Former President AMA, Health, Communication & Leadership Speaker
Professor Kerryn Phelps has been a familiar face to many Australians over the last twenty five years during which time she has appeared regularly on television, radio and the print media informing the Australian public on health issues.
Professor Kerryn Phelps is Adjunct Professor at Sydney University in the Faculty of Medicine in the Schools of Public Health and General Practice. Professor Kerryn Phelps is also extremely involved in integrative health and is on the Advisory Board of the Australian Integrative Medicine Association.
Aside from practicing as a General Practitioner in Sydney, Professor Phelps also lectures at Sydney University, is a Consultant to various Corporations and Associations and sits on several boards. She has recently established a state of the art multi-disciplinary health clinic in Sydney’s Surry Hills called the Uclinic.
In May 2000, after a year in the position of President of the AMA in NSW, Professor Phelps was elected Federal President of the Australian Medical Association. Professor Kerryn Phelps was the first woman to head this organisation. She served for the maximum term of three years.
During her time as AMA President Professor Kerryn Phelps worked with Federal and State governments to find a resolution to the Medical Indemnity crisis that was threatening the medical profession. She was also instrumental in changing the government’s approach to the Australian medical workforce.
Professor Kerryn Phelps is currently the health writer for the Australian Women’s Weekly and writes political commentary for Medical Observer Magazine. She is a regular commentator on general practice, public health, medical politics and human rights issues. In 2003 she was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Health and Medicine.
Professor Kerryn Phelps talks about:
• Health and the Media
• Health and Wellbeing
• Human Rights
• Men's Health (Secret Men's Business)
• The Politics of Medicine
• Women in Leadership
• Women's Health (Secret Women's Business)