Meet the Panel Members for our first-ever virtual meeting on Doctor Wellbeing!
- Dr Margaret Kay – Medical Director, Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme
- Dr Anne Ulcoq – President, Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (Queensland)
- Mary Williams – Chief Executive Officer/Director of Clinical Services, Belmont Private Hospital
- Dr Rhys Thomas – Registrar Mental Health Centre, RBWH and Associate Lecturer, UQ
- Dr Johanna Skinner – GP and collector of pandemic stories
Dr Margaret Kay
Dr Margaret Kay is the Medical Director of the Queensland Doctors’ Health Program, a Primary Care Researcher and Academic who has an academic title of Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland. She has clinical and research expertise in Physician Health and Refugee Health. Her PhD focused on “Understanding the Health Access Behaviours of Doctors Seeking Medical Care for Themselves”. She is currently Medical Director of the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme and Clinical Lead in Multicultural Health with the Brisbane South Primary Health Network. She continues to work part-time in General Practice.
Dr Anne Ulcoq
Dr Anne Ulcoq is the president of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service Queensland, past president of the Queensland Medical Women’s Society and a practising General Practitioner. She has a wealth of experience in caring for doctors and has been taking calls on the Doctors Health Advisory Service Queensland helpline for many years. She is also involved in training new doctors who join the organisation. She works part time at Hummingbird House Queensland, providing care at the end of life for children with serious conditions. She is a beloved mother and grandmother and in her spare time, she is also a talented sourdough baker!
Mary Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Belmont Private Hospital. Since joining Health Care over 30 years ago, she has held numerous management and clinical roles within the group. Until recently, Mary was the Director of Clinical Services and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Belmont Private Hospital in which she was responsible for overseeing clinical care the hospital provides, whilst managing its Nursing and Allied Health workforce.
As hospital CEO, Mary is responsible for doctor engagement, managing day-to-day operations and overseeing clinical governance, while leading strategic initiatives for continued growth and quality patient care. During her time at Belmont Private Hospital, she has been instrumental in assisting in the establishment of the Brisbane Centre for Postnatal Disorders; Queensland’s only private mental health facility with a dedicated 10-bed mother and baby unit. During this time Mary worked as the Program Manager before commencing her position as the Unit Manager, a position in which she occupied for 11 years. In 2015, Mary was awarded an AM for her services to perinatal mental health.
Dr Rhys Thomas
is an executive member of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service Queensland. He is a Psychiatry registrar at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He has been involved with advocating for junior doctors and medical student wellbeing for many years as a previous executive on the AMAQ Council of Doctors in Training and previous president of the UQ Medical Society, and is experienced in treating and seeing doctors in times of crisis. In his spare time, he enjoys taking his gorgeous greyhound for walks.
Dr Johanna Skinner
Johanna is a GP who did her undergraduate studies at Flinders University South Australia and an internship in Burnie, Tasmania. She then did a rural stream and worked in South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. She obtained her diploma of obstetrics in Canberra and went on to work in Northern NSW. She has worked in remote Indigenous clinics and spent three years in a regional Indigenous clinic. In 2011, she uprooted her young family and moved to work in Cork, Ireland. She is now in Brisbane, married with three teenagers, a dog and a cat. When she is not working she enjoys running marathons (39 and counting) and writing (her first novel is currently in editing).
‘Zoom in’ on Thursday, June 4th 2020 from 7pm – 9pm
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