I graduated from the University of NSW (MBBS) in 1987 and spent my Intern year at Woden Valley Hospital (now The Canberra Hospital). I have been a rural general practitioner in the Snowy Monaro since 1992. In 2014 I gained my FAChPM, and am currently employed as a palliative medicine staff specialist at Calvary HealthCare Bruce- Clare Holland House. I also continue to conduct a part-time private palliative medicine practice in Cooma, NSW. My interests are in rural palliative care. My PhD thesis, 'The influence of place of death and rural residency on the good death' was submitted to ANU in July 2017.