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Dr Aline Smith

General Practitioner, NSW

Aline is a GP of over 29 years experience working in a multidisciplinary team at The Village Medical Practice in Summer Hill, Sydney. www.villagemedicalpractice.com.au

Her interests are in the management of complex chronic disease in general practice. She provides “cradle to grave” care for her patients who come from diverse backgrounds. At the practice, she pioneered conducting outreach clinics to treat Boarding House and Group Home residents where the majority of these patients suffer from multi- morbid issues of mental health, intellectual disability and chronic disease like diabetes, epilepsy, COPD, heart disease, etc. Her other interest is in the treatment and management of children and young people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Her other passion is the training and education of future doctors and the promotion of general practice as a vocation integral to the health and well-being of patients. She is involved in many advocacy roles including contributing to community and professional organisations e.g. Central Sydney GP Network, Central Eastern Sydney PHN, RACGP Disability Network, GP Synergy to name a few. Her other role is as an academic at the University of Notre Dame School of Medicine where she has been appointed Senior Lecturer teaching medical students both in small groups and at the clinic. In 2016, she graduated from the NSW Institute of Psychiatry with the Director’s Award with the Master of Mental Health (GP).

Apart from a professional interest in disability, Aline is a mother of young man, 22 years of age who has severe autism spectrum disorder.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.