St Vincent’s Pacific Health Fund
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Georgina has a long involvement with medicine in the Pacific Islands region, which began with a two year placement with the Australian Volunteers Abroad program in 1996, in the remote atoll nation of Kiribati, where she worked as an emergency specialist.
She has travelled to the Solomon Islands and PNG many times to provide professional support and development for local trainee Emergency Physicians, attend the PNG annual Medical Symposium, and facilitate Primary Trauma Care courses. She has also hosted Pacific Islands health professionals during their travels to Melbourne.
Georgina has an interest in research and has published articles exploring the emergency department care of complex patients with mental illness, substance abuse and social vulnerability. She has maintained her links with development organisations working in the Pacific region, and takes an active interest in issues of sustainability and social justice.