Stark

Dr Philip Stark

Medical Educator (Toowoomba)

Dr Chaminda Jayaratne

Dr Chaminda Jayaratne

Medical Educator (Toowoomba Fringe)

Dr Brendon Evans

Medical Educator (Beaudesert)

Based at Beaudesert Hospital, Dr Brendon Evans never wanted to practise anywhere other than a rural community, and is excited about the part he gets to play in supporting rural Registrars.

Dr Michael Rice

Dr Michael Rice

Medical Educator (Beaudesert Hub)

A GP based out of Beaudesert, Dr Michael Rice is a strong supporter of rural medicine and rural doctors. He says “You get out of a rural community what you put into it”.

Dr Adareeka Jayasinghe

Dr Adareeka Jayasinghe

Medical Educator (Dalby) & Recognition of Prior Learning

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 Matt Masel

Dr Matt Masel

Medical Educator (Goondiwindi)

With almost 20 years of experience in rural medicine, Goondiwindi GP Dr Matt Masel is well placed to give registrars a unique perspective on the exciting opportunities practising in the country brings.

Dr Peta Carriline

Dr Peta Carriline

Assistant Hub Medical Educator (Toowoomba) & PEP program

GP Dr Peta Carriline enjoys supporting registrars in the Toowoomba Hub, as well doctors on the PEP program, as they travel towards fellowship.

Supervisor Development

Dr Maura Harvey

Medical Educator – Supervisor Development
Having owned and run three GP clinics in her 30+ year career, Dr Maura Harvey is excited to take on the new challenge of supporting GPTQ GP supervisors.

Dr Sue Masel

Dr Sue Masel

Rural Supervisor Liaison Officer

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

Dr Chris Briggs

Dr Chris Briggs

Supervisor Medical Educator

Dr Chris Briggs is dedicated to improving the experience of supervisors to greatly enhance the training experience of our registrars.

Dr Andrew Weissenberger

Dr Andrew Weissenberger

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.

Dr Steve Kearney

Dr Steve Kearney

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.

RACGP – Practice Experience Program

Dr Dale Hanson

Dr Dale Hanson

Associate Director Medical Education – PEP

With over 35 years of experience working in rural medicine, Dr Dale Hanson is well placed to support doctors on the Practice Experience Program as they work towards their GP fellowship.

Dr Jan Hanson

Dr Jan Hanson

Associate Director Medical Education – PEP and 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.

Training

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 Marie-Louise Dick

Dr Marie-Louise Dick

Medical Educator – Research

With a more than 30 year affiliation with The University of Queensland, both as a student and academic, Dr Marie-Louise Dick is the ideal support for GPTQ’s medical education research team.

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 Rebecca Lock

Dr Rebecca Lock

Medical Education – ADF

Along with supporting GPTQ’s ADF registrars, Dr Rebecca Lock is also passionate about working with vulnerable communities.

Dr Steve Lawson

Dr Steve Lawson

Medical Educator – ADF

Steve understands the demands of being a GP in the ADF and brings 20 years of experience walking that path.

Support Officers

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 Andrea Lamprecht

Registrar Liaison Officer

A GP registrar in her final year of training, Dr Andrea Lamprecht is passionate about patient education, as well as supporting current GPTQ registrars across the Brisbane region.

Dr Kim Huynh, GPTQ's Rural Registrar Liaison Officer

Dr Kim Huynh

Rural Registrar Liaison Officer

With much rural experience already under his belt, Dr Kim Huynh is currently working in Jandowae at the local hospital and GP clinic, whilst he edges ever closer to achieving his ACRRM fellowship.

Dr Jack Gilpin

Medical Education Training & Hospital Liaison Officer