Gill as an advocate and teacher
As a highly valued employee of a tertiary teaching hospital, Gill has a passion for teaching and spends part of each working week with students and junior doctors. Gill teaches doctors who are training to become Obstetricians to perform ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Gill mentors medical students during their Women’s Health rotation and also spent three years as a Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for The University of Melbourne. This close connection with education requires Gill to remain up to date with the latest obstetric practices and research.
Gill places great value on working closely with a variety of health professionals including midwives, diabetes educators, dieticians, physiotherapists, osteopaths and medical specialists in other fields. Gill will collaborate with additional practitioners if the need arises during your pregnancy – the teamwork involved in caring for women during pregnancy was one of the major reasons Gill chose Obstetrics as her career.
Gill believes strongly in the importance of high quality public medical care and working within the public system will always be part her career. She is passionate about promoting women’s health globally and this was the focus of her Masters degree. Gill has a long-standing involvement with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, where she has held several committee positions. Through this work, she continues to advocate for high quality medical training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in order to meet the health needs of women over the course of their lives.