(FRACGP, MBBS (Hons), PGDipMed)
I’m from a Sri Lankan-Australian background, grew up between Perth and England, and am married to Markus who is Austrian, so have a multicultural family! Graduating from UWA in 2005, I worked in various hospitals around Perth and Alice Springs before entering general practice in 2009. Community GP has the most incredible diversity, and it is an enormous privilege to be able to care and advocate for others. I have a keen interest in women’s health and family planning, including Implanon and Mirena/Kyleena IUD insertions. I have also worked in general practice medical education for several years, supporting and training doctors to become wonderful GPs. The greatest compliment I’ve received is when a 5 year old girl dressed up as “Dr Emilie” for Halloween; it’s hard to top that!
One of my favourite sayings is “Teach the teachers! Show them what you know”. My grandparents passed this onto my mother (who is a GP), who said it to me, and I now say it to my kids and also GP trainees. Given the word “doctor” means “to teach”, this has particular meaning for me; I am continually learning from my patients, colleagues and trainees, and believe partnering with people achieves the best health outcomes.
When not at work I’ll be taking my daughter to various sport activities, watching Marvel movies or Dr Who with my son, or being taken for a walk by our golden retriever Aslan. I love to bake (anything by Nigella Lawson), read Harry Potter or historical fiction, and bash out a few musical theatre numbers on the piano. I look forward to meeting you