Samantha obtained her MBBS (Honours) from University of Sydney in 1992 and worked for the next couple of years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She then completed her family medicine training in the Northern Territory working in aboriginal community health centres, mainstream general practice and Royal Darwin Hospital. She obtained a Fellowship of the RACGP in 1998. Sam has special interests in aboriginal and women’s health and has additional qualifications including Diploma of Obstetrics (FRACOG), Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FPNSW), and training in IUD and Implanon insertion and removal. She has worked at Hazelbrook General Practice for over 20 years.

She also worked for many years at the Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre and was instrumental in setting up their drop-in Young Women’s Clinic. She was also involved in the NBMPHN on its mental health advisory committee, and the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Health Coalition.

Outside of medicine, Sam is particularly passionate about spending time with her family and friends enjoying nature and outdoor activities in our beautiful Blue Mountains area. Having spent most of her childhood living overseas, Sam also loves learning about other cultures and travelling. Her other interests include gardening, reading, and pottery.