Tanya has been working as a GP since 1995, working in both urban and rural settings and as an owner of a general practice as well as an employee in private and NGO settings. Her current clinical role as a GP, is at the Junction Youth Health Service providing medical care for youth aged 12 to 25 and their children. Tanya is an examiner for the ANUMS and for the RACGP.
Tanya established the GP Liaison Unit at Canberra Hospital in 2003. In this role she advocated passionately for recognition and understanding of the pivotal role of General Practice, the need to improve communication between the sectors and worked to improve the systems involved. The GPLU is a central point of contact for GPs across the region trying to navigate the complex health system. Whilst working for ACT Health, Tanya was involved in JMO teaching and joined the Professional and Leadership teaching program at the ANUMS in 2016.
In October 2017, Tanya commenced as Medical Director for COORDINARE, SENSW PHN. The Medical Director contributes to the organisation's direction and strategy and provides high level expert advice on all clinical governance issues. The role works collaboratively with other members of the Executive and staff to ensure that patient safety and clinical quality systems are considered and achieved at all times. This new role will strengthen relationships and influence clinicians within the Local Health Districts and ACT Health, the private sector and general practitioners across the catchment with the goal of improved clinical governance and patient outcomes.