Community Panel member

Appointed September 2014

Andrew is a medical doctor completing his specialty training in psychiatry in Perth, Western Australia. Prior to this he completed his medical degree at Bond University on the Gold Coast before moving to Perth to complete his internship at Royal Perth Hospital. Andrew has diverse experience in metropolitan, regional and rural healthcare after having been seconded to a variety of hospitals within Western Australia.

Andrew sits on a variety of steering committees within the WA Health Service and has a keen interest in the subspecialties of forensic psychiatry as well as the psychiatry of intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is a passionate member of his local community and has filled various elected roles within the Medical Students’ Society of Bond University, founded a surgical interest group and was a councillor on the Queensland Medical Student Council in a student representative capacity.

Prior to studying medicine Andrew completed an undergraduate degree in biomedical science. He had always wanted to study medicine and hopes to volunteer in clinics internationally, particularly in the Solomon Islands where he spent three weeks in a remote village hospital during his final year of medical school, as well as locally in Australia.

Before setting out on his medical career, Andrew took on a variety of roles such as a disability support worker, cleaner, theatre orderly, barista, bar tender and tutor as well as volunteering in a number of organisations. Further to this he initiated an annual All Abilities Olympics whereby individuals with a disability can engage in a day of fun and healthy competition.

Born in rural New South Wales, Andrew moved to the Gold Coast and lived there for 17 years before moving to Perth to commence his medical internship in early 2016. When he’s not working or studying Andrew enjoys café hopping with friends and travelling to new places.